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Thursday, February 21, 2019 

Meyer Werft says that the ‘Spectrum of the Seas’ is expected to leave the covered building dock II at the Papenburg, Germany, yard on 25 February.

The 169,300gt cruise vessel measures 347.75m in length and 41.4m in width, with capacity for 4,188 passengers.

The ship, which is being built for the American Royal Caribbean International shipping company, will start to leave the dock at around 8pm. Once the Spectrum of the Seas has left the dock, it will berth at the shipyard's out-fitting pier to be fitted with its funnel cladding. Weather permitting, the North Star (glazed viewing capsule) will be installed on the ship. The ship will then remain in the shipyard for further out-fitting work and on-board trials until its passage through the river Ems up to the North Sea, which will probably take place mid March.

For the Spectrum of the Seas to be able to berth at the out-fitting pier, the floating section (engine room unit) of the Norwegian Encore that is currently moored there will have to be moved to another berth in the shipyard. Once the Spectrum of the Seas has left the dock, the floating part for the Norwegian Encore, which is due for completion in autumn 2019, will be manoeuvred back into the now-free covered building dock II for further construction work.

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