Royal Caribbean International has announced the introduction of the Quantum Experience Advisors programme featuring a group of experts in fields such as design, sport and fitness, entertainment and others who will work hand-in-hand with RCI’s internal teams to provide their expertise to help shape interior design, key features and activities on the Quantum-class ships. Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas are due to debut in November 2014 and April 2015 respectively.
Starting with design, Royal Caribbean has partnered with Genevieve Gorder, one of America’s favourite interior designers, as the Quantum Experience Advisor for Design. Gorder is collaborating with Royal Caribbean International’s newbuild and design team to offer insights and opinions and influence the décor and furnishings of the loft and suite accommodations onboard Quantum of the Seas. Royal Caribbean will also be revealing several other Quantum Experience Advisors in the coming months.
The Quantum Experience Advisors are lending their professional know-how and are actively involved in making pivotal decisions that will make a lasting impression on the Quantum class of ships, and developing new programmes and features for guests to enjoy. Royal Caribbean International is documenting the process through a series of online videos allowing guests to follow along and get an inside glimpse of the Advisors in action.
“Our teams at Royal Caribbean International are always leading the charge in terms of delivering innovative and industry-leading ships and programming and now, by teaming up with some of the brightest and most talented professionals in their respective fields, we are sure to make the Quantum-class some of the most amazing ships to ever set sail,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Executive Vice President, Operations, Royal Caribbean International. “Guest experience is our number one priority and our Quantum Experience Advisors are bringing fresh insights, opinions and perspectives to help us deliver the kinds of ‘wow’ moments that can only be found on Royal Caribbean International.”
Since May 2013, Gorder has been participating in collaborative design sessions where she has had the opportunity to immerse herself in the ship’s design process and has reviewed plans, fabrics, carpets and furnishings for the ship’s luxurious accommodations. The sessions have allowed Gorder and the design team to provide a more cohesive look and feel to the onboard suites and lofts. Her whimsical style will be felt throughout the lofts and suites and many of her signature touches such as colour, fabric and patterns will be incorporated throughout the design. The next few months will see trip to the see the ship being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The entire process will be documented and shared at www.RoyalCaribbean.com/QuantumoftheSeas.
“It’s exhilarating to work with Royal Caribbean International, a brand known for pushing the envelope in ship design and innovation,” said Gorder. “This has been an incredible process, learning what it takes to make everything come together from hardware to soft goods and the little design details. This project has been like nothing I have ever worked on before and is giving me the chance to collaborate with a team of ship building experts to come up with designs that will work onboard a ship as well as inspire every guest that stays onboard. This is their home away from home and it needs to feel amazing.”
The new Quantum class will debut in autumn 2014 with Quantum of the Seas, followed by sister-ship Anthem of the Seas in spring 2015. Quantum ships span 16 decks, encompass 167,800 gross registered tons, carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy and feature 2,090 staterooms.