New cruise ship launches for 2014 included the Norwegian Getaway, the Regal Princess, the Star Pride and the Quantum of the Seas. With the exception of the Star Pride, these are some of the largest cruise ships afloat.
The Norwegian Getaway, sailing under Norwegian Cruise Lines, made its debut in 2014 at the Port of Miami, Florida. The Getaway sails the Eastern Caribbean and features a music museum dedicated to Grammy winners and nominees, a rope course and a dinner theater.
The Regal Princess, part of Princess Cruises, made its maiden voyage in May and spent the summer cruising the Mediterranean. The ship carries on some Princess Cruise traditions, such as an adult-only area and Alfredo's, an eatery featuring Neapolitan pizza.
The Star Pride is part of the Windstar Cruise fleet. Windstar sails smaller, masted ships that look more like oversized yachts. The Star Pride set sail in May, concentrating on Mediterranean locations. Featuring all-suite accommodations, the ship offers a more intimate cruise experience.
The Quantum of the Seas belongs to Royal Caribbean International. The ship debuted in 2014 with cruises from Cape Liberty, New Jersey, to the Caribbean. This ship features white knuckle activities including a skydiving simulator and a ride called the North Star that takes guests 300 feet above the surface of the sea.