Royal Caribbean

9-night Greece & Italy with Overnight In Athens

Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean cut the first piece of steel for its second Quantum Ultra Class ship and announced the name will be Odyssey of the Seas.

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Civitavecchia Italy
The beach at Kaloi Limenes on the island of Crete, Greece Heraklion, Crete Greece
Tourlos, Mykonos Greece
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Photo of the Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Photo of the Bumper cars at Sea Plex Bumper cars at Sea Plex
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The itinerary

Civitavecchia is the cruise gateway to Rome. Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

Day 2Cruising

Having been controlled by Arabic, Venetian and Ottoman empires over the years - it's no surprise that Heraklion is a diverse patchwork of exotic cultures and historical treasures. Celebrated as the birthplace of the Spanish Renaissance artist, El Greco, you can visit to explore the storied ruins of the Minoan empire's capital, and unearth the rich cultural treasures that Crete’s bustling modern capital has to offer.

The beach at Kaloi Limenes on the island of Crete, Greece

Put firmly on the map by Jackie O in the 1960s, Mykonos remains the Saint-Tropez of the Greek islands. The scenery is memorable, with its whitewashed streets, Little Venice, the Kato Myli ridge of windmills, and Kastro, the town's medieval quarter. Its cubical two- or three-story houses and churches, with their red or blue doors and domes and wooden balconies, have been long celebrated as some of the best examples of classic Cycladic architecture. Pink oleander, scarlet hibiscus, and trailing green pepper trees form a contrast amid the dazzling whiteness, whose frequent renewal with whitewash is required by law. Any visitor who has the pleasure of getting lost in its narrow streets (made all the narrower by the many outdoor stone staircases, which maximise housing space in the crowded village) will appreciate how its confusing layout was designed to foil pirates—if it was designed at all. Most cruise ships dock in nearby Tourlos, around one mile outside of Mykonos Town. Some ships will anchor at sea and tender their passengers direct to Mykonos Town.

Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini remains a mandatory stop on the Cycladic tourist route—even if it's necessary to enjoy the sensational sunsets from Ia, the fascinating excavations, and the dazzling white towns with a million other travellers. Fira, the capital of the island, is a busy city packed with shops, museums, bars, tavernas, resorts, and nightclubs. Cruise ships anchor at sea and tender their passengers to the base of the Caldera Cliffs in Fira – warning: it's a steep walk up, many opt for the cable car instead!

The iconic blue domes of Santorini Island, Greece

Athens is the birthplace of the modern western world, home to magnificent wonders including the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Temples of Olympian Zeus and Athena Nike, and the most impressive collection of ancient artefacts at the Archaeological Museum. Athens effortlessly blends its ancient historic landmarks with a youthful, modern energy with chic rooftop bars, eclectic shopping destinations and a bustling art scene. Piraeus is the gateway to Athens for cruise visitors, which is easily accessible by public transport.

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Naples is Italy's third largest city. Its claim to fame is the spectacular location along one of the world's most splendid bays, backed by the perfect cone of Mount Vesuvius. In addition to its beautiful setting, Naples' surprises with other outstanding attractions such as the Royal Palace, San Carlos Opera House, and the Castel Nuovo, dating from the 13th-century. Naples provides a convenient starting point for trips to such favoured destinations as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the population of 20,000 was wiped out, but dozens of buildings were preserved under layers of cinder more than 20 feet deep. The most important finds from Pompeii are displayed in Naples' National Archaeological Museum. A visit here will no doubt enhance a visit to ancient Pompeii. The Isle of Capri can also be reached via a 45-minute hydrofoil service.

Naples is Italy's third largest city. Its claim to fame is the spectacular location along one of the world's most splendid bays, backed by the perfect cone of Mount Vesuvius. In addition to its beautiful setting, Naples' surprises with other outstanding attractions such as the Royal Palace, San Carlos Opera House, and the Castel Nuovo, dating from the 13th-century. Naples provides a convenient starting point for trips to such favoured destinations as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the population of 20,000 was wiped out, but dozens of buildings were preserved under layers of cinder more than 20 feet deep. The most important finds from Pompeii are displayed in Naples' National Archaeological Museum. A visit here will no doubt enhance a visit to ancient Pompeii. The Isle of Capri can also be reached via a 45-minute hydrofoil service.

Civitavecchia is the cruise gateway to Rome. Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

The ship Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean cut the first piece of steel for its second Quantum Ultra Class ship and announced the name will be Odyssey of the Seas.

Food and drink

You’ll find a fabulous choice of mouth-watering food in our superb cafes, bars and restaurants, whether you prefer dining in style or going with the flow. From exotic global flavours to familiar favourites, there’s something for all tastes.

Lime and Coconut℠ Caribbean island bar, when the sun goes down, this pool bar just might be the hottest spot onboard. When it comes to food, we’ve got it all covered. Whether you tempt your senses at Wonderland, enjoy a fiesta of flavours at El Loco Fresh or indulge in an exotic Asian-inspired dining experience at Izumi.

Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

At the new Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, you're invited to gather round the table for authentically rustic dishes. Swirl and... Read more

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Italian

Teppanyaki

Indulge in a celebration of authentic oriental flavors cooked in one of Japan's traditional styles at Teppanyaki. From top grade steaks to... Read more
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Japanese

El Loco Fresh

El Loco Fresh is bringing the fiesta poolside on Odyssey of the Seas with all your favorites under the sun, like beef... Read more

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Mexican

Entertainment

When the lights go down, the windows become screens and Two70 comes alive with arielists, robots and much more. You may choose to opt for a front row view from anywhere on the dance floor while cover bands rock like the real thing.

Odyssey of the Seas is packed with fun, no matter your age or style. Why not take the opportunity to hit new highs on the Sky Pad℠ bungee trampoline? Battle it out at glow in the dark laser tag in SeaPlex®, ride the waves on the FlowRider® surf simulator or feel the freedom of freefalling on RipCord®by iFLY®simulator.

Bumper cars at Sea Plex

Rush hour gets a thrilling spin at the largest indoor activity space ever to set sail —SeaPlex®. Buckle up and take the... Read more

Playmakers in Sea Plex

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade overlooking all the action. Power up your gaming with everything from classic board games to classics like... Read more

Splashaway Bay

The fun-soaked Splashaway Bay aqua park brings a splashy water adventure onboard for tots to tweens with colorful waterslides, fountains, water cannons... Read more

Ripcord by IFly

The wind in your face, no ground beneath your feet and the adrenaline pumping as you float weightless in the air —there’s... Read more

Flowrider

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf's always up on the 40-foot-long... Read more

Health and fitness

Our fully equipped state-of-the-art gym has got everything you need to keep fit throughout your holiday. 

Kids and teens

It’s all about fun onboard Royal Caribbean. Families will be wow’ed by the Adventure Ocean programme, the amazing kids’ and teen zones and thrills such as ice-skating, surfing and zip-lining. If the kids are having a ball, mums and dads will too.

Leave your little ones for a whole lot of fun with our complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth & Teen Programme. With a host of thrilling, creative and educational activities, you can take the time out to relax whilst they have fun.

Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to casino tuition.

Classes include:

Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world

Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games

Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance

Language

Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

Useful info

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is... Read more

Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted... Read more

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:

Casual: Polo shirts... Read more

Wi-Fi and Internet Access

Wi-Fi is available onboard at a basic rate of USD 0.85 per minute. Alternatively passengers can choose from one of our pre-paid... Read more

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and... Read more

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