Royal Caribbean Orders New Quantum-Class Mega-Ship

By May 19, 2015 Article, Technology No Comments

Cruise industry powerhouse Royal Caribbean has a fourth Quantum-class ship on the way, as it boldly makes arrangements for another order for the revolutionary mega-ship. Kemplon Engineering takes a closer look at this exciting cruise news.

Royal Caribbean Cruises just announced it has entered into agreements for another Quantum-class ship, for a 2019 delivery date. The latest order would bring the storied cruise line its fourth Quantum-class vessel, joining the impressive ranks of pioneering Quantum of the Seas (2014), 2015’s Anthem of the Seas, and 2016’s upcoming Ovation of the Seas. The market’s positive reception for the first two ships under the Quantum-class, reputed to be the most technologically advanced in the industry, has been very encouraging for the cruise line.

Quantum-class ships weigh in at 168,000 gross tons and can accommodate about 4,200 passengers. Among the “wow” factors that can be found on Quantum-class vessels are digital check-in, fast wireless connections, a smartphone app to manage your trip, the “WOWband” digital wristband that allows access to staterooms and on-board purchases, a ‘robot bartender’ at the Bionic Bar, an observation capsule 90m high, 270-degree panoramic ocean views at the Two70 lounge, tech-savvy entertainment, world-class shows and bands, and surfing and skydiving simulation activities – just to name a few!

The new ship will be constructed by German shipyard Meyer Werft, with details and other conditions still to be ironed out.

We at Kemplon Engineering, as proud service providers to the maritime community over the last ten years, are fascinated by the floating behemoths and engineering wonders that are today’s magnificent cruise ships. Cruising is one of the ways by which so many people of all ages are introduced and brought closer to the wonders of our waters and the world’s most amazing ports of call. It’s why we always enjoy stories and developments on the cruise industry! We invite you to explore our blog (http://kemplon.com/blog/) for more cruise industry news.

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