Martinique welcomes the “Quantum of the seas”

NEW YORK, NY – June 3rd, 2013 The Martinique Tourism Authority is delighted to announce that Martinique has been chosen as a port-of-call for the inaugural 2014 season of Royal Caribbean’s trend setting new vessel, the Quantum of the Seas.

“Quantum of the Seas is a wonderful addition to next year’s winter cruise season. We are thrilled to welcome one of the largest ships of the world and show its guests all that Martinique has to offer,” said Karine Roy-Camille, Martinique’s Tourism Commissioner.

Martinique has worked very hard to make great strides in the cruise industry and bring in new lines. Pointe Simon cruise terminal has been expanded and it can now welcome even the largest cruise vessels in the world. Cruise business has been steadily increasing, and Royal Caribbean’s announcement shows that cruise tourists want to experience not only the beauty of Martinique but also its unique French and Creole culture. Royal Caribbean has increased its number of port-of-calls from last season to this season and plans to continue to increase its number of calls in the coming years.

Quantum of the Seas will call in the heart of downtown Fort-de-France, Martinique’s capital city, lauded as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. When it comes to European shopping, Fort-de-France is the place to visit. Fort-de-France also boasts many historical monuments, a lovely promenade called the Malecon, local markets and superb cuisine.

Local tour operators offer active and interactive excursions to experience the many wonders and activities of the island and discover why Martinique is so Magnifique!

For more information on Martinique, please visit www.martinique.org

For more information on Quantum of the seas, please visit www.royalcaribbean.com

About Royal Caribbean (www.royalcaribbean.com)

 Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 40-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry firsts never-before-seen at sea.  The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike.  Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL), the cruise line sails 21 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, South America, the Far East, and Australia and New Zealand.  World renowned for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by every staff and crew member, Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 10 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards.