Royal Caribbean, the world’s second largest cruise line, has this week announced plans to add a fifth Quantum Class ship to its growing fleet — a move which comes just weeks after the cruise line ordered a fourth Quantum ship from German shipbuilder, Meyer Werft.
Now responsible for the construction and delivery of two new Quantum Class vessels; Meyer Werft will deliver the fifth Quantum ship in autumn 2020. Upon delivery, the ship — which thus far remains nameless — will join four other ships in Royal Caribbean’s Quantum classification of ships, including Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas and the aforementioned fourth member of the Quantum fleet, which also remains anonymous.
Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean, enthused: “It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Quantum Class ship as we are welcoming Anthem of the Seas to North America. These ships have been received with excitement, and performed exceptionally well, across the globe. We fully expect that momentum to continue as we add to this innovative class of ships.”
Although not the world’s largest cruise ships, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships are famed for their technological innovations and on-board gadgetry — with each ship boasting an array of high-tech features including interactive WOW wristbands, robotic barmen, a specialist observation pod and on-board skydiving experience. To continue this theme, it’s expected the new Quantum Class ship will be kitted out with an exciting range of new and improved features and amenities.
Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said: “At Royal Caribbean we are focused on continuously improving efficiency and sustainability, and the fifth Quantum Class vessel will be clear evidence of this. Of equal importance is our ability to consistently surpass guest expectations, and we are harnessing the power of the latest technology to do so on this ship.”
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