Quantum Of The Seas Review and Specifications
Specifications of Quantum Of The Seas
|Builder||MEYER WERFT PAPENBURG GERMANY|
|Year of built||2014|
|Gross Tonnage||167800 gt|
|Passengers||4162 - 4819|
|Decks with cabins||9|
Review of Quantum Of The Seas
Launched in 2014, Quantum of the Seas is the first Quantum-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Anthem of the Seas (2015) and Ovation of the Seas (2016). The ship cost US$950 million to build.
History - construction & ownership
Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. RCI is a cruise line brand established in Norway and currently based in Miami, Florida. As of September 2015, the line controls a 17% share of the world cruise market, with 23 cruise ships in service and other three on order. All vessels under the Royal Caribbean brand have had their names ending with "of the Seas" since 1991. Sister brands owned by Royal Caribbean Ltd. are Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, CDF Croisières de France and Pullmantur Cruises.
The 167,800-ton, 4,905-passenger cruise ship Quantum of the Seas is a next-generation Quantum Class ship. The new class of ships was known in the past under the name "Project Sunshine". The Quantum-Class is larger than the earlier Freedom by 13,000 GT. With these new dimensions the class became the second largest in the fleet of the cruise company after the Oasis class.
Cruise itinerary program
Quantum of the Seas itinerary program is based on 4- and 5-day short Asia roundtrip cruises from Shanghai and Hong Kong. During her Inaugural season, Quantum operated on Caribbean voyages out of Bayonne (Cape Lyberty) New Jersey.
Most Quantum of the Seas staterooms are balcony (1447) and 100-185-sq.foot insides (367). There are a total of 2090 staterooms. The largest aboard Quantum of the Seas are the Royal Loft Suites (152 m2). The new “Royal Suite Class” booking category (suite accommodations only) provides Quantum's highest paying passengers with the ultimate all-inclusive cruise experience of Royal Caribbean, marked by Coastal Kitchen exclusive access, 24-hour personal butler service, included gratuities, all-inclusive drinks, free Internet and thermal suite unlimited access. Quantum of the Seas was also designed with 34 wheelchair-accessible cabins and virtual balconies (the interior features real-time views of the ocean and destinations). Compared to the Oasis-class ships, guests can enjoy larger staterooms, more family-connected cabins and new studio staterooms (for solo travelers).
Dining options - Food & Drinks
Passengers on Quantum of the Seas are offered plenty dining options to choose from, with multiple choices for light bites as well. Reservations for all restaurants can be made online ahead of cruise. Though not required, reservations are definitely recommended to ensure guests get to eat where they want, when they want. Food and service at the main restaurants, Silk, Chic, American Icon and The Grande, is varied and offers an array of experiences. Quantum of the Seas was the first ship to boast the Dynamic Dining concept of Royal Caribbean, with no fixed seating times and tables, as well as no main dining room. Quantum provides 200 seats less than Anthem among its main dining rooms. Each of the four main restaurants already has two versions of the menu, with regional dishes also been added.
Follows the complete list of Quantum of the Seas restaurants and food bars.
- The Grande (one of the four dining rooms; by line’s dynamic dining concept; offers DreamWorks themed breakfast, two fixed dinner seatings and "My Time Dining")
- Chic Restaurant (one of the four dining rooms)
- American Icon Grill (one of the four dining rooms)
- The Silk (Asian cuisine, one of the four dining rooms)
- La Patisserie (specialty coffee & teas bar; offers fresh-made pastries and sweets)
- Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine
- Windjammer Marketplace buffet restaurant (offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
- Chops Grille (steakhouse/seafood)
- Chef’s Table (14-guest capacity, gourmet private dining package)
- Sorrento’s (Italian restaurant); Jamie’s Italian
- Izumi (73-seat Asian/Japanese restaurant)
- The Cafe @ Two70° (casual dining marketplace)
- Coastal Kitchen (Suite passengers only restaurant)
- Solarium Bistro (healthy dining menu, ex-“Devinly Decadence”)
- SeaPlex Dog House (complimentary).
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
Guests on Quantum of the Seas are free to enjoy 16 decks, with a top deck featuring solarium for adults, an outdoor pool, a new indoor pool with a roof system and H2O Zone kids' aqua park. Additional facilities aboard the cruise ship include a surf simulator, a rock climbing wall measuring 40ft above the deck, a spa, a casino, and an outdoor movie screen. Adrenaline junkies should first try the iFly by RipCord, Royal Caribbean's skydiving simulator. You'll need a reservation for iFly, as it's increasingly popular, but there is no fee. Nearby is the surf simulator, FlowRider. One of the most unique experiences to try out is the North Star, which is a jewel-shaped glass globe rising 300 feet above sea level. It provides great 360-degree views above the ship. North Star is free, but can be booked for special events for a fee.
The Royal Theater hosts the major production show onboard the Quantum, "Mamma Mia!," which features ABBA's greatest hits. The result is an exceptional show and spectacular event that makes everyone want to sing and dance along. The Quantum cruise ship boasts with the DreamWorks Experience - a themed programming in partnership with the Walt Disney Company. This new entertainment program is aimed at families and offers movies-themed DreamWorks activities on select RCI ships within the fleet. The list of special activities includes characters meet & greets (of course, plus photo ops).
Follows the complete list of Quantum of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.
- Royal Theater (1299-seat, features 3D Movies, aerial acrobatic performances and Broadway-style productions)
- Music Hall (2-deck high live entertainment venue)
- Two70° Lounge (3-deck high relaxation observation lounge with live entertainment)
- Photo Gallery & Shop; SeaTrek Shop (diving equipment)
- Diamond Club Lounge & Bar (past guests only); Concierge Club & Lounge (suite- and past guests only); Card Room
- Michael’s Genuine Pub; Bionic Bar; North Star Bar; Schooner Bar (piano bar); Sky Bar
- Royal Esplanade (an area between the boutique shops and restaurants on decks 4 and 5; part of it is “The Via” with the Vintages wine bar, Port Merchants and Jamie’s)
- Casino Royale; Casino VIP
- Boleros (Latin night bar)
- Outdoor Movie Screen
- Cafe Promenade (24-hour; serves snacks and drinks, as well as Starbucks specialty coffee)
- Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center
- Solarium lounge (includes Solarium Cafe, pool bar and adults only pool area); Solarium Bar
- Video Games Arcade; The Living Room and Night Club teen areas; Royal Babies & Tots Nursery; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area; Workshop (family venue); H2O Zone family & kids area; Kung Fu Panda
- SeaPlex (sports complex, with roller skating, bumper cars, circus school, full-sized basketball court); North Star; FlowRider (surf simulator); RipCord by iFly; Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall.
Quantum Of The Seas wiki
Year built 2014
Passenger capacity / crew capacity 4180 (4900 max) / 1300
Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 167,800 tons / 1143 ft (348 m)
Flag State (registered in) Bahamas
Ship builder Meyer Werft (Germany)
Building cost USD 940 mill
Ship owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL)
Christened by Kristin Chenoweth
Official website link RoyalCaribbean.com
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Quantum Of The Seas Itineraries 2016
The below listed Quantum Of The Seas cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.