PHOTOS: Quantum Construction Making Progress

Mike Schuler
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March 20, 2014

Photo: Royal Caribbean

Here are some photos showing Royal Caribbean’s next generation cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, under construction at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. As you can see the ship is about half-way complete.

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Photo: Royal Caribbean

Actually, it seems that the ship is more than half-way complete, if it’s possible to even measure. Below is a picture of the steel cutting performed in February 2013. Looks like crews are making good progress, with delivery still expected for November 2014.

Steel cutting of the Quantum of Seas in February 2013. Image: Royal Caribbean International
Steel cutting of the Quantum of Seas in February 2013. Image: Royal Caribbean International

In November 2013, the keel was laid for Quantum’s sister ship, Anthem of The Seas, which is under construction in the same building. The photo below was taken just after the first block was lowered into place by the 800-ton crane in the yard’s covered building dock. The first block, weighing some 620 tons, is the first of a total of 74 blocks of the new cruise liner. You can even see the Quantum of The Sea’s in the background.

The 167,80 GRT vessels will measure over 1,141 feet (348 meters) long by 136 feet (41 meters) wide and will span 18 decks. It’s a big pretty building.

The first block of the new cruise ship Anthem of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Cruises is put in place in MEYER WERFT's building dock II. Image courtesy Meyer Werft/Royal Caribbean
The first block of the new cruise ship Anthem of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Cruises is put in place in MEYER WERFT’s building dock II. Image courtesy Meyer Werft/Royal Caribbean

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