Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship Odyssey of the Seas has been floated out of its shipyard in Germany.

The 4,180-passenger capacity vessel will be the second Quantum Ultra Class ship and the first of its kind to sail in Europe in spring 2021.

A three-night sailing from Southampton to Belgium and Holland is planned from April 2. The ship will reposition from the UK port to Barcelona on April 5

Itineraries will then run from the port for Rome to the Greek islands and Italy.

The $940 million ship will be conveyed down the Ems river from the Meyer Werft shipyard to complete technical and nautical sea trials once the interior work is completed.

The line’s EMEA vice president Ben Bouldin said: “We are delighted to reveal a glimpse of Odyssey of the Seas to the public.

“She will be the latest Royal Caribbean game changer to join our fleet next year.

“When we welcome our guests back, they will be able to enjoy unforgettable activities onboard Odyssey, dig in to delicious dining from around the world, and soak up the sun at a newly designed resort-style pool deck.”