For the to start with time, Royal Caribbean International will start sailing roundtrip from Haifa, Israel starting off in May possibly 2021. Voyages on the line’s new Odyssey of the Seas will assortment from 3 to seven evenings and check out the Greek Isles and Cyprus.
Only Israeli citizens will be acknowledged and all visitors and crew above the age of 16 must be vaccinated to sail. The new sailings will go on sale Tuesday, March 9.
Greece and Cyprus
Odyssey of the Seas, a Quantum-course ship, will get in touch with at Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos and Athens, Greece and Limassol, Cyprus, before continuing its inaugural yr at Port Everglades, FL.
“Sailing from Israel is an possibility we have had our sights on for really some time,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Worldwide, in a press assertion. He thanked the government of Israel for its collaboration and confidence in the line.
Residents of Israel will be the very first company to cruise on Odyssey of the Seas during its inaugural year. “Many thanks to the tens of millions of vaccines we have introduced, I am proud that Israel will be the initial place in the world to launch Royal Caribbean’s new flagship,” mentioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Royal Caribbean’s decision to occur to Israel is a significant expression of confidence in our plan. This is an crucial financial, touristic second for the State of Israel.”
Netanyahu also reported: “Just as we made Israel the globe winner in vaccines, we will make it the planet champion in economics and tourism in the publish-corona[virus] era.”
In conjunction with Israel’s health and tourism authorities, Royal Caribbean will be the very first to supply totally vaccinated sailings, the place the two crew and attendees above the age of 16 will be vaccinated against COVID-19. Details on the extra health and safety measures to be carried out by Israel and Royal Caribbean will be declared at a afterwards date.
Haris Theoharis, Greece‘s minister of tourism, mentioned he supports all the initiatives for the resumption of cruising in Greece and the encompassing location: “We are pretty satisfied with present day announcement, as our the latest vacation arrangement with Israel is already bringing benefits.”
Savvas Perdios, deputy minister of tourism for Cyprus, included: “Cyprus supports the cruise marketplace and is pleased to assistance the business on its highway to recovery.”
Travelers sailing on Odyssey of the Seas will discover a two-level pool deck SeaPlex, the line’s two-degree indoor and outdoor action elaborate lots of specialty places to eat signature productions in the Royal Theater and Two70 the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator and devoted youngsters and teen spaces.
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