Launched in 2014, the Quantum of the Seas was the first ship in the Royal Caribbean
’s innovative Quantum Class. Action-packed, with a wide variety of adrenalin-pumping on board activities, this cruise ship is ideal for families and active cruisers. Her sister vessel is the Anthem of the Seas
The Quantum of the Seas specs
One of the largest cruise ships in the world, the Quantum of the Seas weighs 167,800 tonnes and measures 1,139 feet in length. She has the capacity for 4,180 passengers and 1,500 crew members. Her cruise speed is 22 knots.
Inside the Quantum of the Seas
The Quantum of the Seas is a big, bright and bold ship. Expect something different around every corner, from the vibrant Seaplex to the many bars, lounges and restaurants. The interior decor is tasteful yet modern; the designers weren’t afraid to incorporate fun colours and geometric patterns. The result? A vibrant, lively ship with a fun-loving atmosphere - you’re bound to enjoy yourself on board!
Quantum of the Seas itineraries and shore excursions
The Quantum of the Seas spends most of her time exploring destinations in China and Japan, calling into ports such as Shanghai, Fukuoka and Okinawa. The shore excursions available will depend on your chosen cruise itinerary, but you can expect a variety of tours to suit all interests and fitness levels.
Of the 2,090 cabins on board the Quantum of the Seas, 75 per cent come with balconies. All passengers can enjoy ocean views thanks to new technology, which allows for ‘virtual balconies’ in interior staterooms; a real-time projection of what is happening outside onto the screen.
Standard staterooms range from 166 square feet to 198 square feet with 119 square foot balconies. All cabins include basic amenities such as hair dryers, writing desks and flatscreen televisions.
A compromise between a suite and a cabin are the mini-suites. At 276 square feet with 161 square foot balconies, these rooms offer a touch more space than standard cabins but come without ‘suite status’, which is reserved for those in larger accommodations.
There are several categories of suites, ranging from 351 square feet with 109 square foot balconies to 975 square feet with 501 square foot balconies. There are also several family suites and interconnecting rooms available.
Dining included in your Quantum of the Seas ticket:
The Grande Dining Room
Chic Dining Room
Silk Dining Room
American Icon Grill
Divinely Decadence at Solarium Bistro
The Cafe @ Two70
Seaplex Dog House
Specialty dining (not included in your fare):
Michael’s Genuine Pub
Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver
Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine
Izumi Japanese Cuisine
The Quantum of the Seas by day
In line with the ship’s atmosphere, the activities available on board the Quantum of the Seas are bold and unique. While you can find typical cruise activities, such as trivia games and bingo, the Quantum Class differentiates itself from other vessels by providing one-of-a-kind experiences that are designed to encourage people to try something new and break out of their comfort zone. For example, a skydiving simulator which propels you 23 feet in the air, and a Seaplex entertainment complex featuring bumper cars, basketball and roller skating facilities.
Another incredible feature is the North Star, a jewel-shaped capsule that offers 360° views over the ocean more than 300 feet above sea level. Be sure to take your camera - the outlook is absolutely breathtaking.
Although action and adventure is at the heart of this ship’s philosophy, that’s not to say there aren’t places where you can relax and unwind. The Vitality Spa offers an impressive range of luxurious treatments, while the adults-only pool is a serene sanctuary away from families and children. There is also a well-equipped fitness centre on board for those looking to keep fit.
The Quantum of the Seas by night
As the sun sets, the ship lights up with amazing live performances and Broadway style shows in the Royal Theatre. This is mostly home to production shows but you can occasionally watch magicians, comedians and singers perform here, depending on the ship’s schedule.
Another great spots for live entertainment is the Music Hall, where cover bands play classic tracks by Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi and other rock and roll stars. Later in the night, the Music Hall transforms into a club, with a DJ who plays all of the latest Top 40 hits.
There are many bars and lounges on board, with a setting to suit all tastes and interests. Be sure to make time to visit the Bionic Bar, where you order drinks from a tablet and are then served by a robotic bartender - a glimpse to the future, perhaps?
The Casino Royale is located on Deck 3 and well equipped with several slot machines and table games.
The Quantum of the Seas for families
Many of the activities on board the Quantum of the Seas are family friendly, such as the bumper car track in the Seaplex and the pool area, making this ship incredibly popular among those with children. Parents have a lot of choice; they can either enrol their kids in the Adventure Ocean Youth Programme or make their own fun. It’s the best of both worlds! There’s also an excellent Royal Babies & Tots nursery.
There are dedicated youth and teen areas, all of which are well-equipped with age appropriate games and activities. Organised youth programmes run from early in the morning until late at night, with group babysitting services available until 2am (for a small fee).