The Next Great Cruise Ship: Odyssey Of The Seas
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The Next Great Cruise Ship: Odyssey Of The Seas

December 3, 2019

We’re now less than a year away
from the debut of a really great
new cruise ship from Royal Caribbean. It’s called Odyssey Of The Seas,
and if you live in North America… This is a new ship you should book a cruise on. It’s a sister ship to Anthem Of The Seas,
one of the best cruise ships I’ve ever been on… But it’s not an exact copy,
because in the years since
this class of ships was first introduced… Royal Caribbean has come up with a few improvements,
and a few completely new ideas. I sailed on Anthem Of The Seas out of the
New York City area two and a half years ago… And I said then — and I still believe today —
that it’s one of the greatest cruise ships in the world. So when I heard about the new version,
based on Anthem and her sisters, but improved… I started to pay attention to Odyssey Of The Seas,
and you should, too. The #1 thing I loved about her sister,
Anthem Of The Seas… Was the adults-only area at the front of the ship,
known as the Solarium. It’s kind of a combination of
an observation lounge, sun-deck, pool deck,
and luxurious relaxation area all in one. With no screaming kids, and no loud music playing. It’s kind of like if you took the core idea
for Carnival’s Serenity Deck… But actually did it right,
unlike the way Carnival does it. That’s the Solarium I experienced
on Anthem Of The Seas… And they’ve carried that over to the new one,
Odyssey Of The Seas. I also totally loved the unique entertainment venue
at the back of the ship known as Two Seventy. During the day,
it’s just a quiet observation lounge
with great views behind the ship
through a wall of big picture windows. But at night, that wall becomes
a giant video screen… And the room becomes
an amazing high-tech entertainment venue
unlike anything I had ever seen before! None of the other classes of Royal Caribbean ships
have a venue like this… Nor do any of the other cruise lines. Royal Caribbean basically invented
an entirely new form of cruise ship entertainment… And it knocked my socks off when I first saw it. But that’s just one of many high-tech innovations
that you’ll find on the new Odyssey Of The Seas. The ship has many other big WOW features, like… North Star, a very cool observation pod
on the end of a robotic arm… That allows it to extend way up high above the ship… To give you fantastic views of everything around… And it can pivot out over both sides of the ship, too. Odyssey Of The Seas will also have
Royal Caribbean’s famous robotic bartenders. Place your order on a video screen,
and the robots will do the rest! And there’s an indoor sports complex
known as SeaPlex… A multipurpose venue that can be a sports court… A place to experience
the acrobatics of a circus trapeze… A big dance floor… Or my personal favorite, a bumper car track! Bumper cars on a cruise ship! Nobody but Royal Caribbean’s got that. And there’s no extra charge for it. One way that Odyssey Of The Seas will be
different than Anthem Of The Seas… Pertains to the arrangement of the swimming pools. Anthem cruised year ‘round out of New Jersey
so it was necessary to enclose one of the pools
to protect from bad weather. But Odyssey will be sailing out of Florida,
so the mid-ship pools are fully open to the sun. Odyssey will also have a completely
different kind of Italian Specialty restaurant. The all-new
Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar. Odyssey Of The Seas will also have
Playmakers Sports Bar And I think this is a brilliant move:
They’re placing it on the second level of SeaPlex,
directly above the bumper cars. That is a smart design choice,
and Royal Caribbean obviously has
a great design team, because… Inside the cabins, there’s a
whole slew of great design ideas on display
that the other cruise lines should copy. In our balcony cabin on Anthem Of The Seas…
look how they split up the closets. Instead of making one big closet that
only one person can get in to at a time… They made two closets,
one on each side of the couch… So there’s a lot of separation between the two. And that allows two people to easily get dressed
at the same time without bumping in to each other. There’s a simple,
brilliant design to the curtains, too. There are two curtains, each on their own track,
and they overlap by quite a bit… So you get a perfect seal,
blocking out all the light so you can sleep in
past sunrise in the morning, if you want to. In the bathroom of your cabin,
there’s a nightlight built in to the lighting fixture… So that even when you turn out the bathroom lights… The bathroom doesn’t go completely dark. And the bath towels all have loops on them,
so it’s easy to hang them up to let them dry out. During my cruise on Anthem Of The Seas,
I liked the cabin design of
their basic balcony cabins so much… That there was absolutely no need
to book anything more expensive
than a standard balcony cabin. If you’ve watched a lot of my other cruise videos… You know I often book some really expensive suites
on other cruise lines… But on this class of Royal Caribbean ship,
I didn’t see any need to do so. The basic balcony cabins are great! When I’m on a cruise vacation,
I love seeing live music performances. And they’ve got a great music venue on this class
of Royal Caribbean ship called The Music Hall. If you like listening to live music,
you’ll love Odyssey of The Seas. And if you’re bringing young kids with you
on your Caribbean cruise… They will love Royal Caribbean’s Splashaway Bay. Odyssey Of The Seas will be based
in Ft Lauderdale, Florida… And will be cruising to some great destinations… 8 night cruises to the Southern Caribbean… 7 night cruises to either
the Western or the Eastern Caribbean… And even some 5 and 6 night cruises, too. Plus, many of the cruises
will include a stop at Coco Cay… Royal Caribbean’s fantastic private island
in the Bahamas. Odyssey Of The Seas is currently under construction
at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. This is an artist’s concept of what the ship
will look like when construction is complete, next year. Her first cruise will be in November of 2020. So, if you’re looking to do a Caribbean cruise
in 2021, or late 2020… It’s time to make reservations now. If you found this video to be interesting,
do me a favor and hit the thumbs-up button. That will be a signal to YouTube’s algorithm
that this is a good video… That they should recommend
to other people interested in cruising. Feel free to use the services of
my travel agent, Caitlin Gallagher. She can help you find just the right cruise
on Odyssey Of The Seas… Or any cruise ship you’re interested in… And she’ll be happy to answer all your questions. Her services cost you nothing at all…
her fees are paid for by the cruise lines. I’m also going to put some links up on the screen here… To some of the videos I made
about Anthem Of The Seas. They will give you some good insights on
what to expect from Odyssey Of The Seas… Royal Caribbean’s latest and greatest! I’m Jim Zim.
Thanks for watching!


