Gyrocopter Captures Quantum of Seas’ Arrival in Bremerhaven

The Quantum of the Seas arrived in Bremerhaven, Germany this morning where it will undergo final outfitting prior to her delivery to Royal Caribbean in November.

Luckily for us, Nils Kallmeyer of Kallis Video Production was on-hand Sunday with his manned Gyrocopter to capture her arrival at the Bremerhaven container terminal. The video is also the first we’ve seen of the new cruise ship underway and actually provides a pretty good look at how big this ship really is next to some Maersk containerships.

At 168,666 gross tons, the Quantum of the Seas is the world’s third largest cruise ship and the largest ever constructed at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. Late last month, the cruise ship made the 26-mile conveyance down the River Ems to the North Sea, but her arrival in Bremerhaven was delayed by a week due to weather.

The Quantum of the Seas spans 18 decks and will be able to accommodate 4,180 guests in 2,090 staterooms. The vessel is expected to be delivered in November and will spend its inaugural season sailing out of New York Harbor before departing to her new homeport of Shanghai (Baoshan), China this Spring. A second Quantum-class ship, Anthem of the Seas, is expected to debut in Southampton, U.K. in April 2015 sailing Mediterranean itineraries. A third is also being planned.

For more about this ship, it’s construction and the crazy technology being used onboard, check out gCaptain’s full coverage of Quantum of the Seas.