Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean creates virtual reality headsets for agents to explore Quantum of the Seas


Royal Caribbean is once again using technology to make business better for them.  This time, they have created wearable glasses to train agents on what its newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas will offer.

Travel Weekly is reporting Royal Caribbean partnered with Jason Bradbury, an expert in technology, to create a new video for agents which is built into a pair of glasses and shows them the facilities on board Quantum of the Seas as well as sister ship Anthem of the Seas.

Starting on July 10, Royal Caribbean sales teams will visit agents with the glasses to test out the glasses.

Video: Quantum of the Seas adviser Dhani Jones develops a Boot Camp workout routine


Quantum of the Seas' Sports and Fitness Advisor, Dhani Jones as he works with Byron Blackwood on developing a Boot Camp workout routine that has never been seen before in the cruise industry.

Royal Caribbean auditions cast for Quantum of the Seas shows


Royal Caribbean has a new video showing how it's casting for the brand new shows set to debut on Quantum of the Seas in November 2014.  

Royal Caribbean is in the process of casting for two awe-inspiring shows, which will take place in its 1,300-seat Royal Theater as part of a diverse entertainment offering. The catch is that performers need to be able to participate in both MAMMA MIA!, the award-winning musical featuring all of ABBA’s classic pop hits and Sonic Odyssey, a fusion of experimental music, dance and aerial acrobatics.

Company behind Quantum of the Seas' show Starwater reveals more details


Moment Factory is the company behind the brand new stage show "Starwater" that will debut on Quantum of the Seas later this year and Eric Fournier, partner and leading producer, was interviewed by La Presse about this new show.

Starwater is a 55-minute show and will feature 16 dancers, three singers and a cellist as well as that is able to capture the movement of spectators. One hundred people have been working on the project since last January.

Fournier had previously worked on the visual aspect of shows for Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Nine Inch Nails and more recently Miley Cyrus and Arcade Fire.  His company then wanted to work on something more their own.

Fournier recalled, "This project marks a new milestone for us. It is a little extension of what we did for the Festival of Lights in Lyon. Our ambition has always been to go beyond the visual surround. We think we can take our multimedia expertise and expand it."

The show will take place in the five hundred seat lounge, Two70, and multimedia projections across robotic panels will be displayed using what Moment Factory created.

A dozen "air capsules" on the themes of the sea or space will also be broadcast throughout the duration of the cruise in this theater. "These are vignettes, immersive environments under the sea, in the air and in space," says Eric Fournier.

"With its new generation of ships, Royal Caribbean wanted to push up the use of multimedia for its entertainment offerings, said the producer. We therefore relied on the media as the anchor around which other elements are added to a show. "

Royal Caribbean announces full details on entertainment for Quantum of the Seas


Royal Caribbean announced its lineup of entertainment for its newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas during a live event on the Internet.

Royal Caribbean reviewed some of the entertainment we already knew about for Quantum of the Seas as well as pulling the curtains back even further to show off other shows.

Much more detail was revealed about Two70°, the multi-purpose venue that will offer Vistarama, which transforms its expansive floor-to-ceiling windows into any scene, real or imagined, by combining 18 projectors to create an ambient surface over 100 feet wide and over 20 feet tall. Across this expanse, impromptu digital shows come to life in stunning 12K resolution, a pixel-perfect industry first. In addition, Two70°’s troupe of six agile Roboscreens stage surprise performances throughout every cruise. Each measuring over seven feet high and controlled by powerful robotic arms, the Roboscreens are delightfully nimble, as they create scenes while soaring and twisting solo, or uniting as one.

Other shows announced were

Starwater – created by Moment Factory, this original Royal Caribbean production is a highly visual, theatrical spectacle of video mapping, special effects and human artistry that combine to create an awe-inspiring experience designed to appeal to universal human emotions.

Virtual Concert – a world-class concert experience featuring premier musicians, groups and bands that is masterfully captured and projected across Vistarama and all six Roboscreens to transport guests to a virtual experience as impressive as the real thing.

