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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quantum of the Seas Sails Backwards from Shipyard

Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas has left the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and is making its way to the North Sea. 

But the path to open water requires quite a stunning bit of navigation . . . 
PHOTO: Quantum of the Seas moves slowly through the German countryside on its way to the North Sea. (Courtesy of Royal Caribbean International)

The 136-foot wide ship will maneuver for 20 miles - backwards, no less - on the River Ems, with just a few feet clearance on both sides

At 168,666 gross tons, it is the largest ship to ever make this unusual trip, which the shipyard calls “the conveyance.”  Continue reading full article at Travel Pulse

The North Star - the jewel-shaped capsule ascends over 300 feet above sea level with breathtaking 360° views of the sea 

I ♥ the diversity of the Ports of Call on Quantum of the Seas 11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise departing from Cape Liberty, New Jersey on December 1, 2014 - San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Fort De France, Martinique; Bridgetown, Barbados; and Basseterre, St. Kitts. 

Find out why "WOW" is the only word that can possibly sum up Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Quantum of the Seas - Prepare to be wowed!

Happy Sails,
Linda