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Royal Caribbean innovates with new Quantum ships

The new Quantum class of ships from Royal Caribbean will introduce a range of "game-changing" firsts at sea, according to Royal Caribbean, although there are still no plans for an Australian debut.

Unveiled last night at a function in New York City, features aboard the new Quantum of the Seas will include a skydiving experience, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea and the cruise line's largest staterooms to date.

Every stateroom will now have a view with the introduction of "virtual balconies" – an industry first.

Richard D. Fain, RCI chairman and chief executive, said the new Quantum class represents a "leap in vessel design".

"Innovation has always been part of our DNA and we have taken all that creativity to design Quantum cruising," he said.

"The unique features on Quantum will boggle our guests' minds, but the real strength of the design is how our people have integrated all these diverse components to create a comfortable and exciting experience."

Quantum class will debut with Quantum of the Seas in the northern hemisphere autumn of 2014, to be followed by sister-ship Anthem of the Seas in the northern hemisphere spring of 2015.

Both ships will span 18 decks and carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy, with 2,090 staterooms.

There are currently no plans to bring either ship to Australia, but the cruise line hinted visits may be considered further down the line.



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