On 1 February 2019 Royal Caribbean International marked an important milestone as the first piece of steel was cut for its second Quantum Ultra Class ship at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

The company also revealed that 27th ship in the global cruise line’s fleet is set to be named Odyssey of the Seas. Due to debut in autumn 2020, Odyssey of the Seas will sail from the United States.

The line’s first Quantum Ultra Class ship, Spectrum of the Seas, will debut in spring 2019 in Asia, joining other Royal Caribbean ships, including Quantum of the Seas.

Further details about Odyssey of the Seas have yet to be revealed. The Quantum Ultra Class ships are only slightly larger than those in the Quantum class at 168,800gt against 168,666gt.