|Posted by RCI fans on October 7, 2013 at 12:25 PM||comments (0)|
Former NFL lineback, Dhani Jones is set to tackle his biggest challenge to date, a 'Quantum Experience Advisor' for Sports and Fitness.
Dhani will create a game plan for active cruising onboard Quantum of the Seas. Dhani Jones, will join interior designer Geneviere Gorder and several other advisors to offer their expertise in the building of Quantum of the Seas.
“Mixing an active lifestyle with a zest for life comes naturally for Dhani Jones, whose passion for exploring the world has taken him from the sports field to countless countries around the globe,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, executive vice president, operations, Royal Caribbean International. “We’re thrilled to draft Dhani as our latest partner to help us take on all things sports and fitness onboard Quantum of the Seas.”
Secretly working undercover since June 2013, Jones has been lending his expertise on the latest active trends and providing fresh ideas for Quantum’s SeaPlex, the largest sports and entertainment complex at sea – which will feature first-at-sea innovations such as bumper cars, roller skating and a circus school, complete with a flying trapeze.
Dhani Jones, a former National Football League player for 11 seasons, is also known for his off-the-field adventures. Starring in his own Travel Channel show in the U.S., ‘Dhani Tackles the Globe,’ the self-proclaimed adventurer participated in many of the world’s games. From Rugby to Sambo, Jones immersed himself in each culture and learned how athletes around the world compete in their favourite sports.
“I’m having a phenomenal time working with Royal Caribbean International as a Quantum Experience Advisor,” said Jones. “It’s giving me the opportunity to demonstrate my passion for sports, travel, fitness and adventure, and draw on my own experiences travelling the globe to contribute ideas that will bring good fitness and good fun to Quantum of the Seas.”
|Posted by RCI fans on September 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM||comments (0)|
Steve Williams, head of UK sales at Royal Caribbean International has hinted to us that big announcements, regarding the Quantum class ships will be made in the next couple of months.
Speaking at the CRUISE Show 2013 in Birmingham, Steve informed rcifans.com that we should expect some huge announcements to be made, in the next couple of months.
We continued to probe Steve, regarding the recent rumour about Anthem of the Seas coming to Southampton, however he cheekily smiled and said "I can't possibly say."
As to what these announcements may be, we simply do not know. However, with very little known about the dining and entertainment onboard the Quantum class ships, Royal Caribbean will have to announce these details in the not so distant future.
|Posted by RCI fans on August 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
Just before the keel-laying ceremony for Quantum of the Seas, sister ship Anthem of the Seas had her first steel-cutting at the Meyer Werft laser centre.
Image: Meyer Werft
Adam Goldstein, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean commented "Today is a very special day in the development of our new Quantum class, as we are now two steps closer to delighting guests around the world with Quantum cruising. It's incredibly rewarding to see Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas coming together well, and today we not only honor those two very important milestones, but we also regonize the years of hard work and dedication from the team developing these ships."
Anthem of the Seas' delvery date is scheduled for spring 2015.
|Posted by RCI fans on August 2, 2013 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean and Meyer Weft helped celebrate the keel-laying of their brand new 167,800GT vessel, Quantum of the Seas.
Photo: Meyer Werft
Royal Caribbean's Executive Vice President Maritime, Harri Kulovaara, put down the lucky penny, a maritime tradition, before the block was lowered into place.
Quantum of the Seas will comprise of 74 giant blocks. The first block weighs in at 430 tons.
The keel-laying ceremony marks the official start of construction for the Quantum of the Seas. She will be the biggest ship ever to be constructed at the yard.
Quantum of the Seas will launch in November 2014 accomodating 4,180 guests.
Prior to the keel-laying ceremony, the first steel-cutting of Anthem of the Seas took place at Meyer Werft's laser centre. For more details click here.
|Posted by RCI fans on July 8, 2013 at 5:10 AM||comments (0)|
A firm specialising in truck-mounted cranes and cargo-handling machinerary for ships, has been given the task of buiding Quantum of the Seas' North Star.
North Star's 7.1 tonne viewing capsule will be lifted by an electro/hydraulically-driven MacGregor slewing crane with an outreach of 41 m.
