Given that as though Quantum of the Seas was going to be based in Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey once she is launched, we had assumed that is where she would call home from November onwards. However, that is not the case, as Royal Caribbean recently announced that the Liberty of the Seas would be replacing her from May 2015 onwards.
Quantum of the Seas itineraries for 2015 – She will sail from Cape Liberty in the spring of 2015, where she will begin her new season in Shanghai, China. She will start the new itineraries in June in China with a choice of three to eight-night cruises. Quantum will take in several ports in Shanghai, Japan and Korea.
China has come a long way and is now a far more important market than it was ten or even five years ago, and so Royal Caribbean having a bigger presence there makes perfect business sense. Quantum of the Seas will join fleet mates Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas in the region, which will increase their passenger capacity by 66 percent, seeing as though Quantum is a very larger ship.
Royal Caribbean will no doubt want to increase its fleet even further in the coming years in the region, as most other large cruise ship companies looking to target cruiser in China and Japan are sending more ships there.
Visit Royal Caribbean for more details on this.