Odyssey of the seas in Europe!

Do you dream of a warm Mediterranean coast, architectural masterpieces of European cities and a unique atmosphere of cruise travel? How about a cruise aboard the Odyssey of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest liner, set to sail for its first cruise in spring 2021?

The Odyssey of the Seas will be the first Quantum Ultra to cruise Europe all summer on exciting 7 and 12-day routes. Stopping times in some ports will be extended, so guests can enjoy the wonderful places of Europe for longer. Also, some cruises provide night stops (for example, in Athens and Naples), which will allow you to get to know the cities better and admire their beauty in the evening.

When cruising the Odyssey of the Seas in Europe, you’re sure to find something for yourself in these stunning countries:

ITALY

Take advantage of an overnight stay in Naples and get to know its past and present. Naples is considered the third largest city in Italy, located in a picturesque area near the Mount Vesuvius. Naples is a very contrasting city, unlike either Milan or Rome, which has its own character (apparently, the proximity of the volcano played a role). We can say that Naples – this is open-air museum, there are a large number of architectural monuments, luxurious palaces and majestic churches. The historic center of the city is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is why it is so pleasant to walk and spend time here.

Of course, speaking of Italy, one cannot but mention the traditional cuisine. Did you know that Naples is the birthplace of pizza? Be sure to try the real neapolitan pizzaas well as classic neapolitan dessert Sfogliatella, which is a shortbread or flaky text cake with a sweet filling of ricotta, cinnamon and citrus peel. The city also boasts a record number of Michelin-starred restaurants in all of Italy, where you can taste the culinary delights of Italian cuisine.

It takes about an hour by ferry or bus to get from Naples to Sorrento – a small but very picturesque town that attracts the attention of tourists from all over the world.

GREECE

Also waiting for you Athens – the capital of Greece and a real treasury of the ancient world. Here it is Parthenon – an antique temple located on the Athenian Acropolis, which is considered to be the oldest architectural monument of the city and one of the most recognizable landmarks. Every history buff will be delighted to drop by the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, and it is also worth mentioning Athenian trilogywhich includes the Academy of Athens, the University of Athens and the National Library.

Thanks to the overnight stop, travelers will have time to walk, feel the unique atmosphere of the ancient city, and also taste cheese and seafood at the central food market, which has been operating since 1886. Little tip: products marked “PDO” (Protected Designation of Origin) are exclusively manufactured here.

Depending on the route, Odyssey of the Seas also takes stops on the islands of Mykonos, Crete and Santorini. The sunny island of Mykonos is famous for its cozy streets with white houses and exquisite churches, and windmills are its trademark. Santorini – a very picturesque island, amazing photos of which everyone has seen at least once. Here cultural and natural attractions are surprisingly harmoniously collected, and also here stunning sunsets… Crete is considered a very colorful place, because passing by Byzantine churches, Turkish fountains and Venetian mansions, it seems that you are in three places at the same time. To fully experience the island’s atmosphere, visit one of six wine districts considered to be some of the oldest in the world.

ISRAEL

Jerusalem annually welcomes several million tourists for religious, medical and cultural tourism. To get to know the city better, visit Old city, which is the historical heart of Jerusalem and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous religious sites are the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which preserve a long history. You can find absolutely everything in local markets: clothes, jewelry, souvenirs, so you definitely won’t leave empty-handed! And for a little rest, you can go to a unique To the dead sea

About two hours from Jerusalem is the city of Haifa, where there is an observation deck from which the city can be seen at a glance. After enjoying the breathtaking views from above, head to Bahai Gardenswhich are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bahá’í World Center is a place of pilgrimage for the followers of the Bahá’í faith, but the entrance is open to all comers. Walking through the beautifully landscaped terraces with flowers and palm trees will boost your energy for your next adventure!

A cruise on the newest ship Odyssey of the Seas will be an unforgettable adventure for you! Variety of entertainment (surf simulator, laser tag, flight in the RipCord wind tunnel, North Star capsule, in which you can climb to a height of almost 90 meters above sea level, as well as the only circuit in the sea, and much more), wide selection of restaurants and bars, the unique Solarium recreation area for adults only, and two-story bar The Lime and Coconut… Young travelers will appreciate the Splashaway Bay water park and updated Adventure Ocean zone with lots of fun. We can say that a cruise on the Odyssey of the Seas – this is a sea of ​​emotions, impressions and relaxation!


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