Originally Posted by CRUISEFAN0001
We really followed the announcement about Quantum and subsequent news for months.
It sounds like an interesting ship with neat features.
But then once we learned Bayonne, NJ would be the home port - that was a showstopper.
The idea of wasting about 4 days of cruising time just to get to and from the Caribbean and also leaving in peak season (Feb-Apr) to a port located in snow country made no sense.
Hopefully RCI wises up with Anthem and puts it someplace further south.
Makes no sense? First it counters NCL Breakaway. Second, It may be a deal breaker for you but for the millions of people living in the NE it's long over due!!! The time that you say we lose, we are used to spending in airports and hotels before our cruises. Now we can relax onboard! The port is now getting a huge renovation and I can't wait to sail in December 2014!!!
PS - Anthem will be in Europe....