Quantum float out delayed

Quantum of the Seas’ float-out has been delayed due to poor weather in Papaneburg, Germany.

The 4,180-passenger ship was scheduled to exit the Meyer Werft shipyard on Saturday, however, the process of touching water for the first time was pushed back until Tuesday.

The ship will dock alongside the pier in Papenburg tomorrow night before she is turned on for thruster and stabilizer tests.

She will also undergo sea trials and then make her way to New York for a November launch.

Weighing 167,800-tonnes, Quantum of the Seas will be the third largest passenger ship in the world when she sets sail and one of the most innovative.

In true Royal Caribbean style, she will feature a range of unique onboard activities, including the FlowRider surf simulators; ice skating rink; bumper cars; and the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea.

Royal Caribbean teamed up with the ship’s godmother and Broadway star, Kristin Chenoweth, to introduce never before seen on land or at sea entertainment such as dancing robots. And former NFL player Dhani Jones has also been recruited as a sport and fitness advisor to keep cruisers fit at sea.