Today marked an important milestone for Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Spectrum of the Seas. Her keel was officially lowered into place at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany.
The keel-laying signifies the beginning of the ship’s physical construction. During the ceremony, a 620-ton block was lifted into the building dock with an 800-ton crane. Set to debut in 2019, Spectrum of the Seas will be the next evolution of the line’s high-tech Quantum class of ships – put into a new class called Quantum Ultra. The ship is being specifically designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and will offer new and innovative experiences and amenities.
Read about the steel-cutting ceremony for Spectrum of the Seas here.
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