Weighing in at 167,800 tons with a passenger capacity of 4,180 across 18 decks, the world’s third-largest cruise ship – Quantum of the Seas – has finally been floated out from dry dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
The ship was scheduled to be floated out over a week ago, but due to bad weather conditions and the threat of Hurricane Bertha, the operation was postponed. Quantum of the Seas will now undergo a series of thruster and stabiliser tests as well as sea trials over the coming weeks.
The vessel will boast a number of classic features found on other Royal Caribbean ships, alongside a range of new features and firsts-at-sea. Notable additions include the impressive North Star observation platform which protrudes from the top deck, as well as a sky-diving simulator, rock climbing wall and remarkable SeaPlex entertainment and activity area.
Quantum of the Seas will arrive in Southampton on 31st October for one night, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean en route to Cape Liberty on the coast of New Jersey. She will then be based full-time in Shanghai from May 2015.
If you’d like to learn more about voyages aboard Quantum of the Seas or secure your place on-board this magnificent ship, simply call our dedicated Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118.