Odyssey of the Seas Arrives Home
Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas arrived at Port Everglades for the first time early yesterday morning.
The Fort Lauderdale port will be the ship’s home base for a series of six and eight-night western and southern Caribbean cruises, which begin July 3.
Previously, Odyssey was scheduled to sail from Israel this summer. However, because of unrest in the region, Royal canceled the voyages and brought the ship straight to North America.
STORY: Odyssey of the Seas Arrives to New Florida Homeport
Adventure of the Seas Readies For Bahamas Cruises
On a similar note, Royal Caribbean had another ship arrive to her summer homeport for the first time this week. Adventure of the Seas pulled into her summer home of Nassau, Bahamas on Wednesday, becoming the first cruise ship to ever homeport there.
From Nassau, Adventure will operate seven-night voyages that visit Cozumel, Freeport, and the line’s private island Perfect Day at CocoCay.
The sailings begin tomorrow, June 12.
STORY: Prepare to Cruise: Adventure of the Seas Arrives in Nassau
Princess Introduces New App Feature
And lastly, Princess Cruises has announced a new service, called CrewCall, that allows passengers to call a crew member to their location.
It will be available on cabin TVs as well as the MedallionClass smartphone app.
A corresponding feature called CrewCall Chat will let guests text a question or request using the app, which will then be answered virtually by a crew member.
CrewCall will be available to passengers as cruises resume this summer.
STORY: Princess Cruises’ New App Feature Connects Guests and Crew