Royal Caribbean International has entered into an agreement with the German shipyard Meyer Werft for a fourth Quantum-class ship vessel, which will be delivered in 2019.
“Today’s announcement is a reflection of the success of the first two Quantum-class ships,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “We have received a remarkable response from travel agent partners and travellers, and are thrilled that we’ll be able to deliver another revolutionary ship with our partners at Meyer Werft.”
“The fourth Quantum class vessel will be a trailblazer in smart-ship design and holiday innovation,” said Michael Bayley, president & CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “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.”
Based upon current ship orders, projected capital expenditures for full year 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 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 are expected to be 5.5%, 6.3%, 3.1%, 3.9% and 6.5%, respectively. These figures do not include potential ship sales or additions that the company may elect to make in the future.
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