All about the Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship
Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas

The Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas was built in 2021. It's considered a large size ship. Coming in at 1,138 ft long and 135 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 3.2 football fields, as wide as 2.5 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 14-story building.

Odyssey of the Seas Overview

Odyssey of the Seas Size and Passengers

The Odyssey of the Seas can hold 4,180 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Odyssey of the Seas has a space ratio of 40. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship's space-to-person ratio is about average.

Royal Caribbean
Odyssey of the Seas
Gross Tonnage169,000
Passenger Decks14
Passengers (double occupancy)4,180
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.7
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)40
Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas Space Ratio
30 40 52

The Odyssey of the Seas is one of two Quantum-Ultra-class ships currently sailing with Royal Caribbean. Quantum-Ultra class ships are a slightly larger version of the Quantum-class ships. They still feature several notable features like the North Star viewing platform, the Seaplex with bumper cars, and iFly skydiving on board. They're also known for their beautiful fully-enclosed glass solariums at the front of the ship. The Odyssey of the Seas is very similar to its sister-ships; Spectrum of the Seas, although each ship may have some differences.

Odyssey of the Seas Food and Restaurants

Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas. You have 14 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 6 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 8 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. Only 43% of the dining options are included meaning you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeCostType of Food
Cafe PromenadeQuick serveIncludedCafe
Chef's TableSit downFlat FeeFoodie
Chops GrilleSit downFlat feeSteakhouse
Coastal KitchenSit downExclusiveCali
El Loco FreshQuick serveIncludedMexican
Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine BarSit downFlat feeItalian
IzumiSit downFlat feeAsian
Main Dining RoomSit downIncludedMain dining room
Sorrento's PizzaQuick serveIncludedPizza
StarbucksQuick serveA la cartCoffee
TeppanyakiSit downFlat feeHabachi
Two70 CafeQuick serveIncludedCafe
WindjammerQuick serveIncludedBuffet
WonderlandSit downFlat feeFoodie

Odyssey of the Seas Bars and Drinks

Royal Caribbean's Bionic Bar
Royal Caribbean's Bionic Bar

Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas has 10 different bars and lounges where you can enjoy a beer or cocktail. It also has 1 other bars that are available for select guests.

Bionic BarDeck 5 Mid
BolerosDeck 4 Mid
Casino BarDeck 3 Mid
English PubDeck 4 MidSee Menu
Giovanni's Wine BarDeck 5 Aft
Music HallDeck 3 ForwardSee Menu
PlaymakersDeck 16 AftSee Menu
Schooner BarDeck 5 ForwardSee Menu
Solarium BarDeck 14 ForwardSee Menu
Suite Lounge*Deck 13 Aft
The Lime & CoconutDeck 14 MidSee Menu
* = this bar is exclusive and not open to everyone.

Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink package, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Royal Caribbean also serves the Coca-cola family of products. That means Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Barqs Root Beer, although the selection can vary by ship. Most Royal Caribbean ships also have Coke Freestyle machines where you can make 100 different flavor combinations.

Pools and Hot Tubs on Odyssey of the Seas

Outdoor pool on the Odyssey of the Seas
Outdoor pool on the Odyssey of the Seas

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.

The Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas has a total of 4 pools and 5 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only. 1 of the pools is exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access it or you need to book a certain class of cabin.

Royal Caribbean
Odyssey of the Seas
Total Pools4
- Pools - General Access2
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive1
Total Hot Tubs5
- Hot Tubs - General Access3
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0

cruise coloring book

Cruise Coloring and Activity Books for Kids
Get your kids ready for their cruise or keep them entertained while on board with our custom made coloring and activity books. These are the Royal Caribbean editions with places like Studio B and Sorrento's featured.

Cruise Ship Coloring Book for Kids 3-5 - Royal Caribbean Edition

Let's Get Cruising Activity Book for Kids 6-8 - Royal Caribbean Edition

Odyssey of the Seas Features and Activities

There are quite a few things to do on the Odyssey of the Seas. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.

Royal Caribbean
Odyssey of the Seas
Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
Bionic BarA la cart
Bumper CarsIncluded
CasinoA la cart
Climbing WallIncluded
Fitness CenterIncluded
Indoor Sky DivingIncluded
Laser TagIncluded
North StarIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
SpaA la cart
Splash parkIncluded

Cruise Costs

Royal Caribbean is a mainstream cruise line. Mainstream cruise lines cater to a variety of guests, hoping to provide something for everyone. These typically cost about $100 - $350 per person per day.

Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year.

Odyssey of the Seas Onboard Costs

Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.

Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.

The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Royal Caribbean ship.

Royal Caribbean
Base Daily Gratuities*
(Per Person Per Day)
Tip added to drinks & services18%
Soda Price$3.50
Domestic Beer Price$7.49
See drink menus
Drink Package Price$60-$90
Learn more
Internet Plan$13 to $27 per device per day
*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.

Royal Caribbean uses dynamic pricing, which means the pricing for many things will vary per sailing. The daily gratuities and tip are consistent across the fleet, but the pricing for the drink package, internet, and excursions will change. The only way to know your price is to consult the Royal Caribbean cruise planner once you're booked.

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