Odyssey of the Seas departs Bremerhaven for sea trials

Odyssey of the Seas departs Bremerhaven for sea trials

Meyer Werft

Final interior work will be completed following Odyssey of the Seas’ return to Bremerhaven

Royal Caribbean International’s new cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas, has departed from Bremerhavem, Germany, to carry out technical and nautical trials in the North Sea.

New workers were brought onboard the ship by shipbuilder Meyer Werft in preparations for the trials, with each person requiring a negative result for Covid-19 from a PCR test in the last 48 hours to embark. All those onboard are required to observe social distancing and hygiene practices, while a task force is present to implement further measures at short notice if necessary.

Odyssey of the Seas will return to Bremerhaven following completion of the sea trials. Final interior work will then be completed ahead of her delivery.

“Odyssey of the Seas will be the third cruise ship we deliver during the pandemic,” said Thomas Weigend, managing director of Meyer Werft. “This is a tremendous achievement that is only possible due to the far-sighted and responsible actions of all people at the shipyard and onboard.”

Following her delivery, Odyssey of the Seas will sail roundtrip voyages from the port of Haifa, Israel, from May.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
15 March 2021

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