After months of anticipating the fun rides and features, speculating about what will be on the international restaurant menus and getting excited about the upcoming technology, the day is finally here. Royal Caribbean International’s new ship, Quantum of the Seas, launches on November 1st and heralds the first of three innovative vessels in the cruise line’s Quantum class. Ahead of 2015’s Anthem of the Seas, Quantum promises to give eager cruise goers a taste of the next generation of cruise ships, including a completely flexible approach to dining, effortless connectivity and some gravity-defying activities from sky-diving to trapeze! To get the full lowdown on this truly amazing ship, read on…

Activities on board

Quantum of the seas entertainment

The main problem with organising your activities on Quantum of the Seas will be where to start! The SeaPlex encompasses standard 21st century features like team sports courts, extensive swimming pools and gym rooms and throws in a few more ambitious options, whether you want to go roller blading or take on your kids on the dodgems! In addition, you can skydive at sea with RipCord by iFly, or view the ocean waves from angles in the glass-walled North Star ride.

Entertainment and dining

Quantum of the seas North Star

Settle in for a night of entertainment on a whole new level on Quantum of the Seas. Huge mobile screens show you close-ups of acrobatic shows and dance acts in high-tech venue Two70°, while everything from Broadway Shows to experimental orchestras mean that you’ll never run out of things to do in the evening. Quirks like ice bars and robot cocktail waiters are just the norm on a Quantum class cruise!

Eating on a cruise also gets a lot more interesting with the launch of the Dynamic Dining programme on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship. Upscale venues like Jamie’s Italian, Michael’s Genuine Pub (by US chef Michael Schwartz) and the Solarium Bistro are just a few of the 18 dining options available, and you can sit down to eat whenever and wherever you like with Royal Caribbean’s range of speciality packages.

Smart sailing

Quantum of the Seas Cruise Ship

One of the most talked about features of the new Quantum of the Seas has been its use of technology. From the word go you can plan your cruise trip even before you step out on deck with the Cruise Planner app, use the on-board instant messenger Royal IQ to check what time your friends are going for dinner and even stream movies from Netflix if you fancy a chilled night in! Even those without an ocean-facing suite will get prime views in the Quantum of the Seas virtual cabins.

Going Quantum class…

So where can you venture with the new Quantum of the Seas itineraries? In the coming months, reach the shores of the Bahamas and Puerto Rico from mainland America, sail from the iconic spires of Barcelona to the gleaming metropolis of Dubai, or explore the Far East on a Singapore adventure. Once sister ship Anthem of the Seas sets sail in April 2015, there’s hardly a corner of the world that won’t be covered by these bar-setting new vessels.

The excitement all kicks off this weekend with the Quantum of the Seas official launch, so if you fancy sampling one of the first Quantum class cruise holidays for yourself, contact one of our cruise experts to talk through our current deals from Royal Caribbean.

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