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Royal Caribbean International Takes Entertainment to a Whole New Level

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LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Royal Caribbean International's new ship will take 'entertainment' to a new level with a stellar line up of acts, shows and ground breaking technology, the likes of which haven't been seen under one roof, ever before, anywhere in the world. The line-up announced today provides a heady concoction of firsts including Roboscreens and digital shows projected onto 100 feet wide windows over 20 feet high.

Designed entirely with their new international holiday makers in mind, the world's most innovative holiday company has today revealed its on-board entertainment programme for its latest new ship, Quantum of the Seas.

From stage shows that take guests on a highly visual and experiential journey of music, sound and performance, to a radically new form of multidimensional entertainment that seamlessly fuses technology with highly trained live performers, stunning visuals and special effects, Quantum of the Seas delivers an array of first of their kind productions and performances that will leave audiences spellbound.

Two70° is the stage for a futuristic approach to entertainment that pairs the most advanced technology with dancers, singers, aerialists and musicians. At the forefront of the venue is Vistarama which transforms its expansive floor-to-ceiling windows into any scene, real or imagined, by combining 18 projectors to create an ambient surface over 100 feet wide and over 20 feet tall. Across this expanse, impromptu digital shows come to life in stunning 12K resolution providing the audience with 270 degree views.

In addition, Two70° is home to six Roboscreens each measuring over seven feet high and controlled by powerful robotic arms. The Roboscreens create scenes while soaring and twisting solo, or uniting as one.

"The entertainment in Two70° is simply magical," said Nick Weir, Vice President, Entertainment, Royal Caribbean International. "There is an incredible team of risk takers and dreamers here at Royal Caribbean. We've always brought the best of land to sea, but in Two70° we are creating something that has never been done anywhere else in the world."

The integration of Vistarama and Roboscreens, with highly trained live performers, music and special effects, provides an endless landscape for Royal Caribbean to create stunning shows that can only be seen on Quantum of the Seas including:

  • Starwater - this original Royal Caribbean production is a highly visual, theatrical spectacle of video mapping, special effects and human artistry that combine to create an awe-inspiring experience designed to appeal to universal human emotions
  • Virtual Concert - a world-class concert experience featuring premier musicians, groups and bands that is masterfully captured and projected across Vistarama and all six Roboscreens to transport guests to a virtual experience as impressive as the real thing

Designed specifically with the music lover in mind, Music Hall is the hottest live music venue onboard Quantum of the Seas. Music Hall comes alive at night as the heart of the ship's entertainment, featuring bands, musicians, DJs, theme night parties and more, including Wink , a premium late-night performance featuring the Royal Theater cast in an adults-only showcase that defies inhibitions.

In addition, the main theater onboard Quantum of the Seas, the Royal Theater, takes advantage of the latest technology to create a performance venue that raises the bar once again. Seating 1,300 guests, the Royal Theater is home to Royal Caribbean's two main shows presented by Royal Caribbean Productions:

  • Sonic Odyssey - featuring a variety of one-of-a-kind majestic instruments, this unbelievable production includes a signature Earth Harp, unique Drum Wall consisting of 136 drums, a Vocal Percussion Jacket, Violin Dress and more. Sonic Odyssey is an original, theatrical production that weaves together a nine-piece live orchestra with a cast of singers, dancers, aerialists and gymnasts
  • MAMMA MIA! - continuing to expand on Royal Caribbean's commitment to offering Tony Award-winning Broadway productions at sea, the full two and half hour theatrical version of the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will be showcased onboard Quantum of the Seas. Guests will delight in this sunny, funny tale of love, laughter and friendship, all set to the timeless songs of ABBA.

Stuart Leven, Managing Director UK and Ireland, Royal Caribbean International commented, "Drawn from the hottest shows across the world of entertainment and cleverly blended with Royal Caribbean International's innovation in technology and venues this really does provide a Quantum step forward in entertainment anywhere in the world let alone at sea. Underpinning once again, the fact that Royal Caribbean International is looking to attract new people into the brand who seek a holiday which is unbeatable."

Alistair Smith, editor, The Stage commented:

"Entertainment at sea has come on leaps and bounds in the last decade or so and the technology on ships often far outstrips that available in theatres on land, offering audiences at sea a completely unique experience, and great opportunities for performers. I'm intrigued to see if the new shows and theatres on Royal Caribbean's Quantum class ships can set the bar even higher - it certainly sounds like an exciting line up."

Anthem of the Seas will have all the ground breaking technology and stunning venues of a Quantum class ship and the specific performances in these key venues will be announced shortly.

The groundbreaking Quantum-class ships, Quantum of the Seas and sister-ship Anthem of the Seas (debuting in Southampton, U.K. in April 2015), will introduce a new set of first-at-sea onboard experiences, such as Ripcord by iFLY, a heart-pounding skydiving experience; North Star, a thrilling adventure that transports guests more than 300 feet in the air on a breathtaking journey; cutting-edge transformative venues including SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating and more; and the cruise line's largest and most advanced staterooms ever. Guests also will enjoy the new Quantum-class Dynamic Dining, a completely new culinary experience that offers a landscape of 18 restaurant concepts as vast and varied as dining in the world's most cosmopolitan cities, including specialty restaurants created with partner-chefs Jamie Oliver, Devin Alexander and Michael Schwartz.

The Quantum Class spans 18 decks, encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy and features 2,090 staterooms. Quantum of the Seas will sail out of New York Harbour from her homeport of Cape Liberty for her inaugural season before departing to her new homeport of Shanghai (Baoshan), China.
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