Quantum of the Seas joined Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum Class in autumn 2014. The ship falls into the category along with Anthem of the Seas – a fantastically innovative class that will be known for its ground breaking technology and a whole host of at-sea firsts. In addition to this, Quantum Class will also debut the new Dynamic Dining, offering guests a huge range of flexible dining options with menus designed by celebrity chefs, including the first ever Jamie’s Italian at sea.
Quantum of the Seas offers a varied itinerary of long and short breaks to destinations all across the world. She will be based in Cape Liberty, New Jersey where she will sail around North America, Mexico and the Caribbean, stopping at destinations such as the beautiful Bahamas. It is during these itineraries that guests will benefit from the chance to use Royal Caribbean’s very own private beaches at Labadee and CocoCay. As the seasons turn she repositions to the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Far East.
Quantum of the Seas boasts the biggest and best range of accommodation yet and much thought has been put into the careful design of each stateroom, creating a homely touch with contemporary décor and all of the essential amenities. A new addition will even see all staterooms and suites feature USB sockets for easy charging of smartphones and tablets. There will also be over thirty wheelchair accessible rooms available.
In Quantum Class, never miss out on the view, even with an interior room – these new and improved staterooms allow passengers to experience a wonderful innovation, with floor to ceiling virtual ‘windows’ projecting images onto the walls, including real time captures of the surrounding sea. If you’re looking for something a little more spacious, then the Balcony Staterooms offer a living area, sleeping area, an ensuite bathroom and a private balcony. For solo travellers who wish to have a room with a view, twelve of the Single Studio Rooms onboard will have their own balconies.
For families or groups travelling onboard, the Connected Staterooms are ideal. This set-up connects a number of rooms together, allowing for plenty of opportunities to spend some quality time with the whole group. Each room will also have its own private sleeping and bathroom areas for when you’re ready for a spot of quiet time.
The new suites onboard Quantum of the Seas will be two-storey loft suites, all of which come with priority check-in. The Crown Loft Suites feature a master bedroom located on a mezzanine level, a private balcony and floor to ceiling windows with spectacular sea views. Sky Loft Suites are perfect for families, offering a dining room area, living area and a private balcony with sun loungers, plus two bedrooms and a sofabed. The Royal Loft Suite is the most spacious of the suites, boasting a baby grand piano, private bar, balcony with LCD TV and whirlpool, a library, plus indoor and outdoor dining areas. The suite sleeps up to six guests and can also be connected to a Crown Loft Suite in order to accommodate up to four additional guests.
With Quantum Class comes the all-new concept of Dynamic Dining; eat whenever you like, with whomever you like and with no need to worry about strict dress codes. With menu’s designed by award-winning chef’s and eighteen restaurants to choose from (including options for those with special dietary requirements), Quantum of the Seas offers a truly spectacular culinary experience.
Indulge in the five main complimentary dining options; savour classics from across the USA at American Icon Grill, enjoy traditional dishes with a contemporary twist at Chic, indulge in pan-Asian delicacies with a Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian influence at Silk. If you enjoy dressing up for dinner then The Grande provides elegant and sophisticated dining, with the chance to don your fanciest frocks and dinner jackets. Suite guests will have access to a further complimentary restaurant, the Coastal Kitchen, which takes influence from the coastal cuisine of California.
For a more casual dining experience, there are six mouth-watering options to choose from. If you can’t decide what you’re in the mood for, the Windjammer Marketplace serves a large variety of food in a buffet style. Visit the SeaPlex Dog House - the first ever food truck at sea – for a delicious hot dog on the go, Café Promenade for tea and cake, Sorrento’s for New York style pizza or Johnny Rockets for a 1950s American diner experience. The Café @ Two70 offers a selection of delicious soups, sandwiches, salads and more which can be packed up into a picnic.
For speciality dining, try the exciting and creative cuisine at Wonderland, a magical Alice in Wonderland inspired restaurant. Steak fans will love Chops Grille, which specialises in scrumptious dry-aged steak dishes and sushi fans should be sure to pay Izumi Japanese Cuisine a visit. The ultimate gourmet dining experience can be found at the Chef’s Table, which offers unique formal dining for up to sixteen guests. Here, a five course meal is presented by the chef himself, complete with special wine pairings for each dish. In addition, three celebrity chefs have jumped onboard with their creations; Jamie Oliver with the first Jamie’s Italian at Sea, Michael Schwarz with his American gastropub and Devin Alexander with her health conscious Solarium Bistro.
You’ll never be stuck for something to do onboard Quantum of the Seas, with top class entertainment every day and night. The innovative new venue Two70° will offer a number of exciting shows, utilising the floor to ceiling wall of screens plus seven robotically controlled screens to full effect. Performances will include live music concerts, breath taking aerial acts and Sonic Odyssey – a stunning combination of music, voice and dance. It will also hold an exciting roaring 20’s Gatsby themed evening where guests can don their glamourous gowns and trilby hats to dance the night away.
For musical theatre lovers, the popular hit show ‘Mamma Mia!’ will feature onboard. There will also be a Mamma Mia-themed after party complete with a dance floor, themed drinks and a chance to pose with the stars on the red carpet. Another venue set to hold themed evenings is the music hall, which will entertain guests with live music, DJ’s and a dance floor. In addition to this, guests will also find a sophisticated adult-only evening named Wink with cabaret performances, drinks and dancing late into the night.
Going on a cruise certainly doesn’t mean that you have to let your fitness go, especially with the variety of activities that Quantum of the Seas has on offer. There are so many sports to choose from onboard, with an exciting programme put together by NFL American footballer Dhani Jones. Choose from sports such as swimming, basketball and ping pong, or if you’re feeling brave then why not have a try on the outdoor rock climbing wall. Keen surfers can take lessons on the FlowRider surf simulator, a fun activity for all ages. There is also a large jogging track spanning the circumference of the deck and an outdoor swimming pool.
A wide range of fitness classes and gym equipment can be found at Vitality Powered by Technogym – the onboard fitness centre and spa. Take a class in the Flywheel indoor cycling studio or hit up the gym, followed by a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool. At the spa, the thermal suite and relaxation lounge are a great way to have a little ‘me’ time, leaving you feeling thoroughly refreshed and revitalised. There are also a number of beauty and skin treatments on offer to keep you looking and feeling your best.
There are plenty of activities to keep all ages entertained onboard Quantum of the Seas. For a truly unique experience, head up to the skies in North Star - a pod which can be raised 300-feet above sea level, offering spectacular 360-degree views.
Adventurers will love the first indoor sky-diving experience at sea with the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator. There’s also the Rockwall outdoor climbing wall and FlowRider for your chance to try simulated surfing at sea. Head to SeaPlex, for the opportunity to swing on a flying trapeze, shoot some hoops in the basketball court, ride the bumper cars or even whizz around the roller skating rink.
To keep the youngest cruisers occupied all day long, there are a number of kids clubs onboard aimed at age six months and upwards. Another exciting experience for kids is the DreamWorks parade, where their favourite characters will parade around the deck, giving your little ones a chance to meet the stars and pose for a photo, capturing an everlasting memory of a truly unforgettable cruising experience.