Royal Caribbean International Marks First Major Milestone Of Project Sunshine Construction

Royal Caribbean International Marks First Major Milestone Of Project Sunshine

World's Most Innovative Cruise Line Celebrates Steel Cutting and Reveals Names
of Newest Ships

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Feb. 5, 2013

MIAMI, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Royal Caribbean International took a major
step this week in the development of the cruise line's next generation of
cruise ships when the first piece of steel was cut for the first of two
Project Sunshine ships. The steel cutting took place at the Meyer Werft
shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, where the two ships will be built.

To celebrate the milestone, Royal Caribbean announced the names of the two new
ships – Quantum of the Seas, set to debut in fall 2014, and Anthem of the
Seas, which will follow in spring 2015. They will be part of the Quantum class
of ships and will build upon Royal Caribbean's legacy of revolutionary ship
design and bold innovation.

"We are extremely excited to celebrate this important milestone for our first
Project Sunshine ship. After three years of design and advance planning this
is the first step of the construction of the ship and I look forward to seeing
it all come together in the coming months," said Adam Goldstein, President and
CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "The new ship will be such a leap forward
in terms of vessel design and guest experiences that we thought the name
Quantum of the Seas was perfectly appropriate."

Royal Caribbean International's legacy is built on introducing 'at sea firsts'
such as rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surf simulators, zip lines and
even a tropical park with over 12,000 live plants. The Quantum class of ships
will continue to build on this legacy with unprecedented experiences and
amenities. They will once again deliver on Royal Caribbean's tradition of
designing for 'WOW'.

"Throughout our history we have made huge strides in cruise ship design and
innovation and the Quantum class will be no exception," said Richard D. Fain,
Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. "We look forward to
introducing consumers to Quantum cruising."

Additional details about Quantum of the Seas will be unveiled in the coming
months. Media can stay updated by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, on
Tumblr at and by visiting

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 innovative
ships, calling on more than 270 destinations in 72 countries across six
continents.The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska,
Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.

Royal Caribbean provides a world-class vacation experience with a wide range
of signature onboard amenities, entertainment, and award-winning family
programming. The cruise line has a 40-year history of giving guests the Royal
Advantage – the most innovative cruise ships, exciting itineraries to popular
destinations, and world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service.
Royal Caribbean has been voted "Best Cruise Line Overall" for 10 consecutive
years in the Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards. For additional information
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation
company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises,
Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI
Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, these six brands
operate a combined total of 41 ships with four under construction. They
operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 460
destinations on all seven continents.

SOURCE Royal Caribbean International

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