Construction Milestone for a new Ship

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Steel cutting ceremony for the second ship of the Quantum-Ultra Class

The steel cutting of the vessel number S.713 marks the start of construction for the second ship in the new Quantum-Ultra-class. The ship will be named Odyssey of the Seas. Michael Bayley, CEO of Royal Caribbean International, and Tim Meyer (Managing Director of Meyer Werft) pushed the start button of the computer-controlled cutting machine, thereby commencing work on the first steel plate for the new cruise ship.

This is the fifth ship for Royal Caribbean International within the last few years. Completion is planned for fall 2020. Royal Caribbean took delivery of the similar sister ships Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas in autumn 2014, spring 2015,spring 2016 and in spring 2019.

The start of steel cutting in the laser centre was attended by MEYER WERFT Management Member Stephan Schmees (Project Management) and Tim Meyer as well as Richard D. Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and Michael Bayley. "It is our great pleasure to build these innovative ship for Royal Caribbean International and to continue our long-standing business relationship", said Tim Meyer.