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Quantum of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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494 reviews
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Don't Listen to the Cranky-pants, book the Quantum if you want to have

Review for Quantum of the Seas to the Southern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2015
Cabin: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Wow. There are a whole lot of Crankypants Curmudgeons looking for the negative and detailing every.little.thing. that annoyed them. We are a mature couple and we do like our creature comforts. And our cruising. Neither of us had our day (in paradise) ruined by such minutiae as touch sensitive elevator buttons causing more floors to be stopped at if people leaned against them. JEEEEEZ lighten up! We had all we wanted and expected, and our complaints were minor. This is a great ship. As we expect Anthem to be. We're already booked for next year.

The Quantum was a blast! Embarkation was fast, we were seated for comfort, then called,it all happened within 15 minutes. She's a great big ship but not the biggest (smaller than Oasis and Allure we found) ship with a gorgeous solarium, elegant Windjammer dining area, fun and whimsical art, UNLIMITED WIRELESS THAT WORKED! And worked well, for a fee of course. Worth it. It's an entirely new experience, a wired ship, all the restaurants both complimentary and for a fee. The food was great! We did Windjammer mostly and there was plenty of variety daily. Menu didn't change much but there were some surprises. First, the food was not salty! It's a constant complaint with me, salt in lieu of flavor. Not here. I sampled many foods and was so pleased to find that they had cut the sodium. The BEST prime rib we ever had ( and we are choosy and foodies) was served from a huge steamship size cut....at not Chops but Windjammer. Wow just wow. How DID they do that? And the BEST braised beef - wow. The coffee was good and strong, thanks Royal!The chocolate desserts were delicious, no longer a pale imitation of true chocolate flavor. We were impressed with these things, as it was a step above other lines and prior RCCL cruises. I'd give the food an 8 of 10. We didn't realize we had to make reservations months in advance. We were able to get reservations on the onboard app once there. It took some getting used to but I hate the formal dining rooms so this worked out fine all around. We enjoyed Wonderland, some of Jamie's Italian, and Devinly was good. We had a waiter who seemed to hate us, no greeting, no follow up to drinks or ask how things were. By contrast the waiter in Wonderland seemed genuinely excited to share the experience and guide us. We loved Ed our cabin steward, we miss him! Just a sweet upbeat man, working hard, the soul of hospitality. I really like Ken Rush the cruise director, great sense of humor, presence, he's like the ultimate cruise director.

Our balcony cabin was the roomiest ever, the large Samsung TV was a great surprise. We had his and her cabinets/closet- love what they did for storage, there was more than enough. Loved the footrests with the chairs on balcony, upped the comfort level a lot. Shows were great, hubby saw Mamma Mia and enjoyed it, we both enjoyed Sonic Odyssey.

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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

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