Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas makes way for AIDAcosma at Meyer Werft shipyard

   July 6, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The Meyer Werft shipyard released photos from the building site of Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas at Papenburg Germany that show the vessel was moved around 150 meters.

Odyssey of the Seas is already positioned in front of the gate in Hall 6 of the shipyard.

The shipbuilder said the reason for moving the ship was to make space for the second in line for construction, AIDAcosma commissioned by Carnival Corporation's subsidiary brand AIDA Cruises.

On its Facebook page, Meyer Werft announced the following:

“Royal Caribbean International Odyssey of the Seas has been successfully moved. She has traveled about 150 meters in the flooded construction dock and is now right in front of the big gate of the hall. This is where she will be further equipped. The positioning of Odyssey of the Seas is due to the planned construction process and creates space for the first construction phase of the subsequent cruise ship in the part of the Hall.”

Royal Caribbean recently announced the debut of the 4,200-guest Odyssey of the Seas will be delayed from November 2020 to April 2021

The original delivery date of AIDAcosma in May 2021 has not been confirmed.