Spectrum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship designed specifically for the Chinese market, has left Meyer Werft’s covered building dock II.
The float out of the 168,666 gross ton newbuild took place in Papenburg, Germany, in the evening hours (local time) of February 25, 2019.
Spectrum of the Seas will now berth at the shipyard’s outfitting pier to be fitted with its funnel cladding. The North Star — glazed viewing capsule — will also be installed on the ship, Meyer Werft said.
The 4,188-passenger cruise ship will then remain in the shipyard port for further outfitting work and onboard trials until its passage through the river Ems up to the North Sea, which will probably take place mid-March.
With a length of 347.75 meters and a width of 41.4 meters, Spectrum of the Seas will be the largest ship in Asia when it sails from Shanghai, China starting in June 2019.
Apart from Spectrum of the Sea, Meyer Werft is constructing eleven other ships — one for Royal Caribbean, one for Norwegian Cruise Line, two for Saga Cruises, three for Disney Cruise Line, two for P&O Cruises and two for AIDA Cruises, according to data provided by VesselsValue.
World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Unimedien