Royal Caribbean

12-night Greece, Turkey, Israel

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
Athens Greece
A view over the Bahá'í gardens and the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel Haifa Israel
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Photo of the Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
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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

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.

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.

Day 5Cruising

Spilling down from the pine-covered heights of Mount Carmel, Haifa is a city with a vertiginous setting that has led to comparisons with San Francisco. The most striking landmark on the mountainside is the gleaming golden dome of the Baha'i Shrine, set amid utterly beautiful garden terraces. The city is the world center for the Baha'i faith, and its members provide informative walking tours of the flower-edged 100-acre spot, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the top of the hill are some small but interesting museums, the larger hotels, and two major universities. At the bottom is the lovingly restored German Colony, a perfect area for strolling.Israel's largest port and third-largest city, Haifa was ruled for four centuries by the Ottomans and gradually spread its tendrils up the mountainside into a cosmopolitan city whose port served the entire Middle East. The climate is gentle, the beaches beautiful, and the locals friendly.You don't see the religious garb of Jerusalem or the tattoos and piercings of Tel Aviv in this diverse but fairly conservative city. In fact, you can't always tell at a glance who is part of an Arab or Jewish Israeli family, or if someone is a more recent immigrant from the former Soviet Union.

A view over the Bahá'í gardens and the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel

Spilling down from the pine-covered heights of Mount Carmel, Haifa is a city with a vertiginous setting that has led to comparisons with San Francisco. The most striking landmark on the mountainside is the gleaming golden dome of the Baha'i Shrine, set amid utterly beautiful garden terraces. The city is the world center for the Baha'i faith, and its members provide informative walking tours of the flower-edged 100-acre spot, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the top of the hill are some small but interesting museums, the larger hotels, and two major universities. At the bottom is the lovingly restored German Colony, a perfect area for strolling.Israel's largest port and third-largest city, Haifa was ruled for four centuries by the Ottomans and gradually spread its tendrils up the mountainside into a cosmopolitan city whose port served the entire Middle East. The climate is gentle, the beaches beautiful, and the locals friendly.You don't see the religious garb of Jerusalem or the tattoos and piercings of Tel Aviv in this diverse but fairly conservative city. In fact, you can't always tell at a glance who is part of an Arab or Jewish Israeli family, or if someone is a more recent immigrant from the former Soviet Union.

A view over the Bahá'í gardens and the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel

Day 8Cruising

Early travellers described Rhodes as a town of two parts: a castle or high town (Collachium) and a lower city. Today Rhodes town—sometimes referred to as Ródos town—is still a city of two parts: the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site that incorporates the high town and lower city, and the modern metropolis, or New Town, spreading away from the walls that encircle the Old Town. The narrow streets of the Old Town are for the most part closed to cars and are lined with Orthodox and Catholic churches, Turkish houses (some of which follow the ancient orthogonal plan), and medieval public buildings with exterior staircases and facades elegantly constructed of well-cut limestone from Lindos. Careful reconstruction in recent years has enhanced the harmonious effect.

Whilst the busy resort town of Kusadasi offers much in the way of shopping and dining – not to mention a flourishing beach life scene, the real jewel here is Ephesus and the stunning ruined city that really take centre stage. With only 20% of the classical ruins having been excavated, this archaeological wonder has already gained the status as Europe’s most complete classical metropolis. And a metropolis it really is; built in the 10th century BC this UNESCO World Heritage site is nothing short of spectacular. Although regrettably very little remains of the Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world), the superb Library of Celsus’ façade is practically intact and it is one of life’s great joys to attend an evening performance in the illuminated ruins once all the tourists have left. The history of the city is fascinating and multi-layered and it is well worth reading up on this beforehand if a visit is planned. Another point of interest for historians would be the house of the Virgin Mary, located on the romantically named Mount Nightingale and just nine kilometres away from Ephesus proper. Legend has it that Mary (along with St. John) spent her final years here, secluded from the rest of the population, spreading Christianity. An edifying experience, even for non-believers. For the less historical minded amongst you, Kusadasi offers plenty in the way of activities. After a stroll through the town, jump in a taxi to Ladies’ Beach (men are allowed), sample a Turkish kebap on one of the many beachfront restaurants and enjoy the clement weather. If you do want to venture further afield, then the crystal clear beaches of Guzelcamli (or the Millipark), the cave of Zeus and the white scalloped natural pools at Pamukkale, known as Cleopatra’s pools, are definitely worth a visit.

Day 11Cruising

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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