The Odyssey of the Seas left Meyer Werft on Saturday morning, backwards, for her Ems River Conveyance en route to Eemshaven, Netherlands.
The carefully-timed transit see the ship travel backwards on the river, scheduled against tides and water levels, using the assistance of multiple tugboats.
The ship is under the careful eye of a team of river pilots from Emden who have become experts at moving new cruise ships from Meyer Werft on the river.
With the ship close to being finished, the Quantum-Ultra class vessel will next head to the North Sea for a set of sea trials, essentially test drives where the ship’s performance parameters and systems will be checked.
Saturday, 27 February 2021
approx. 03:30 Ship in waiting position (Papenburg)
approx. 04:00 Passing the sea lock (Papenburg)
approx. 08:45 Passing the Friesenbrücke (Weener)
approx. 12:00 Passing the Jann-Berghaus Brücke (Leer)
Sunday, 28 February 2021
approx. 00:30 Passage Ems barrier (Gandersum)
approx. 01:00 Ship turning