She was built in the Meyer Werft river-locked shipyard in Papenburg and floated out down the River Ems. She is identical to her sister ships apart from a few features, like her mascot and a few shops in the Royal Esplanade. The restaurants, staterooms and entertainment options are identical.
The ship has 20 different restaurants and eateries throughout the ship, as well as the usual room service. There is no main formal dining room like other cruise ships (although she does have a “classic” dining room The Grande Restaurant) and instead guests reserve tables at one of the venues on the ship each evening. There is a system in place for guests to move to a different restaurant each evening with the same table mates and waiters. Each venue has the same menu each evening, allowing guests to enjoy a variation of food across the ship. Jamie’s Italian (of fame Jamie Oliver) has a branded restaurant and is the third one of the chain to be based at sea (the other two are on the first and second Quantum-class ships)
The mascot attached to the side of this Quantum-class cruise ship is a mother and baby panda cub. Seen as a good luck sign in Asia, they were added as this ship will be primarily based over in that region.