Quantum of the Seas Sails into New York Harbor
Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, arrived in the New York Harbor in the early morning hours on November 10.
The 167,800-gt cruise ship, built by MEYER WERFT, departed from Bremerhaven to Southampton October 28, 2014, from where she embarked on her Atlantic crossing on November 2. Quantum of the Seas arrived to New York Harbor Monday, passing under the Verazzano Bridge and past the Statue of Liberty before heading into her homeport, New Jersey’s newly refurbished Cape Liberty port.
The first of Royal Caribbean's new Quantum Class, the ship can accommodate 4,180 guests in 2,090 cabins, and is staffed by a crew of approximately 1,550.
According to her builder, Quantum of the Seas sets new standards in terms of eco-friendliness, featuring highly energy-efficient systems, optimized hydrodynamics, heat recovery, an effective underwater paint coating, a state-of-the-art exhaust gas treatment plant (hybrid scrubber) as well as energy-saving LED lighting systems.
Royal Caribbean said it will christen the new ship on Friday, with the ship's godmother Kristin Chenoweth present.
Quantum of the Seas will call Bayonne home for the next six months, offering cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean during her time there.
Regular cruises will commence starting November 18.