Royal Caribbean Cruises, Bygg nr. 700 & 713 ved Meyer Werft, 169 000 GT Cruise Ship "Spectrum of the Seas" & "Odyssey of the Seas"

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ROYAL CARIBBEAN MARKS FIRST MAJOR CONSTRUCTION MILESTONE OF THE NEW QUANTUM ULTRA

World’s Most Innovative Cruise Line Celebrates Steel Cutting and Reveals Name of Newest Ship For China

MIAMI, August 15, 2017 – Excitement was in the air today at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, as Royal Caribbean International marked the official start of construction by cutting the first piece of steel for its new Quantum Ultra ship. The next engineering marvel in the innovative cruise line’s lineup will officially be named Spectrum of the Seas.

Set to debut in 2019, Spectrum will be the next evolution of the cruise line’s groundbreaking and high-tech Quantum class of ships placing the ship in a new class of her own. The revolutionary Quantum Ultra ship will specifically be designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and will feature cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities.

“Today is a very special day in the development of our new Quantum Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas. We are now one step closer to delighting our guests in Asia Pacific with this remarkable ship,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Spectrum will be another giant leap forward in vessel design and guest experiences that will provide travelers with ample opportunities to create unforgettable memories.”

Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 48-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. On board, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 14 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

The cruise line sails 24 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Media can stay up-to-date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.
 

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ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES SPECTRUM OF THE SEAS KEEL-LAYING

MIAMI, November 9, 2017 – Today marked an important milestone in the development of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Spectrum of the Seas, when her keel was lowered into place at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany.

The keel-laying signifies the beginning of the ship's physical construction. During the ceremony, a 620-ton block measuring 59 feet by 121 feet (18 x 37 meters) was lifted into the building dock with an 800-ton crane.

Set to debut in 2019, Spectrum will be the next evolution of the cruise line’s groundbreaking and high-tech Quantum class of ships placing the ship in a new class of her own called the Quantum Ultra. The revolutionary ship will specifically be designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and will feature cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities.

Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 48-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. On board, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 14 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

The cruise line sails 24 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Media can stay up-to-date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.
 

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One Step Closer: Spectrum of the Seas' Mega-Block Float Out

Spectrum of the Seas is taking shape block by block. With a unique construction process underway, mega-blocks of Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class ship are built in Neptun Werft (Rostock, Germany) and transferred via hydraulics onto a pontoon, which will travel down the Ems River to the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Watch the ship's FERU (Floating Engine Room Unit) make the roughly eight-hour move in preparation for its journey. Designed specifically for the Chinese market, Spectrum is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

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Hamburg based towage company Bugsier has been awarded to tow a hull-section, more precisely the engine room section of the “Spectrum of the Seas” from Warnemünde (Neptun Yard) to Papenburg (MEYER WERFT GmbH & Co. KG) via Kiel-Canal. The strict and defined technical conditions set for this sophisticated towage required a mix of highly maneuverable and versatile propulsions (Voith Schneider and a Rotortug). Bugsier has chosen respective tugs out of the fleet of the Fairplay Towage Group. The entire towage was performed under the supervision of a Bugsier employed tow master. The convoy will reach Papenburg today.


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ROYAL CARIBBEAN ORDERS FIFTH QUANTUM-CLASS VESSEL

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft in Germany to order a fifth Quantum-class ship for delivery in the Fall of 2020.

“It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Quantum-class ship as we are welcoming Anthem of the Seas to North America,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “These ships have been received with excitement, and performed exceptionally well, across the globe. We fully expect that momentum to continue as we add to this innovative class of ships.”

“At Royal Caribbean we are focused on continuously improving efficiency and sustainability, and the fifth Quantum class vessel will be clear evidence of this,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Of equal importance is our ability to consistently surpass guest expectations, and we are harnessing the power of the latest technology to do so on this ship.”
 

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Den andre av desse, altså bygg nr. 713 får namnet "Odyssey of the Seas"
 

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German shipyard Meyer Werft started the construction of Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum Ultra Class cruise ship on February 1, 2019.

The construction was launched with a steel cutting ceremony of the vessel number S.713 at the shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

To be named Odyssey of the Seas, the ship will be the fifth unit for Royal Caribbean International within the last few years.

Scheduled for completion in fall 2020, Odyssey of the Seas will sail from the United States.

Royal Caribbean took delivery of the similar sister ships Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas in autumn 2014, spring 2015, spring 2016 and in spring 2019.

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The Spectrum of the Seas leaves the dock

Ship leaves building dock II and floating unit enters the dock

The Spectrum of the Seas will probably be leaving the covered building dock II at the MEYER WERFT on 25 February 2019. The ship has a rating of 169,300 GT and measures 347.75 m in length and 41.4 m in width, with ca-pacity for 4,188 passengers.

