On August 16, 2017, Royal Caribbean officially cut steel on their newest Quantum-Class cruise ship at Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
Royal Caribbean re-filed for the trademark of the name Spectrum of the Seas back at the end of June, after letting it expire back in September of 2015. They also did this with the names Apex of the Seas, Joy of the Seas, and Emblem of the Seas.
The ship will debut in 2019, and will cater to the Chinese market.
Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean, made a statement saying, “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. Spectrum will be another giant leap forward in vessel design and guest experiences that will provide travelers with ample opportunities to create unforgettable memories.”
-By PJ Morrissey: Senior Editor and Social Media Manager-