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The Secret's Out on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 23, 2013 12:58:00 PM / by Sally Black

Sally Black

Quantum of the SeasRoyal Caribbean has just annouced the newest, most innovative addition to their fleet...

Meet Quantum of the Seas sailing from Bayonne, NJ (just outside of NYC) starting in the Fall of 2014.


Families are going to LOVE all the new fun features offered on Quantum of the Seas...

  • North Star observation pod that gives views 300 feet above the sea
  • Skydiving experience right on deck called RipCord by iFly
  • 80" virtual balconies that display live views of the outdoors in interior rooms.
  • New entertainment venue called Two70° off the stern with panoramic ocean views
  • Largest indoor sports complex at sea called SeaPlex with:
    • bumper cars
    • Circus school with flying trapeze
    • Basketball court
    • Dancing
    • Roller Skating
  • A multi-purpose performance venue called Music Hall
  • Larger cabins
  • Interior cabins with built with flatscreens that offer virtual, real time balcony views.

Check out this video released by Royal Caribbean with Quantum of the Seas "Godmother" actress Kristin Chenoweth giving us a complete ship's tour....

   

In addition to all of these new features, Quantum of the Seas will also include many of the old favorites that Royal Caribbean guests have come to enjoy like Vitality spa & fitness center. an outdoor pool with a large video screen, pool with a retractable roof, an indoor "Solarium" with an adults-only pool, Flowrider surf simulator, rock climbing wall, the "H2O Zone" kids' water park and Adventure Ocean Kids club for children ages 3 thru teens. Numerous fine dining venues, Broadway-style shows in  "The Royal Theater" and a Casino will offer evening entertainment. Quantum of the Seas will NOT have an ice skating rink or Royal Promenade.

Quantum of the Seas is the first of this new Quantum class of ships for Royal Caribbean with it's premier sailing in the fall of 2014. It will be followed by it's sister ship the Anthem of the Seas expected to be delivered in 2015. These new Quantum class ships are bigger than Royal Caribbean's Freedom class ships with accommodations for 4,180 passengers. Quantum ships are smaller than the Oasis class ships like the Oasis and Allure of the Seas that can accommodate more than 6,000 passengers

The ship features 2,090 staterooms: 1,570 balcony staterooms, 147 ocean-view staterooms, and 373 inside staterooms. Of those staterooms, 34 are wheelchair accessible and 28 are studio staterooms for single travelers (including 12 studio staterooms with balconies). Quantum-class ships have 16 passenger-accessible decks, 8 of which feature balcony staterooms overlooking the ocean All aft-facing staterooms will be 2-story "loft" suites. Family suites offer floor plans with interior doors so that adjacent bedrooms can be connected for large families or multi-generational groups.  One of the newest options are the flatscreens in the inside cabins that create a "virtual balcony". Close circuit cameras offer guests in interior cabins a live, real time view 24/7 of the sea or ports of call.  We've seen virtual portholes on Disney cruises before but virtual balaconies are a first for Royal Caribbean.

Quantum of the Seas will offer 7, 8, 11 and 12 night cruises to the Caribbean....

The 7 or 8 night cruises will stop in Port Canaveral, Royal Caribbean's private island of CocoCay and Nassau.

 8-night eastern Caribbean Eastern Ports of call will be Labadee Haiti, San Juan Puerto Rico and Samana in the Dominican Republic.

The 11-night sailings will include stops at Labadee, San Juan, Charlotte Amalie, Philipsburg and Basseterre.

The twelve night cruise will offer a Southern Caribbean itinerary with stops in Royal Caribbean's private island of Labadee, followed by San Juan, Philipsburg, Basseterre, Fort de France and Bridgetown.

Cabin and group space for Quantum of the Seas 2014 sailings is expected to go on sale in Late May/Early June 2013.  Vacationkids will be offering a limited number of cabins with group rate benefits.  If you would be interested in joining one of our Vacationkids groups or if you're interested in booking a cabin for your own family or group on Quantum of the Seas, please join our CONTACT LIST .

Remember, with a small deposit we can set up layaway payment plans for cruises booked more than 6 months in advance making a fantastic cruise on Quantum of the Seas even more affordable.



Topics: Family Cruises

Sally Black

Written by Sally Black

Sally is the Founder of Vacationkids.com Travel Agency and author of the book "Fearless Family Vacations". She is also the Director of Travel Agent Initiatives and Training at The Family Travel Association.

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