Caught Covid on Odyssey of the Seas New Year's 2022 Cruise 12/20/22 to 1/8/23
My husband and I got Covid for the first time ever after getting off of the Odyssey of the Seas 9 day New Year's Cruise on 1/08/23.Husband took sick later that day and I got sick two days later. Overall, we took many precautions. We wore a mask everywhere on the ship.
We also bought the Ultimate Dining Package ( $630 for nine dinners and five lunches), to keep us out of the Main Dining Rooms and Windjammer. We took breakfast in the smaller Solarium restaurant or the Cafe Promenade, later in the morning. While we did see the shows in the Royal Theater, we sat way in the back in the handicapped section, so that we were not in rows of seats with people all around us. Despite all the precautions we got Covid, full force. Had to go on Paxlovid, which was very helpful in managing this debilitating illness. The one thing I am reminded of on this cruise which we watched on the cabin TV and did not attend is the "Belly Flop" contest at the pool earlier on in the cruise where many hundreds of people were crammed next to each other viewing the competition. Talk about a "petrie dish for spreading germs".