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Sunday, February 3, 2019 

Steel cutting at Germany’s Meyer Werft has marked the start of the build process of the second ship in the new Quantum-Ultra-class. The ship will be named Odyssey of the Seas.

Michael Bayley, CEO of Royal Caribbean International, and Meyer Werft Managing Director Tim Meyer pushed the start button of the computer-controlled cutting machine, commencing work on the first steel plate for the new cruiseship.

This is the fifth ship for Royal Caribbean International within the last few years. Completion is planned for fall 2020. Royal Caribbean took delivery of the similar sister ships Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas in autumn 2014, spring 2015,spring 2016 and in spring 2019.

The start of steel cutting in the laser centre was attended by MEYER WERFT Management Member Stephan Schmees (Project Management) and Tim Meyer as well as Richard D. Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and Michael Bayley. "It is our great pleasure to build these innovative ship for Royal Caribbean International and to continue our long-standing business relationship,” said  Meyer.

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