Reporters got an early peek at the Quantum of the Seas — the brand-new boat from Royal Caribbean and the third-largest cruise ship ever built — and experienced bumper cars at sea and an observation gondola that swivels around the boat and rises 300 feet above the water.
The Quantum is billed as the most technologically-advanced ship ever built and includes robot bartenders, a skydiving simulator, a super-swift digital check-in process, and high-speed Wifi, which is a game-changer for many travelers. The pools are also several feet deeper than average cruise pools, while an Italian restaurant from Jamie Oliver features al fresco dining.
The boat can accomodate 5,000 people and boasts a staggering 16 public decks and 24-hour dining.
Quantum was built in Europe and is now sailing from Southhampton, England to New York. It will take its first trip to the Bahamas and the Caribbean on November 18. Read more here and watch a video below.