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Exploring The Odyssey of the Seas

The newest ship within the Royal Caribbean fleet has one more reason to have ports of call in The Bahamas.



FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – The newest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet has one more reason to have ports of call in The Bahamas.

On Saturday evening A well-known Bahamian has been named Guardian of The Odyssey of the Seas.

Jerome Sawyer was on board for this very special occasion.

An age-old tradition to christen the newest ship in the fleet but this particular voyage had a special meaning for this lady.

Erin Brown is a cancer survivor, para triathlete and well-known advocate for people with disabilities, who has earned a place in history as the first Bahamian to be named Godmother of a luxury liner.

From henceforth, Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of The Seas will have more than just Bahamian ports of call and a 50-year relationship with the destination to be proud of – godmother Erin will forever be her guardian.

The naming ceremony at the port in Fort Lauderdale in many ways signaled the return of cruising as company executives put it.

Eightteen ships are now back at sea carrying 500,000 guests. This newest ship in the fleet represents growing optimism in the industry that a vital part of tourism in this region is rebounding, and The Bahamas is very much a part of that recovery.

Having a Bahamian like Erin Brown to bear the title godmother was deliberate for what she and this new ship represent.

The COVID-19 crisis crippled the cruise ship industry worldwide.

Yet, at the first opportunity to resail Royal Caribbean relaunched its very first ship back into service in The Bahamas proving that this destination remains a priority for the cruise industry.