Royal Caribbean's first Ultra Voyager, now under construction at its shipyard in Finland, will be approximately 15 percent larger than the cruise line's Voyager of the Seas class of ships. While the new class of ships will feature some firsts -- 18 stories high, 22 knots of speed and a 3,600 passenger occupancy -- it will also feature many of what are now Voyager-class standards.
The ship design has not been released. Nor has a name been announced though industry sources in Europe are calling the first Ultra Voyager "Spirit of the Seas." A Royal Caribbean spokeswoman says that absolutely no decision has been made at this time, however.