Royal Caribbean’s fourth Quantum-class ship due 2019

Line to spend billions in the coming years to boost capacity
Royal Caribbean says it will build a fourth Quantum-class ship, due for delivery in 2019. This commits it to spending billions in the coming years to boost capacity.
Based on current ship orders, projected capital expenditures for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 are $1.6 billion, $2.3 billion, $0.4 billion, $2.4 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively. Capacity increases for the same years are expected to be 5.5%, 6.3%, 3.1%, 3.9% and 6.5%.
Royal Caribbean says the decision to build another new ship followed a “remarkable response from travel agent partners and travellers” to the existing two Quantum-class ships Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas.
Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean International’s president and chief executive added: “The fourth Quantum class vessel will be a trailblazer in smart-ship design and vacation innovation. Royal Caribbean International is synonymous with adventure, and the icons and amenities on this ship will continue to challenge and expand guests’ expectations of the cruise experience.”
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[pictured: Anthem of the Seas; image courtesy Royal Caribbean International]