Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas touched water for the first time earlier this month, marking a significant milestone in the construction of the new largest cruise ship in the world.
Due to make her maiden voyage from Barcelona on April 21, 2018, construction of Symphony of the Seas is well on schedule, with Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean’s President and CEO, predicting the ship may be delivered ahead of schedule.
“We may actually receive the ship slightly earlier than originally scheduled, which is great news,” explained Bayley. “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.”
Symphony of the Seas is now externally complete, with ongoing work at the STX France shipyard in St Nazaire now focusing on the fitting out stage.
Symphony of the Seas will be the fourth ship in Royal Caribbean’s successful Oasis-class. The ship will bring new features, as well as plenty of guest favourites, such as the iconic AquaTheater, the robot bartenders in Bionic Bar, and the tranquil Central Park.
The ship will make her debut in the Mediterranean from April 2018. A transatlantic crossing over to Miami, Florida, will take place in November 2018.