Going on a cruise will become a lot more geeky, once Royal Caribbean delivers their high-tech Quantum of the Seas ship. On Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean is adding 80-inch LCD screens to some inside staterooms that will display images from outside the ship and give passengers the feel of having a view. Plus, guests can enjoy bumper car rides on a new entertainment complex known as SeaPlex. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
Like the earlier Freedom and Oasis-class ships, the “Sports Court” on deck 15 aft will feature a Wave Loch Flowrider surf simulator and a rock-climbing wall. A new feature on the Quantum-class is “RipCord by iFLY”, a skydiving simulator set in a recirculating indoor recreational vertical wind tunnel. Reservations for RipCord will be able to be made online in advance of the cruise. All the features of the Sports deck are complimentary, although Royal Caribbean will charge for pictures and videos taken of RipCord participants.
The “NorthStar” observation tower, located at the forward end of the top deck, will use a glass-walled capsule on the end of a long mechanical arm to lift small groups of guests up and over the edge of the ship, reaching heights of up to 300 feet above sea level. Rides on the NorthStar will be complimentary and on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exception of sunrise, sunset, and private trips which will have a charge and can be reserved online in advance.