Quantum Class

Royal Caribbean is building a new class of ships called Quantum Class. The first two cruise ships built will be named Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. We will post all the news and information about the Quantum Class ships here for your convenience.

Posted: Thu, 2015-05-07 18:01

Royal Caribbean announced today it has ordered a fourth Quantum-class cruise ship that will be ready for delivery in 2019.

Royal Caribbean entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to build the fourth Quantum-class cruise ship.

The fourth ship in the Quantum-class does not have a name yet but will be the sister ship to Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas.

“Today’s announcement is a reflection of the success of the first two Quantum-class ships,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “We have received a       remarkable response from travel agent partners and travelers, and are thrilled that we’ll be able to deliver another revolutionary ship with our partners at Meyer Werft.”

“The fourth Quantum class vessel will be a trailblazer in smart-ship design and vacation innovation,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Royal Caribbean International is synonymous with adventure, and the icons and amenities on this ship will continue to challenge and expand guests’ expectations of the cruise experience.”

The order is contingent upon the completion of customary conditions, including financing.

Posted: Thu, 2015-05-07 18:01

Royal Caribbean announced today it has ordered a fourth Quantum-class cruise ship that will be ready for delivery in 2019.

Royal Caribbean entered into an agreement with Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to build the fourth Quantum-class cruise ship.

The fourth ship in the Quantum-class does not have a name yet but will be the sister ship to Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas.

“Today’s announcement is a reflection of the success of the first two Quantum-class ships,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “We have received a       remarkable response from travel agent partners and travelers, and are thrilled that we’ll be able to deliver another revolutionary ship with our partners at Meyer Werft.”

“The fourth Quantum class vessel will be a trailblazer in smart-ship design and vacation innovation,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Royal Caribbean International is synonymous with adventure, and the icons and amenities on this ship will continue to challenge and expand guests’ expectations of the cruise experience.”

The order is contingent upon the completion of customary conditions, including financing.

Posted: Tue, 2015-04-14 18:14

As Anthem of the Seas debuts, Makr Shakr and Royal Caribbean team up on the finishing touches to the robotic bartenders at the Bionic Bar. Get insights into the human creativity that went into creating the robots as well as the cocktail concoctions inspired by the creativity of the ship's guests.

Posted: Tue, 2015-03-03 20:22

Simulated sky diving at sea is one of the many adventures that awaits guests onboard Royal Caribbean'sQuantum of the Seas. A first at sea in the cruising industry, this unparalleled activity brings the cruise experience to new heights

Posted: Tue, 2015-03-03 20:22

Simulated sky diving at sea is one of the many adventures that awaits guests onboard Royal Caribbean'sQuantum of the Seas. A first at sea in the cruising industry, this unparalleled activity brings the cruise experience to new heights

Posted: Tue, 2015-03-03 20:22

Simulated sky diving at sea is one of the many adventures that awaits guests onboard Royal Caribbean'sQuantum of the Seas. A first at sea in the cruising industry, this unparalleled activity brings the cruise experience to new heights

Posted: Mon, 2014-11-03 09:59

Speaking to TTG, Royal Caribbean vice president Dominic Paul, indicated his office wants to keep a Quantum-class cruise ship based out of the UK for the foreseeable future.

The addition of Anthem of the Seas to the UK market was a big move for Royal Caribbean.

“For us to place a brand new $1 billion ship in the UK is massive. By bringing it to the UK, we’re saying that we recognise this is a strategic market for us. The goal is to have a Quantum-class ship staying in the UK – we’re not just doing this for one season. We want Anthem to be seen as an iconic UK ship, assuming that it is successful.,” he told TTG.

“I would think it would have a long successful future here [in Southampton],” he added.

Paul wasn't worried about concerns over too much capacity in the market due to the larger ship, “When Independence came to the UK people said it was a really big ship to fill, but it’s got a really strong following now. People have sailed on it time and again – it’s been highly successful.”

 

Posted: Mon, 2014-11-03 09:59

Speaking to TTG, Royal Caribbean vice president Dominic Paul, indicated his office wants to keep a Quantum-class cruise ship based out of the UK for the foreseeable future.

The addition of Anthem of the Seas to the UK market was a big move for Royal Caribbean.

“For us to place a brand new $1 billion ship in the UK is massive. By bringing it to the UK, we’re saying that we recognise this is a strategic market for us. The goal is to have a Quantum-class ship staying in the UK – we’re not just doing this for one season. We want Anthem to be seen as an iconic UK ship, assuming that it is successful.,” he told TTG.

“I would think it would have a long successful future here [in Southampton],” he added.

Paul wasn't worried about concerns over too much capacity in the market due to the larger ship, “When Independence came to the UK people said it was a really big ship to fill, but it’s got a really strong following now. People have sailed on it time and again – it’s been highly successful.”

 

Posted: Fri, 2014-06-20 12:23

Robotics Online has a great piece about the new RoboScreens coming to Royal Caribbean's Quantum-class cruise ships. 

Six 100” video screens attached to six industrial robots that were developed by ABB RoboScreens are a big reason Royal Caribbean will be taking on-board entertainment on its newest class of cruise ships to the next level.

Onboard it's upcoming Quantum-class cruise ships, guests will find these amazing innovations in the Two70 signature venue. 

A RoboScreen is a graphical screen mounted to the arm of an ABB articulated arm robot, which creates a unique viewer experience by bringing virtually unlimited, 6-axis movement to the video media. Available in various sizes, the Two70° RoboScreens feature six ABB IRB 6620 robots, each holding a 100” diagonal Daktronics LED screen.

On Royal Caribbean's Quantum-class ships, the RoboScreens are stored in the ceiling when not in use but during shows in Two70, the RoboScreens extend down on the gantry to a position above the stage, displaying unique video and imagery while performing choreographed movements, all custom produced for the specific performance.  

The RoboScreens were developed by Andy Flessas and were first introduced in 2010 as part of the Bon Jovi Circle Tour. They have also been a part of concerts and shows for Kis-My-Ft2, a Japanese Pop band; the Las Vegas house show for deadmau5, world famous music producer and performer; and the Ultra-Music Festival in Miami. 

On the Quantum-class, the RoboScreens will periodically assemble in various formations, such as six screens in a row to form one continuous, long screen; a three by two stack to form one big square screen; or a serpentine row, much like a ‘W’ and a ‘V’ strung together.

The project involves the close collaboration of a number or parties, both within ABB and externally. Being the first installation of an ABB robot on any ship, the ABB Marine Power Group in Helsinki, Finland and the ABB Robotics North American team in Auburn Hills, Michigan worked together for the first time. The ABB PC software team in Gothenburg, Sweden is also involved, working on the programming software and addressing the unique challenges of operating robots at sea.

The external partners include Royal Caribbean, andyRobot, Daktronics, Waagner Biro, the gantry provider, Coolux, the video server manufacturer, and Meyer Werft, the shipbuilder based in Papenburg, Germany.

You can read the full article here.

Posted: Wed, 2014-06-18 20:53

Royal Caribbean director of sales for the UK and Ireland, Ben Bouldin, told Travel Weekly at a recent trade event that the company has been "great for families" historicaly but the Quantum-class of cruise ships will give the line greater appeal across many markets.

“Royal Caribbean will redefine the cruise experience as we know it,” he said.

“You take our best ships today, Allure and Oasis, and Quantum will feel very different to that.”

Anthem of the Seas will be based out of Southampton, UK in 2015 after sister ship Quantum of the Seas debuts in November 2014 in the United States.