Florida is Finally Getting a Quantum Class Ship

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The North Star observation capsule aboard Anthem of the Seas - Photo by Royal Caribbean

You read that right! Royal Caribbean is finally going to be putting one of their Quantum-class ships in Florida. And it won’t be just any Quantum ship — it will be the brand-new upcoming Quantum Ultra ship, Odyssey of the Seas.

Odyssey will homeport seasonally in Fort Lauderdale beginning in November 2020, offering 6 and 8-night Caribbean cruises there. She will be the first Quantum Ultra class ship to arrive in North America ever. In summer 2021, the vessel will then transition back to Europe to continue her inaugural year there. 

Odyssey of the Seas will be the first Quantum Ultra ship to call on Aruba and Curaçao, as part of her 8-night itineraries. Travelers can explore Aruba’s rugged landscape off-roading in Arikok National Park, and enjoy the colorful architecture and narrow streets in Willemstad, Curaçao. The ship’s 6-night voyages will allow cruisers to deep dive in Cozumel, swim with sea turtles in Grand Cayman, and enjoy a day at the beach, in a helium balloon basket, or in the waterpark at Perfect Day at CocoCay — the line’s private island in the Bahamas. 

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First introduced in 2014, Quantum class ships are known as Royal’s “smart ships,” offering high-tech amenities and features. Passengers aboard Odyssey can expect to find a number of new, yet-to-be-announced experiences, plus classic Quantum features including the RipCord by iFLY skydiving simulator and the North Star glass observation capsule that rises high above the ship. Also included will be the Two70 entertainment venue and SeaPlex indoor activity space, featuring a basketball court, roller skating rink, trapeze school, and bumper cars. 

Odyssey of the Seas’ Caribbean cruises are now open for sale, and Europe itineraries will become available in November 2019. 

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