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Last Two Blocks Come Together During Odyssey of the Seas Construction

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Construction is coming along nicely as the two final blocks came together for Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship.

Odyssey of the Seas Construction

For the first time, Royal Caribbean’s new cruise ship Odyssey of the Seas is whole as two large final blocks come together. The two blocks were added at the aft of the ship during construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

The port side block weighs 291 ton and the starboard blocked weighs 277 ton. Both massive and completing the ship as one. All the other blocks have already come together and we’re now seeing the first photos of the entire ship.

The cruise line has released a batch of the latest construction photos from inside the hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard. The number of people working at the yard as a while as been reduced to 70 and new zone concepts has been implemented to make sure workers keep a distance from each other.

Odyssey of the Seas will be the second Quantum-Ultra class ship for Royal Caribbean and sister ship to Spectrum of the Seas which entered service in 2019. Hopefully, the new ship will begin service as scheduled this November. The inaugural season will kick off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida offering  8- and 6-night Caribbean cruises. Royal Caribbean’s newest ship will then spend some time in Europe starting from Civitavecchia in April 2021.

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The cruise line has already celebrated its keel laying ceremony back in May 2019 and still to come will be the ship floating out onto the water for the first time and then the famous River Ems conveyance which all new ships constructed at the yard must go through.

Once completed the vessel will be 169,000 gross tons and have a guest capacity of 4,198 at double occupancy. She will also have a similar design to the current Quantum-class ships.

Photos/Images Via: Royal Caribbean

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