Steel cutting for Royal Caribbean’s first Sunshine

Wed, 06 February 2013

Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, began the construction of the first of two Project Sunshine cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International on 5 February. The steel cutting ceremony of Quantum of the Seas, the first vessel in what was announced as the Quantum class, took place at the yard. Adam Goldstein, Royal Caribbean’s president and CEO said: ‘We are extremely excited to celebrate this important milestone for our first Project Sunshine ship,’ he said. ‘After three years of design and advance planning this is the first step of the construction of the ship and I look forward to seeing it all come together in the coming months. The new ship will be such a leap forward in terms of vessel design and guest experiences that we thought the name Quantum of the Seas was perfectly appropriate.’

The name of the second vessel was also announced as Anthem of the Seas. The first ship will debut in autumn 2014 with the second following in spring 2015. ‘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, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

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