Royal Caribbean's New Quantum Class Ships

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Royal Caribbean announced in 2011 that they had ordered a ship of a new class (the project was code-named "Project Quantum of the Seas cruise ship jobsSunshine"). In February 2012 an announcement followed that a second "Project Sunshine" ship had been ordered and would be delivered by Spring 2015. Later on Royal Caribbean announced the official name of the new class of ships, Quantum Class, as well as the names of the first two ships in the class, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. These names were among a series of names that Royal Caribbean had filed for trademarks on in late 2012, including Passion of the Seas, Vantage of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, and the Pulse of the Seas. Details on the major features of Quantum of the Seas were announced on April 16, 2013. On May 30, 2013, Royal Caribbean announced that they had signed a contract with Meyer Werft for a third Quantum-class ship for delivery mid-2016.


 - Registry: Nassau, Bahamas
 - Built at Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
 - Quantum of the Seas sailing fall 2014
 - Anthem of the Seas sailing spring 2015

 - 167,800 GRT
 - 1,141 feet (348 meters) long
 - 136 feet (41 meters) wide
 - 28 feet (8.5 meters) draft
 - 22 knots cruising speed
 - 16 passenger decks
 - 16 passenger elevators
 - 4 bow thrusters with 4,694 horse power each
 - 4,905 guests total

FIRST AT SEA ACTIVITIESNorth Star on Quantum of the Seas cruise ship

Royal Caribbean will continue the tradition of delivering a groundbreaking lineup of onboard experiences never before imagined at sea, including:

 - RipCord by iFly - the first skydiving experience at sea which allows everyone from first-time flyers to seasoned skydivers - to enjoy the sheer thrill and exhilaration of skydiving in a safe, controlled environment.  It uses powerful winds that push guests into the air as if they’re skydiving. This keeps
participants up in the air and spinning over an outdoor deck.

 - North Star - an engineering marvel that takes guests to new heights in a jewel-shaped glass capsule that gently rises more than 300 feet in the air, taking guests on a spectacular journey and delivering awe-inspiring, 360-degree views. The new attraction allows up to 14 people to get the perfect view from 300 feet above the ship. It’s a glass observation capsule that sits on a crane. Royal Caribbean executives said it was inspired by the “London Eye.”