This morning, Royal Caribbean International announced the official name and initial construction of its Project Sunshine vessel – Quantum of the Seas. While no features have yet been detailed, this new Quantum-class cruise ship will “be such a leap forward in terms of vessel design and guest experiences” according to Adam Goldstein, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.

Initial Steel Cutting of Quantum of the Seas Begins
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An exciting video showcasing the first steel cutting for the vessel at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany was released by the cruise line today as well. Quantum of the Seas will launch in the fall of 2014 followed by a sister ship named Anthem of the Seas in the spring of 2015.

Construction at the Meyer Werft Shipyard Begins
(Copyright © Royal Caribbean International)

“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 of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. “We look forward to introducing consumers to Quantum cruising.”

A Mysterious “Q” for Quantum of the Seas Emerges
(Copyright © Royal Caribbean International)

Are you excited about this new announcement? What is your opinion of these two new ship names? Let us know in the comments section below…


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  1. Mary McTevia

    I love the new names – Royal Caribbean does a great job on naming ships. Good strong names. I look forward to seeing how Quantum will be received as it is different form the other ships. Can’t wait though!

    • Jason Leppert

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for your comment! I agree. The new names sound great, especially since quantum is my favorite word. It will be fantastic to see how the ships turn out!

      All the best!
      Jason Leppert
      Editor, Popular Cruising


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