8 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Odyssey of the Seas from Fort Lauderdale, Florida Manchebo Beach Coast Sunny Day, Oranjestad, Aruba
The 8 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida visits Nassau, Bahamas; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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8 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
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Explore Odyssey of the Seas
Day 1 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Day 2 - Nassau, Bahamas
Day 3 - 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - Oranjestad, Aruba
Day 6 - Willemstad, Curacao
Day 7 - 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Manchebo Beach Coast Sunny Day, Oranjestad, Aruba
Manchebo Beach Coast Sunny Day, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Leaving from
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Onboard
Odyssey of the Seas
Day Port
1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Departs at 5:00 PM
2
Nassau, Bahamas
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3 - 4
Cruising
Day at sea
5
Oranjestad, Aruba
From 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6
Willemstad, Curacao
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7 - 8
Cruising
Day at sea
9
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Arrives at 6:15 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Odyssey of the Seas

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Odyssey of the Seas
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Odyssey of the Seas Aerial View of Skypad Flowrider
Odyssey of the Seas Aerial View of Skypad Flowride
Get to know
Odyssey of the Seas
It’s time to see just how far adventure can take you. Introducing the newest Royal Caribbean® gamechanger, Odyssey of the Seas℠. Spring into action on Sky Pad®, or soak up the sun at a newly designed resort-style pool deck that brings island vibes poolside. Take play time to the next level at SeaPlex®, with bumper cars, glow-in-the-dark laser tag and VR games. Or kick back and watch all the action from above at Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade.

A TOP DECK TAKEOVER

There's never been a top deck that maxes out memory-making like this one. Get your game on at the largest SeaPlex® ever, with bold ways to play – like bumper cars and glow-in-the-dark laser tag. And hit the reimagined upper deck for the most interactive arcade ever to set sail, with everything from classics like skeeball to the first fully immersive free-roaming 4D virtual-reality experience at sea, Virtual Adventure Zone. Cheer each other on at the FlowRider® surf simulator. Hit the Sky Pad® bungee trampoline to take on our most interactive game yet, the new Croak’s Wild Adventures. And feel the freedom of freefall on the RipCord® by iFLY® skydiving simulator.

NEW DISHES FOR DAYS

The new Odyssey of the Seas℠ is primed to please every palate and satisfy any appetite. Dial up date night with a modern take on authentic trattoria fare at the new Giovanni's℠ Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar. Enjoy match day classics and ice-cold brews at Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade. Crush cravings for cantina-inspired eats poolside at El Loco Fresh®. And treat the whole family to Far East favourites, from sizzling hot delicacies cooked tableside to hand-rolled sushi that rivals any on land at Teppanyaki.

DOWNTIME THAT’S UP FOR ANYTHING

Every night’s a show-stopping adventure onboard Odyssey of the Seas℠. Settle in for a full-sensory spectacular at Two70®, where robots, dancers and gravity-defying aerialists come together in a dazzling celebration of music, choreography, storytelling and technology. Jam out as cover bands perform your favourite tunes live at the always-buzzing Music Hall. Or spend a night out at the theatre with show-stopping original productions inspired by timeless hits from Paris and Las Vegas – like Showgirl!, a razzle-dazzling homage to the past, present and future of the most iconic stage performers. Add image to Music Hall.

Day 1: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Day 1
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
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Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Things to do in
Fort Lauderdale
Departs at 5:00 PM
Fort Lauderdale delivers the best of both worlds— beach basking and glitzy cosmopolitan appeal. From serene Hugh Taylor Birch State Park to the buzzing Boardwalk of Hollywood (that’s Florida, not California), there’s a stretch of sand for every style of beachgoer. And jumbo yachts roam more than 300 miles of waterways in this “Venice of America.” Hitch a ride on the free Water Taxi or cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat before or after your Fort Lauderdale cruise. Head to the historic Stranahan House for a glimpse into Fort Lauderdale’s history and be sure to hit its modern-day backyard: the people-watching mecca of Las Olas Boulevard.
Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

STREET SCENE

Las Olas Boulevard, nestled next door to the central area, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upmarket shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water tram for a cruise across mega-mansion-lined canals.
Bird's eye view of A1A, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bird's eye view of A1A, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

VITAMIN SEA

Soak up the sun, sand and seaside fun along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Walk along the palm-lined “Strip” on State Road A1A to get your fill of beach bars, souvenir shops and outdoor restaurants. Fort Lauderdale cruises allow you to go full throttle on a Jet Ski®— or go parasailing high above the ocean.
Everglades Bird Close Up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Everglades Bird Close Up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GLADES OF GLORY

Head west and explore the Florida Everglades, an untamed river of grass spanning 2,200 acres of picturesque wetlands. Whether you take a wild ride in an airboat or splash around in a swamp buggy, you’ll encounter wild alligators and native birds thriving amongst Florida’s finest natural landscapes.
Fresh Seafood Platter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fresh Seafood Platter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

LOCAL CUISINE

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic Fort Lauderdale dining experience than eating fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront eatery. Local 'Floribbean' cuisine melds Caribbean and Latin-influenced flavours with locally caught fish, prawns and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of the A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas pavement restaurants.
Beachwear Hats Shop, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
TBeachwear Hats Shop, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up beachwear at The Gallery at Beach Place, or find rare books and handmade hats on Hollywood Boulevard. Dania’s Antique Row is home to some 100 dealers, while art galleries and unusual boutiques line Las Olas Boulevard. For serious bargains, head to the Sawgrass Mills outlet sprawl.

Day 2: Nassau, Bahamas

Day 2
Nassau
Bahamas
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Shark Feeding and Diving in the Bahamas
Shark Feeding and Diving in the Bahamas
Things to do in
Nassau
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetising flavours, white-sand beaches and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven – and you can explore its colourful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Nassau and swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins or spot colourful coral on a glass-bottomed boat. And just across the bridge is beautiful Paradise Island, home to world-famous luxury hotels and resorts. Spend the day at the famous Atlantis and splash your way through its expansive water park, grab a piña colada at the Marina Village and spot the hammerhead sharks in Predator Lagoon.
Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins, Nassau, Bahamas
Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins, Nassau, Bahamas

LEGENDARY LOST CITY

Discover the Atlantis Resort – an entertainment mecca and home to the largest water park in the Caribbean. Located across the harbour on Paradise Island, you’ll find acres of adventures to be had – whether exploring underground tunnel aquariums, plunging down waterslides or swimming with dolphins.
Insider tip
Water taxis run between Nassau and Paradise Island every half-hour.
Aerial of the Pearl Island Lighthouse, Nassau, Bahamas
Aerial of the Pearl Island Lighthouse, Nassau, Bahamas

Private Paradise

A short, 30-minute boat ride off the coast is Pearl Island, one of the unique private islands of The Bahamas. Spend the day on water trampolines, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Or relax in front of the iconic lighthouse while enjoying a frozen drink and freshly made conch salad.
Insider tip
Most restaurants include a 15% service charge on the bill.
Jet Skis Lining a White Sandy Beach, Nassau, Bahamas
Jet Skis Lining a White Sandy Beach, Nassau, Bahamas

LOUNGE LIKE A LOCAL

Junkanoo Beach is a free, public stretch of sand with affordable lounge-chair and umbrella rentals and tasty Bahama Mamas. It’s an easy 15-minute walk from the harbour, and offers a taste of the island’s famous blue waters and soft sand with a hint of local flavour.
Conch Fritters and Salad, Nassau, Bahamas
Conch Fritters and Salad, Nassau, Bahamas

Local Cuisine

Bahamian cuisine showcases local seafood and reflects Spanish, West African and British influences. Rock lobster and conch are served up in a variety of ways – from hearty chowders and fried fritters to citrus salads. Craving dessert? Try the guava duff – a warm, spongy dessert topped with sweet butter rum sauce.
Local Shopping Magnet Souvenirs, Nassau, Bahamas
Local Shopping Magnet Souvenirs, Nassau, Bahamas

Shopping

Festival Place, which sits right on the wharf, has more than 40 local vendors selling artisanal items. Cruise to Nassau and make your way to Bay Street – just a block away – for duty-free luxury goods. This waterfront promenade is a bargain-hunter’s paradise, and the nearby Straw Market is the go-to spot for authentic Bahamian hand-made treasures.

Day 3 - 4: Cruising

Day 3 - 4
Cruising
At Sea
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Mom and Son on Bumper Cars
Mon and Son Driving and Enjoying the Bumper Cars
PLAY HOWEVER YOU LIKE
Splashaway Boy Sliding Smiling
Splashaway Boy Sliding Smiling

Splashaway Bay℠

The fun comes in gallons. This bigger, better kids' aqua park features slides, water cannons, waterfalls and more. And when the drench bucket gets full, everyone gets wet.
iFly by Ripcord Little Girl Flying
iFly by Ripcord Little Girl Flying

RipCord® by iFLY®

There’s no rush in the world like skydiving – and on the RipCord® by iFLY® simulator you can feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck.
Exterior SkyPad Onboard Cruise Activity
An exterior view of the Skypad, yellow virtual bungee jumping ball, onboard only Royal Caribbean cruises

Sky Pad®

Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and soar high into the sky for gravity-defying fun at Sky Pad®. Whether you’re smashing sweeties in a sugar-coated world or travelling light years into the future – this brand-new bungee trampoline experience opens up a whole new universe of possibility.
Circus School at the Sea Plex
Girl Trapeze at the Circus School at the Sea Plex

Trapeze School

Within SeaPlex®, a cutting-edge indoor activity space, the complimentary Trapeze School offers lessons you'll flip for.

