Royal Caribbean Orders Fourth Quantum-class Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, was delivered in early April 2015.  Photo: Meyer Werft
Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, was delivered in early April 2015. Photo: Meyer Werft

Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE, OSE: RCL) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft in Germany to order a fourth Quantum-class ship for delivery in 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. A third ship, Ovation of the Seas, is under construction at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. Ovation of the Seas will be delivered in 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.

“Today’s announcement is a reflection of the success of the first two Quantum-class ships,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “We have received a remarkable response from travel agent partners and travelers, and are thrilled that we’ll be able to deliver another revolutionary ship with our partners at Meyer Werft.”

“The fourth Quantum class vessel will be a trailblazer in smart-ship design and vacation innovation,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Royal Caribbean International is synonymous with adventure, and the icons and amenities on this ship will continue to challenge and expand guests’ expectations of the cruise experience.”