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We had a great time on this cruise, the ship is beautiful and the staterooms very well appointed . When we booked we knew this was going to be a maiden voyage and that RCI would have only just have taken over the ship, we expected there to be issues and challenges so we had a open mind from the start as to what was likely to happen. Looking at other reviews here it appears some guests had not thought about any of this. Yes there were a number of issues,some more annoying than others, but in our opinion nothing which impacted our enjoyment of the trip. We had a couple of days and nights of 'motion in the ocean' but we were in the North Atlantic in November and this must be expected. The 3 sunny and warm days were a bonus we never expected. There were a lot of people on board who did nothing but complain, we heard the following for example: Why are there no soup spoons in the windjammer? The ship is too big I have to walk too far from my stateroom to the restaurants? No ice cream. We also met lots of other very nice people who like us expected issues and were just getting on with having a good time. We thought the food was excellent in the majority of restaurants, we dined in The Grand - excellent , Chic - very good , American Icon - OK, Silk - OK, Jamie's - excellent. Due to the problems with the reservation system we gave up trying to reserve and ate in the Windjammer on the other evenings which was very good. We were not impressed with the Dynamic dining system and prefer the Any Time dining option as we like to eat when we want to eating not have to plan in advance. The 270 cafe was great at lunch time, the beef sliders were delicious. The drinks voucher system for Diamond and above worked well but in the main we visited the Diamond lounge in the evenings going into the Overflow Music Hall, there were over 1000 diamond and above onboard. Mamma Mia was excellent worthy of the West End, we saw the American singer who was also very good but did not go to any other theatre shows, Starwater in 270 was very different and very unique. The crew were lovely and we're learning about the ship as we were, we got the impression that in certain areas, especially the Windjammer, they were very understaffed. We loved the solarium and indoor pool for relaxing during the day. I tried the IFLY which was fun and something I would have never done on land. The bumper cars were great fun and we did them a few times. North Star was also an experience we enjoyed, and yes there were long queues. The deck party on arrival at New York was amazing to see almost all the ships company and guests on deck enjoying the early morning arrival. We felt the compensation of 25 % of what we paid for the cruise plus the OBC of 300 USD were and very nice bonus for the minor issues we faced. We had a great time and believe that once everything settles down and the issues get ironed out Quantum will be a superb ship

Had a great time, stunning ship

Quantum of the Seas Cruise Review by Lindypops

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We had a great time on this cruise, the ship is beautiful and the staterooms very well appointed .
When we booked we knew this was going to be a maiden voyage and that RCI would have only just have taken over the ship, we expected there to be issues and challenges so we had a open mind from the start as to what was likely to happen. Looking at other reviews here it appears some guests had not thought about any of this.
Yes there were a number of issues,some more annoying than others, but in our opinion nothing which impacted our enjoyment of the trip. We had a couple of days and nights of 'motion in the ocean' but we were in the North Atlantic in November and this must be expected. The 3 sunny and warm days were a bonus we never expected.
There were a lot of people on board who did nothing but complain, we heard the following for example:
Why are there no soup spoons in the windjammer?
The ship is too big I have to walk too far from my stateroom to the restaurants?
No ice cream.
We also met lots of other very nice people who like us expected issues and were just getting on with having a good time.
We thought the food was excellent in the majority of restaurants, we dined in The Grand - excellent , Chic - very good , American Icon - OK, Silk - OK, Jamie's - excellent. Due to the problems with the reservation system we gave up trying to reserve and ate in the Windjammer on the other evenings which was very good. We were not impressed with the Dynamic dining system and prefer the Any Time dining option as we like to eat when we want to eating not have to plan in advance. The 270 cafe was great at lunch time, the beef sliders were delicious.
The drinks voucher system for Diamond and above worked well but in the main we visited the Diamond lounge in the evenings going into the Overflow Music Hall, there were over 1000 diamond and above onboard.
Mamma Mia was excellent worthy of the West End, we saw the American singer who was also very good but did not go to any other theatre shows, Starwater in 270 was very different and very unique.
The crew were lovely and we're learning about the ship as we were, we got the impression that in certain areas, especially the Windjammer, they were very understaffed.
We loved the solarium and indoor pool for relaxing during the day. I tried the IFLY which was fun and something I would have never done on land. The bumper cars were great fun and we did them a few times. North Star was also an experience we enjoyed, and yes there were long queues.
The deck party on arrival at New York was amazing to see almost all the ships company and guests on deck enjoying the early morning arrival.
We felt the compensation of 25 % of what we paid for the cruise plus the OBC of 300 USD were and very nice bonus for the minor issues we faced.
We had a great time and believe that once everything settles down and the issues get ironed out Quantum will be a superb ship
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