The steel cutting ceremony for the new 180,000 gross tonne Helio-class ship took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 21 February 2017.
The ship will accommodate up to 6,600 passengers in 2,500 cabins. It will feature a range of accommodation, including dedicated family cabins, single cabins and luxury suites. Passenger amenities on board will include 23 bars and a choice of 15 restaurants.
The new ship will be based in the Canary Islands during its inagrual season, operating seven-night cruises from Gran Canaria, which will visit Madeira, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.