The hit Broadway show of Abba songs will appear on the new Royal Caribbean ship
Royal Caribbean just announced that Quantum of the Seas, the line’s brand new ship set to arrive in November, 2014, will feature a fully licensed Broadway productions of MAMMA MIA! – the smash hit musical based on the songs of Swedish pop sensation ABBA – when she sails from the New York area in November 2014. The first details of the new ship’s entertainment offerings were revealed to viewers who tuned in to watch the cruise line’s float, “A World at Sea,” set sail down the streets of Manhattan as part of the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
“The debut of Mamma Mia! aboard Quantum of the Seas continues to raise the bar of what we offer our guests onboard our latest groundbreaking ship,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Executive Vice President, Operations, Royal Caribbean International. “Since introducing Hairspray onboard Oasis of the Seas in 2009, our Tony award-winning musical productions have been incredibly well-received by guests, and we are proud to expand our Broadway at sea offerings with our fourth licensed main-stage production – more than any other cruise line.”
The other Broadway shows that Royal Caribbean offers on its ships include “Hairspray” on Oasis of the Seas, “Chicago – The Musical” on Allure of the Seas and “Saturday Night Fever” is featured on Liberty of the Seas.
According to Royal Caribbean, more than 54 million people around the world have “fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show.” The story unfolds on an unidentified Greek Island on the eve of a daughter’s wedding and shows her quest to discover the identity of her father from among three men from her mother’s past who just returned to the island they all visited 20 years ago. The songs that are among ABBA’s greatest hits – including “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me” – are all included in the show.
The new Quantum-class will debut in November 2014 with Quantum of the Seas, followed by her sister-ship Anthem of the Seas in April 2015. Each ship spans 16 decks, encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy and features 2,090 staterooms. More information on Quantum class of ships is available at RoyalCaribbean.com/QuantumoftheSeas.