Odyssey of the Seas leaves building dock

Odyssey of the Seas has left the covered building dock II (hall 6) at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The 347.1- metre long cruise liner for Royal Caribbean International is now moored at the outfitting pier in the shipyard harbour. After the manoeuvre, the masts and chimney were lifted onto the ship by crane and installed. The ′North Star’, one of the most recognizable features of the ship have also been installed.

In the coming weeks further work on the interior of the ship as well as various tests will be carried out. Odyssey of the Seas will then be conveyed down the river Ems to complete the technical and nautical sea trials.

Earlier in the week the ship was outfitted with its propellers. This was the final step in the construction process which started in February 2019 with the cutting of the first steel.

The 169,000 GT cruise ship has an overall length of 347.1 meters, is 41.4 meters wide and can accommodate more than 5000 passengers.

Odyssey of the Seas is the fifth ship for Royal Caribbean International built by Meyer Werft in the last few years. Royal Caribbean previously took delivery of sister ships Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas in autumn 2014, spring 2015, spring 2016 and in spring 2019.

Delivery of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship is scheduled for April 2021. Odyssey will spend her inaugural season sailing Eastern Mediterranean cruises from Rome, before arriving to the U.S. in November 2021.

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