Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2021

7 0 R oyal Caribbean International claims that each successive class of its ships is an “architectural marvel” that “pushes the envelope of what is possible” and that is certainly the case with its new Quantum Ultra Class. The new Odyssey of the Seas is the second in the class, making her the twin sister of Spectrum of the Seas. Both are amped-up iterations of the original Quantum Class series, which debuted with the launch of Quantum of the Seas in 2014. “The Quantum Ultra Class didn’t incorporate big architectural changes – we weren’t stretching or lifting the ship – the big moves were really about focusing on the venue offerings, the artwork programme and the delivery of outstanding experiences,” says Kelly Gonzalez, senior vice president of architectural design, newbuilding and innovation at Royal Caribbean Group. “Two easy examples are the introduction of Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade and an incremental enhancement of the staterooms.” INTERIOR V IEW Jon Ingleton talks to Kelly Gonzalez about the new innovations onboard Royal Caribbean International’s latest Quantum Ultra Class ship Odyssey of the Seas Odyssey of the Seas features various entertainment options, such as the Sky Pad virtual reality bungee trampoline experience