It’s not long till our family cruise on Royal Caribbean’s newest Quantum Class Ship Odyssey Of The Seas. Excited is an understatement! Anyhow as I have been doing all the research I thought it would be a great opportunity to share all my findings in a Guide To Odyssey Of The Seas, and tell you what’s onboard this exciting Royal Caribbean ship.
As much as you want to dive in a enjoy your cruise experience, it’s always great to have the facts to help you choose your cruise, dining options and Royal Caribbean drinks packages. Or is it just me who wants to be prepared and likes to know what to expect? Also if you are cruise planning stage then knowing what’s on a ship such as Odyssey Of The Seas, helps you make the booking decision.
A Few Facts About Odyssey Of The Seas, The Newest Quantum Class Ship
Odyssey Of The Seas launched in 2021, it’s a Quantum Class Ship that holds 5,510 passengers at full capacity with 2,105 cabins and a crew of 1633.
She is 1,138 feet long, 135 feet wide and weighs 167,704 gross tons. You will find a total of 16 decks, 14 guest decks, 2 service/crew decks and a total of 17 guest elevators. I know all geeky information but fascinating, check out our guide for all Royal Caribbean Ships By Size.
What’s On Royal Caribbean’s, Odyssey Of The Seas
Odyssey Of The Seas Is A Quantum Class Ship
Quantum class ships are designed differently to Oasis class ships, you won’t find a Boardwalk, Central Park or Aqua Theatre on Odyssey Of The Seas. However Quantum class ship have been designed to stand out and be different. It’s all about innovation and on Odyssey Of The Seas you have innovation in abundance.
Activities Onboard Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas
To give you an idea of some of the vast array of activities available check out the list, however bear in mind it doesn’t end there. Once onboard, every day your Crown and Anchor newsletter will be filled with activities, demonstrations and lectures. Add that to days in port exploring gorgeous locations and you really can’t go wrong.
Children must be 6 years or older, and supervised if under 12. You must also be at least 58 inches tall for stand up surfing and 52 for body boarding. The Flowrider is free of charge however, you can also book extra lessons for an extra charge.
You have to be a minimum of 3 years old to take part. Additionally you must weigh less than 103 kg (16.2 stone) if shorter than 6ft, or less than 93 kg (14.6 stone) if 6ft or taller.
The RipCord®by iFLY®simulator does offer some free of charge sessions on port days, however you have to book these quickly as they book up. Although we need to check this, research shows that the charge on sea days can be between $29 – $50.
Laser Tag, Clash For The Crystal City
You must be at least 5 years and 51 cm tall to take part and wear closed toe shoes. Sessions are bookable but free of charge.
Be elevated out above the ship for panoramic views of the ship and sea. You must be at least 107 cm tall, or 122 cm to ride alone, and weight a maximum of 136 kg (21.4 st). The North Star does offer some free of charge sessions on port days, however like the iFly you have to book these quickly as they book up. From our research we have found that the cost on sea days is $29.00.
Virtual Adventure Zone, 4D Virtual Reality
The Virtual Adventure Zone is a 4D adventure puzzle that will transport you to dimensions that you’d never dreamt existed. Untethered, you’re free to roam, explore and physically interact with the environment around you. You have to be over 13 to take part in the Virtual Adventure Zone on Odyssey of the Seas. This is an activity that has a charge of $18.
Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and get transported to another time, place or planet. Whether you’re smashing sweeties in a sugar-coated world or travelling light years into the future, it’s a cool virtual adventure that will launch you high and stimulate your imagination.
You must be 6 years and under 12 year olds must be supervised to jump, and 13 years old to jump with a VR set. Weight minimum 9 kg (1.4stone) to 108 kg (17 stone) maximum.
Rock Climbing Wall
The Rock Climbing Wall is a fab family activity, and fabulous for sea views and a little competitive sports. You have to be 6 years old to climb. The Rock Climbing Wall is a free activity.
SeaPlex Activity Centre
This revolutionary space is packed with activities, a full size sports court, gaming areas, bumper cars and the Playmakers Sports bar which also has chill out areas, pool tables and arcade games, its a super cool area and one I think we will struggle keeping our boys away from.
The bumper cars are run on the sports court at intervals and although its very popular and it is possible to go along and wait in line. However do double check this onboard. Also, you must be 5 years old and 107 cm tall to ride with a guardian or 8 years and 122 cm tall to ride alone.
Kids Clubs On Odyssey Of The Seas
For an in depth guide to the kids clubs check out our Royal Caribbean Kids Club Guide. However be warned you will be begging the kids to spend time with you. Fortunately the Zoom wifi and app is a great way of keeping track of older kids or teens if they have self sign out from kids clubs.
Please note, kids club reservations are required due to number restrictions. Also do check Royal Caribbean to find out more about face masks as this is still required in some cases.
- Adventure Ocean Babies 6- 36 months
- Aquanauts 3-5 years
- Explorers 6-8 years
- Voyagers 9-11 years
- Youngers Teens 12-14 years
- Older Teens 15-17 years
There’s also plenty to do if you’re a family who likes to spend quality time together, Splashaway Bay promises hours of water fun. Additionally for older kids and teens the Sportsplex, FlowRider and teen chill out area will keep them entertained for hours. Teens age 16 and over can also use the solarium if accompanied with an adult.
