All I can say is “WOW”… Quantum of the Seas is the biggest, baddest ship of them all! And here’s why….
1.) Robotic Bar: …need I say more? You enter your order on an ipad (extensive menu is a given)… and a few minutes later, 2 gigantic MakrShakr bots make your drink to perfection.
I must say, they do draw a crowd, so we had to wait about 15 – 20 minutes for our drinks, but we hardly noticed the wait as we watch these behemoth arms shake and mix drinks and then casually slide them down the table.
2.) WOWBand: Royal Caribbean has outfitted the Quantum class ships with RFID bracelets which are linked to you SeaPass account and holds all of your information related to your cruise vacation such as your stateroom information, dining reservations and more. How does it work, your band can be swiped anywhere (bar, front desk, spa, dining, etc) to update reservations, add purchases or check you into boat drill! These complimentary waterproof bracelets are found in your room upon check in and act as your ship’s room key card and charge card. (photo compliments of Royal Caribbean) 3.) SeaPlex: This is basically where I spent most of my time onboard… whether roller skating, “gently” nudging colleagues during bumper cars, or ripping my pants on a high flying trapeze lesson. These activities are all complimentary aboard the Quantum of the Seas. During the day, the SeaPlex also acts as a basketball court and indoor soccer field.
4.) Dynamic Dining: Quantum of the Seas nails it! I’m not sure what I was expecting with the dynamic dining when I first boarded, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Dynamic Dining divides up your normal 2-3 story large dining room into 5 smaller complimentary dining room options which give you an intimate dining experience with no assigned seats, no set dinner times and no formal dress code requirements. Although there are no set dining times, I would HIGHLY recommend making reservations prior to boarding to make sure you get the time you prefer. You can also make reservations with your snazzy WOWband onboard. The 5 main complimentary restaurants feature various dining delicacies: Silk (Asian), American Icon Grille (American), Chic (Contemporary), The Grande Restaurant (French), Coastal Kitchen (Mediterranean). There are also some AMAZING specialty restaurants. The one that deserves the most attention is Wonderland. From the moment you sit down, you are taken on a whimsical tour. Your menu is a blank page, until you wet it with a paintbrush to make the words appear…
and here is a look at the table setting in the luxurious rabbit hole….