Quantum of the Seas is preparing to depart Southampton for the New York area as I type. Embarking guests will enjoy an 8-day trans-Atlantic cruise on a route with a lot of history that harkens back to a different time. Of course, as the industry’s first “Smart Ship,” Quantum of the Seas will be nothing like a crossing on the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, or the United States. Here’s a video detailing the last minute preparations.