Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas has reached a major construction milestone which included two Meyer Werft shipyards in Germany. Even though the Quantum Ultra-class ship has some way to go the blocks are coming together and we’ll be able to start seeing an actual cruise ship soon.
Spectrum of the Seas is Coming Together
The first Quantum Ultra class cruise ship for Royal Caribbean is coming together and a mega block which was built at the Rostock shipyard made a journey along the Ems River. The block which houses the engine room actually traveled 296 nautical miles in 3-days to reach the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
Take a look at a new video from the cruise line showing the large cruise ship block departing the Ristock shipyard and heading down the river to join the rest of the ship blocks:
The engine room block departed earlier in the month on March 3 and passed through the lock for the North-Baltic sea canal, went under the Rendsburg Railroad Bridge, under the Gruemental Bridge, through the Brunsbuttel Lock for the open North Sea, Gandersum Lock on the Ems River, Jann-Berghaus Bridge, Weener Bridge and then finally the Papenburg Lock for the Meyer Werft shipyard.
This is just one block of many which are coming together and in January we posted about another large block related to the ship engines was floated out. There are still some major construction milestones to come which we’ll update readers on through the year.
All About Spectrum of the Seas
The cruise line is still yet to unveil many of the ship’s features but what we know so far is Spectrum of the Seas is being purpose-built for the Chinese market. Maybe cruisers in the United States will have a chance in the future with deployment changes but it won’t be for a while. We do know the ship will be based in China but specific itinerary details are not yet known.
Once complete the first Quantum Ultra class vessel will be around 168,800 gross tons and be able to carry 4,200 passengers at double occupancy.