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German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has handed over the new Spectrum of the Seas to Royal Caribbean International during a ceremony Thursday in Bremerhaven, Germany.
The vessel is the first ship in Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum-Ultra class. It has a rating of 169,000 GRT, and measures 347.1 m in length and 41.4 m in width, with capacity for 4,246 passengers.
Building on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-Class, Spectrum of the Seas is fitted with state-of-the-art emission control systems, such as a hybrid scrubber system, energy-efficient technical systems, optimized hydrodynamics, heat recovery and an energy-saving LED lighting system, which together result in considerable energy savings.
Spectrum of the Seas will be homeported in Shanghai starting June 2019.
Thursday’s ceremony was attended by Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman and CEO, Richard D. Fain, and President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Michael Bayley, who received the new ship from Meyer Wert Yard’s Managing Partner, Bernard Meyer, and Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Director, Tim Meyer.
“We are excited to welcome Spectrum of the Seas, our first Quantum Ultra Class ship to the Royal Caribbean family,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “We have once again combined revolutionary ship design with the latest technology to deliver a ship that will redefine the China cruise market. We are excited for our guests to make amazing family memories.”
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