The third Quantum class cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, was floated out of the Meyer Werft’s covered building dock yesterday.
Built for the US cruise operator Royal Caribbean Cruises, the 168,666-gross ton vessel was constructed in 18 months, and is expected to join the owner’s fleet in spring this year.
After it completed initial trials, Ovation of the Seas will now undergo a number of tests in the harbor.
Meyer Werft said that, following this testing period, the 4,200-passenger ship will berth alongside the yard’s outfitting pier.
With the delivery of the new vessel, Royal Caribbean Cruises will own three Quantum-class ships, while two more are under construction at Meyer Werft.
World Maritime News Staff, Video: Meyer Werft/inselvideo