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Steel cutting ceremony for the second ship of the Quantum-Ultra class

Tuesday, 05 Feb 2019

In a steel-cutting ceremony at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, US cruise operator Royal Caribbean International (RCL) has revealed that the name of its second Quantum-Ultra class vessel will be Odyssey of the Seas.

From left: Richard Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, Tim Meyer, a managing director of Meyer Werft, and Michael Bayley, CEO of Royal Caribbean International, after the official start of construction of the Odyssey of the Seas

A sister vessel of the 168.666gt Spectrum of the Seas, which will be delivered this spring, the 348m-long newbuilding will offer capacity for approximately 4,200 passengers and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2020.  The Spectrum of the Seas will be deployed in the Asian market, whereas the Odyssey of the Seas will be home-ported in North America.