Earlier this morning in New York City, Royal Caribbean officially unveiled their newest ship, Quantum of the Seas.
The Quantum of the Seas will feature many new amenities, never before seen or possibly imagined on a cruise ship. She will feature North Star, a glass enclosed observation pod that will allow guests to stand 300 feet above the ocean while taking in views of the ocean and the ship. Also a first, Quantum will feature a glass enclosed sky diving simulator, aptly named RipCord. In a newly redesigned sports area, Quantum will offer guests bumper cars, an indoor basketball court, and a dancing center.
Quantum of the Seas will also feature standard staterooms that are 9% larger than those found on the lines’ flagships – Oasis and Allure of the Seas. Playing off a similar idea from Disney Cruise Line, the interior staterooms onboard Quantum will feature virtual reality balconies, allowing interior guests to have a live video connection with the ocean and ports.
Royal Caribbean also announced today that the Explorer of the Seas will depart Bayonne, New Jersey and will be replaced by Quantum of the Seas in 2014. Quantum of the Seas will offer cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas. Quantum’s cruises are expected to go on sale in the next few weeks.
Adam Goldstein, Royal Caribbean’s President & CEO, said that today’s announcement s just the beginning for Quantum of the Seas. However you may feel about the new to cruising features, it’s no doubt that Quantum of the Seas is a ship that will redefine the way we cruise and the future of the cruise industry.
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