Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Quantum of the Seas Floats Out

Meyer Werft floated out Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas at first light this morning at their Papenburg facility.

Quantum of the Seas is seen here with two sections of Anthem of the Seas. One was already floating in the lagoon, while another was in the building dock ahead of Quantum and had to be towed out last night. They were moved several times during the procedure this morning to make way for the completed ship. They will replace Quantum in the building dock and be joined to eventually form the next sister ship in the series.

Within three hours Quantum of the Seas was docked at Meyers finishing dock, and by this afternoon, completion work had already begun. In this photo you can see the funnel housing being lifted to the exposed stacks (just behind the light blue crane on the left). Behind the housing and across the lagoon you can see one of the sections of Anthem of the Seas having been moved from the previous photo, and on the bridge to the right, you can see some of the yellow lifeboats lined up ready to be lifted and latched into place on Quantum.

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