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.
Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said: “We may actually receive the ship slightly earlier than originally scheduled, which is great news. Everything is proceeding well. We’re excited about Symphony of the Seas. We’re adding a few more elements to Symphony which will enhance the experience even more.”
The hull and superstructure of the ship is now complete but work on Symphony of the Seas continues at the STX shipyard in St Nazaire, France, to fit out her interiors.
Symphony of the Seas is the fourth ship in Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis-class, a sister ship to Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas. The ship will feature many innovative amenities such as Central Park, the Bionic Bar, Aqua Theatre and the 10 deck high Ultimate Abyss slide as well as new exciting features.
The ship is expected to debut in the Mediterranean in April 2018 before crossing the ~North Atlantic Ocean to Miami, Florida in November 2018.