Recently Royal Caribbean released details about their plans for a new ‘super’ ship, Quantum of the Seas. This ship is planned to arrive in autumn 2014 and will then be followed by sister ship Anthem of the Seas in 2015. Quantum of the Seas is set to have room for more than 4,000 passengers, which will mean she is smaller than both Oasis and Allure of the Seas.
Both Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas look set to be innovative, modern super liners with some exciting features that passengers will love.
There are plenty of facilities planned to keep both kids, and big kids, busy whilst on board. SeaPlex, a sporting and entertainment venue, is set to be the largest indoor activity space on a cruise ship. It will be home to a circus school complete with a trapeze, roller skating rink, basketball and volleyball courts, and will even have bumper cars!
Quantum of the Seas is set to present the first skydiving simulation experience at sea. This will be a place where guests can experience the feeling of free fall whilst held aloft by a giant cushion of air. It will allow passengers to enjoy the adrenaline rush of skydiving in a safe and controlled environment. Perfect for any thrill seeker!
There are also elaborate plans for a glass capsule named North Star that will take guests more than 300 feet above the ship and over the sea to enjoy the views off the side. It sounds like quite the experience for anyone who isn’t afraid of heights!
Alongside all of these exciting new features, passengers will still be able to enjoy all of the standard Royal Caribbean features they will have come to expect. There will be the typical adult only solarium, outdoor pools, an indoor pool with retractable roof, a childrens aqua park, rock climbing wall and the surf simulator, FlowRider that is always a favourite with guests.
Guests will still find their old favourites on board like the rock climbing wall and the FlowRider, an adults-only Solarium, along with an outdoor pool, a new indoor pool with sliding domed roof and a H2O Zone kids’ aqua park. The ship will also provide the most flexible dining options and more specialty restaurants than ever before.
Quantum’s staterooms are set to be almost 10% bigger than the ones on board both Oasis and Allure of the Seas. There will be 8 decks with balcony staterooms overlooking the ocean.
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There will also be single cabins for solo travellers, some of which will have balconies. All interior staterooms are set to be equipped with ‘Virtual Balconies’ – floor to ceiling TV screens showing live views from the outside of the ship.