New construction photos have been released from the popular Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany of the next new Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
Odyssey of the Seas which is currently under construction at the German shipyard is coming along nicely and Meyer Werft has released a batch of new photos as the giant new propellers are installed, a hugely complex task.
You can see the previous construction photos we posted on Cruise Hive right here. You can browse through the new photos below:
We get to see some impressive close-ups of the second Quantum-Ultra class vessel and the sister ship to Spectrum of the Seas which entered service in April 2019.
The large propellers were attached to the Azipod systems which are part of the propulsion systems. Workers can be seen wearing masks as the shipyard still has health and safety procedures in place to protect its workers from COVID-19.
Odyssey of the Seas Debut
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship was originally schuled to be completed in November 2020 but due to the suspension of operations and the impact on the cruise line, that is delayed.
Odyssey of the Seas is now scheduled to arrive in April 2021 and is still set to kick of cruises in Europe before sailing the Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida from November 2021.
Still to come before entering service will be the float out onto the water for the first time and departing the construction hall. She’ll have to complete the River Ems conveyance where she’ll undergo Sea Trials in the North Sea. Once all that is completed, Odyssey of the Seas should be ready for delivery to Royal Caribbean.
Once completed the ship will be around 169,380 gross tons with a guest capacity of 4,200 at double occupancy.