Royal Caribbean Orders Third Quantum Class Ship

Earlier this morning, Royal Caribbean signed a contract with Meyer Werft Shipyards in Papenburg, Germany to construct a third Quantum class cruise ship for delivery in mid 2016.

While an exact price has not been released, Royal Caribbean stated that the price is similar to the price for the Quantum of the Seas, to be launched in 2014, and the Anthem of the Seas, to be launched in 2015.

The new, currently unnamed ship will offer a larger proportion of premium staterooms as well as more energy efficient features, which have yet to be made public.

“We are excited to construct these tremendous ships to meet guests’ demand for an exceptional cruise experience,” said Bernard Meyer, managing partner Meyer Werft. Meyer continued, “And we are honored by our long partnership with Royal Caribbean, a true innovator in modern ship design.”

The new Quantum class ships span 16 decks, have a gross registered tonnage of 167,800, and will carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy in 2,090 staterooms.

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