Royal Caribbean International’s new Quantum-class cruise ship Anthem of the Seas is set to float-out from building dock II of Meyer Werft’s Papenburg shipyard in Germany on 21 February.
After leaving the dock, the 168,600 gross tonne new-build will undergo thruster and stabiliser tests in the yards’ harbour. Meyer Werft will also carry out the remaining interior work on board the ship along with the tests and trials.
Construction of this 348m-long and 41m-wide vessel started in November 2013.
After completion of works, this second Quantum-class cruise ship is expected to be delivered in mid-March of this year.
Anthem of the Seas will have a passenger capacity of 4,180 and crew capacity of 760. It will be equipped with four diesel-electric Wartsila engines powered by two ABB Azipod XO thrusters and will be capable of cruising at a speed of 22k.
The vessel will feature 16 passenger decks with 14 elevators to move passengers between them, providing access its leisure facilities, including a library, a workshop area for holding lecturers, demonstrations, arts and crafts, a music hall, a casino, bars and billiards.
In addition, this new Quantum-class vessel will feature the North Star, a jewel-shaped glass capsule that carries guests more than 300ft above the ocean and SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea.
Meyer Werft delivered the first Quantum-class ship, Quantum of the Seas, in October 2014. The third vessel, Ovation of the Seas, is currently under construction and will be delivered in mid-2016.
Image: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class ship, Anthem of the Seas. Photo: courtesy of Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG.