Royal Caribbean International has posted the inaugural itineraries for their groundbreaking new ship, Quantum of the Seas, which will be based in the New York area. Quantum’s first cruise will actually be an 8-night trans-Atlantic cruise from Southampton on November 2, 2014, to Royal Caribbean’s New York area base at Cape Liberty, New Jersey. Based on the published itineraries I believe there will be a week or so of promotional cruises or opportunities to preview the ship for the travel community and media, then a formal launch on November 18, 2014, with a three night, then two night “sampler” cruises.
On November 23, 2014, Quantum of the Seas will set sail for the Bahamas and Florida. Quantum of the Seas will then fall into a routine of Bahamas and Caribbean itineraries varying length from 7 to 12 nights. I had planned to book the inaugural, but after viewing the itineraries, I plan to be on the first southern Caribbean cruise departing December 1, 2014. Who’s with me? 😀 I’m pretty jazzed about this new ship, and look forward to sailing.