|The 430-ton first block of the keel for Quantum of the Seas was lowered into place in the drydock at Meyer Werft today.|
|In keeping with tradition, two coins were placed under the keel. They will remain in place until the ship is nearing completion. At that time they will be retrieved and given to the ship's captain to keep aboard the ship for good luck.|
|Mission accomplished. Executives, in front of the first block, toast the keel laying.|
|The first steel was also cut today for Anthem of the Seas, the second ship in the Quantum class.|
Details of this story appeared in the August 2, 2013 edition of Cruise News Daily.
Photos courtesy of Meyer Werft