Third Royal Caribbean Quantum class cruise ship will be named Ovation of the Seas

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18Sep2014

Royal Caribbean announced today that the third Quantum-class cruise ship will be named Ovation of the Seas.

In addition to announcing the name, the first piece of steel was cut at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.  This is the same shipyard where sister cruise ships Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas are being constructed.

Ovation of the Seas is scheduled to be delivered in the autumn of 2016.

Like its sister ships, Ovation of the Seas will feature Quantum-class ammenities such as Roboscreens in the unique Two70 entertainment venue; robotic bartenders in Bionic Bar; RipCord by iFLY, the first skydiving experience at sea; the North Star, an engineering marvel that transports guests more than 300 feet above the ocean; transformative venues, such as Sea-Plex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating and more; and the cruise line’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever, including the industry’s first-ever Virtual Balcony staterooms, which offers expansive, real-time views of the ocean and exciting destinations for interior staterooms.

Royal Caribbean awards contract to upgrade Voyager of the Seas automation to Metso

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18Sep2014

Royal Caribbean has selected Metso to modernize the complete vessel-wide automation system on Voyager of the Seas.

The system controls and monitors all vital machinery on the ship, such as diesel generators, power management and air conditioning. The new upgrades will keep Voyager of the Seas running reliably and safely as well as allowing Royal Caribbean to save energy and support sustainability.

The upgrade will take place in September 2014, and startup is scheduled for October 2014 after total vessel revitalization in dry dock in Singapore. The order has been included in Metso's second quarter 2014 orders received.

The value of the deal was not disclosed.

Metso already has deals in place to provide similar systems to the third Oasis-class cruise ship as well as Quantum of the Seas.

99 days of Quantum: Two70° render images

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17Sep2014

We're counting down to the 99 days until Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, launches with a brand new blog post every day. Be sure to check back for something new everyday here.

Two70° render images

You may have heard our interview today with Tim Magill, who's firm was responsible for designing Two70° aboard Royal Caribbean's brand new Quantum of the Seas.  

This space is truly innovative and we wanted to share some more renderings from 5+design that show off how really cool this space is.  Enjoy!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!

Interview with Two70 designer Tim Magill

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17Sep2014

Our newest podcast episode is out to help give you a quick "audio escape" to a Royal Caribbean cruise!

Episode 59 is available for downloading and this week we have an exclusive interview with the man that headed up the design for Two70, Tim Magill.

Tim and his team at 5+design are responsible for making Two70 look like the next generation cruise ship hot spot that it's been billed as.  Tim takes us behind-the-scenes of how a place like Two70 is built and what kind of work went into it.

Here’s the podcast page for Episode 59. And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast via RSSStitcher or on iTunes!

Take a listen and as always, let us know what you think! Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and leave your comments below!

L-3 MSI will equip Royal Caribbean's third Quantum-class cruise ship

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17Sep2014

Royal Caribbean's unnamed third Quantum-class cruise ship will have its navigation, lighting and communication systems provided by L-3 MSI.

This ship will be the sister ship to Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, both of which were previously equipped by L-3 MSI as well.

The third Quantum-class ship will receive a SAM Electronics NACOS Platinum navigation system comprising five X- and S-band radars serially linked to ten Multipilot workstations for combined display of ARPA, radar, ECDIS and conning functions in addition to those for automatic steering control and voyage planning.

Part of the specialty cruise ship software package also provides modes to support station-keeping with reduced fuel consumption and machinery wear.

99 days of Quantum: Sustainability

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16Sep2014

To countdown the launch of Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, we're blogging about one aspect of the ship each day for 99 days. Check back each day for something exciting to read about this new ship.

Sustainability

Everyone is trying to do their part to help the enviroment and Royal Caribbean is going to make Quantum of the Seas one of the "greenest" cruise ships to ever sail.

Royal Caribbean has heavily invested in technology to help reduce Quantum of the Seas' footprint.  

Sophisticated computer modeling was used to reduce the vessel’s energy consumption with efficient hull configuration, engine design and energy saving devices.  The ship has eliminated the use of incandescent bulbs; all lighting will be provided by low-energy LED or fluorescents.  Motion sensors even dim hallway lighting when no one is present.  

The cruise ship has been designed to consume less energy and keep Quantum of the Seas cleaner and greener.

