Today @RoyalCaribbean confirms 3rd Quantum-class ship to be built at Meyer Werft Shipyard.
— Royal Caribbean PR (@RoyalCaribPR) May 30, 2013
The news has just been confirmed via Twitter this morning that Royal Caribbean will be building a third Quantum-class cruise ship at Meyer Werft. The ship’s delivery date is scheduled for mid-2016.
The Royal Caribbean Quantum-class, once built, will be the second-largest cruise ships in Royal Caribbean’s fleet at 167,800 gross tons, 348 m in length, and with a 41 meter beam. Propelling the ship will be two 20.5 MW (27,500 hp) ABB Azipod XO thrusters. The ship will have a maximum carrying capacity of 4,905 passengers.
“We are excited to construct these tremendous ships to meet guests’ demand for an exceptional cruise experience,” said Bernard Meyer, managing partner Meyer Werft. Meyer continued, “And we are honored by our long partnership with Royal Caribbean, a true innovator in modern ship design.”
The first Quantum-class ship, the Quantum of the Seas, is currently under construction and is scheduled to be delivered in the fall of 2014. The next vessel, the Anthem of the Seas has a planned delivery date of Spring 2015.