Royal Caribbean names third Quantum ship

Royal Caribbean has cut the first piece of steel on its third Quantum-class ship and also named it, Ovation of the Seas.

Construction on the third ship started at German shipyard, Meyer Werft this week.

Ovation of the Seas is scheduled to launch in 2016. She will be a sister-ship to the first Quantum-class vessel, Quantum of the Seas, which launches in November this year, and Anthem of the Seas, which is scheduled to set sail next year.

Just like her sister vessels, she will be the third Royal Caribbean smart-ship with bartender robots, the fastest Wi-Fi at sea and tap and go wristbands.

She will also include unique features such as the iFly – the first skydiving experience at sea; the North Star – a robotic arm, which takes guests 300 feet above the ocean for a rare view; and the Sea-Plex – the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex with bumper cars, roller skating and more.

Quantum ships also span 16 decks, encompass 167,800 gross registered tons, carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy and feature 2,090 staterooms.

Royal Caribbean wasn’t the only cruise line to name its new ship this week, Holland America also revealed the name of its first Pinnacle-class vessel.

The name is fit for a king and pays homage to the line’s Dutch heritage.

Click here to find out what Holland America named its forthcoming ship.