Odyssey of the Seas is loaded with all sorts of incredible onboard attractions, scene-stealing shows and entertainment, memory, maxing activities for kids and teens, and delicious dining that spotlights flavors from around the world. Most first-time cruisers don’t realize that many of these amazing vacation experiences are available at no extra cost once you board the ship. You read that right — from world-class cuisine to award-winning shows and game changing ways to play, your cruise fare includes so many great free things to do onboard that you can literally pack every sea day with thrills without spending a single dollar extra. Want the inside scoop on how to make your cruise vacation onboard Odyssey of the Seas as close to all-inclusive as possible? Read our list of top free attractions, free shows and entertainment, and fan-favorite dining venues with free food.
This futuristic capsule gently raises you over 300 feet above sea level so you can soak up 360-degree views of the world around you. It holds the Guinness World Record for being the tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship — and a ride up in this one-of-a-kind onboard attraction is totally covered by your cruise far at no extra cost. Hop inside for a lift into the sky and see why guests consider North Star® one of the top free attractions onboard Odyssey of the Seas.
A staple onboard some of the boldest cruise ships in the fleet — including Odyssey of the Seas — the FlowRider is a 40-foot-long surf simulator that lets you learn how to tame waves like a pro. Try to ride the surf upright on your feet, or coast over the rushing water on your stomach, boogie-style. And if you’d rather watch your friends try not to wipeout, there’s plenty of stadium seating that doubles as an audience splash zone. The best part? This wet and wild thrill ride is included in your cruise fare, so you can try it as many times as you like at no extra cost.
Have you ever experienced the thrills of freefalling before? Now’s your chance! Odyssey of the Seas is home to RipCord by iFLY, the only skydiving simulator at sea. One of the most thrilling free attractions onboard, this family-friendly experience will get your adrenaline pumping as you float weightless in the air — all without ever leaving the ship.
Though you may have left workday rush hour behind you, you’re going to want to take the driver’s seat in this bumper car showdown at SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity space at sea. One of the best free activities for kids and teens, the only bumper car experience at sea guarantees high-speed fun no matter what your age. Buckle up, take the wheel, and get ready for the ride of your life as you zip, zoom and bang into other cars on the field during this thrill-filled complimentary experience.
While Odyssey of the Seas offers plenty of free attractions and activities for kids and teens, sometimes it’s important for parents to enjoy a little time with the grown-ups. If you’re craving a bit of rest and relaxation away from the kids, there’s no better place to unwind than the Solarium. This adults-only oasis offers plenty of shady spaces to lounge in, lagoon-like pools, and a bar serving all your favorite grown-up sips. What’s more, admission is totally complimentary. If you’d rather use your pool time for a little family bonding, take the whole crew to the either of the main pools or whirlpools. They’re all kid-friendly.
Looking to nosh onboard Odyssey of the Seas at no extra cost? One of the most popular complimentary dining spots on this ship is Sorrento’s — a casual, fuss-free pizzeria where every pie offers a taste of heaven. Keep to the classics, like cheese, pepperoni and Margherita, or opt for something adventurous, like the meat-loaded Carnivore or the pineapple, bacon and BBQ-infused Caribbean Dream.
Another top-rated onboard dining venue with free food is El Loco Fresh, which is famous for authentic Mexican fare that’s insanely delicious. From house-made guac and crispy tortilla chips, to shareable nachos, tender carnitas, and burritos stuffed with melted cheese and flavorful meat, everything on the menu here is crazy good — and complimentary. Whatever you order, save room for a creamy Mexican flan or moist tres leches!
Every cruise ship is home to a Windjammer and a Main Dining Room, the cruise line’s most popular complimentary dining venues. If you’re looking for global flavors served buffet-style in a laid-back setting, head to Windjammer. This fleet-wide mainstay serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner staples, plus international options that rotate daily to highlight different cuisines from around the world. And at the more upscale Main Dining Room, you’ll get to order elevated entrees off a menu of fixed signature dishes and ever-changing specialties curated to take you from Madrid to Marrakech. Every bite is included in your cruise fare at no extra cost.
Want to take your vacation onboard Odyssey of the Seas even further? If you love beer, wine, cocktails or spirits, opt for a Beverage Package that covers select alcoholic beverages. And if you want to experience some of the ship’s incredible specialty restaurants for free, you can upgrade your getaway by purchasing a Specialty Dining Package that includes meals at multiple specialty restaurants. Opt for both, and you’ll feel like you’re on an all-inclusive vacation.