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Royal Caribbean Cancels Odyssey’s Israel Season

The cruise line’s new Odyssey of the Seas won’t be sailing from Haifa for her inaugural season.

Royal Caribbean had announced in March the vessel would sail from Haifa and offer Israelis a combination of 3- to 7-night escapes visiting the Greek Isles and Cyprus.

The new Quantum-Ultra class ship is now making her way to Florida, where she is expected to arrive at Port Canaveral.

The sailing from Haifa cannot happen due to “unrest in Israel and the region”.

Guests booked on Odyssey of the Seas from Israel have the choice of a 125% future cruise credit to be used by April 30, 2022; or a 100% Refund.

Royal Caribbean will also give anyone who has a cancelled cruise on Odyssey a $400 onboard credit if they rebook for a Jewel of the Seas summer 2021 cruise from Limassol, Cyprus.

Odyssey of the Seas will be re-deployed from Israel to Florida.