New Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship to Sail 7- to 12- Night Bahamas and Caribbean Cruises

May 22, 2013

(1:55 p.m. EDT) -- Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas will sail week-long Bahamas cruises and slightly longer Caribbean cruises out of Cape Liberty, N.J. beginning November 23, 2014.

On the seven- or eight-night Bahamas cruises, Quantum passengers will visit Port Canaveral, Nassau and Royal's private Bahamian island CocoCay. The eight- to 11-night Eastern Caribbean sailings will call on San Juan, Samana (Dominican Republic), St. Thomas, St. Kitts and St. Maarten, while the 11- and 12-night South Caribbean itineraries feature San Juan, St. Maarten, Martinique, Barbados and St. Kitts. Most of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean sailings will also include a stop at Labadee, Royal's Haitian private island.

Bookings open for Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members May 28 and to the public June 4. Quantum of the Seas will include a host of new features such as indoor skydiving, bumper cars, trapeze lessons, studios with balconies and inside cabins with "virtual balconies."

--by Dori Saltzman, News Editor