Quantum of the Seas has completed her conveyance down the River Ems. The roughly 32km journey down the river took a bit longer than the 10 hours originally planned, but that’s all done and now it’s time to begin sea trials. Sea trials almost sound easy compared to the list of things that must come together for a successful conveyance. Bridges and power lines have to be moved, wind speeds must be perfect, and the process can only take place during a full or new moon. Royal Caribbean prepared an infographic describing the process that I’m including here.


In addition to sea trials, Royal Caribbean will install its new North Star attraction that will offer guests soaring views above from high above the sea. I think North Star and the new sky diving simulator will be my two favorite new attraction offered by Quantum of the Seas. What are yours?

-MJ, September 23, 2014