We thoroughly enjoyed 8 nights on the Odyssey. This was our second cruise during the pandemic. Two weeks prior, we cruised with a competitor cruise line. The Covid protocols on Royal Caribbean appeared far superior. In defense of the first cruise line, they have ramped up their protocols due to the prevalence of the Delta variant. Things may be very different today.
We took a rapid Covid test at CVS within 72 hours of cruising. We provided proof of vaccination at boarding.
Embarkation was a breeze. Parking at the pier in Fort Lauderdale is very convenient and only a few feet away from the Odyssey access at terminal 18. We entered through the suite access area and went directly to the suite waiting area. Masks are worn and social distancing is easy here. Those in the suite and general boarding areas were both quickly directed onboard.