Royal Caribbean's Newest Ship Was Built to Lure People Who Hate Cruising

Quantum of the Seas berthed at Southampton Docks, U.K. Photograph by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Step aboard the newest ship in Royal Caribbean Cruises’ fleet and you’ll find muted earth tone carpets, glass elevator doors, dark woods. Remove the gangways—and the need for a passport—and this area on Quantum of the Seas could easily be a tony residential tower in Frankfurt or Manhattan.

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