Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas is an impressive cruise ship in the fleet that offers some of the latest and greatest features for passengers to enjoy while onboard.
Being a new ship, many guests with sailings booked on Odyssey of the Seas are curious to know what there is to do onboard, as well as what makes this ship different from others in the fleet.
Every ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet stands out from others in at least a few ways, and Odyssey certainly has a lot of new additions and distinguishing features.
After scouring commonly asked questions on Google, here are some of the top questions people are searching for on the internet about Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas.
Is Odyssey of the Seas the biggest ship?
If you're wondering of Odyssey of the Seas is the biggest cruise ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet or the biggest cruise ship in the world, the answer to both questions is "no".
Odyssey of the Seas is a Quantum Ultra class ship, and she comes in at 347.1m long and 41.1m wide and has a gross registered tonnage of 169,300t. While that is no small ship by any means, she is still smaller than any of the Oasis Class ships.
The biggest cruise ship in the world is Symphony of the Seas (soon to be eclipsed by Wonder of the Seas).
Symphony of the Seas measures 228,081 gross tons and is 1,188 feet 1 inch in length (362.12m).
What is a Quantum Ultra class ship?
When you read about Odyssey of the Seas, you may hear she is a Quantum Ultra class ship and wonder what makes that different from Quantum Class ships.
In practice, the difference between a Quantum and Quantum Ultra Class ship is less noticeable than the difference between other classes of ships. Think of it more like a sub class of the Quantum Class, rather than a completely different categorization of Royal Caribbean vessel.
Odyssey has the same basic layout and signature activities of a Quantum Class ship, such as the North Star, SeaPlex, Ripcord by iFly, a Royal Esplanade and more.
The real difference is when you look at the layout and additions Royal Caribbean has made compared to her older siblings. Odyssey has been reworked a bit, with a unified main dining room, a SeaPlex that features Playmakers sports bar, and a new resort-style pool deck.
Some other changes you will find on a Quantum Ultra class ship include a SkyPad, the indoor pool is now outdoor, a Teppanyaki restaurant, and a slightly larger size.
Read more: All about Royal Caribbean's ship classes
Does Odyssey of the seas have Central Park?
No, the Central Park area is only found on Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class ships.
How many pools are on the Odyssey of the Seas?
There are two main pools on Odyssey of the Seas, and an adults-only Solarium pool.
The main pools have a resort-style theme to it that have in-pool loungers. Something else different is there are hot tubs on the upper pool deck with a see-through side.
There is a smaller version of Splashaway Bay for kids to enjoy. While it is not a pool, there are drench buckets, a kids slide, geysers and plenty of ways to cool off.
Does Odyssey of the Seas have laser tag?
No, laser tag is not offered on Odyssey of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean offers laser tag on ships that have a Studio B ice skating rink, so that space can easily be converted over to laser tag when necessary.
Does Odyssey of the Seas have a Bionic Bar?
Yes, there are robot bartenders on Odyssey of the Seas that can serve you drinks.
The Bionic Bar is located on deck 5 next to the shore excursions desk.
Anyone can order a drink from the Bionic Bar, as it can make alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Just go to the one of the nearby tablets and place an order. You have the choice of selecting from pre-defined drink recipes, or creating your own concoctions.
After submitting your drink order, the robots assemble and serve the drink in the order they came in.
Does Odyssey of the Seas have an escape room?
While there is not a dedicated escape room on Odyssey of the Seas, they still offer an escape room game you can play.
Known as "A Royal Mystery" puzzle challenge, it is a game developed by the same company that creates the escape rooms for Royal Caribbean on other ships.
Held in Two70, this is a complimentary escape room game where teams try to solve a series of puzzles based on clues hidden throughout the room to help solve a whodunit murder case.
Guests participating have a set amount of time to comb over the details provided, as well as clues and puzzles they will discover until they can solve the case.
Check the Cruise Compass for when A Royal Mystery will be offered.
Where is the Odyssey of the Seas right now?
Odyssey of the Seas is offering roundtrip cruises from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for winter 2021-2022. There are 6- and 8-night sailings to choose from while the ship sails from Florida.
In summer 2022, Odyssey will transition to offer Mediterranean cruises from Rome, beginning in May 2022.
Which restaurants are free on Odyssey of the Seas?
Royal Caribbean provides a number of restaurants that will cost you nothing extra onboard.
- Main dining room
- Windjammer Cafe
- The Cafe @ Two70
- Coastal Kitchen (suite guests only)
- El Loco Fresh
- Cafe Promenade
- Solarium Bistro
- Sprinkles ice cream station
In addition, there are specialty restaurants you can dine at that cost extra, but offer cuisines and/or cooking styles not otherwise available onboard.
Read more: Odyssey of the Seas restaurants
Does Odyssey of the Seas have a water slide?
Splashaway Bay does offer kids a water slide, but Odyssey of the Seas does not have the Perfect Storm water slides found on other ships for guests of all ages.
Located on deck 14, there are two slides for kids to enjoy in Splashaway Bay, a small traditional slide and a tube slide.