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