Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Spectrum of the Seas, keel laying ceremony took place at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany, on November 8.
As part of maritime tradition, a lucky coin was placed under the first block. The vessel will be made up of 74 blocks.
Set to debut in 2019, Spectrum of the Seas will be the next evolution of the cruise line’s Quantum class of ships, placing the ship in a new class of her own. The Quantum Ultra ship will specifically be designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
Royal Caribbean took delivery of the sister ships Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas in autumn 2014, spring 2015 and spring 2016.
Spectrum of the Seas will have a capacity for about 4,200 passengers at a dimension of 168,800 GRT.