After another delay today, Meyer Werft was finally able to tow Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas out of the building dock beginning at about 7:30pm (local time, 1:30pm eastern time in the US). The delays were caused by high winds and rain, causing the operation to be conducted under night lighting in the lagoon because the procedure got started so late on Saturday. The ship will remain at the Papenburg (Germany) yard for approximately the next month while details and the interior are completed. The funnel will be attached tonight, and the arm for the Northstar observation platform will be attached tomorrow. The ship will also move away from the outdoor berth at the Meyer Yard for thruster and stabilizer tests on Sunday.
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