Watch: Spectrum of the Seas' Mega-Block Float Out

By The Maritime Executive 01-31-2018 11:34:40

With a unique construction process underway, mega-blocks of Royal Caribbean's new ship Spectrum of the Seas 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, the 347.1-meter (1,139-foot) Spectrum of the Seas is scheduled for delivery in 2019. Spectrum of the Seas will be the next evolution of the cruise line’s Quantum class of ships placing the ship in a new class of her own called the Quantum Ultra. She will carry around 4,200 passengers and be a little bit larger than the Quantum Class ships: 168,800 gross tons versus 168,666 gross tons.

The first ships of the class – Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas – were delivered in fall 2014 and spring 2015. The third ship, Ovation of the Seas, was delivered in April 2016.