Royal Caribbean International, the second biggest cruise operator in the world, has announced a construction milestone this week and the names of its two new ships, which will both be part of its new ‘Quantum Class’.
The Quantum of the Seas is due to launch in Autumn 2014 while the Anthem of the Seas will be ready for the following spring.
The steel was cut for Quantum in Papenburg, Germany, at the Meyer Werft shipyard.
“We are extremely excited to celebrate this important milestone for our first Project Sunshine ship. After three years of design and advance planning this is the first step of the construction of the ship and I look forward to seeing it all come together in the coming months,” said Adam Goldstein, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “The new ship will be such a leap forward in terms of vessel design and guest experiences that we thought the name Quantum of the Seas was perfectly appropriate.”
“Throughout our history we have made huge strides in cruise ship design and innovation and the Quantum class will be no exception,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. “We look forward to introducing consumers to Quantum cruising.”