  • Reply Afton M October 27, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Gonna book this ship soon 😌

  • Reply Callum Budge October 27, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Good video

  • Reply Bennet stephens October 27, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    I get what you're saying this is the best video. I understand but in Minnesota in the winter time it'll be too cold to go outside anyway because Minnesota is the best cold place I've ever lived now I used to live in Texas but I just move in here from May to October and I'm loving this house so far

  • Reply Matt October 27, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    what was the error?

  • Reply Daniel Ueblacker October 27, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Is this voice automated or a Serial Killer.

  • Reply djlawney October 27, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Check out Seabourn cruises!

  • Reply Mark October 27, 2019 at 6:45 pm


  • Reply Asitha Silva October 27, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Wow its awesome .

  • Reply A James October 27, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Why is there another video it sounds the same

  • Reply frank rotondo October 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    It’s About time to see a cruise ship blog from you it’s been long time

  • Reply William Pharis October 27, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Looks quite similar to MSC's Meraviglia as far as the "structure" goes…….

  • Reply DJ Sargestar October 28, 2019 at 1:43 am

    I've never been on a cruise ship and my family tends to prefer all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean/Mexico, but every single one of your cruise ship videos really makes me want to try a cruise! They almost make me feel like I'm actually on board! Keep up the great work, Mr. Zim!

  • Reply D.A. Arthur October 28, 2019 at 3:33 am

    Went to Alaska on Ovation… Definitely not the worst ship but not my type of ship.

  • Reply R.dhana Sekar October 28, 2019 at 8:36 am

    How to plan want go this ship

  • Reply MrRamyon74 October 29, 2019 at 4:52 am

    As ususal Jim a great review, we have been on Ovation and will be doing so again. We would love to cruise on Odyssey one day.

  • Reply Wendy NYNC October 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    I LOVE your cruise vlogs!

  • Reply norcalemt02 October 30, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    your voice is so soothing.

  • Reply Tashealuv October 31, 2019 at 1:21 am

    I just went on Symphony of the seas for a week cruise last week. Booked our next one for next year.

  • Reply John Mooradian October 31, 2019 at 4:26 am

    I'm still a fan of Oasis class. More neighborhoods, aqua theater show, less hallways, track is located where you're not bumping into a bunch of people……

  • Reply wally12345na November 1, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Thank goodness I didn’t forget to subscribe, I thought I lost your channel!! I trust your reviews the most, thank you for always steering us in the right direction Jim!! Love the channel!! Never stop posting!!

  • Reply Leopold Slikk VS Tam Kiu November 1, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Super Mario odyssey must be there inside the odyssey of the Seas.

  • Reply MIraculous Journey November 1, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Yeah the Mardi Gras!

  • Reply J Dmitri November 1, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    How is the ship an anthem class cruise ship

  • Reply Oanh Nguyen November 2, 2019 at 1:41 am

    I went on anthem of the seas in New York to!

  • Reply Ssar1702 November 2, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Oasis 3: Harmony of the seas.
    Oasis 4: Symphony of the seas
    Is this one Oasis 5?

