At the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on 15 August 2017 Royal Caribbean International marked the official start of construction of the new Quantum Ultra ship Spectrum of the Seas with the cutting the first piece of steel.

Set to debut in 2019, Spectrum will be the next evolution of the cruise line’s high-tech Quantum class of ships placing the ship in a new class of her own.

The revolutionary Quantum Ultra ship will specifically be designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and will feature cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities.

Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International said: “Today is a very special day in the development of our new Quantum Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas. We are now one step closer to delighting our guests in Asia Pacific with this remarkable ship. Spectrum will be a leap forward in vessel design and guest experiences that will provide travellers with ample opportunities to create unforgettable memories.”