Royal Caribbean’s new Spectrum of the Seas has started her first voyage, the conveyance down the Ems river.
A few weeks ago Spectrum of the Seas left the covered building dock II at the MEYER WERFT in Germany. Since then she has been moored at the shipyard’s out-fitting pier to be fitted with her funnel cladding and her distinctive North Star viewing capsule. During that time further out-fitting work and on-board trials were also completed.
Earlier today Spectrum of the Seas, with the assistance of tugboats, commenced her conveyance down the Ems river. Her first big journey will bring Spectrum to Eemshaven (Netherlands) where will go through several days of technical and nautical sea trials on the North Sea.
Spectrum of the Seas weighs 169,300 GT and measures 347.75 m in length and 41.4 m in width. The ship has capacity for 4,188 passengers.
Spectrum of the Seas is scheduled to be delivered in April 2019. After she is handed over to Royal Caribean Spectrum will sail a 51-night Global Odyssey from Barcelona to Shanghai, taking vacationers to 13 countries. Guests with limited time can choose to sail one or more of the five separate segments of the Global Odyssey. When Spectrum arrives at her new home in Shanghai in June 2019, she will introduce new itineraries visiting ports such as Hakodate and Niigita (Japan), Ilocos (Philippines) and Vladivostok (Russia). In winter 2019, the ship will reposition to Hong Kong to offer special holiday cruises.