Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Quantum of the Seas

Construction of the first quantum-class ship is in full swing at the dry dock in Hall 6 at Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany, where the Quantum of the Seas is scheduled for completion by autumn 2014. 

Not only does it feature the latest environmental technologies along with enhanced energy efficiency but it also scores extra points with its exciting new range of entertainment features like:

The North Star is an observation capsule modelled on the London Eye ferris wheel; placed at a height of 90 metres, it is the only one of its kind in the world. The observation capsule is not only a highly spectacular attraction for passengers but it also represents a crowning achievement for the shipbuilders.

The large ‘Two70°‘ area is located at the stern of the ship and is a lounge with bar and dance floor by day while serving as a performance venue in the evening. The name stands for ‘270 degrees‘, in reference to the almost all-round view afforded to guests through the large window fronts. These are also used as projection surfaces during the evening shows.

The ‘SeaPlex‘ is another innovation; a multifunctional room in which passengers can pass the time with a wide choice of activities, including riding bumper cars and playing basketball. 

The ‘RipCord by iFly‘ simulator, which promises authentic sensations of taking part in an actual parachute jump. 

Even the inside cabins have an attraction of their own – they are fitted with 82 inch television screens, which serve as virtual balconies with real-time images of the sea, offering the same view as the outside cabins.
This miracle of innovation will set sail from its future home port of New York, taking 4,100 passengers at a speed of 22 knots towards the Bahamas and Bermuda as well as the Caribbean followed by Asia in May 2015.
Main Characteristics of Quantum of the Seas:
Tonnage167,800 GT
Overall Length348 m
Width41.4 m
Engine Output 67,200 kW
Speed22 kts
Number of Passenger Cabins 2,094