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Odyssey of the Seas heads for open ocean

Odyssey of the Seas, a brand-new ship under construction for Royal Caribbean at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, has completed its ten-plus-hour, 20-mile conveyance.

The conveyance is a process unique to ships built at Meyer Werft, as the shipyard is situated inland along the Ems River, and the ship must make the journey backward and down the river to get to the North Sea.

A sight to behold, manoeuvring a 169,000-gross-ton ship that measures 347 meters long and 41 meters wide is no mean feat.

The milestone naturally draws local residents to the riverbanks to marvel at this impressive technical and operational moment.

Boasting all-new and first-to-brand experiences, Odyssey will raise the bar when it comes to all aspects of the cruise experience.

Odyssey will make her debut in Israel this summer after the country launched a successful Covid-19 vaccination drive.