The 169,000gt Spectrum of the Seas, the first ship in the Quantum-Ultra class, has been delivered by shipbuilder Meyer Werft to Royal Caribbean International.
The handover, which took place in Bremerhaven, will soon be followed by the ship’s maiden voyage, due to start in Barcelona on April 18th bound for Asia.
The 347m-long ship has 18 decks, 2,137 cabins and capacity for 4,246 passengers. Four Wärtsilä engines provide total power of more than 67MW and propulsive power of 41MW, giving a speed of 22 knots. The environmentally advanced vessel is fitted with a diesel-electric pod drive system, a hybrid scrubber, a waste heat recovery system, LED lighting and an advanced underwater coating system to minimise hull resistance.
The Spectrum of the Seas has a range of features in common with its sister ships – Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas. These include the glass capsule North Star, the Flow Rider surf simulator and the Rip Cord skydiving simulator.