Sonic Odyssey – an original Royal Caribbean Production, conceived and created by William Close, Under The Radar Chicago and Art House Live, is inspired by musician and innovator William Close and his variety of one-of-a-kind majestic instruments. This unbelievable production includes his signature Earth Harp, a unique Drum Wall consisting of 136 drums, a Vocal Percussion Jacket, Violin Dress and more. Sonic Odyssey is an original, theatrical masterpiece that weaves together a nine-piece live orchestra with a cast of singers, dancers, aerialists and gymnasts to envelop the audience in a spectacular show that must be seen and heard to be believed. 

MAMMA MIA! After Party – when MAMMA MIA! ends in the Royal Theater, the party is just beginning in Music Hall, where guests can dance the night away during a red carpet, Broadway-style after party with featured cast members from the show 

Tribute Band Program – an extensive line-up of incredibly talented live musical acts pay homage to timeless entertainers from every era, from The Beatles and Bee Gees, to Journey and Bon Jovi 

Wink – a premium late-night show with class and sass, featuring the Royal Theater cast in an adults-only showcase.

Gatsby - Guests are transported to one of Jay Gatsby’s infamous roaring twenties parties through this high-energy themed event that combines a DJ and live music and features specialty cocktails inspired by the era.

Quantum of the Seas: Live look at entertainment with Kristin Chenoweth and Nick Weir


Quantum Experience Advisor Kristin Chenoweth and Royal Caribbean's VP of Entertainment Nick Weir give us a sneak peek into the exciting entertainment updates planned for Quantum of the Seas.

The live event begins at 4pm eastern

Kristin Chenoweth expands her role with Royal Caribbean as Quantum of the Seas advisor for entertainment


Royal Caribbean announced today that Quantum of the Seas' godmother, Kristin Chenoweth, will also serve as Quantum Experience Advisor for Entertainment.

Chenoweth joins a lineup of Quantum Experience Advisors who are working with Royal Caribbean to ensure the amenities and activities onboard Quantum of the Seas are nothing short of amazing, including HGTV-star and interior designer Genevieve Gorder, athlete and adventurer Dhani Jones, and James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz. 

As advisor, Chenoweth will participate in an executive review committee, previewing the concepts for all of the shows, productions, and themed events in development for Quantum of the Seas, and giving feedback on every aspect ranging from sets and music, to costumes, casting and more.

“It has been such a wonderful experience to be the godmother for this incredible ship, and I am delighted to make my contribution as the Quantum Experience Advisor for Entertainment,” said Chenoweth. “I have been blown away by what I’ve seen so far from the entertainment onboard Quantum of the Seas and am just so impressed, and that’s not easy to do. This is the real deal, and audiences have a lot to look forward to.”

Kristin Chenoweth, alongside Nick Weir, Royal Caribbean’s Vice President, Entertainment, will be hosting a live Google Hangout on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4p.m. (EDT), to reveal the lineup of entertainment offerings onboard Quantum of the Seas. The Google Hangout can be accessed at http://bit.ly/1j6EH6S.

Chenoweth's first webisode of her work on Quantum of the Seas' entertainment is available to view now as well.

Anthem of the Seas partially floated out of shipyard


One of Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship that is under construction, Anthemof the Seas, was partially floated out on Monday at the Meyer Werft shipyard.

Photo by HD1080ide

There's also a video of the float out available to watch. HD1080ide claims the full float out will occur sometime today.

Update: Correction, this is Anthem of the Seas

Concept art for new Royal Caribbean cruise terminal for Quantum of the Seas


Royal Caribbean has already begun construction on it's brand new $55 million cruise terminal at Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey and today we have computer models of what the new terminal will look like.

Photos courtesy of Royal Caribbean and posted by NJ.com

The new terminal will be complete in November, just in time for Quantum of the Seas' arrival. 

The new "state-of-the-art" guest terminal that will include 125,000 square feet of space for check-ins, customs and immigration and luggage processing.