RCI Reveals Odyssey Of The Seas As Its 2ndQuantum Ultra Ship
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
CEO Richard Fain at the steel-cutting ceremony.
Royal Caribbean International will name its second Quantum Ultra class ship Odyssey of the Seas when its launches next year.
The decision was announced as the first piece of steel was cut for the vessel at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The line announced that Odyssey of the Seas will sail from the U.S. after it launches in fall 2020. Additional details will be revealed later this year.
The first Quantum Ultra class ship, Spectrum of the Seas, is slated to launch in spring 2019.
Quantum Ultra class is only slightly larger than Quantum class.
Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, and Ovation of the Seas currently make up the Quantum class ships in the entire Royal Caribbean fleet.
Each ship is 168,666 gross tons compared to Quantum Ultra class vessels which are 168,800 gross tons.
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