The ship built for the American Royal Caribbean International shipping company will start to leave the dock at around 8 p.m. Once the Spectrum of the Seas has left the dock, it will berth at the shipyard's out-fitting pier to be fitted with its funnel cladding. Weather permitting, the North Star (glazed viewing capsule) will also be installed on the ship. The ship will then remain in the shipyard port for further out-fitting work and on-board trials until its passage through the river Ems up to the North Sea, which will probably take place mid March.

Possible delays due to the weather

For the Spectrum of the Seas to be able to berth at the out-fitting pier, the floating section (engine room unit) of the Norwegian Encore that is currently moored here will have to be moved to another berth in the shipyard port. Once the Spectrum of the Seas has left the dock, the floating part for the Norwegian Encore, which is due for completion in autumn 2019, will be manoeuvred back into the free covered building dock II for further construction work.

All times are subject to the weather.

"Spectrum of the Sea"

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River Conveyance of Spectrum of the Seas

The new cruise ship for Royal Caribbean International (USA), Spectrum of the Seas, will probably leave Papenburg on Tuesday, March 19 2019 to be conveyed on the river Ems to Eemshaven (Netherlands). The ship is planned to arrive in Eemshaven on Thursday morning. Later on the ship will go through several days of technical and nautical sea trials on the North Sea.

The Ems barrier will be helping Spectrum of the Seas to pass through the river Ems, a procedure which will be kept as short as possible. The following schedule has been drawn up for the conveyance of the new cruise ship, with changes possible at short notice due to the weather and tidal conditions:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Approx. 06.30 pm: ship in waiting position (Papenburg)
Approx. 07.00 pm: ship passes sea lock (Papenburg)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Approx. 01.30 am: ship passes Friesenbrücke (Weener)
Approx. 06.00 am: ship passes the Jann Berghaus bridge (Leer)
Approx. 10.15 am: arrival at the river Ems barrier (Gandersum)
Approx. 11.45 am: ship passes the Ems barrier
Approx. 01.15 pm: ship passes Emden

!! All details are subject to the wind, weather and water levels and are therefore without guarantee. Timings can be changed at short notice!!

Once again, a team of river pilots from Emden will be responsible for manoeuvring the ship to Eemshaven. The pilots on the river Ems also looked after the MEYER WERFT ships during their passage to the North Sea in previous years. The whole team trained the conveyance at the computerised simulator in Wageningen (Netherlands) to be better prepared for the task.

Spetrum of the Seas will proceed in reverse up the river Ems to the North Sea. This approach has proven successful in the past as it makes it easier to manoeuvre the ship. Two tugs will be providing assistance in the process.

The cruise ship with 169,300 GRT is one of the largest cruise ships to be built in Germany with capacity for about 4,284 passengers. After completing the technical and nautical sea trials on the North Sea, the ship will be handed over to the owner early April 2019.

Meanwhile, MEYER WERFT continues to work flat out on other ships: building dock II currently houses the Norwegian Encore which is scheduled to be completed in autumn 2019 for Norwegian Cruise Line (USA), while Spirit of Discovery gets completed in building dock I. The ship for Saga Cruises (UK) is scheduled to be delivered in summer 2019.

For more information and photos, please go to www.meyerwerft.de; www.facebook.com/meyerwerft and www.youtube.com/meyerwerft

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"Spectrum of the Seas"

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River Conveyance of Spectrum of the Seas rescheduled

Due to high water levels in the River Ems Spectrum of the Seas will leave Papenburg on Wednesday, March 20 2019, to be conveyed on the River Ems to Eemshaven (Netherlands).

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Approx. 06.30 am: ship in waiting position (Papenburg)
Approx. 07.00 am: ship passes sea lock (Papenburg)
Approx. 01.30 pm: ship passes Friesenbrücke (Weener)
Approx. 06.00 pm: ship passes the Jann Berghaus bridge (Leer)
Approx. 10.15 pm: arrival at the river Ems barrier (Gandersum)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Approx. 00.05 am: ship passes the Ems barrier
Approx. 01.15 am: ship passes Emden
Approx. 07.00 am: Arrival Eemshaven

!! All details are subject to the wind, weather and water levels and are therefore without guarantee. Timings can be changed at short notice!!
 

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Keel laying ceremony for Odyssey of the Seas
May 03,2019

Today the keel laying ceremony for the first block of Royal Caribbean’s new cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas, was held at NEPTUN WERFT. At the ship yard, the ship’s engine room unit is produced. Odyssey of the Seas is scheduled to be delivered by MEYER WERFT in Papenburg in autumn 2020.
Representatives from Royal Caribbean International and Stephan Schmees, Executive Board Member Project Management at MEYER WERFT, placed the lucky coin under the block of the new ship before it was lowered into position. With that the building of the next cruise ship for Royal Caribbean starts only a few weeks after Spectrum of the Seas was delivered by MEYER WERFT.

“With the keel laying for Odyssey of the Seas at NEPTUN WERFT it becomes clear again, how well our teams at the different locations are working together. It is our great pleasure to build these innovative ships for Royal Caribbean International and to continue our long-standing business relationship”, said Stephan Schmees.

