Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean will have float in 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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14Nov2014

As part of Royal Caribbean's continuing promotional efforts surrounding Quantum of the Seas, the company will have a float in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

No word yet on what we can expect but there will be a float and Royal Caribbean will invite select travel partners and frequent cruise guests to attend the parade, much like they did last year.

Macy's parade website does feature Royal Caribbean's float, entitled "A World At Sea" and has a photo of last year's float.

Royal Caribbean had a float in the parade last year to announce that Mamma Mia would be the Broadway show on Quantum of the Seas and it even featured Quantum of the Seas godmother Kristin Chenoweth.

The 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC, on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.

UPDATE (11/15): Royal Caribbean has confirmed that pop star Nick Jonas will be performing on Royal Caribbean's parade float

Quantum of the Seas at night photos

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13Nov2014

We think Royal Caribbean ships really look their best at night with the lighting and reflections and so we walked around Quantum of the Seas long after everyone went to bed to snap some great photos of this ship after the sun set.

Photos of Quantum of the Seas in New York Harbor

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11Nov2014

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas arrived in New York yesterday for her homecoming ceremony.  

We've got a number of great photos of this brand new ship with the greatest city in the world as her backdrop.  Even the Statue of Liberty welcomes this new vessel home.

Photos by Royal Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean activates new high speed internet on Quantum of the Seas

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11Nov2014

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas will get her first taste of high speed internet tomorrow, when the brand new satellite internet service is put to the test.

The new service by O3b has gone live and Royal Caribbean is promising the ship will have more bandwidth “than all other cruise ships in the world put together.”

The first real test for the internet will come on November 12, when Quantum of the Seas takes her first cruise with the satellite service activated.  The two-night cruise will be a good test for how well it works.

“We are delighted to support the launch of the world’s first smart ship with Royal Caribbean,” said Simon Maher, VP Enterprise for O3b.

“Quantum of the Seas uses O3b’s maritime offering O3bMaritime to provide lightning fast download speeds and performance for both passengers and crew at one fourth the response time of traditional satellite systems.”

“O3bMaritime is the only satellite system capable of enabling cruise line guests and crew broadband services on par with onshore telecommunication standards.”

Photos: Quantum of the Seas docked in New York

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10Nov2014

Quantum of the Seas arrived in New York earlier today and blog reader Tom Krychkowski was able to snap a few photos of this beautiful new ship docked in Cape Liberty, New Jersey.

Big thanks to Tom for providing these great photos!

Don't forget we will have LIVE coverage of Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship this week, beginning on November 12.

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas arrives in New York

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10Nov2014

Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship is home.  Quantum of the Seas pulled into New York harbor this morning, marking her arrival to her homeport of Cape Liberty, New Jersey.

Photo by Royal Caribbean

Quantum of the Seas will call Bayonne home for the next six months, offering cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean during her time there.

Quantum of the Seas passed under the Verazzano bridge and past the Statue of Liberty in the early morning hours of Monday before heading into the newly refurbished Cape Liberty port.

Royal Caribbean will christen the new ship on Friday, where the ship's godmother, Kristin Chenoweth, will be present.  Regular cruises will commence starting November 18.

Video: North Star offers a one-of-a-kind experience

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09Nov2014

Unlike anything on land or at sea, Quantum of the Seas' North Star offers guests the ability to view the world from over 300 feet above sea level providing unparalleled 360-degree views.

 

Video: First look at SeaPlex on Quantum of the Seas

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08Nov2014

Check out this new video by Royal Caribbean that takes a look at all the fun activities found in the SeaPlex on Quantum of the Seas.

From bumper cars to circus school, SeaPlex brings out the playful side of guests. 

Video: An inside look how Quantum of the Seas navigates across the Atlantic

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06Nov2014

Royal Caribbean has released a new video with Quantum of the Seas' captain, discussing how the bridge crew navigates a ship across the Atlantic Ocean for her maiden voyage.

Video: Virtual Balconies on Quantum of the Seas

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05Nov2014

When Royal Caribbean announced the concept of a virtual balcony on Quantum of the Seas, it was a big deal because it offered passengers in an inside cabin a view without the cost of a balcony or even oceanview stateroom.

Today we have a new video by Royal Caribbean that has a behind the scenes view on this unique feature found on the world's smartest ship.

Speaking of virtual balconies, don't miss our exclusive interview with the team that built the virtual balcony!

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