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don Eye ferris wheel; placed at a height of And then there is ‘SeaPlex‘: a mul- As far as entertainment, engineering 90 metres, it is the only one of its kind in tifunctional room in which passengers and safety are concerned, the Anthem of the world. The observation capsule is not can pass the time with a wide choice of the Seas will be of an equal standard as only a highly spectacular attraction for pas- activities, including riding bumper cars the Quantum. sengers, but it also represents a crowning and playing basketball. There is also a In addition, a third Quantum class achievement for the shipbuilders. ‘RipCord by iFly‘ simulator, which prom- ship has been ordered from the German ises the “authentic” sensation of taking shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in part in an actual parachute jump. 2016. But the decision of RCCL to exer- Another highlight is the large ‘Two70°‘ area located at the stern of the cise this option was not such a big sur- ship which is a lounge with bar and dance floor by day, while serving as a perfor- UP THE ANTHEM prise, given the fact that the global cruise mance venue in the evening. The name The building of the Anthem of the Seas, business in growing. stands for ‘270 degrees‘, in reference the sister vessel of the Quantum of the To offer further proof of this, Royal to the almost all-round view afforded to Seas, is underway as well, with the keel Caribbean International announced in guests through the large window fronts. laying taking place on 19th November April that Quantum of the Seas will make These are also used as projection surfaces 2013. Anthem is scheduled for delivery in its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), during the evening shows. the spring of 2015. China. Beginning in late June 2015, the FAST FACTS QUANTUM OF THE SEAS & ANTHEM OF THE SEAS Tonnage 167,800 GT Overall Length 348 m Width 41.4 m Decks 18 Engine Output 67,200 kW Speed 2 094 Passengers 36 22 kts Passenger Cabins 4 188 seatec 2/2014