Royal Caribbean International unveils Quantum of the Seas’ first 18 Caribbean sailings, ranging from seven to 12 nights, with the official inaugural sailing taking place on 23 November 2014. Bookings will open to loyalty programme members from 28 May 2013 before opening to the general public on 4 June. With more game-changing “firsts at sea” being introduced on the new Quantum class of ships, holidaymakers will be delighted by the unprecedented “WOWs” that Quantum of the Seas offers.
Guests can choose among seven- and eight-night Bahamas, eight- to 11-night Eastern Caribbean, and 11- and 12-night Southern Caribbean itineraries aboard Quantum of the Seas. The groundbreaking new ship will sail from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey to the most popular Caribbean destinations until April 2015. It will feature a series of game-changing, at-sea “firsts,” such as a skydiving experience – transporting guests more than 300 feet in the air; cutting-edge venues including the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating and more; and the cruise line’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever.
“Royal Caribbean is proud to partner with some of the Caribbean’s top destinations for the inaugural season of Quantum of the Seas,” said Adam Goldstein, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “The Quantum class of ships will combine a new set of truly exciting and first-at-sea innovations that can only be found on Royal Caribbean International, with some of the most incredible destinations in the region. We can’t wait to WOW holidaymakers with the new Quantum class.”
On the Bahamas cruises, guests call at Port Canaveral (Florida), Nassau and CocoCay (Bahamas), Royal Caribbean International’s private tropical island paradise. The Eastern Caribbean cruises will include ports of call among San Juan (Puerto Rico), Samana (Dominican Republic), St. Thomas, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten. Guests on the Southern Caribbean cruises will call at San Juan, St. Maarten, Martinique, Barbados and St. Kitts. On most Caribbean sailings, Quantum of the Seas also will visit Labadee, Royal Caribbean International’s very own highly-rated private beach paradise on the north coast of Haiti.
Building on a legacy of more than 40 years of innovation and creative design, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class of ships will introduce more innovative onboard features, such as RipCord by ifly, the first skydiving experience at sea, which allows everyone from first-time flyers to seasoned skydivers to enjoy the sheer thrill and exhilaration of skydiving in a safe, controlled and simulated environment. North Star, an engineering marvel, will take guests to new heights – literally – with a jewel-shaped, glass capsule, transporting them on a spectacular journey more than 300 feet above the ocean and over the sides of the ship to deliver awe-inspiring 360-degree views.
Quantum class ships will also offer Royal Caribbean International’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever, including the industry’s first interior staterooms with Virtual Balconies, ensuring every stateroom on Quantum of the Seas will have a view. For multi-generational families, Family-Connected staterooms deliver more flexibility, using three different stateroom categories that connect to form a layout that provides separate bedrooms and bathrooms for all. Royal Caribbean International will introduce new Studio staterooms – some featuring balconies – for single travellers, three new Junior Suite categories, and larger Loft Suites.
Quantum class will debut in autumn 2014 with Quantum of the Seas, followed by her sister-ship Anthem of the Seas in spring 2015. Quantum ships span 16 decks, encompass 167,800 gross registered tons, carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy and feature 2,090 staterooms. More information on Quantum of the Seas is available at RoyalCaribbean.co.uk/Quantum.
Info courtesy of Royal Caribbean