Quantum Of The Seas Christened In New York

Docked at her homeport of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas was officially named in an upbeat and star-studded ceremony. In a nod to the ship’s many technological advancements, godmother Kristin Chenoweth launched a champagne bottle against the hull by pressing on a tablet delivered by an aerialist during the ceremony, witnessed by company executives, invited guests, media and every captain of the fleet.

 

The hour-long naming event also included a performance of “Over the Rainbow” by the Tony Award-winning actress, as well as singer-songwriter Clint Holmes and the Pipes and Drums of the New York Police Department’s Emerald Society. Guests were treated to a preview of “Sonic Odyssey”, a new stage show for the ship featuring a drum wall with 136 drums and a giant Earth Harp played by “America’s Got Talent” finalist William Close.

 

At 168,666-GRT, Quantum of the Seas is the third largest cruise ship ever built and the most technologically advanced yet. Her newly-designed accommodations are amongst the most spacious at sea and for the first time, floor-to-ceiling virtual balconies bring real-time ocean views to interior staterooms. Nearly 5,000 passengers on each sailing will be able to experience groundbreaking features including the jewel-shaped North Star capsule rising 90 meters above the sea, RipCord by iFLY skydiving simulator, the first ocean-going bumper cars at the Seaplex, robot bartenders at the Bionic Bar and the spectacular Two70 complex.

 

Constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, Quantum of the Seas arrived at Cape Liberty on Monday after an 8-night maiden voyage from Southampton. From 18 November 2014, she will begin regular sailings to the Bahamas and Caribbean until May 2015, thereafter embarking on a 2-month global odyssey east to Shanghai to spearhead Royal Caribbean’s efforts in Asia.

 

For more information, visit www.royalcaribbean.com.

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