Royal Caribbean christened their newest cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas, this weekend in Port Everglades, Florida. The ship’s godmother, Erin Brown, was on hand for the celebrations.
Odyssey of the Seas Officially Christened in Port Everglades Ceremony
Odyssey of the Seas, the newest ship from Royal Caribbean, was officially christened Saturday morning in a Port Everglades event. The event, which was delayed from 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic, saw the first christening of a Quantum Ultra-class ship to homeport in the US.
On hand at the event were Royal Caribbean executives, the media, and Erin Brown, the ship’s godmother.
“All of what our teams have done over the past 20 months has led us to this moment when we can finally show the innovation and beauty of Odyssey of the Seas.”Richard Fain, CEO and Chairman of Royal Caribbean Group
Odyssey of the Seas Inspiring Godmother
The ship’s godmother, Erin Brown, is an inspirational athlete, mother, and cancer survivor. Her list of accomplishments includes becoming the first para-triathlete from The Bahamas to compete in the Paralympic Game Qualifiers. In addition to her athletic achievements, Brown is a lifelong advocate for rights for those living with disabilities and works as a compliance officer and counselor at the University of the Bahamas.
“From the moment we heard Erin’s story, how her courage and determination inspired others and led to a more inclusive consciousness about succeeding with disabilities, we were moved and knew she was a natural choice for Godmother of our newest ship,”Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean President and CEO
At the event, Bayley commented that “As a proud Bahamian, it is an honor to also represent The Bahamas and share my story with so many others. My experiences have empowered me to reinvent myself and transform my life, and I’m committed to helping ensure others can do the same.”
Odyssey of the Seas Highlights
Odyssey of the Seas is the first Quantum Ultra-class ship to homeport in North America at Port Everglades, Florida. The ship features new thrills and signature adventures that Royal Caribbean guests know and love.
The ship will offer six and eight-night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, including the cruise lines private island CocoCay, before repositioning to its summer home in Rome.