Spectrum of the Seas

New photo of Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas construction

In:
11Apr2018

Royal Caribbean has posted a new photo of the construction of its first Quantum Ultra class cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas.

Designed specifically for the Chinese market, Spectrum is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

This photo was taken at the Meyer Werft ship yard in Papenburg, Germany. Photo is copyright Royal Caribbean International

Spectrum of the Seas Construction Update: Mega-Block Journey Down the River Ems

In:
20Mar2018

Spectrum of the Seas is one step closer to completion. Having undergone a unique construction process, Spectrum’s FERU (Floating Engine Room Unit) mega-block which was built in Rostock, Germany travelled 296 nautical miles down the River Ems to the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany to be joined with the rest of the ship, which is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

Video: Spectrum of the Seas' Mega-Block Float Out

In:
31Jan2018

With a unique construction process underway, mega-blocks of Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class ship are built in Neptun Werft (Rostock, Germany) and transferred via hydraulics onto a pontoon, which will travel down the Ems River to the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Watch the ship's FERU (Floating Engine Room Unit) make the roughly eight-hour move in preparation for its journey. Designed specifically for the Chinese market, Spectrum is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

Royal Caribbean releases Symphony of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas construction progress photos

In:
24Jan2018

Royal Caribbean has provided a new photo update of its next two cruise ships that are under construction.

First up is Symphony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's cnewest Oasis-class ship, under construction at the STX shipyard in France. The ship is scheduled to be delivered in March 2018.

Photos by Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean also showed some photos of Spectrum of the Seas.  Specifically, we have a look at a large block from Spectrum of the Seas as it is prepared to transfer from the Neptune shipyard down the River Ems to the Meyer Werft shipyard. Spectrum is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

Photos by Royal Caribbean International

Video: Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas Celebrates Keel Laying

In:
11Nov2017

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Spectrum of the Seas, keel laying ceremony took place at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, Germany today. During the ceremony, newly minted coins were placed under the keel and will stay in place there until the end of the ship’s construction. Once the ship is near to completion, the coins are retrieved and presented to the ship’s Captain and crew to be placed onboard the ship. According to maritime tradition, the coins are said to bring luck to the ship during its construction process and then to its Captain and crew when she is sailing out at sea.

Keel laying for Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship

In:
08Nov2017

In Papenburg, Germany, the keel laying of Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas was celebrated earlier today.

Photo: Margit Wild

The keel-laying marks the official start of construction for Royal Caribbean's first Quantum Ultra Class ship.

As part of maritime tradition, a lucky coin was placed under the first block.  There will be a total of 74 blocks that will make up Spectrum of the Seas.

Spectrum of the Seas is set to debut in 2019 and will be the first Quantum Ultra ship that will specifically be designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and will feature cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities.

Royal Caribbean reveals name of newest cruise ship for China and celebrates steel cutting ceremony

In:
16Aug2017

After months of speculation, Royal Caribbean revealed the name of its newest cruise ship for China and celebrated the occasion with a steel cutting ceremony.

At the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, Royal Caribbean announced its new Quantum Ultra class ship will be named Spectrum of the Seas and marked the official start of construction by cutting the first piece of steel.

Spectrum of the Seas is set to debut in 2019 and will be the first Quantum Ultra ship that will specifically be designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and will feature cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities.

“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 memories.”

Royal Caribbean had trademarked the name Spectrum of the Seas in June, but had not commented on the trademark registration until now.

Royal Caribbean trademarks Spectrum of the Seas ship name

In:
29Jun2017

Royal Caribbean has filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for "Spectrum of the Seas", which could be the name of a new cruise ship that is currently under construction.

Royal Caribbean filed the trademark application on June 24, 2017 and it is currently active.

This is not the first time Royal Caribbean had applied for a trademark on Spectrum of the Seas. Back in September 2014, Royal Caribbean trademarked it, along with 4 other names.  The trademark for Spectrum of the Seas was abandoned on September 14, 2015, and now the cruise line has re-filed for the same trademark.

It remains to be seen which ship, if any, will bear the name Spectrum of the Seas. Royal Caribbean currently has six ships on order and/or under construction, although two of the ships already have names associated with them (Symphony of the Seas and Icon of the Seas).

Thanks to Lloyd Marchand for alerting us to the filing.

What do you think of the name? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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