Seriously? What activity can’t be found onboard a cruise ship?
At a conference in New York City yesterday, Royal Caribbean announced their newest cruise ship, called the Quantum of the Seas. It will be based in the New York City metropolitan area, at the Cape Liberty Cruise port in Bayonne, NJ. The new ship will have a capacity of 4,180 passengers.
What makes this cruise ship a head-turner is the fact that it goes against most of the trends about what a cruise “should” offer; rather than relaxing poolside (don’t worry, there are still pools!), the ship aims to stimulate the adventurous spirit in its target group. Here are some of the thrilling features to be offered:
This large capsule on a crane will lift passengers up to a height of about 300 ft. above sea level, offering 360-degree views. This jewel-shaped capsule will take passengers up, allowing them to have a unique panoramic experience.
A skydiving simulator. On a cruise ship. The RipCord is a controlled machine that harnesses high speeds of air to allow riders the feeling of freefalling.
The SeaPlex will become a multi-purpose entertainment and fun facility, having such things such as bumper cars, roller skating, and even a circus school.
The Quantum of the Seas will offer four different itineraries to begin with.
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.
The 7 or 8 night cruises will stop in Port Canaveral, Royal Caribbean’s private island of CocoCay and Nassau.
The 11-night eastern Caribbean cruise will include stops at Labadee, San Juan, Charlotte Amalie, Philipsburg and Basseterre.
Lastly, the 8-night eastern Caribbean itinerary will stop at Labadee, San Juan and Samana.
–taken from the RC Blog.
The general public can begin booking Quantum of the Seas cruises on June 4, 2013.
*Photos and information in this article taken from RoyalCaribbean.com.