Royal Caribbean has announced its latest Quantum-class vessel, the aptly named Quantum of the Seas, has arrived in the Chinese port of Shanghai where she will homeport – offering three to eight night cruise itineraries throughout North Asia on a year-round basis.
Thought to be one of the world’s most “futuristic” cruise liners, Quantum of the Seas made a fifty-three day voyage from New York to her new home in Shanghai, where Royal Caribbean will offer Chinese and international cruise-goers the opportunity to enjoy round-trip excursions to a number of destinations throughout North Asia.
Quantum of the Seas has recently completed its maiden season, where it departed Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, NJ. En-route to Shanghai, the ship carried a record number of passengers – over 4,000 – and travelled the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean before reaching Shanghai on June 24.
Upon its arrival in the Chinese port, delegates from both the Chinese government and representatives of Royal Caribbean were there to greet Global Odyssey guests at the Wusong International Cruise Terminal. Quantum of the Seas is the fourth Royal Caribbean ship to homeport in China, with other ships including Mariner of the Seas, Legend of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas.
Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said: “Chinese consumers have grown to expect the best the world has to offer, and Quantum of the Seas meets the standard like no other cruise ship – this is cruise from the future.
“The addition of Quantum of the Seas has increased our brand’s capacity to highest ever in the region. There is incredible potential in the Chinese market, and bringing our newest and most technologically advanced ship to China will cement our leadership position in the area.”
Quantum of the Seas is the third Quantum-class vessel built by Royal Caribbean, and features a host of technological features and attractions that have become synonymous with the line. From the North Star viewing capsule to the iFly skydiving simulator – the ship comprises a host of innovations that is sure to make for an unforgettable cruise experience.
Three to eight night Asian cruise holidays have already begun aboard Quantum of the Seas, with bookings being taken year round for all international passengers.
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