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Old August 2nd, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Also today -

Royal Caribbean and Meyer Weft helped celebrate the keel-laying of their brand new 167,800GT vessel, Quantum of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean's Executive Vice President Maritime, Harri Kulovaara, put down the lucky penny, a maritime tradition, before the block was lowered into place.

Quantum of the Seas will comprise of 74 giant blocks. The first block weighs in at 430 tons.

The keel-laying ceremony marks the official start of construction for the Quantum of the Seas. She will be the biggest ship ever to be constructed at the yard.

Quantum of the Seas will launch in November 2014 accommodating 4,180 guests.

Carnival Fascination 11/01/04, 5N
Crown Princess 3/27/10, 7N
RCCL Oasis of the Seas 10/20/12, 7N
Celebrity Silhouette 2/09/14 7N
RCCL Quantum of the Seas - 12/01/14, 11N
NCL Epic 3/8/15 7N
NCL Escape 11/09/15 2N
NCL Breakaway 11/27/16 14N
RCCL Harmony of the Seas 11/? 3N & 2/11/17 7N
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