Royal Caribbean International’s newest and largest cruise ship yet, Symphony of the Seas returned to the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France on 18 February 2018, after three days of sea trials.
The sea trials were originally scheduled to take place on 19 January but were postponed due to bad weather. Further sea trials are expected to take place in early March.
Royal Caribbean International’s newest and largest ship yet, Symphony of the Seas has started its sea trails. The ship which is around 94% complete left the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France on 15 February 2018.
The sea trials are expected to last for three days. They were originally scheduled to take place on 19 January but were postponed due to bad weather.
Royal Caribbean International has announced further details about some of the new features that will be added to Independence of the Seas during the ship’s upcoming refurbishment.
Independence of the Seas will return to Southampton in May 2018 following her refurbishment. The ship will be the first in the fleet to feature virtual reality trampolines.
Pop singer, Bonnie Tyler will sing her hit song ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ on board Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas, during the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse.
The singer will be a special guest, on board for a few days of the seven-night cruise. Her performance will be in addition to performances by pop-rock band DNCE, who will also be on Oasis of the Seas.
The steel cutting for Royal Caribbean International’s new Quantum Ultra cruise ship took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 15 August 2017. The name of the new ship was also announced as Spectrum of the Seas.
The cutting of the first piece of steel marks the official start of construction for the first Quantum Ultra class cruise ship for Royal Caribbean International.
Royal Caribbean International’s 6,400–passenger cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas will be in optimum position to witness the Total Solar Eclipse on 21 August 2017.
Oasis of the Seas will be at sea on route to Philipsburg, St. Maarten in the Caribbean when the Total Solar Eclipse will take place.
Royal Caribbean International has announced some of the new features that will be installed on the Independence of the Seas during its refurbishment in April 2018.
The 3,634-passenger cruise ship is popular amongst cruisers in the United Kingdom and will cruises from Southampton throughout summer 2018.
Royal Caribbean International is celebrating LGBT Pride Month by flying the Pride Flag from every cruise ship in the fleet.
The cruise line currently operates a fleet of 25 cruise ships, with each one of them hoisting the Pride Flag on their masts this month to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.
The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas, which was floated out of the dry dock at the STX shipyard in France earlier this month, could possible launch earlier than expected.
The new cruise ship is due to make her first voyage from Barcelona on 21 April 2018. Construction of the ship is currently ahead of schedule.
Royal Caribbean International’s fifth Oasis-class cruise ship is not due to launch until 2021 but the name of the ship is already being questioned.
According to a number of cruise related websites, the name for the future Royal Caribbean International cruise ship could be Melody of the Seas. The cruise line is yet to make an official announcement and is unlikely to do so for some time as yet.