Philadelphia, PA - Thirty-six months, 4,700 shipbuilders and crew, and one common goal: to deliver the ultimate family adventure. Royal Caribbean International honored the instrumental project team of Symphony of the Seas during the highly anticipated delivery event at STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France today.
Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and Laurent Castaing, General Manager of STX France, led the traditional flag-changing ceremony, which symbolizes the ship's official delivery from the ship builder to Royal Caribbean. The maritime ritual was followed by a celebration of the industry's best, the crew whose hard work and meticulous collaboration came together to create the world's largest cruise ship.
>Royal Caribbean International takes delivery of Symphony of the Seas at a signing ceremony on the bridge overlooking the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The formalities were followed by a celebration of the 4,300 shipbuilders and crew who built the world’s largest cruise ship. Left to right: Jean-Yves Jaouen, COO, and Laurent Castaing, General Manager, STX France; Richard D. Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
The 25th ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet, Symphony of the Seas is 228,081 gross registered tons, measures 238 feet tall and spans 1,188 feet long. She will welcome 5,518 guests at double occupancy in 2,759 staterooms, including 28 additional balcony rooms that overlook the ocean or signature Boardwalk neighborhood. One Oasis Class ship, seven distinctive neighborhoods, the tallest slide at sea with the Ultimate Abyss and countless adventures for guests of all ages, the family adventure of a lifetime has surprises at every turn.