Day 5: Oranjestad, Aruba

Day 5
Oranjestad
Aruba
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Divi-divi Tree at Sunset on Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Divi-divi Tree at Sunset on Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Things to do in
Oranjestad
From 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Welcome to Aruba – or as the locals say, Bon bini. Here Dutch traditions mix with island charm. The capital and port town of Oranjestad, is best known for its colourful Dutch Colonial ‘gingerbread’ houses painted in bright Caribbean hues. While Aruba is only 20 miles from tip to tip, it is packed with incredible contrasts. Cruise to Aruba and go from relaxing in a tropical paradise to trekking rugged desert in no time. The southern coast is one giant photo op – a bustling port town surrounded by powdery white beaches and crystal-clear aquamarine waters. To the north, waves crash onto a rocky coast, scattered with cliffs, cacti and divi-divi trees. Best of all, you don’t have to choose which spots to hit – just which to hit first.

ROADS LESS TRAVELLED

Buckle up for an off-road 4X4 ride through the rough and rugged Aruba Arikok National Park. Along the way, you’ll spot the local plants and wildlife of the craggy but beautiful coastline on your way to Conchi, a natural pool created by the ocean’s relentless crashing waves.
Insider tip
Free trams run in a loop from the port to the central area.
Oranjestad, Aruba, California lighthouse
Sunny day at the California Lighthouse in Hudishibana, Oranjestad, Aruba

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

Perched on the northwestern tip of the island, you can climb to the top of the recently renovated California Lighthouse for panoramic views of the crashing waves of the windward coast. From 30 metres up, you can even see the tranquil waters of the leeward shore.
Insider tip
Locals love lunch, so this is when you’ll find great specials.
Rocky shore at Boca Prins Beach, Arikok National Park, Oranjestad, Aruba
Rocky shore at Boca Prins Beach, Arikok National Park, Oranjestad, Aruba

SEA FLOOR EXPLORING

The water off Aruba is teeming with marine life and you can see it all up close by riding in a high-tech submarine 45 metres below the sea. As you explore in comfort during your Aruba cruise, you'll pass schools of tropical fish, huge sponge gardens, colourful coral reefs, wreck sites and even scuba divers.
Oranjestad, Aruba, Pumpkin Soup
A bowl of pumpkin soup

LOCAL CUISINE

Taste your way through the multi-cultural heritage of the island. Sample Argentine meat dishes, Venezuelan empanadas and arepas, and nutty Dutch cheeses. Or for something a little more Caribbean, try a hearty pumpkin soup or gumbo with some pan bati – a pancake made from wheat and corn flour.

SHOPPING

The three-storey Royal Plaza Mall and Renaissance Mall offer incredible duty-free deals, all within easy walking distance of the port. Here you can snag luxury designer jewellery and watches, but also pick up traditional Dutch items like Delft (blue and white) pottery and locally made aloe products.

Day 6: Willemstad, Curacao

Day 6
Willemstad
Curacao
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Things to do in
Willemstad
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Curaçao is a treasure trove of cultural attractions, rich history and natural scenery – from desert landscapes and rugged cliffs to 38 spectacular, and mostly secluded, beaches. Sint Anna Bay separates the two sides of the capital of Willemstad. Punda, the original settlement, is a tidy grid filled with shops and unique markets, restaurants and open-air cafes. Not to mention the famous tropicalised Dutch architecture in vibrant hues. Otrobanda (literally, 'the other side') is a maze of narrow streets and even narrower alleyways. And at only 40 miles long, a wide variety of island adventures are within easy reach during your Curaçao cruise.

STOP FOR A PHOTO OP

Take a scenic ride through Shete Boka Park for three incredible sites – the Boka Tabla, where waves break so high against a rocky inlet they look like a geyser; the Boka Pistol, where giant waves make a thunderous sound as they crash into an underground cavern; and the natural bridge, which the ocean has carved out of the rock.
Insider tip
Be sure to catch the swinging Queen Emma Bridge in action from the deck during sailaway.

TAKE A HIKE

Head to the 4,450-acre wildlife preserve, Christoffel Park National Curaçao, to spend the day immersed in unspoiled nature. Hike or bike any of eight trails and get to know the indigenous flora and fauna – like white-tailed deer, barn owls, blue iguanas and rare wild orchids.
Insider tip
The tap water is safe to drink and refreshingly good thanks to the seawater distillery.

