New Royal Caribbean cruise ship arrives in Florida – Royal Caribbean Blog

New Royal Caribbean cruise ship arrives in Florida – Royal Caribbean Blog

Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas has arrived in the United States for the first time.

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The newest cruise ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet sailed into Port Canaveral just before 10am on Friday.

She will be in port at Terminal 1 until she departs on Sunday.

Odyssey was re-routed to the United States after her inaugural season was cancelled from Haifa, Israel. Like the rest of Royal Caribbean’s fleet, she is in a state of limbo until the cruise industry can get approval to restart sailings.

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Odyssey of the Seas can accommodate 4,180 passengers and is a 16-deck-high, 1,138-foot-long ship. 

Presumably, the crew on Odyssey will be receiving their Covid-19 vaccines while the ship is docked in Port Canaveral.  Royal Caribbean has been systematically bringing ships into Florida ports for short stops so that crew onboard can get vaccinated.

It was reported, although never confirmed, that Odyssey’s crew was not able to obtain vaccinations in Israel, which may have played a role in the ship’s season being cancelled.

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As of now, Odyssey of the Seas is scheduled to begin cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 2021, although there are rumors she may start sailings sooner than that.

Royal Caribbean confirmed Odyssey of the Seas will definitely sail from Florida, but did not specify which homeport.

During a recent webinar with travel agents, Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President, Sales, Trade Support and