  • Reply Pato Swag November 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm


  • Reply Gioele Petrillo November 2, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Can you make a video about Costa Smeralda?

  • Reply Trish Flowers Narrier November 3, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Similar to Ovation

  • Reply Ivan Bignell November 3, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Fantastic boats highly recommend to anyone. .

  • Reply Kim megee November 4, 2019 at 3:08 am

    This might sound trivial but Im sad that the new ship will have that Players bar because its not complimentary. I am diamond with Royal but really am leaning more towards NCL these days. Not only because of OShehans, which is complimentary and 24 hours, but it does make my experience better.

  • Reply North Mountain Hunting November 4, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    On the Carnival Pride I couldn't get into the serenity lounge even though I'm an adult but I could go to the casino and play blackjack and roulette the whole night. They had a bad system that makes no sense. I would hope this isn't the same way

  • Reply D Lynn November 4, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Carnival's problem is their miscalculation that everyone likes techno.

  • Reply Benson Lin November 5, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Can’t wait for wonder!

  • Reply Normal person November 6, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I went on independence of the seas

  • Reply Christina Tian November 7, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Cant book till 2021 cuz I booked symphony of the seas in March 2020

  • Reply alto November 8, 2019 at 10:45 am

    you make it feel like ive already been on Odyssey before its even set sail

  • Reply Bolei Wang November 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    3:18 yeah, except Norwegian, but unlike Norwegian, RC doesn't have to remove like literally everything good about Escape from its sisters, just to make room for an extra fare go kart track.

  • Reply killsmart7 November 9, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Looks like ovation of the seas

  • Reply madrx2 November 13, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Rci ,once you've been on one you've been on all. Lol

  • Reply Gerard Pinzone November 16, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    If that's where they're putting Playmakers, will it have an XBOX video game area, foosball, and ping pong tables? If so, where?

  • Reply Lufthansa631 November 17, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    What's wrong with the way Carnival does Serenity? I've sailed both Royal and Carnival, and like them both. Carnival has a very nice serenity area.

  • Reply Aaron Reiche November 17, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    The Renowned Oasis class similar to the standard Oasis class but has a few differences that I think you would like to know about! It looks like it will have an indoor solarium similar to the quantum class and might also have its windjammer located to a similar location also to the Quantum class thanks to the additional deck at the rear of the ship. (the mini golf course and sports court originally sat a deck lower) In place of the original location of the windjammer looks like many more suites increasing the amount of guest on board but the additional deck shouldn't make it too noticeable. they removed one of the flow riders which was replaced with an outdoor lounge and removed the mini golf course and put the sports court in place of it and put some kind of park there instead. However, the sports court just looks to be three half courts instead of a full sports court. (I have no idea why they would do that) but the most questionable thing is that they put huge walls of glass with a huge crown and anchor on each side. Which I won't get into cause this comment is getting long. sadly the first of these two ships Wonder of the Seas which sounds like the Disney Dream but it's not like Carnival didn't do the same thing will be deputing in Asia which means we still have to wait another four or so years till 2023 for the last member of the Oasis class. (thinking it would be called Melody since that's the trend) Keep in mind that these are details I got primarily from the picture and all of these facts are not certain! Either way I just thought I would let you know! Love the cruising videos by the way and sorry for this comment being on the long side.

  • Reply Cruise Addicts November 19, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Odyssey is sister with spectrum of the seas , their are quantum ultra class ships ,
    anthem quantum and ovation are just quantum class 🛳😜😜

  • Reply Aelvir November 20, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Can we actually get a cruise ship that DOESN’T look uglier than the last? My god the Oasis class too much of a floating brick already and now Odyssey is even more so and can we take a minute to say just how much worse it looks with that bigass ball thing on the stern?

  • Reply sin a November 23, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Ovation has that high tech thing too you know

  • Reply Not me comprehending something November 24, 2019 at 2:43 am

    imagine if this sunk just like the titanic and it was 2,200 in the future and they found this and wondered this shit is expensive! I wonder how much they'd go for as a pawn!

  • Reply Box0rz November 24, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    3:25 Guy on the right gets a concussion lol

  • Reply Kaidhicksii November 25, 2019 at 1:23 am

    If this isn't what you actually sound like, you'd be superb at speech & debate or acting. No joke.
    Also can't believe this is supposed to be another Quantum-class ship. Only thing that gives it away for me is the sphere in the air: it looks that good. I remember my first cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas, which doubled as my first Royal Caribbean cruise. It was lovely. Let's see how this one tops it. 🙂

  • Reply jayden 579 November 27, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I sailed anthem

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