A huge milestone was made today with the third Quantum class cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas. The first steel was cut which officially begins the construction process.
The steel was cit at the Mayer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany which is also the same location where sister ship Anthem of the Seas is also currently being constructed. There was also a ceremony at the yard which is traditional when building cruise ships.
This ceremony was extra special as Royal Caribbean also revealed the name of the 167,800 ton ship as Ovation of the Seas and will be the third in the innovative Quantum class of ships. Ovation of the Seas will bring all the latest innovations and onboard features once it’s delivered to the cruise line in Autumn 2016.
All the latest features which everyone is talking about on Quantum of the Seas will also be included on Ovation of the Seas including dancing Roboscreens in the unique Two70 entertainment venue; robotic bartenders in Bionic Bar; RipCord by iFLY, the first skydiving experience at sea; the North Star, an engineering marvel that transports guests more than 300 feet above the ocean; transformative venues, such as Sea-Plex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating and more; and the cruise line’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever, including the industry’s first-ever Virtual Balcony staterooms, which offers expansive, real-time views of the ocean and exciting destinations for interior staterooms.
The first Quantum class ship, Quantum of the Seas will be completed by November 2014 and now its in the final phase of construction which is mainly all the interior spaces.