Royal Caribbean is known for it’s large ships as they currently have some of the largest ones in the world. They’re about to do it again. Another massive Royal Caribbean ship is being built and will hit the waters in less than two years if all goes according to plan. Construction recently began on the “Spectrum of the Seas” in Papenburg, Germany at Meyer Werft. This Quantum Class ship may end up breaking some records. Here’s what we know about this ship so far.
A Sister Joining The Quantum Class
The steel cutting ceremony kicked off the construction of the ship. Basically the first piece of steel for the new ship was cut. During this ceremony the name of the ship was revealed. The name didn’t come as much of a surprise as Royal Caribbean trademarked it previously. While it hasn’t been revealed yet if the ship will actually be bigger than the other three ship’s in the cruise line’s Quantum Class, many expect that it will be. The other ships measure at 168,666 tons. This makes them tied for the world’s fifth largest cruise ships.
The ship will make it’s debut in 2019. It will sail in the Asia-Pacific and China region, the same as its sister ships, the Ovation of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas. Spectrum will have the capacity to carry 4,180 passengers. This ship is supposed to be “the evolution” of the class. Currently, ships in the Quantum class have 16 decks. 8 of them have balcony staterooms with the remaining being ocean-view rooms, inside staterooms, studio staterooms and suites. The staterooms on this class are 9 percent bigger than on the Oasis class. The same, if not better, is expected for the Spectrum of the Seas. This class of ships offers a lot for passengers to do as well. This includes a skydiving simulator, rock-climbing wall, sports court and surf simulator. There’s also an observation tower called the “North Star” that features a capsule with glass walls that takes groups of people 300 feet above sea level. The ship is also expected to have numerous pools, including an indoor pool that has a roof that’s retractable and an adults-only pool.
Spectrum of the Seas is expected to be the best Royal Caribbean ship to date. As it gets closer to the completion of the ship, Royal Caribbean will slowly reveal more information about it including complete itineraries and excursion. We will update you as we find out more information about about it.