BY BOB HOLT
Remember to take a pass on the Carnival Cruise for your vacation plans next year. Royal Caribbean International has announced that its newest ship will be departing from New Jersey beginning in 2014.
Quantum of the Seas plans to be offering the latest in innovative attractions to its passengers, according to Royal Caribbean.
The Miami Herald reports that the ship will hold 4,180-passengers, and will be taking off from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in fall 2014.
Skift.com reports that Quantum of the Seas will feature a new simulated skydiving experience; a circus school; bumper cars, roller skating, and “virtual balconies” that show views of the outside in the interior rooms.
Also, Royal Caribbean International notes that Quantum of the Seas will offer the North Star capsule, which will ascend over 300 feet above sea level, and allow passengers to take in views of the ocean, the ship, and the outside area they are visiting.
The ship has live music in the nighttime at Music Hall, featuring bands, musicians, DJs, and theme parties.
Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Adam Goldstein called the Northeast “one of the most critical population centers of the world.” According to Skift, Goldstein said, “We felt like there was an opportunity to bring state-of-the-art capacity to the New York area going forward.”
According to cruiseliberty.com, Cape Liberty Cruise Port in located in Bayonne, on the peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, about seven miles south of Manhattan. Cape Liberty has taken on the safe passage of over 320,000 passengers in its 10 years in operation.