Royal Caribbean International has announced the names of its two new ships. The James Bond-sounding Quantum of the Seas is set to debut in autumn 2014, and Anthem of the Seas will follow in spring 2015.

They will be part of the Quantum class of ships and will build upon Royal Caribbean International’s legacy of revolutionary ship design and bold innovation.

The new names for the ships, part of Project Sunshine, were revealed during a steel-cutting ceremony for Quantum at the Meyer Werft shipyards in Germany.

“We are extremely excited to celebrate this important milestone for our first Project Sunshine ship. After three years of design and advance planning this is the first step of the construction of the ship and I look forward to seeing it all come together in the coming months,” said Adam Goldstein, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “The new ship will be such a leap forward in terms of vessel design and guest experiences that we thought the name Quantum of the Seas was perfectly appropriate.”

The Quantum class of ships will offer a range of new features, continuing on Royal Caribbean International’s tradition of designing for ‘WOW’.

“Throughout our history we have made huge strides in cruise ship design and innovation and the Quantum class will be no exception,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. “We look forward to introducing consumers to Quantum cruising.”

Additional details about Quantum of the Seas will be unveiled in the coming months.

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