Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft in Germany to order a fifth Quantum-class ship.
Delivery of the vessel is anticipated for fall of 2020.
“It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Quantum-class ship as we are welcoming Anthem of the Seas to North America,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “These ships have been received with excitement, and performed exceptionally well, across the globe. We fully expect that momentum to continue as we add to this innovative class of ships.”
Royal Caribbean ordered its fourth Quantum-class ship in May 2015, with delivery slated for 2019.
The Quantum-class was first introduced with the delivery of the 168,666 gross ton Quantum of the Seas in November 2014, followed by the Anthem of the Seas in April 2015. Both ships were delivered by Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. A third ship, Ovation of the Seas, is also under construction at Meyer Werft’s in Papenburg, with delivery planned for Spring 2016.
The Quantum ships have been called the world’s ‘smartest’ cruise ships, with accommodations for 4,180 guests at double occupancy and 2,090 staterooms.