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Keel laid at Neptun Werft

Monday, 13 Nov 2017

Spectrum of the Seas Construction of the world’s fifth largest cruise vessel – the 168,800gt Spectrum of the Seas – has now officially begun following a keel-laying ceremony at Rostock’s Neptun Werft, a yard within the family-owned Meyer Werft group.

From left: Thomas Murken (DNV GL), Thomas Weigend (Meyer Werft), Carsten Pengel (Meyer Werft), Mathias Kopitzki (Neptun Werft), Stephan Schmees (Meyer Werft), Raimon Strunck (Neptun Werft), Kevin Dopuglas (Royal Caribbean), Sebastian Brunila (Royal Caribbean)

The lucky coin was placed under the first 938-tonne block by Kevin Douglas and Sebastian Brunila from Royal Caribbean International.
The first steel components for the Spectrum of the Seas had already been fabricated at the Meyer Werft Laser Center in August and construction of the vessel is well underway in preparation for a spring 2019 delivery. Similar ships in Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Ultra-class, Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, and Ovation of the Seas, which have capacity for about 4,200 passengers, were introduced by the cruise line in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.