Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, a favourite among Singapore families, has been based in Brisbane, Australia.
The state-of-the-art cruise ship recently celebrated its inaugural sailing with a seven-day cruise to Vanuatu. This massive vessel is known for its innovation, boldness, and cutting-edge features, providing a unique experience that caters to passengers of all ages.
The Quantum of the Seas offers a plethora of activities, including first-at-sea experiences like skydiving with Ripcord by iFly, surfing with the FlowRider surf simulator, and ascending 91 meters above sea level with the iconic North Star observation capsule. These fun machines are incredibly popular and can result in long lines and waiting times, but they are worth the wait. The rides cost USD$20 each, but they are free when the ship is in port.
The onboard entertainment is world-class, with incredible live performances such as Star Water and Sonic Odyssey. Passengers can also enjoy live music, DJs, pool parties, dance classes, silent discos, karaoke, and nightclubs. For those seeking a more relaxing experience, the Vitality Spa offers a range of spa treatments, and the adults-only Solarium provides the perfect spot to catch a beautiful sunset with a cocktail in hand.
Food options are also plentiful, with specialty dining options including Jamie’s Italian, Izumi, and Wonderland. Passengers are advised to pre-book these restaurants at the very first moment they step onboard the ship to avoid disappointment. The main buffet and dining room are also popular choices, although the buffet closes at 8:30 pm sharp.
The staterooms on the Quantum of the Seas are comfortable and spacious, with friendly room service butlers who make an effort to remember their guests’ names. However, the ship is a decade old, and some of the room amenities may appear outdated.
Passengers are advised to budget accordingly as the tempting onboard experiences can add up quickly. A drinks package is recommended as drinks can be expensive, with beer starting at USD$9 a bottle.
Overall, the Quantum of the Seas is an excellent vessel for families, offering an unforgettable experience that encourages passengers to let their inner child run free. However, passengers should be prepared to book everything in advance, be patient, and budget accordingly. The ground staff at the Brisbane International Terminal is friendly and helpful, providing a warm welcome to passengers as they embark on their adventure.
In Singapore, sister ship Spectrum of the Seas will be sailing from September. See royalcaribbean.com