The Ovation of the Seas, the third Quantum-class ship under construction in Germany, received its first block on Thursday as the keel was officially lowered and put into place.

Newly minted coins were placed under the keel which then stay in place until the end of construction.



Pictured from left to right are: Mika Heiskanen, Project Manager, Royal Caribbean International; Adam Goldstein, President and COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Bernard Meyer, Managing Partner, Meyer Werft.