Sea trials and final preparation of Quantum of the Seas are exciting events. It’s hard to believe that I’ll be boarding Quantum in just 55 days! However, Quantum of the Seas is merely the first ship in the Quantum Class family. Sister ship Anthem of the Seas is already under construction, with plans for delivery just 6 months after Quantum. In order to pull this off, the shipyard had to employ special manufacturing techniques, manufacturing the ship in blocks that are now being joined. Here’s a fascinating video from Royal Caribbean describing the process.

MJ, October 7, 2014