Harmony of the Seas

Vetrotech makes a quantum leap with RCCL’s restaurants.

In 2014, Quantum of the Seas, of the ocean liner fleet of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited (RCCL), is setting sail around the world.

Offering the very best in cruise experiences, Vetrotech was delighted to collaborate with RCCL, providing them with glass solutions for their beautiful (and vast) restaurant and hull windows.

Alongside Quantum of the Seas, sister liner Anthem of the Seas (which set sail in 2015) was built with the same materials and in the same place – at the Meyer Werft in Germany. Vetrotech supplied each ship with approximately 600m² of glass solutions for the restaurant areas and 675m² for the hull.

Vetrotech’s solutions mean efficiency for the liners and comfort for passengers

For the restaurant areas, we supplied Stadip® Marine, which features a sun-reflective coating. These windows, covering 600m², were glued into place onto a German-manufactured steel frame. An integrated screen-print black border ensured a seamless and smooth finish.

This durable and thin product provided an excellent weight-saving solution. Combining it with our energy-saving Climaplus® also offered acoustic insulation and better solar control within the restaurant areas – ensuring complete comfort for passengers.

Vetrotech also supplied around 1,000 pieces of glass – approximately 675m² – for the hull of each ship, supported on a steel frame from a Dutch manufacturer. These double-glazed units (DGUs) offered enhanced solar reflective performance, as well as the fire-resistant qualities of Contraflam® LITE.

Vetrotech’s weight-saving solutions meant that we were able to reduce the weight of the two RCCL ships by roughly 15 tons each, compared to their weight had they used another standard marine glass.

Using Climaplus KM ultimate glass can save up to 30% HVAC billing costs

Architect
Meyer Werft

Application
Windows

Location
Germany

Glass Features
Weight saving, Energy saving, Fire resistance

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