Royal Caribbean International’s first Quantum Ultra-class ship will be purpose built for island hopping.

Odyssey of the Seas is due enter service in November 2020 in the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale.

The line’s 27th vessel will then re-locate to the port for Rome in May 2021 to run a summer season in the Mediterranean.

The ship will feature a North Star viewing pod offering views from 300ft above sea level.

A two-level pool deck will include two open-air, resort-style pools and four whirlpools.

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An expanded range of facilities include a next generation SeaPlex activity space, bumper cars, a flying trapeze, FlowRider surf simulator, RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, a 40-foot rock climbing wall and SkyPad bungee trampoline.

Dining options include Teppanyaki, a Japanese speciality restaurant.

Company president and CEO Michael Bayley said: “Odyssey of the Seas will set an all-new standard created to deliver the most memorable vacations by combining immersive experiences, the best of Royal Caribbean’s trendsetting innovations and the signature ‘Royal Way’ service of our dedicated crew members.

“This Quantum Ultra class ship introduces a new way to see the world as she becomes our first purposefully built vessel for island hopping on both sides of the Atlantic.”

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