This block is one of a total of 79 blocks for the new luxury liner and weighs altogether 970 tons. The keel laying ceremony marks the official start of construction for Odyssey of the Seas. The ship will be one of the five largest cruise ships in the world with a gross tonnage of about 169,000.

The first steel parts for the Odyssey of the Seas were cut to size in the MEYER WERFT Laser Center already back in February 2019. Royal Caribbean took delivery of the similar sister ships Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively.
 

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Spectrum of the Seas debuts in China

Spectrum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's first Quantum Ultra Class ship, officially debuted in China as she sailed into Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in Shanghai after completing a 46-night Global Odyssey cruise.



To celebrate Spectrum's arrival, the cruise line held a grand naming ceremony with Chinese celebrities and Royal Caribbean brand ambassadors, Xiaoming Huang and Angelababy, in attendance. Honored with the lifetime role of Godparents, the popular couple were on hand to name the ship and bestow a blessing of safekeeping over all those who sail on her.







Spectrum of the Seas was custom built for the Chinese market, and offers new experiences, such as Royal Caribbean's first enclave for suite guests, new stateroom categories, innovative dining concepts, and stunning features and experiences – many of which have never before been seen at sea.

"Royal Caribbean has always been known for innovating and pushing the boundaries, and Spectrum of the Seas is a great example of this," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "Spectrum brings to life the best of Royal Caribbean along with curated experiences for our Chinese consumers."



Spectrum of the Seas innovative features include:

  • A two-level, 2,809-square-foot Ultimate Family Suite, accommodating up to 11 guests. The three-bedroom suite features a master bedroom and a bathroom that extends over the side of the ship for unparalleled ocean views, along with two additional suites for grandparents and other family members. Kids have their own kid-friendly space on the upper level, complete with an in-suite slide that will transport them to the living area below. Everyone in the family can enjoy time together in the recreation room, featuring surround-sound equipment for a night of karaoke, movies or video games.
  • Sky Pad, a virtual reality (VR), bungee trampoline experience, where guests can strap in, don a VR headset and be transported to another time and planet with three new games: Jump Rally, Sugar Leap and Bass Bouncer.
  • The Suite Club on decks 13 through 16 offers Royal Caribbean’s first exclusive suites-only area, which features 36 Golden Suites and 106 Silver Suites. The Golden Suites and Silver Suites have exclusive access, elevator, as well as a private restaurant and lounge. In addition to a range of amenities, Gold Suite guests may access The Balcony, a private outdoor space with the best views of the sea; and The Boutique, which can be reserved for private shopping, intimate parties and wine tastings. Travelers in suites are also provided with a dedicated team of Royal Concierges who provide excellent value-added services, including concierge services, Royal embarkation, enhanced food and beverage experiences, and exclusive room service.
Dining Options
  • Sichuan Red, a brand-new restaurant debuting on Spectrum that features authentic cuisine from the Sichuan province of China.
  • A traditional tea room and café parlor known as Leaf and Bean, where guests can enjoy a range of authentic Chinese teas, classic coffee drinks as well .as freshly baked Chinese and Western desserts and pastries.
  • Teppanyaki, offering authentic oriental flavors cooked in Japan’s traditional teppanyaki style.
  • Splashaway Café, near the kids’ pool area; and the Noodle Bar, which serves up freshly made noodles and live chef demonstrations.
  • The main dining room has been combined into one awe-inspiring, three-level dining room with 1,844 seats. The complimentary venue also serves a variety of Chinese and Western a la carte options that rotate every day of an itinerary.
  • The Windjammer Marketplace on Spectrum has been designed to be 20% larger than those on Quantum Class ships. The laidback option offers a wide selection of Chinese and Western dishes.
Entertainment
  • Three new production shows developed in-house by Royal Caribbean – The Silk Road, The Effectors, and Showgirl! Past. Present. Future. are taking the stage.
    • Each full-scale production features unrivaled talent, immersive technology and unparalleled special effects to create spectacular entertainment experiences.
  • Battle for Planet Z, an epic glow-in-the-dark laser tag adventure for the whole family.
  • Star Moment, a lively and energetic karaoke venue where family and friends can sing like stars.
  • Expedition Two70, where guests can test their adventuring skills in four fully immersive augmented reality (AR) games.
  • SeaPlex, the multipurpose indoor sports and entertainment complex that offers activities from various parts of the world including various indoor ball games as well as fencing and archery – activities never before seen at sea in the Asia market.
Technology
Spectrum of the Seas features a bold lineup of new digital experiences, from digital room keys and automated stateroom controls, to immersive AR games. The Royal Caribbean mobile app is also available for the first time for guests in China and supports both Mandarin and English language. Designed to seamlessly deliver unprecedented vacation experiences at sea, technology is prevalent throughout the ship, substantially increasing guest convenience and efficiency while offering new experiences that entertain and amaze

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