Royal Caribbean Orders Fourth Quantum Ship

Cruise line giant Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd has entered into an agreement with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to order a fourth Quantum-class ship slated for delivery in 2019.

“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 Quantum class ships have 168, 000 gross tons and feature capacity of 4,200 passengers.

The third Quantum-class ship, Ovation of the Seas, is under construction at Meyer and is set to join Royal Caribbean’s fleet in spring 2016.

The sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas, were delivered in fall 2014 and spring 2015 respectively.

Based upon current ship orders, projected capital expenditures for full year 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 are USD 1.6 billion, USD 2.3 billion, USD 0.4 billion, USD 2.4 billion and USD 1.3 billion, respectively, the cruise liner said.

The company’s capacity increases for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 are expected to be 5.5%, 6.3%, 3.1%, 3.9% and 6.5%, respectively.

Royal Caribbean said that the order is contingent upon the completion of customary conditions, including financing.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>


<< Jan 2020 >>
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

The 9th Annual Event Green Shiptech China Congress 2020

The 9th Annual Event- Green Shiptech China Congress 2020 will be held on next…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >


Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >