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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Bilde og info fra slepet av seksjonen som sees over, fra LinkedIn sidene til FAIRPLAY TOWAGE Group:

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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