Is There A Nursery On-Board Odyssey Of The Seas?
Yes, Adventure Ocean Babies is open and available to book, the nursery provides nursery care and activities throughout the day with trained professionals for babies a toddlers ages 6 to 36 months. Although its better make reservations, walk-ups are welcome but only if the nursery isn’t full. There is a $6 per hour fee up until 6 pm and $8 per hour fee thereafter.
Does The Kids Club Have Late Night Sitting?
Yes there is a late night club which costs $7 per hour.
Pools On Odyssey Of The Seas
Royal Caribbean have created a glorious Caribbean vibe on the pool deck with a beach pool and Lime and Coconut Caribbean Bar. However there is also a place for tranquility the Solarium Whirlpools are the perfect place with a covered area with loungers.
The Solarium Pool, situated in the solarium is a popular area onboard and perfect for those who want to get away from it all, have a swim in the indoor pool or chill in the whirlpools. It’s also an area which is exclusively for people 16 years or older.
The forward pool is a great place to chill in the pool or surrounding hot tubs. It seems a little quieter, but still a cool colourful area.
The Main Pool
The main pool is where it’s all happening, and the perfect place for families, especially as Splashaway Bar is directly opposite which has splash areas for little ones.
This mini area is perfect for little ones with a couple of water slides and shallow water it perfect for toddlers. It also has a seperate baby Splash Zone for babies in diapers.
Dining And Drinks On Odyssey Of The Seas
Odyssey Of The Seas has 14 bars, that includes the suite lounge, diamond lounge and pool bars. Thus giving you so much choice at all times of day and night, especially if you fancy stopping for a cocktail and spot of people watching or stopping for a cold glass of wine after a busy day in port.
- Giovanni’s Wine Bar
- Bionic Bar
- Casino Royal Bar
- Schooners, Piano Bar
- Boleros, Latin Themed Bar
- Diamond Club, For Diamond Members
- Suite Lounge, For Suite Guests
- Lime And Coconut Pool Bar, over 3 levels
- Music Hall
- Sunshine Bar
- Two70 Bar
- Windjammer Bar
- Playmakers Sports Bar
- Crown And Compass Pub
Soda Stations Onboard Odyssey Of The Seas
If you have a soda, refreshment or deluxe drinks package you don’t need to go to the bar to get a drink. Use your souvenir cup and head to the soda stations for a soft drink refill. These offer lots of choice and can be found in the Windjammer on deck 14, deck 14 midship, deck 15 aft around the Seaplex,and deck 4 midship.
Restaurants On Odyssey Of The Seas
You’ll find 15 restaurants on Restaurants On Odyssey Of The Seas, 7 which are included in the price of your Royal Caribbean Cruise. Also 8 that have extra charges or count as speciality dining.
On top of this you can opt for in room dining, just grab a coffee from Starbucks (At an extra cost)
The Royal Caribbean Dining Packages Available
There are several choices for speciality dining packages, here’s a guide of what you can expect to pay, but prices vary, but also check out our in depth dining package guide.
- Unlimited Dining Package, £179.90 per adult (Roughly $250)
- The 3 Night Dining Package, £81.62 per adult (Around $112)
- Chops Plus 1 Dining Package, £61.83 per adult (Roughly $85.00)
- Taste Of Royal Lunch, £28.25 per adult ( Around $40)
Children are complementary from age of 0-5. You have two options for Children aged 6-12. The dining plan costs half the adult price. However you don’t need to book the package for kids, you can pay as you go, this way children 6-12 pay $10.99 per child to dine and must order from the kid’s menu.
Restaurants On Odyssey Of The Seas
Free Dining Options On Odyssey Of The Seas
- Main Dining Room (There are 3 dining rooms, on deck 3 and 4)
- Café Promenade
- Solarium Bistro
- El Loco Fresh
- Café @ Two70
Speciality Dining Available On Odyssey Of The Seas
- Chops Grille
- Coastal Kitchen ( Suite Guests)
- Izumi Sushi
- Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade
- Chef’s Table
- Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Shows And Entertainment On Odyssey Of The Seas
The shows available on Odyssey Of The Seas are……
- THE EFFECTORS™ Super Hero Musical with special effects and some acrobatics.
- SHOWGIRL, Looks At Showgirls Past Present and Future
- The Book, at Two70® at special effects and acrobatics. ( This has great reviews)
- The Music Hall, Live Bands and singers
- Outdoor Movie Nights Weather Permitting
- OCEANIDES™ a pre recorded show of people dancing in water, which doesn’t sound that great but it does look effective.
Our Thoughts On Odyssey Of The Seas
Obviously we can’t review the ship until July, but research tells us Odyssey Of The Seas is exciting! Yes the shows look great and a little different. But I am disappointed there’s no West End/ Broadway production on board. That’s something I personally always look forwards to, although I don’t imagine it will detract from our cruise experience.
Food options are plentiful, with lots of free and speciality dining options giving all cruisers on all budgets a choice and I love that about Royal Caribbean. Although, I have never been disappointed by any food on Royal. Now I just can’t wait to get onboard and share more with you.