MIAMI, May 19, 2014 – World Travelers will not need to trek out to New York City to catch Quantum of the Seas, the most anticipated cruise ship to-date.
The ship will come to them. Royal
Caribbean International today announced the details of the Quantum Global
Odyssey, a 53-night epic journey, departing May 2, 2015, from the New York-metropolitan
area to its new home in Shanghai (Baoshan), China.
Quantum of the Seas
will take its never-before-seen-at-sea experience globally to savvy vacationers
after the ship’s inaugural winter season in New York from Nov. 2014 through
Guests sailing the entire Quantum Global Odyssey to the other
side of the globe will be a part of history as the arrival of Quantum of
the Seas is celebrated at some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities
along the way. The Quantum Global Odyssey will open for sale on May 20,
2014, for Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members
and on May 22 for the general public.
Quantum of the Seas will sail its nearly
two-month, epic journey around the world via the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean
Sea, Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean. Guests aboard the Quantum Global Odyssey
will have the opportunity to enjoy all the Quantum-class innovations, while
visiting a curated collection of fascinating destinations for an experience
only found on Royal Caribbean.
Alternatively, vacationers can choose
among five sailings, ranging from three to 16 nights, which comprise the
Quantum Global Odyssey:
- An 11-night Ocean Voyage – Cape Liberty
to Spain cruise, departing May 2, 2015, from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in
Bayonne, N.J., to Barcelona, Spain, with calls at Ponta Delgada, Azores;
and Cartagena and Palma De Mallorca, Spain,
- A 16-night Suez Canal – Barcelona
to Dubai itinerary, departing May 13, with calls at Rome (Civitavecchia)
and Naples/Capri, Italy; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and Aqaba, Jordan,
- A 14-night India & Southeast Asia
itinerary, departing May 29, which features overnights in Dubai, UAE; Cochin,
India; and Singapore, as well as calls at Muscat, Oman; and Penang, Malaysia,
- A 3-night Short Malaysia itinerary,
departing roundtrip from Singapore on June 12 , calling at Kuala Lumpur
(Port Klang), Malaysia,
- And a nine-night Exotic Asia itinerary
that departs June 15 from Singapore to Shanghai (Baoshan), China, with
calls at Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam; Xiamen, China; and an overnight
in Hong Kong.
The groundbreaking Quantum-class ships,
Quantum of the Seas and sister-ship Anthem of the Seas (debuting in Southampton,
U.K. in Apr. 2015), will introduce a new set of first-at-sea onboard experiences,
such as Ripcord by iFLY, a heart-pounding skydiving experience; North Star,
a thrilling adventure that transports guests more than 300 feet in the
air on a breathtaking journey; cutting-edge transformative venues including
SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with
bumper cars, roller skating and more; and the cruise line’s largest and
most advanced staterooms ever. Guests also will enjoy the new Quantum-class
“Dynamic Dining,” a completely new culinary experience that offers a
landscape of 18 restaurant concepts as vast and varied as dining in the
world’s most cosmopolitan cities, including specialty restaurants created
with partner-chefs Jamie Oliver, Devin Alexander and Michael Schwartz.
The Quantum Class spans 18 decks, encompass
167,800 gross registered tons, carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy and
feature 2,090 staterooms. More information on Quantum class is available
Media can find more details, images and videos at http://tinyurl.com/n6fmy5k.
Royal Caribbean International is an
award-winning global cruise brand with a 45-year legacy of innovation and
introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise
line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities
only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment
and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous
vacationers alike. Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL),
the cruise line sails 21 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to
the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska,
South America, the Far East, and Australia and New Zealand. World renowned
for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by every staff
and crew member, Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall”
for 11 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.
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call (800) 327-2056; and follow Facebook.com/VickiLovesTravelAgents. For
additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call
their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.
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