Last week, we received a notification by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) of some exciting news. The newest member of Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class of ships, Symphony of the Seas was prepared to get floated out.
Symphony of the Seas was closer to full completion, with the exterior now complete. She was floated out of her dry dock on Friday, June 9, 2017 , by STX France SA at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. The Atlantic Ocean ship building town has a population of 68,522.
Chantiers de l’Atlantique has completed a successful conversion to cruise ship building and is now one of the world leaders in this sector. The shipyard was purchased by Aker Yards. The following cruise ships were also built there in recent years. Harmony Of The Seas, Hapag Lloyd Europa 2, MSC Fantasia, MSC Splendida, MSC Divina, MSC Preziosa, Norwegian Epic, MSC Opera MSC Lirica and Queen Mary 2.
Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 was built there in 2003. Close to the end of construction, a gangway to the dry-docked ship collapsed killing 16 people.
Saint Nazaire, France is on the Atlantic Ocean, near the mouth of the Loire River. The town is at the south of the second-largest swamp in France.
Symphony of the Seas is now ready to begin the next phase of interior construction.
Relax: The Boardwalk exhibits high-dive feats to confectionery treats, boasting fun for all ages. The Royal Promenade, only Main Street at sea, offers dining, shopping and parades and bar hopping. Stroll Central Park’s paths lined with over 12,000 trees and plants for the ultimate uptown experience. Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness is the largest spa and fitness space at sea.
Get Wet and Wild: Pool & Sports Zone has the ultimate game changer with epic water slides, the only surf simulators at sea and a zipline nine decks above. Turn up the adventure on The Perfect StormSM water slides and have buckets of kid fun at Splashaway BaySM. FlowRider® has a 40-foot-long surf simulator for the aspiring surfer. Boulder Rise has two rock walls with unparalleled views from 40 feet above deck.
Create Memories: After dark, fine dining destination Solarium pool, serves sumptuous dishes that embrace healthful living through healthy eating.
While parents enjoy the cruise ship amenities, the Youth Zone has the largest youth facilities at sea for everyone from tots to teens.
Video: Symphony of the Seas Float Out