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Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship to feature double-decker pool, interactive arcade

The newest ocean liner from Royal Caribbean to sail the high seas will feature what’s being billed as the largest indoor activity space at sea and a double-decker pool.

More details have been released for the Odyssey of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s “next-generation” ship that is scheduled to lift anchor a year from now and make its world premiere in North America. Following a voyage around the Caribbean, the Odyssey will then sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to its homeport of Rome in 2021, from where she will embark on a Mediterranean voyage sailing the shores of Turkey and Greece.


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Odyssey of the Seas pool. Image: Royal Caribbean via AFP Relaxnews

One of the Odyssey’s stand-out features is the SeaPlex, which can be configured to become an interactive arcade, full-sized sports court, bumper car attraction, glow-in-the-dark laser tag and sailing circus with a flying trapeze.

Augmented reality walls and floors create immersive experiences for VR games that can be played individually or in groups.

The ship’s two-level pool deck will feature open-air, resort-style pools, whirlpools, hammocks and shady shelters.

Some of Royal Caribbean’s most popular attractions — the surf simulator FlowRider, skydiving simulator RipCord by iFly and North Star glass capsule — also return aboard the Odyssey. And trampoline experiences go high-tech on the SkyPad with the addition of VR headsets that teleport users to another time, place or planet. CL/JB


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