Royal Caribbean’s Newest Cruise Ship Launched


Royal Caribbean has launched its most innovative ship. The first of the Quantum class, Quantum of the Seas, set sail on its premier voyage out of New York in November 2014.

Skydiving does not have to start out of a plane or over land. Quantum of the Seas boasts the first skydiving machine at sea. The traveler with fears of flying or plummeting to the ground with a parachute malfunction can now feel the hair raising experience in a glass enclosed wind tunnel.

Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship is not the largest found on the waters, at 348 meters in length, ranking third behind two of its fleet-mates. What sets this class apart is the focus on innovation. The ship comprises many first-at-sea features that provide its guests with an experience unmatched by the Royal Caribbean competitors.

One of many features to experience onboard is the North Star. An eye-type structure rising 300 feet above sea level. This capsule provides a 360-degree view of the surrounding port, islands, or ocean neighboring you.

The activities are endless with a two-deck-high 270-degree viewing area of the breathtaking scenery. During the day, guests can relax in the venue and enjoy the endless sights, and, by night, the area transforms into an entertainment venue that fuses technology and performance, using robotic arms, dramatic digital projection, and high-flying aerialists, providing a show like no other.

DreamWorks has also come onboard, giving children the opportunity to meet their favorite animated movie personality. Live moments with characters from “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda,” and “How to Train Your Dragon” are provided for personal enjoyment.

The largest indoor active space at sea is also the most revolutionary. There’s never been a venue like SeaPlex before. Offering a circus school, full-size basketball court, and the first-ever roller rink and bumper cars at sea.

Quantum of the Seas has cruises scheduled for the remainder of 2014 throughout the Caribbean, expanding its destinations in 2015 to Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Asia.


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Kat Kalashian

At the age of 8 Kaitlin moved to Waterford, Ireland, then to Paris, France, at age 14. Having graduated high school with an International Baccalaureate degree, she moved back to the United States for university. Awarded with Summa Cum Laude honors upon graduation, she wasted no time in moving back out of the United States. She has now lived in Panama for several years with her husband, American cat, and Panamanian dog. She loves living in Panama because of the bang-for-your-buck quality of life, the active lifestyle promoted by living on the Cinta Costera, and the year-round tanning weather.