It has just been revealed that construction has officially begun on Royal’s newly announced ship, Spectrum of the Seas.
The first Quantum Ultra Class ship will arrive in 2019 once all construction, currently taking place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, has finished.
A ceremony was held at the shipyard where the first piece of steel was cut; the steel will make up the large blocks which will come together over time to make the ship whole.
“Today is a very special day in the development of our new Quantum Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas. We are now one step closer to delighting our guests in Asia Pacific with this remarkable ship”, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, stated.
He continued: “Spectrum will be another giant leap forward in vessel design and guest experiences that will provide travelers with ample opportunities to create unforgettable memories.”
Spectrum of the Seas will be the next evolution of the hugely popular Quantum class ships and the future vessel will expand on the design and be known as the Quantum Ultra-class.
Royal Caribbean has not yet released any renderings or specific details on the ship, but cruisers do know that Spectrum of the Seas will be at least 167,000 gross tonnes and carry over 4,100 guests at double occupancy.
The brand filed for new trademark ship names, Apex of the Seas and Joy of the Seas, on June 27th this year after confirming Symphony of the Seas would be Royal’s next ship to launch.
Spectrum of the Seas now joins Icon of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas for the ships currently under construction for the Caribbean cruise line.
What do you think of today’s news? Are you excited for Spectrum of the Seas? What feature would you most like the ship to boast? Which Royal ships have you sailed with before? Leave us your comments below!
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