HISTORY AND MYSTERY

Discover stalagmites, stalactites, unique species and local lore inside the Hato Caves. These ancient limestone caverns are filled with pools, waterfalls and 1,500-year-old cave paintings. Cruise to Curaçao and cross the mystical underground lake before entering two large caverns lined with ancient Arawak petroglyphs.
Willemstad, Curacao, Peanut Soup
Two bowls of peanut soup

Local Cuisine

For a taste of the real Curacao, explore the capital and stop at local eateries like Plaza Bieu, Trio Penotti or La Boheme. At spots like these, you'll find a storm of local flavors reflective of the cultural mix. Try kabritu, curried goat stew, or ayaka, meat-filled tamales wrapped in banana leaves. Or savor African peanut soup with bananas.
Willemstad, Curacao, Dresses at market
An assortment of dresses for sale at a market

Shopping

Walk by multicolored storefronts filled with local arts and crafts in the Punda and Otrobanda districts. Or venture into the New Market, a place to find handicrafts from Curacao, like the quintessential Dutch clogs, and souvenirs like hammocks from neighboring islands.

Day 7 - 8: Cruising

Day 7 - 8
Cruising
At Sea
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Crusted scallops - Giovanni's Table
Oven baked almond crusted scallops w/red bell pepper pesto served at Giovanni's Table. Cruise fine dining Italian Restaurant
LET THE FLAVOUR FEST BEGIN
Symphony of the Seas Playmakers Hamburger and Chicken Sandwich
Playmakers Hamburger and Chicken Sandwich with Fries

Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade

With a menu of match-day favourites and icy-cold draughts on tap, anything you order at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade is a winner. And while you’re working on a signature Playmakers Burger or the five-scoop Touchdown Sundae, you can catch your team live on dozens of screens or face off against your friends in the arcade.
Symphony of the Seas El Loco Fresh Mexican Bowl
Woman Squeezing Lime to her Mexican Bowl

El Loco Fresh®

Give your taste buds something to go wild over. El Loco Fresh® serves up Mexican fare that's insanely delicious. With classic mole sauce and tangy salsa verde topping beef burritos, carnitas and more – it's a fiesta of flavour from south of the border. The craziest thing about it is just how good it is.
Teppanyaki Hibachi Vegetable Stir Fry
Teppanyaki Hibachi Vegetable Stir Fry

Teppanyaki

At Teppanyaki, expert chefs elevate cooking to a performance art form – and you’ve got front row seats to the show. Enjoy authentic Far East flavours prepared right at your table and served up with a sizzle, from succulent seafood to top-grade steaks, seared to perfection.
Lobster and Crab Dish at Chef's Table
Lobster & Alaska king crab main entree, served at the Elegant Chefs Table restaurant. One of the best cruise line fine dining

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.

Day 9: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Day 9
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
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Everglades Swamp, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Everglades Swamp, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Things to do in
Fort Lauderdale
Arrives at 6:15 AM
Fort Lauderdale delivers the best of both worlds— beach basking and glitzy cosmopolitan appeal. From serene Hugh Taylor Birch State Park to the buzzing Boardwalk of Hollywood (that’s Florida, not California), there’s a stretch of sand for every style of beachgoer. And jumbo yachts roam more than 300 miles of waterways in this “Venice of America.” Hitch a ride on the free Water Taxi or cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat before or after your Fort Lauderdale cruise. Head to the historic Stranahan House for a glimpse into Fort Lauderdale’s history and be sure to hit its modern-day backyard: the people-watching mecca of Las Olas Boulevard.
Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

STREET SCENE

Las Olas Boulevard, nestled next door to the central area, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upmarket shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water tram for a cruise across mega-mansion-lined canals.
Bird's eye view of A1A, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bird's eye view of A1A, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

VITAMIN SEA

Soak up the sun, sand and seaside fun along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Walk along the palm-lined “Strip” on State Road A1A to get your fill of beach bars, souvenir shops and outdoor restaurants. Fort Lauderdale cruises allow you to go full throttle on a Jet Ski®— or go parasailing high above the ocean.
Everglades Bird Close Up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Everglades Bird Close Up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GLADES OF GLORY

Head west and explore the Florida Everglades, an untamed river of grass spanning 2,200 acres of picturesque wetlands. Whether you take a wild ride in an airboat or splash around in a swamp buggy, you’ll encounter wild alligators and native birds thriving amongst Florida’s finest natural landscapes.
Fresh Seafood Platter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fresh Seafood Platter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

LOCAL CUISINE

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic Fort Lauderdale dining experience than eating fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront eatery. Local 'Floribbean' cuisine melds Caribbean and Latin-influenced flavours with locally caught fish, prawns and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of the A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas pavement restaurants.
Beachwear Hats Shop, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
TBeachwear Hats Shop, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up beachwear at The Gallery at Beach Place, or find rare books and handmade hats on Hollywood Boulevard. Dania’s Antique Row is home to some 100 dealers, while art galleries and unusual boutiques line Las Olas Boulevard. For serious bargains, head to the Sawgrass Mills outlet sprawl.

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