UPDATE VI: CruiseCritic is reporting that it was the Quantum of the Seas that it was on. This seems to be the final word on the matter. There latest story is here.

UPDATE V: …And it was pulled again. CruiseBusiness is reporting it was on the Quantum.

UPDATE IV: Cruise Critic have amended their article and republished it. They stand by their original statement that it was in fact the Anthem of the Seas as it was confirmed by Royal Caribbean:

While numerous media outlets have reported the fire took place on sister ship Quantum of the Seas, also under construction at the shipyard, Royal Caribbean confirmed the fire was onboard Anthem of the Seas. 

CruiseCritic (June 7, 7:52am)

UPDATE III: Here’s an image of Meyer Werft workers standing around as they were evacuated. The title is “Fire on “Quantum of the Seas” at Meyer Werft.”  Caption is:”Evacuated shipyard employees stands at Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenburg, Germany, 02 June 2014. A fire broke out this morning in a row of cabins on the cruise ship “Quantum of the Seas,” which is under construction at the shipyards. The fire was brought under control and extinguished quickly”

via Corbisimages © Christoph Assies/dpa/Corbis


UPDATE II: Royal Caribbean Blog reports that it was Anthem.

UPDATE: Cruise Critic has since pulled their article. Here is a web cache of it.


Originally Published on: Jun 7, 2014 @ 6:10

It was only last week that the partially completed Anthem of the Seas was floated out to make room for the Quantum to exit the drydock. Today, however, it is being reported that there was a fire on one of the ships. Now this is where it gets tricky, CruiseCritic originally reported that it was the Anthem of the Seas. It was confirmed by CruiseCurrents. However, it’s being widely reported that it was infact the Quantum, as confirmed by this site. Either way, here currently is no information if this will postpone her launch date yet. Quantum’s is scheduled for the Fall and Anthem’s is set for April of next year.

Royal Caribbean Press Statement:

Two people were treated for slight smoke poisoning at a hospital in Papenburg, no one else was harmed. Approximately EUR50,000 worth of damage has been reported. The fire originated from a cabin on deck 3, however a cause has not yet been established.

If you’re interested in seeing more of the Anthem and Quantum, Facebook user HD1080ide as more photos.