Our first cruise ever will also be the first ever maiden voyage of the Quantum. We'll be boarding November 2, 2014 in Southampton to make the cruise over to New Jersey. Such a long time to wait! We figure it to be a great match up. First sailing, first cruise, and we can all get into the swing of things together. One report I heard was that they were planning to have this particular cruise only half full so the staff can get up to speed gradually and still have time to take care of whatever snafu's come up. Maybe it will mean all the loungers by the pool won't be full when we wanna relax.