More details released about Quantum of the Seas inaugural voyage

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The new Quantum of the Seas ship is a hot topic in the world of cruising. New details have been released about her inaugural sailing in November 2014.

The new Quantum Class ship will sail from Southampton, UK on November 2nd. She will complete an eight-night transatlantic crossing, before arriving at Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey on November 10th 2014. This voyage will be Quantum’s first ever commercial cruise.

Tickets for Quantum’s maiden season went on sale to Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program members back in May. Bookings opened to the general public on June 4th.  Royal Caribbean International have since revealed that sales are going as well as expected, and cruise fans have already booked up a large number of places.

The 167,800 gross tonne cruise ship will carry up to 4,905 passengers across the Atlantic during her maiden journey.  Passengers will enjoy the 16 public decks, which are home to a number of game changing “firsts” at sea. Some of the most exciting innovations include:

  • The RipCord by iFLY – presenting the FIRST ever skydiving experience at sea!
  • The North Star – a jewel-shaped pod that will transport guests 300 feet above sea level. This exciting feature will offer 360-degree views of the ocean! Wow!
  • SeaPlex – Soon to be the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea,.
  • Bumper Cars – a thrilling feature we’re sure the kids (and OK, adults too) will enjoy
  • A Circus School – complete with a fabulously fun flying trapeze!

On the new Quantum ship, there will 2,090 staterooms which are on average 9% bigger than then the Oasis Class equivalents  Breaking it down, Quantum will have 1,570 balcony staterooms, 147 ocean-view staterooms and 373 inside staterooms. 34 will be wheelchair accessible and 28 will be solely for single travellers.  Royal Caribbean will also be installing “Virtual Balconies” in all inside staterooms:  These are floor-to-ceiling 80-inch high-definition TV screens that show live views from a webcam on the outside of the ship.

About the New Quantum Class Ships:

Quantum of the Seas is set to make her debut in 2014, she is the first ship in the fleet’s new Quantum Class section. Sister ship Anthem of the Seas will arrive in early 2015, meanwhile a new third ship has been confirmed for delivery in 2016.

While the third ship’s name has yet to be announced, The Mirror newspaper reveals that Royal Caribbean has registered Ovation, Passion, Pulse and Vantage of the Seas as trademarks.

Thee ships are being built by Meyer-Werft shipyard in Germany.

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Lily is in her mid 60’s and loves cruising. She and her partner have cruised on at least 40 cruises so far and there is much more to see. They usually travel on a balcony cabin, especially at Christmas where they celebrate on the cruise with the family. She lives in Manifold Heights in Victoria. Lily writes for Cruise 1st on a regular basis.

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