The pod will be able to accommodate 14 guests and one crew member and will be fitted with a stabilizing system that will ensure that it remains level with the vessel's deck and will also decrease the capsule movements, providing a comfortable ride for the guests.
"We are the first crane supplier involved in anything like this type for a cruise ship," says Jonas Hägglund, MacGregor Sales Manager. "Safety is paramount, and the operator needed a crane supplier that would not only deliver the highest safety standards, but also proven, reliable technology for the North Star guest experience."
The system is designed for 100 percent redundancy with two separate power units, each large enough to drive the crane in reduced speed mode; it will also be provided with a diesel-driven emergency power pack. Additional safety features include automatic cut outs and safety valve overload protection on all crane motions.
Mr. Hägglund also added, "All crane movements will be smooth and immediate, with stepless speed control, essential for this type of guest experience. It is also important that the experience is as quiet as possible, so the main power pack will be rubber-suspended to minimize vibrations and noise transmission; the crane housing will also be isolated to minimize noise."
Quantum of the Seas will set sail in November 2014 and cruise out of New Jersey. MacGregor will also provide the crane for Anthem of the Seas, which will debut in 2015.
|Posted by RCI fans on May 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by RCI fans on April 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean has announced the itineraries of their new ship, Quantum of the Seas.
Quantum will sail from Cape Liberty, NJ and operate 7-12 night cruises sailing to the Caribbean and Bahamas.
7 and 8-night Bahamas cruises will depart Cape Liberty and set sail to Port Canaveral, Nassau and Coco Cay before heading back to New Jersey.
The 8-night Caribbean cruises will call at Labadee, Samana and San Juan.
The 11-night Caribbean cruises will cruise to Royal Caribbean's private resort, Labadee, before sailing to San Juan, St Thomas, St Kitts and St Maarten.
The ultimate voyage will be the 12-nght complete Caribbean voyages which sail to Labadee, San Juan, St Maarten, Martinique, Bridgetown in Barbados, St Kitts and then back to Cape Liberty.
Dates and prices are still unkown.
|Posted by RCI fans on April 16, 2013 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean has officially unveiled their anticipated Quantum of the Seas.
At the news conference in New York City, Adam Goldstein, Richard Fain and godmother Kristin Chenoweth revealed their new ship in style!
Some of the details they revealed were;
|Posted by RCI fans on April 15, 2013 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean has unveiled Quantum of the Seas.
She will be sailing out of the New York area and will feature Bungee Jumping and Bumper Cars!
If you cant wait to cruise on her, then there are speculation that bookings will open on Thursday 18th April.
More news to follow....
|Posted by RCI fans on February 25, 2013 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Royal Caribbean announced Quantum of the Seas' godmother during the Academy Awards. Kristin Chenoweth will be the godmother for the Royal Caribbean's brand new cruise ship that will debut in late 2014.
Kristin Chenoweth is a Tony and Emmy award winning actress, she has been in many theater shows and made many television and film appearances including, Glee, Ugly Betty and The Pink Panther. Chenoweth was chosen for her personality and ability to wow audiences similar to how Royal Caribbean inspire to wow their guests. Her versatile range of roles made her a natural fit, given that Quantum of the Seas, set to debut in fall 2014, is set to introduce unprecedented experiences and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean.
Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean, explained “Kristin’s effortless grace and dynamic performances align perfectly with our newest class of ships and we could not be more honored to have her represent Quantum of the Seas,”
“Working with such a remarkable and versatile woman for one of maritime’s longest standing traditions is an exciting experience.”
Kristin Chenoweth stated “I am so excited to be named godmother of Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas. I have been lucky to play many roles and I am looking forward to this one,”
“I think the Royal Caribbean brand is the perfect match for me, especially with their history of providing exceptional entertainment experiences to their guests.”
“Our ships have always been designed for WOW and with Quantum of Seas, we are excited to introduce Quantum cruising and the ‘at sea’ firsts that our guests have come to expect from Royal Caribbean,” said Adam Goldstein, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “We look forward to working with Kristin and having her officially name our ship when she is delivered in the fall of 2014.”