Royal Caribbean International orders third Quantum Class ship to join sister vessels Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas.
Last week, the cruise company confirmed the third Quantum Class ship will also be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, and will then make its debut in mid-2016.
The new (and currently unnamed) 4,180 passenger vessel will join fleet’s two newest ships that will debut in autumn 2014 and spring 2015 respectively.
Royal Caribbean president and CEO Adam Goldstein spoke out about the exciting news:
“We are encouraged by the very positive response we received from travel agents and consumers when we first announced some of the unprecedented offerings on Quantum class last month.
The Quantum class will offer vacationers more unexpected activities in the most extraordinary spaces, and a third ship will offer even more opportunities for vacationers to experience Quantum cruising.”
Royal Caribbean also revealed the price of the new Quantum class ship, unsurprisingly it will be similar to the first two: about $AU960 million at current exchange rates. The new contract is subject to financing conditions.
About Quantum Class:
The all-new Quantum Class ships will provide a range of innovative experiences to guests travelling with the line. Holidaymakers can look forward to a range of thrilling new “world-firsts at sea” too. Here are the details that have been released so far:
Larger, family friendly staterooms: Although the Quantum Class ships will be smaller than the Oasis Class vessels (currently the largest passenger ships in the world), they’ll offer 9% larger (on average) rooms. Plus, families will be able to book one of the THREE different types of staterooms, designed especially to make life easier for multi-generational travellers, as doors can inter-connect the rooms in various layouts.
Innovative staterooms: Not only will the rooms be bigger, they’ll also feature modern touches, such as USB outlets. Some interior staterooms will also feature a “Virtual Balcony”, which will provide real-time views of the ocean or port streamed to huge LED screens.
SeaPlex: A large and innovative space that offers a range of sports games, fun entertainment activities, and even unique dining options! These include the flying trapeze training, the bumper car ride and an authentic “food truck” full of delicious snacks to grab on the go! All INDUSTRY FIRSTS – you won’t find these on any other cruise ship!
The North Star: We know this is the activity most cruise fans are excited about – a thrilling ride in a transparent jewel-shaped pod, which is fixed onto an ‘arm’ that extends over the side of the ship and climbs up 300 meters above sea level. Promises amazing views, but not for the feint-hearted!
Late last month, Royal Caribbean revealed information about Quantum of the Seas’ 2014 itineraries, which went on sale to the general public earlier this week (June 4th). Click to read more about those itineraries here.