Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas reaches next milestone in construction!
The newest and most technologically advanced cruise ship from Royal Caribbean which is being constructed at Meyer Werft, a family owned Papenburg-based shipyard has begun its conveyance. The conveyance is a unique process for ships built at Meyer Werft as the shipyard is situated inland along the banks of the River Ems and the ship must make the trip from Papenburg down the river backwards to get to the North Sea. The journey will be completed in 12 hours.
At 346 meters long (1,138 feet long) and 41 meters wide (136 feet wide, this 167,800 gross ton ship is one of the largest ever to go through conveyance. Thousands of revellers from the surrounding local villages typically line the 26 mile route along the river bank to watch and celebrate the ship’s journey.
You can read more about Ovation of the Seas as she progresses to launch in April this year!