For the full Quantum of the Seas experience I would recommend that guests try at least one of the speciality restaurants. Classic favourites such as Chop Grill and Izumi sushi are onboard as well new concepts including Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver and Wonderland. Personally I will try Wonderland when I bring my family on board, Wonderland is an Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant where you start with a blank piece of paper on an easel and you brush water onto the paper so the ever changing menu appears. This is a small intimate restaurant where the furniture and cutlery contradict each other. Both the exterior and interior of Wonderland are stunning.
With so many dining options on Quantum of the Seas I was guilty of grazing through the day. It was very easy to pop into Royal Caribbean’s signature snack areas like Sorrento’s Pizzeria or the Dog House which kept me fuelled to enjoy the Quantum Experience. Other casual dining areas include the Windjammer Marketplace, the cafe at Two70 and the cafe on the Royal Esplanade. I was surprised to find out that there are 4 additional restaurants included within the price, these are Grande, Chic, Silk and the American Icon Grill. I had the pleasure of dining in Grande and Chic. Grande is Quantum of the Seas formal restaurant with a stricter dress code, this is perfect for the more traditional guest and the beef tenderloin literally melted in the mouth. Chic was my personal favourite and I had to double check it was not a speciality restaurant. Silk is an Asian restaurant with fabulous decor and the American Icon Grill offer American classics with a twist. Personally I feel that Royal Caribbean have got the balance perfect so guests will not get bored with their dynamic dining options.
Whenever I go on a ship I’m always asked what are the top suites like and I am delighted to say the Royal Loft Suite on Quantum of the Seas is quite special. A two story open plan suite with a large bathroom and jacuzzi baths both in bathroom and on one of the verandas. Pictures say more than words so below are a few pictures including a panoramic picture and a view from the bed.
I have had the pleasure of experiencing both the North Star and the Ripcord by iFly this morning and well there is only one word Wow ! Before I joined Quantum of the Seas I did not have the North Star on my priority list but after experiencing it this is a must for all guests (who don’t suffer from Vertigo). The view of the ship from North Star are amazing and the ultimate selfie can be taken. The view you have is only comparable with a helicopter view. The Ripcord by iFly is a very professional experience with full instruction given and friendly expert skydive instructors. You spend approximately 1 minute on the skydiving experience and with winds over 140 mph, if you purchased the two experiences on land you wouldn’t have much change from £100, this is one of the reasons Quantum and Anthem is worth the additional premium.
One of Quantum of the Seas signature features is the Two70 lounge and the show Starwater. The Two70 lounge is at the aft of the ship where by day you can gaze out at the ocean and by night the glass changes into a 12k giant screen with robotic screens. Royal Caribbean promised a lot with Starwater and I am delighted to say they have delivered, I have never seen a show with so much passion from the acts combined with cutting edge technology, my advice to any guest is to take a seat upstairs front row with a favourite drink and watch this amazing show that can only be seen on Quantum of the Seas.