Wednesday, 13 August 2014

30ft polar bear the highlight of Quantum of the Seas' multi-million art collection

Royal Caribbean International Unveils World-Class Multi-Million Dollar Art Collection for Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will exit the enclosed building hall at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, today, August 13, revealing an unexpected occupant – a 30-foot-tall magenta polar bear situated on the exterior deck of the ship. The bear, a sculpture created by Denver-based artist Lawrence Argent, is the first glimpse of the 2,980 piece, multi-million art collection themed “What Makes Life Worth Living” that has been curated for Quantum of the Seas.   

The Quantum Class spans 18 decks, encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy and features 2,090 staterooms. Quantum of the Seas will  make a brief visit to Southampton at the end of October before a winter sailing out of New York Harbour from her homeport of Cape Liberty. After the inaugural season of Caribbean cruises, the ship will depart to her new homeport of Shanghai (Baoshan), China. Anthem of the Seas will debut in Southampton, U.K. in April 2015 sailing Mediterranean itineraries. More information on Quantum class is available at

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