The departure of Spectrum of the Seas from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany has been postponed by a day, as the shipyard waits for water levels to rise.
The ship is the latest cruise ship at the shipyard to be constructed for Royal Caribbean International and will join the fleet in April 2019.
Spectrum of the Seas is now expected to leave the shipyard and begin its conveyance of the River Ems at approximately 06:00 - 07:00 on 02 March 2019. (05:00 – 06:00 GMT).
In order Spectrum of the Seas to leave the shipyard, the crew must wait for the high tide to ensure the water is deep enough to allow the vessel safe passage along the River Ems to Eemshaven.
Spectrum of the Seas will be carefully maneuvered by a team of specialist pilots, with the assistance of tug boats. The conveyance of the ship is expected to take around 36 hours before arriving in Eemshaven.
The ship will leave Eemshaven at a later date to undergo a series of sea trials before its delivery to Royal Caribbean International in early April.
Spectrum of the Seas is the first Ultra-Quantum class ship to be built for Royal Caribbean International.
The 169,300 gross tonne Spectrum of the Seas has been specifically designed for the Asian cruise market and is due to join the fleet in April 2019. The new ship will accommodate up to 5,622 guests, in some 2,137 staterooms.
Before arriving in Asia Spectrum of the Seas will offer a 16-night cruise from Barcelona, Spain departing on 18 April 2019 which will sail to Dubai via the Suez Canal. A 14-night cruise will sail from Dubai to Singapore on 04 May 2019.