Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas is the most anticipated new cruise ship for 2014. The ship is scheduled to be completed by November and recently passed the 60% complete mark at the Meyer Weft Shipyard.
The Quantum of the Seas is the first cruise ship in a new class of vessels being built by Royal Caribbean. The Quantum will hold nearly 5,000 passengers at maximum occupancy and will be the 3rd largest cruise ship in the world at 167,800 gross tons.
The cruise line is pulling out all of the stops when it comes to entertainment on the Quantum. From the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! to the Two70 Theater, all entertainment onboard will be included in the cruise fare. This is welcome news to cruisers who are starting to become leery of the extra surcharges that cruise lines are starting to impose.
The window of opportunity to cruise on the Quantum of the Seas will be short for U.S. based cruisers. The Quantum will sail two brief sampler 2 and 3 night cruises after a 9 night Transatlantic crossing. After 5 months of sailing to the Bahamas and the Caribbean, the Quantum will head to China for 3-8 night cruises to Japan and Korea.
Week long cruises on the Quantum of the Seas out of Cape Liberty, New Jersey start at $1,139 per person, based on double occupancy.