Cruise Shipping: RCL's 'Quantum of the Seas' Delivered
First Ship of New Class for Royal Caribbean
MEYER WERFT delivered the 167,800-gt cruise ship Quantum of the Seas to the U.S. cruise operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. yesterday in Bremerhaven.
According to the builder, the first ship of the Quantum class sets new standards in terms of eco-friendliness, featuring highly energy-efficient systems, optimized hydrodynamics, heat recovery, an effective underwater paint coating, a state-of-the-art exhaust gas treatment plant (hybrid scrubber) as well as energy-saving LED lighting systems.
The ship can accommodate 4,180 guests in 2,090 cabins, and is staffed by a crew of approximately 1,550.
The ship departed from Bremerhaven to Southampton October 28, 2014, from where she will set off to her Atlantic crossing on November 2. The maiden voyage is scheduled for November 23 from New York (Cape Liberty) to the Bahamas.
Dimension: 167,800 gt
Length overall: 347.75 m
Molded breadth: 41.4 m
Number of decks:18
Draught: 8.50 m
Engine output: Wärtsilä 2x12V 2x 16V totally 67,200 kW
Propulsion power: 41,000kW
Speed: 22, knots
Number of passengers: 4,180
Number of passenger cabins: 2,090
Number of outside cabins (including suites): 1717
Number of inside cabins: 373
Number of theatre seats: 1281
Number of restaurants: 18
Number of bars/lounges: 12
Total weight of applied paint: approx. 300 t
Total length of laid cables: 2,200 km
Total length of laid pipes: 400 km