Royal Caribbean International said the debut associated with the 4,200-passenger Odyssey of the Seas happens to be delayed from November 2020 to April 2021.
The cruise line stated in a letter to travel experts “The health crisis has unfortunately impacted shipyard operations, as well as our supply chain, As a result, the debut of our newest fleet member, Odyssey of the Seas, will be delayed, resulting in the unfortunate cancellation of all sailings between November 5, 2020, and April 17, 2021.”
The 168,000-gross-ton Quantum Ultra-class ship will enjoy its inauguration season sailing Eastern Mediterranean cruises from Rome, before arriving into the U.S. in November 2021. Originally, the ship had to first homeport at Port Everglades and operate Caribbean cruises on the winter.
“We are saddened to have to share this news,” Royal Caribbean said. “There’s nothing we wanted a lot more than to launch this revolutionary ship this fall — but trust us when we say that Odyssey may be well worth the wait!”
The compensation options from our global suspensions may also connect with these impacted sailings, including a 125 percent future cruise credit or perhaps the “Lift and Shift” that protects pricing and promotions and moves the guests to your same itinerary, length, product, and stateroom category because the original sailing within a month associated with original sail date in 2021.
The company also unveiled that two on board activities will never be incorporated in the Odyssey of the Seas. There may no longer be a trapeze school within the SeaPlex. Also, guests needs to be at the least 7 yrs . old to jump, and at least 13 yrs old to jump with a virtual reality headset, on the Sky Pad.
Travel agents with affected clients is going to be notified directly with the details.