Quantum of the Seas inside Meyer Werft’s building dock II. Photo courtesy Meyer Werft
Earlier this week, the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany floated-out Royal Caribbean’s new 167,800 ton Quantum of the Seas cruise ship, the first ship in the U.S. operators highly anticipated Quantum-class.
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 spanning 18 decks. Each of the Quantum-class ships will accommodate 4,180 guests at double occupancy and feature 2,090 staterooms.
Check out the video of the float-out:
The Quantum of the Seas has been under construction at the shipyard since February 2013, with delivery slated for this fall. The second ship in the class, Anthem of the Seas, is expected to be delivered in the spring of 2015. Meanwhile, a third ship is also scheduled for deliver mid-2016.
The Quantum of the Seas will be homeported in Shanghai, China following following an inaugural winter sailing season out of New York Harbor to the Caribbean.
Following the float-out, the ship will now undergo a series of tests and trials before being moved down the Ems to the North Sea in mid-September.
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Additional float-out view:
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