Symphony of the Seas delivered to Royal Caribbean

Thirty-six months, 4,700 shipbuilders and crew, and one common goal: to deliver the ultimate family adventure.

Royal Caribbean International honoured the instrumental project team of Symphony of the Seas during the highly anticipated delivery event at STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France earlier.

Michael Bayley, president of Royal Caribbean International, Richard Fain, chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Laurent Castaing, general manager of STX France, led the traditional flag-changing ceremony, which symbolises 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.

“Symphony of the Seas is the latest example of how our people work to push the envelope of innovation with each new ship,” said Fain.

“The Oasis Class has been a trend-setting design, but the team has evolved the design to build on that success to provide even more incredible family adventures.

“We’re thankful to have a partner in STX France that is every bit as ambitious as we are about building technologically advanced ships.”