Quantum of the Seas will be armed with brand new "scrubbers" that will remove pollutants from engine exhaust as a kind of filter.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!

Royal Caribbean COO Adam Goldstein named Mediterranean Personality of the Year 2014

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16Sep2014

At the Seatrade Med 2014 trade event, Royal Caribbean's COO Adam Goldstein was named the Seatrade Mediterranean Personality of the Year 2014.

Goldstein was presented the award at the event during the opening conference session of Seatrade Med 2014, which is being held this year at the Fira de Barcelona.

Seatrade chairman Chris Hayman spoke about why Adam Goldstein deserved the award, "He was one of the first North American executives to identify Europe as a second source market from an industry standpoint and set about tapping into that potential by spearheading deploying of vessels into the region, and in particular the Med, to ignite local demand."

On receiving the award, Adam Goldstein said, "I would like to say thank you to Seatrade, UBM and V.Ships Leisure for this award. The success of any enterprise is that it is a team effort. I am thoroughly grateful to be the recipient of the Seatrade Mediterranean Cruise Personality of the Year."

99 days of Quantum: Starwater

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15Sep2014

With Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, launching very soon, we're counting down each day with a brand new blog post all about this amazing cruise ship.

Starwater

A brand new production show by Royal Caribbean will be Starwater, which is located in Two70°, and will be among one of many new shows to grace Quantum of the Seas

Starwater features, "A beautiful and highly visual production featuring Dancers and Singers all under the spell of our Muse who transports the audience as she orchestrates an eternal fusion the universe and sea to her will."

Royal Caribbean is making Starwater into a highly visual production that combines video mapping, groundbreaking robotic technology and live performance artistry. Human emotions are explored as our muse brings together the magic of the stars and the mysteries of the seas for this awe-inspiring theatrical experience.

Like the other tech-heavy shows in Two70°, Starwater will take advantage of the innovations found only in Two70°.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!

99 days of Quantum: Two70°

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14Sep2014

To celebrate the launch of Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas in less than 100 days, we're counting down each day with some really cool about the ship.  Check out our blog each day for a brand new post all about Quantum of the Seas.

Two70°

Perhaps one of the most innovative places on Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship is Two70°.  This unique spot on Quantum of the Seas will offer entertainment, technology and an experience never before seen at sea.

As its name implies, Two70° offers a two hundred and seventy degree view from the aft of the ship.  An expansive ocean view that is two decks high allows you to see an amazing view during the day.

At night, Two70° transforms to offer a seamless video projection, robotics and human artistry.

Inside Two70° you will find Vistarama, a floor-to-ceiling sea view that will take you anywhere in the world in seconds thanks to some amazing projection technology.  There's also ROBOSHOW, where six Roboscreens take the stage to offer surprise performances throughout your vacation.   And then there's Starwater, a brand new Royal Caribbean production that combines technology and actors.

Want more entertainment?  You will find Virtual Concert and Gatsby shows here as well.

Two70° will offer quite a variety of entertainment as this space was designed to always be a hub of activity.  Royal Caribbean designed Two70° to be a place that always has something going on and the ability of the entire room to transform in seconds is what makes Two70° really impressive.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!

99 days of Quantum: The Grande Restaurant

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13Sep2014

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas debuts in less than 100 days so we're counting down all the great things about Quantum of the Seas. Each day we will post something about Quantum of the Seas to share with you.

The Grande Restaurant

One of the new restaurants coming to Royal Caribbean's Dynamic Dining is a throwback to the golden era of cruising when dining was a social ritual and getting dressed up was a big part of the experience.

The Grande Restaurant encompasses all the glitz and glamour of classic cruise dining with great food too.

Every night at the Grande is formal night and Royal Caribbean is celebrating each evening like it's a special occasion. For fans of getting dressed up for dinner, the Grande is your restaurant and you can get dressed up as many nights as you want when you dine here.

There's more to the Grande than just what you wear, after all, you're going to the Grande to eat.  You'll find Beef Wellington, Chicken a l’Orange, Roasted Scallops, Sole Almondine and more.  The Grande will feature the world’s favorite classic dishes all at Quantum of the Seas’ most elegant restaurant.

Inside the restaurant you will find a beautiful, plush dining environment with crystal chandeliers, Venetian mirrors and over-scaled chairs printed with classic recipes.

The Grande is a complimentary restaurant and will be included in your cruise fare.  It will be open for dinner.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!

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