New Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Floats Out

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Spectrum of the Seas which is the first Quantum ultra class cruise ship for Royal Caribbean has floated out and departed the construction hall. This is a major milestone for the new Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

Spectrum of the Seas Floats Out

It is an exciting time for Royal Caribbean with Spectrum of the Seas coming this April. The ship is currently in the final stages of construction at the popular Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

On Tuesday the large ship which is an evolution of the Quantum class ships was floated out as a whole for the very first time from the construction hall. The process started at 8:00 PM and very slowly the ship made its way out with the assistance of course.

Now the ship is outside, further work will be done and outfitting all the interior spaces will continue. While at the outfitting pier the funnel cladding will be added and the iconic North Star feature will be installed. The construction hall has limited height so final installations must be done after the float out which is normal for Meyer Werft built vessels.

Usually, about a month before the ship is delivered the crew will begin the arrive to get ready for the maiden voyage in April. Spectrum of the Seas will also make her way along the Ems River for sea trials in the North Sea.

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Now that the new Royal Caribbean cruise ship has been moved out the floating engine room section for Norwegian Encore will move in. The large block will make up the new Breakaway-plus class vessel for Norwegian Cruise Line which will be completed in fall 2019.

Spectrum of the Seas will be based in China after completing a 51-night Global Odyssey cruise starting from Barcelona, Spain on April 18. The ship which is slightly larger than Quantum of the Seas will be 169,300 gross tons and have a guest capacity of 4,188 at double occupancy.

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