A Royal Caribbean Rendezvous

Odyssey of the Seas makes brief stop in Poole bay for crew transfer

For the very first time Royal Caribbean newest ship Odyssey of the Seas met two other Royal Caribbean ships, namely Anthem of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas which are both currently at anchor in Poole bay.

Following her handover to Royal Caribbean March 31st Odyssey of the Seas sailed from Bremerhaven the following day bound for Gibraltar, ahead of her inaugural cruise season. While en route to the mediterranean Odyssey made a brief stop lasting just two hours in Poole bay off the Dorset coast.

The reason for the rendezvous was to transfer crew to Royal Caribbean fleet mate Anthem of the Seas which along with Jewel of the Seas is anchored in the bay ahead of her UK cruise season later this year.

Odyssey arriving in the bay

Shortly after Odyssey arrived, one of Anthem’s lifeboat’s made its way across the bay to pick up crew.

Anthem of the Seas deploying her lifeboat

By the time the lifeboat had returned Odyssey of the Seas had already began steaming out of the bay to resume her journey to Gibraltar where she is due to arrive early on 8th April

Old Harry rocks with Odyssey sailing in the distance

Odyssey of the Seas factfile

Imo No: 9795737

Shipyard: Meyer Werft, Papenburg-Germany

Keel laid: May 2019

Class: Quantum – Ultra

Length: 348 m

Width: 49 m

Gross Tonnage: 168,666gt

Passengers: 3844 – 4805

Staterooms & suits: 1922

Decks: 18 (16 – passenger accessable)

Cabin Decks: 9

Crew: 1551

Flag: Bahamas

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Andrew McAlpine

Freelance Maritime Photographer, writer and Cruise Blogger.

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