Royal Caribbean Changes Port for Allure of the Seas, Updates Odyssey of the Seas Construction
Due to pier construction delays caused by the closure of shipyards and a disruption to the supply chain, Royal Caribbean International confirmed that Allure of the Seas (pictured above) will be sailing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale rather than from a new terminal in Galveston in 2021 and 2022. Prior to the winter 2021-2022 season, Allure of the Seas will start in Miami, then transition to Port Canaveral until she moves to Port Everglades.
Meanwhile, the Odyssey of the Seas construction is going as scheduled with the SkyPad arriving to the shipyard this week (see photos above). SkyPad will be mounted on Deck 14 and will be the fourth Royal Caribbean ship to offer the experience. When complete, Odyssey of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum Class cruise ship and sail from Port Everglades, Fla., then transition to Rome in May 2021 and become the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to cruise Europe for the summer.
Odyssey will feature a number of firsts onboard, including the first Quantum Class ship with Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, a Playmakers Bar location in the SeaPlex, a revamped Adventure Ocean and a two-level pool deck. While no sailings have been canceled or specific plans altered yet, Royal Caribbean has warned Wall Street analysts that Odyssey’s scheduled debut later this year could be delayed due to the health crisis impacting the shipyard operations.