Quantum of the Seas goes transatlantic

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quantum of the seasRoyal Caribbean’s new ship, Quantum of the Seas, will sail her inaugural transatlantic voyage early November 2014.

The all-new Quantum class ship will sail from Southampton, UK on November 2nd 2014 on an eight-night voyage, before she arrives at Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey on November 10 2014.

The transatlantic journey will be Quantum’s first ever commercial cruise.  She will carry up to 4,180 guests during the sailing.

Royal Caribbean International say that cruise fans and holidaymakers from all over the world have already secured places onboard Quantum during her the maiden season.  Tickets went on sale to Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program members back in May, with bookings opening to the general public in early June.

The new ship will have plenty of innovative features spanning the 16 decks and 2,000+ staterooms onboard.  You will find a number of gaming changing “firsts” at sea onboard Quantum, including:

  • RipCord by iFLY – the first ever skydiving experience at sea!
  • North Star – a jewel-shaped glass pod that will transport guests over the side of the ship and 300 feet above sea level, offering jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the ocean and nearby scenery
  • SeaPlex – the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea, offering bumper cars, roller skating, circus school with trapeze and a “fast food” joint at sea, along with the more traditional sporting games too
  • Two70 – a multi-level room that offers 270 degree sea views through its floor-to-ceiling glass walls
  • Virtual Balconies – a technological marvel – LED screens offering inside staterooms a live sea or port view via the ship’s onboard webcam.

and plenty more!

About the new Quantum Class ships:

Quantum of the Seas is the first of Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum Class ships, set to debut in 2014. Sister ship Anthem of the Seas is set to be delivered in early 2015.  Earlier this month, Royal Caribbean also announced that a third ship will join the Quantum Class section of the fleet in 2016.

Details about Quantum of the Seas itinerary have also been released by Royal Caribbean:  The ship will sail from sail from Cape Liberty Port in New Jersey on November 23 2014 and offer seven-12 night tours of the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean and Southern Caribbean.   Quantum of the Seas will call at a range of ports during her first season, including  Port Canaveral, Florida; Bahamas; St. Thomas; St. Kitts; St. Maarten; Barbados and Labadee, Haiti (RCI’s private beach).  Read the full details here.

Southampton to host two of the world’s biggest ships:

In 2014, the port of Southampton in the UK will host two of the world’s three biggest superliner cruise ships: Quantum and Oasis of the Seas. Both visits mark the ships’ debuts to the southern English port, before their transatlantic crossings to the USA.

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Sandra has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years and has gained an extensive knowledge of the cruise industry. Sandra regularly writes for the Cruise 1st blog on a wide range of topics from destination guides to cruise line news.

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