Royal Caribbean International Reveals Groundbreaking Quantum-Class Ships

   Royal Caribbean International Reveals Groundbreaking Quantum-Class Ships

Unmatched Design, Skydiving Experience, Bumper Cars, Virtual Balconies and

PR Newswire

MIAMI, April 16, 2013

MIAMI, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on a legacy of more than 40
years of innovation and creative design, Royal Caribbean International today
unveiled first details of the next generation of cruise vacations – Quantum
cruising. The Quantum class of ships will take a dramatic leap forward,
introducing more game-changing "firsts at sea" such as a skydiving experience,
a thrilling adventure that transports guests more than 300 feet in the air on
a breathtaking journey; cutting-edge transformative venues including the
largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars,
roller skating and more; and the cruise line's largest and most advanced
staterooms ever. These new, larger staterooms enable innovation in design,
storage and comfort including the industry's first virtual balconies. Every
stateroom on Quantum of the Seas will have a view. The much anticipated
details were unveiled by stage, television and film star, Kristin Chenoweth –
Godmother of Quantum of the Seas – at an exclusive event for media and special
guests in New York City this morning.

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"This new generation of ships gave us an opportunity to make another leap in
vessel design. Innovation has always been part of our DNA and we have taken
advantage of all that creativity to design Quantum cruising," stated Richard
D. Fain, chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. "The unique features
on Quantum will boggle our guests' minds, but the real strength of the design
is how our people have integrated all these diverse components to create a
comfortable and exciting experience."

Unprecedented "Firsts At Sea"
Having led the industry by introducing incredible signature offerings such as
the Rock Climbing Wall, ice-skating rink, FlowRider surf simulator, Central
Park and AquaTheater, Royal Caribbean will advance the onboard experience even
further by delivering a groundbreaking lineup of "firsts at sea" on
Quantum-class ships. New features exclusive to Royal Caribbean include:

  oRipCord by iFly, the first skydiving experience at sea which allows
    everyone from first-time flyers to seasoned skydivers to enjoy the sheer
    thrill and exhilaration of skydiving in a safe, controlled, and simulated
  oNorth Star, an engineering marvel, takes guests to new heights – literally
    – with a jewel-shaped, glass capsule, transporting them on a spectacular
    journey more than 300 feet above the ocean and over the sides of the ship
    to deliver awe-inspiring 360-degree views.

"We are excited to be introducing major advancements in ship design and
offerings on Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas," said Adam Goldstein,
president & CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "The innovative spirit of our
brand is alive and well, and with Quantum class, we will deliver more
unexpected activities in the most extraordinary spaces. Our guests should
prepare to be wowed."

New Transformational Signature Venues
With Quantum class, Royal Caribbean marries new innovations with significant
architectural design elements to introduce spectacular spaces. On Quantum of
the Seas and Anthem of the Seas guests will find endless possibilities with
three new signature venues.

  oA revolutionary concept, Two70 degreeis a multi-level great room that is
    sure to become one of the most iconic venues onboard Quantum class. The
    space is aptly named for its magnificent 270-degree panoramic sea views
    through vast, floor-to-ceiling glass walls spanning almost three decks at
    the stern of the ship. Two70 degreeseamlessly fuses entertainment and
    technology to create a transformative journey from day to night. The
    perfect setting to connect with the sea during the day, Two70
    degreeprovides a modern and comfortable living room space for guests to
    sit back and relax. As the sun sets and the lights go down, the dazzling
    space gradually reveals its evening persona, delighting guests with
    spectacular, mysterious and unexpected entertainment at night.
    Unparalleled technology means every show at Two70 degreeis
    multidimensional and immerses the audience through a combination of live
    performers, including aerialists, as well as breathtaking video and
    digital scenery.
  oThe largest indoor active space at sea, SeaPlex is a distinctive and
    flexible sporting and entertainment venue with thrilling new features that
    will inspire guests of all ages to let loose and connect with their
    playful sides. Delivering more first at sea experiences, guests can
    experience a circus school with flying trapeze, or play basketball on a
    full-size regulation basketball court. By night, the first-ever bumper
    car and roller skating offerings deliver fun and excitement. Or, guests
    can dance to music orchestrated from a floating DJ booth which hovers
    above the activity below. 
  oA performance hall and the hottest live music venue on Quantum class,
    Music Hall is the place for guests to enjoy intimate and exclusive access
    to live performances, DJs, theme night parties, billiards and more.
    Rebellious and edgy, Music Hall's two-story design is inspired by the
    spirit of rock and roll.

The Next Generation of Stateroom Accommodations
With guest comfort and convenience in mind, Royal Caribbean debuts the most
spacious and luxurious accommodations ever, introducing rooms that on average
are nine percent larger than those of Oasis class ships. Sophisticated,
upscale design, layouts and finishes create a home away from home. Boasting
Royal Caribbean's new smart design concept, each stateroom features
contemporary designs with easy-to-use customizable layouts and intuitive
larger storage solutions.

  oNow every room on Quantum of the Seas has a view, with the exciting
    introduction of Virtual Balcony staterooms. This design concept brings
    virtual balconies to interior staterooms offering expansive real-time
    views of the ocean and exciting destinations.
  oFor multi-generational families, Family-Connected staterooms deliver more
    flexibility, using three different stateroom categories which connect to
    form a special layout that provides separate bedrooms and bathrooms for
    all. These accommodations allow families and groups of friends traveling
    together to enjoy the best of both worlds when it comes to together and
    alone time.
  oWith Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean introduces the largest variety
    of stateroom categories,  including new Studio staterooms, some with
    balconies for single travelers, three Junior Suite categories and larger
    Loft Suites.

Signature Features Return and More New Surprises To Come
The adults-only Solarium, along with an outdoor pool, a new indoor pool with
operable roof and a H2O Zone kids' aqua park, will be featured on the top
deck. Signature Royal Caribbean venues and experiences popular with families
such as the Rock Climbing Wall; FlowRider surf simulator; the award-winning
Adventure Ocean children's program; the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery; and the
DreamWorks entertainment and events featuring the characters from animated
movies: Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar; will all be back on Quantum
class. Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas also will make a quantum
leap forward in its culinary offerings providing the most flexible dining
options and more specialty restaurants than ever before. Additional details
about dining, entertainment and other unexpected features and amenities on
Quantum of the Seas will be unveiled in the coming months.

Quantum class will debut in fall 2014 with Quantum of the Seas, followed by
her sister-ship Anthem of the Seas in spring 2015. Quantum ships span 18
decks, encompass 167,800 gross registered tons, carry 4,180 guests at double
occupancy and feature 2,090 staterooms. Quantum of the Seas will sail out of
the New York Harbor from her homeport of Cape Liberty on 7- to 12-night
itineraries during the winter 2014/15 season. Bookings will be available to
Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program members starting May 27, 2013 before
opening to the general public on June 4. More information on Quantum of the
Seas is available at Media can access more
information at

Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a
40-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry firsts never-before-seen
at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features
and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping,
Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals
to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Owned by Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL), the cruise line sails 21 of the world's most
innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in the Caribbean,
Europe, Alaska, South America, the Far East, and Australia and New Zealand.
World renowned for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by
every staff and crew member, Royal Caribbean has been voted "Best Cruise Line
Overall" for 10 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Reader's Choice Awards.

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