Port Authority hears plan for cruise ship terminal in New Jersey

Royal Caribbean plans to debut new Quantum of the Seas at port next year

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Published: Jul 24 2013 01:10:41 PM EDT
Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas cruise ship
NEW YORK -

Bayonne's cruise ship terminal may be getting a new visitor.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has advanced a plan to allow Royal Caribbean International to redevelop part of the Cape Liberty Cruise Port.

The work would be aimed at accommodating Royal Caribbean's new Quantum of the Seas cruise ship scheduled to debut next year.

The Port Authority's board of commissioners is set to vote on the plan later Wednesday.

Port Commerce director Richard Larrabee said the agency would lose about $1 million a year in rent at the cruise port, but he said that will be more than offset by increased passenger and parking revenue tied to the new ship.

The Quantum of the Seas can hold 4,180 passengers, making it one of the world's largest cruise ships. It will feature skydiving and surf simulators, bumper cars, roller skating and a rock-climbing wall.