Odyssey of the Seas has left the Meyer Werft in Germany. This morning around 4.00 am she left the pier at the yard. The ship has started her conveyance down the river Ems to Eemshaven in The Netherlands. From there, the ship will set off for technical and nautical sea trials in the North Sea.
The Odyssey of the Seas is sailing backwards in the direction of the North Sea with the assistance of two tugs. This type of transfer has proven to be a good choice due to its better maneuverability.
Odyssey of the Seas is the fifth ship for Royal Caribbean International built by Meyer Werft in the last few years. Royal Caribbean previously took delivery of sister ships Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas in autumn 2014, spring 2015, spring 2016 and in spring 2019.
The delivery of the 169,000 gross tonnage ship is planned for the next few weeks and will take place in close cooperation bewteen Meyer Werft and Royal Caribbean.
Odyssey will spend her inaugural season sailing Eastern Mediterranean cruises from Rome, before arriving to the U.S. in November 2021.