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Massive “Odyssey of the Seas” Cruises in Mykonos, Santorini

Odyssey of the Seas
The massive Odyssey of the Seas obscures the view of Mykonos this week. Credit: Cyclades24

“Odyssey of the Seas,” one of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships in the world, docked on Thursday at the port of Mykonos. It is believed that it is the largest cruise ship that has visited the cosmopolitan island.

The giant of the Royal Caribbean company docked at the island for the first time as part of its cruise in the Aegean. Next stops include Santorini and Rhodes.

Odyssey of the Seas is the second Quantum ultra-class cruise ship and the last of the class operated by Royal Caribbean International. It is the second newest ship out of the Royal Caribbean fleet.

Odyssey of the Seas delivered in 2021

Odyssey of the Seas was officially delivered to Royal Caribbean on March 31, 2021 in a virtual ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The inaugural sailing commenced on July 31, 2021, sailing an eight-day Southern Caribbean and Perfect Day cruise.

Odyssey of the Seas measures 1,138 feet (347 m) and has a gross tonnage of 167,704, with sixteen decks. The ship accommodates 4,198 passengers at double occupancy up to a maximum capacity of 5,510 passengers, as well as a  crew of 1,663. There are fourteen decks for guest use, fifteen restaurants, two pools and 2,105 cabins.

Facilities on the ship include a Wave Loch Flowrider surf simulator, a rock-climbing wall, a skydiving simulator, swimming pools, an observation pod, bumper cars, a basketball court, a solarium, a Spa and Fitness Center, a theater, and a casino.

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