First Steel Cut for Second Royal Caribbean Quantum Ultra Class Ship

Royal Caribbean starts construction of its second Quantum Ultra class ship.

Royal Caribbean not only marked a construction milestone for their second Quantum Ultra class cruise ship, but they also announced its name will be Odyssey of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean marked the official start of construction today by cutting the first piece of steel for its second Quantum Ultra ship. A new video has been released showing the traditional beginning of formal cruise ship construction, the steel cutting ceremony, with the cruise line and shipyard executives:

The ceremony was held at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. This will be the 27th ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet. Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO for Royal Caribbean announced that the ship will be named Odyssey of the Seas

Odyssey of the Seas will debut in the fall of 2020 and sail from the United States.  Royal Caribbean will reveal further details later this year so we  just have to hold tight until then.

Odyssey of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum Ultra Class ship, and it follows its sister “Spectrum of the Seas”.  Spectrum will debut in April 2019 and depart immediately to Asia.

Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley said that Odyssey of the Seas will visit the UK when it is launched, and would not be sail to China like the last two Quantum Class ships.