Royal Caribbean marked the official start of
construction of its new Quantum Ultra ship, named Spectrum of the
Seas, by cutting the first piece of steel on Tuesday at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
Set to debut in 2019, Spectrum will be the next
evolution of the cruise line’s high-tech
Quantum class of ships.
The Quantum Ultra ship is being specifically designed
for guests in China and the Asia Pacific region.
“Today is a very special day in the development
of our new Quantum Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas. We are now
one step closer to delighting our guests in Asia Pacific with this
remarkable ship,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal
Caribbean International. “Spectrum will be another giant leap
forward in vessel design and guest experiences that will provide
travelers with ample opportunities to create unforgettable
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