‘Quantum of the Seas’ swift and light sailing

Quantum of the Seas (Photo courtesy ©MEYER WERFT GmbH)

Quantum of the Seas (Photo courtesy ©MEYER WERFT GmbH)

Quantum of the Seas, the first of three 167,800-ton, 4.180-passenger next-generation Royal Caribbean cruise ships, will be delivered to its owner end of October, 2014 with 2,090 cabins including 373 virtual balconies, inside cabins featuring real-time views of the ocean and destinations. The cruise ship will feature 16 passenger decks with a top deck featuring a solarium for adults, an outdoor pool, a new indoor pool featuring an operable roof system and a H2O Zone kids’ aqua park. Other facilities aboard the vessel include a surf simulator measuring 40ft, a rock climbing wall measuring 40ft above the deck, a spa, a casino, and an outdoor movie screen measuring 220ft².
Saint-Gobain supplies Weight saving and Energy Saving solutions: This innovative vessel has extensively been fitted with Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Kinon glass. The complete hull will carry double glassed units with various pressure panes with high energy saving and comfort glass solutions KM ULTIMATE 20/1 with U-values up to 1,1W/m²K. The same accounts for the fire resistant safety glass as CONTRAFLAM-LITE MARINE A0.

Restaurant with a spectacular view The facade of the aft restaurant has been fitted with weight saving STADIP MARINE Double Glazed Units with comfort glazing STADIP SILENCE for better acoustics and high U-Values for thermal control. These glass combinations save up to 45% of weight compared to traditional glass combinations. Furthermore the vessel is fitted with Saint-Gobain ISOVER ULTIMATE insulation contributes up to 50% of weight saving compared to the traditional stone wool insulation materials.