WATCH: Ovation of the Seas Float Out

Royal Caribbean's next 168,666-ton Quantum-class cruise ship Ovation of the Seas was floated out of Meyer Werft's covered building dock II on Thursday. The cruise ship has been under construction at the yard in Papenburg, Germany for just 18 months and recently has undergone extensive tests, interior work and machinery trials. The cruise ship will now undergo more … [Read more...]

VIDEO: The Azipods Used to Propel the World’s Largest Cruise Ships

Here's a look at the ABB Azipod's used to propel the newest and largest ships in Royal Caribbean's fleet and many other vessels - both cruise ships and others - around the world. On Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ships, the vessels are equipped with a tailor-made electrical propulsion system comprising three … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: ‘Oasis 3’ Float Out at STX France

  Harmony of the Seas, the world's biggest cruise ship, was floated out of dry dock at the STX Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The float out was conducted June 18 and 19 under perfect conditions, STX France said on its website.    The ship is under construction for Royal Caribbean and is the third ship in the … [Read more...]