Shipbuilders at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany have placed the last of 74 blocks making up the structure of Royal Caribbean’s 167,80 gt Quantum of the Seas, the first of three new ships in Royal Caribbean’s next-generation Quantum-class.
Steel cutting on the Quantum of the Seas was performed in February 2013, with delivery slated for November 2014. Now, approximately 1,700 shipyard workers will focus their attention on outfitting and detail work as she gets closer to her launch.
The second ship, Anthem of the Seas, is expected to be delivered in the spring of 2015. Meanwhile the recently announced third Quantum-class vessel, so far unnamed, is scheduled for a mid-2016 delivery.
Earlier this week, Royal Caribbean announced Quantum of the Seas’ maiden voyage itinerary, an epic 53-night trip from New York City to her homeport of Shanghai via the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean. Beginning late June 2015, the ship will sail three- to eight-night itineraries year-round from Shanghai to Japan and Korea.
Quantum of the Seas is the largest ship ever constructed at Meyer Werft, measuring over 1,141 feet (348 meters) long by 136 feet (41 meters) wide and will span 18 decks.
Each of the Quantum-class ships will accommodate 4,180 guests at double occupancy and feature 2,090 staterooms.
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