(Photo: Royal Caribbean International)A new year means new ships, so we've scoured the roster of 2014's most anticipated debuts to give you a sneak peek at next year’s five biggest wave-makers. From an innovative megaship complete with wow-factor amenities (bumper cars! skydiving!) to a brand-new, close-to-home cruise line's smaller but shiny new vessel, these five cruise ships are sure to grab headlines.
Quantum of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's much-anticipated Quantum of the Seas will mark the first in a new class of "quantum" ships for the cruise line when it rolls out in November 2014. The 4,180 passengers aboard can expect tricked-out cabins (even windowless inside cabins will be outfitted with "virtual balconies," courtesy of floor-to-ceiling LCD screens projecting ocean views). It will also feature plenty of first-at-sea diversions like bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and even a "North Star" observation pod that reaches over the ship's side for bird's-eye views over ports and the sea.
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