Royal Caribbean takes on-board entertainment to the next level

Liberty_of_the_Seas_La_Spezia_(_Royal_Caribbean_International)Royal Caribbean will be taking on-board entertainment on its Quantum class cruise ships to a level beyond that one can find on any existing reputable cruise ship.

The first two cruise ships of the new class, the Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas that are currently under construction Continue reading

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas unveiled

Liberty_of_the_Seas_La_Spezia_(_Royal_Caribbean_International)Quantum of the Seas, the first in the new Quantum class, is scheduled to be introduced in November and will have her maiden voyage from Bayonne, New Jersey.  Ordered in early 2011, the ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

Built on a legacy of innovation and creative design, the 1,141-foot long, 16-decked cruise ship will carry 4,180 passengers and will be the first to boast new features such as an observation capsule called the North Star, the first skydiving simulator at sea, bumping cars, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea, larger more advanced staterooms, virtual balconies providing real-time views of the sea from high-tech walls. Continue reading

Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum of the Seas to offer 300ft panoramic view trough the jewel-shaped, glass capsule North Star

The North Star: The observation capsule

The bubble-like structure, which was inspired by the London Eye, will feature on brand new ship Quantum of the Seas and will give those brave enough to be hoisted high above the ocean incredible 360-degree views.

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300 ill on a Royal Caribbean cruiseship

For a second time in less than a week Royal Caribbean has to deal with a virus spreading on one of their cruise ships. More than 300 people, passengers and crew, on the Explorer of the Seas have complains of diarrhea and vomiting. There are 3,050 passengers and 1,165 crew members aboard the ship, the Explorer of the Seas, whose home port is at Bayonne, NJ.

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Janet Diaz, spokesperson for Royal Caribbean International, told CNN that the ship skipped a planned stop in Haiti on Saturday and sailed directly to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where it underwent an extensive sanitizing. Continue reading