Quantum Of The Seas, The World’s Third Largest Smartship Arrives In Uk For Maiden Voyage

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Quantum of the Seas is the most high- tech cruise ship yet, and it was unveiled in Southampton ahead of its maiden voyage.

Well, now let’s look inside the year’s hottest new cruise ship.

Among them are a cocktail bar manned by a robotic arm, virtual views on LED screens posing as cabin windows. And it has a skydiving simulator, an app to oversee planned activities, a wristband to organize purchases, on-board bumper cars and, 18 decks, a huge mechanical arm that lifts an observation capsule 300ft above the waves.

After its maiden voyage the ship will sail to and from the Caribbean during the 2014-15 season before relocating to Shanghai
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After its maiden voyage the ship will sail to and from the Caribbean during the 2014-15 season before relocating to Shanghai

Debut: Quantum of the Seas' inaugural two-day voyage will take it from Southampton to a port near New York
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Debut: Quantum of the Seas’ inaugural two-day voyage will take it from Southampton to a port near New York

Crown jewel: North Star, a glass observation capsule suspended from a giant arm, lifts passengers 300ft above sea level
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Crown jewel: North Star, a glass observation capsule suspended from a giant arm, lifts passengers 300ft above sea level

North Star: The passenger pod, similar to the capsules on the London Eye, offers 360-degree panoramic views of the ocean
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North Star: The passenger pod, similar to the capsules on the London Eye, offers 360-degree panoramic views of the ocean

Over the ocean: Royal Caribbean International's North Star capsule is the first of its kind
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Over the ocean: Royal Caribbean International’s North Star capsule is the first of its kind

Final touches: Last-minute adjustments are made inside the North Star pod just days before its maiden voyage
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Final touches: Last-minute adjustments are made inside the North Star pod just days before its maiden voyage

Luxury: Quantum of the Seas boasts 18 decks and has room for 4,180 guests
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Luxury: Quantum of the Seas boasts 18 decks and has room for 4,180 guests

What's your poison? Quantum of the Seas boasts robot bartenders, the first of their kind anywhere in the world
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What’s your poison? Quantum of the Seas boasts robot bartenders, the first of their kind anywhere in the world


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Royal Caribbean's brand new cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, arrives in Southampton
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Royal Caribbean’s brand new cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, arrives in Southampton

Quantum of the Seas will be followed by another Quantum class ship, Anthem of the Seas, next year
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Royal Caribbean's brand new cruise ship Quantum of the Seas, the world's first smartship, arrives in Southampton
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Thrills: Quantum of the Seas is the first cruise ship to include a skydiving simulator
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In addition to a skydiving simulator, the 1,142ft ship boasts a surf simulator, rock climbing wall and venues for live performances
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In addition to a skydiving simulator, the 1,142ft ship boasts a surf simulator, rock climbing wall and venues for live performances

A member of staff demonstrates the RipCord by iFLY skydiving simulator at the back of Quantum of the Seas
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A member of staff demonstrates the RipCord by iFLY skydiving simulator at the back of Quantum of the Seas

When Two70 becomes an entertainment venue at night, it uses six ‘roboscreens’ that move or unite as one to entertain passengers
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When Two70 becomes an entertainment venue at night, it uses six ‘roboscreens’ that move or unite as one to entertain passengers

Billed as ‘the world’s most futuristic and advanced ship’, Quantum of the Seas is the first of three new Quantum class vessels
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Billed as ‘the world’s most futuristic and advanced ship’, Quantum of the Seas is the first of three new Quantum class vessels

Diners will have no shortage of options when their stomachs start to growl, as the ship boasts 18 restaurants
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Diners will have no shortage of options when their stomachs start to growl, as the ship boasts 18 restaurants

Royal Caribbean owns the world’s three largest cruise ships – Allure of the Seas, the Oasis of the Seas and the Quantum of the Seas
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Located next to a rock-climbing wall, the jewel of the ship’s art collection is a 30-foot magenta polar bear on the exterior deck
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Located next to a rock-climbing wall, the jewel of the ship’s art collection is a 30-foot magenta polar bear on the exterior deck

The bear is made of 1,340 stainless steel triangles, weighing approximately eight tons
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Touted as the world’s first smartship, Quantum of the Seas is the most high-tech cruise ship in the world
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Touted as the world’s first smartship, Quantum of the Seas is the most high-tech cruise ship in the world

A view of the top deck of the Quantum of the Seas, the newest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet
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A view of the top deck of the Quantum of the Seas, the newest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet

The lift shaft inside Quantum of the Seas spans 15 floors
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The lift shaft inside Quantum of the Seas spans 15 floors

Room with a view: The pod suspends passengers out over the side of the ship for unparalleled views across the ocean
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Surf's up! The ship also has a simulator for passengers who fancy hitting the waves while sailing the high seas
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The ship is part of Royal Caribbean's offering and is packed with family-friendly entertainment, from rides to theatrical shows 
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The central part of the cruise ship is filled with shops and 18 restaurants and bars to keep passengers entertained on board 
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The Sky Bar is perfectly placed for a sunny afternoon on the terrace, with the transparent capsule just above ready to show passengers the spectacular views
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Passengers on board to explore the ship ahead of its maiden voyage on Sunday were treated to sunny weather in Southampton
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“The adverts always show the facilities with hardly anyone using them. No crowds waiting to have their ‘go’ on anything, no problems getting a seat around the pool, no waiting for a waiter to get a drink.”

So do you still want to join in? Whatever, it is your call. And, next year, the second Quantum class ship will sail between Southampton and the Mediterranean.

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