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Overall this was a very nice cruise. This is not like a standard RCL experience in many ways but we didn't expect that for a sailing from China to Japan. This ship is geared to the Asian marketplace....specifically mainland Chinese passengers. There are all sorts of little quirks and oddities but it's what makes it a little more fun. Here's the good: - ship - ports - concierge club - activities on the ship (seaplex, ifly, flow rider) - staff - The staff made a lot of effort to help non-Chinese passengers have a better experience. They recognized that much of the behaviour by mainland passengers was not customary in North America or Europe and attempted to segregate passengers where possible to ensure that everyone enjoyed their experience. Here's the bad: - embarkation and disembarkation - The process of getting on board is poor.....very cumbersome and no line for D+ or Suite guests...at least no line that that is faster. Disembarkation is a free for all. RCL needs more on-board support to manage the passengers who are willing to trample small kids if they can get off the ship first. - entertainment is weak....very weak for a ship of this calibre. - ports - although the ports are great, RCL still has a lot of work to do to give passengers info that is helpful - ie/ the port where the ship is docked. The food on-board is not impressive but it's not bad. We paid for Chops and Izumi and found them to be less impressive than on other ships. The dining room is a little bland. The Windjammer has a wide selection of asian style food and is pretty good. Overall we were very happy with our cruise. We would do it again in the future but maybe when it was a little warmer.

Nice cruise!

Quantum of the Seas Cruise Review by cidder

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2016
  • Destination: Asia
Overall this was a very nice cruise. This is not like a standard RCL experience in many ways but we didn't expect that for a sailing from China to Japan. This ship is geared to the Asian marketplace....specifically mainland Chinese passengers. There are all sorts of little quirks and oddities but it's what makes it a little more fun.

Here's the good:

- ship

- ports

- concierge club

- activities on the ship (seaplex, ifly, flow rider)

- staff - The staff made a lot of effort to help non-Chinese passengers have a better experience. They recognized that much of the behaviour by mainland passengers was not customary in North America or Europe and attempted to segregate passengers where possible to ensure that everyone enjoyed their experience.

Here's the bad:

- embarkation and disembarkation - The process of getting on board is poor.....very cumbersome and no line for D+ or Suite guests...at least no line that that is faster. Disembarkation is a free for all. RCL needs more on-board support to manage the passengers who are willing to trample small kids if they can get off the ship first.

- entertainment is weak....very weak for a ship of this calibre.

- ports - although the ports are great, RCL still has a lot of work to do to give passengers info that is helpful - ie/ the port where the ship is docked.

The food on-board is not impressive but it's not bad. We paid for Chops and Izumi and found them to be less impressive than on other ships. The dining room is a little bland. The Windjammer has a wide selection of asian style food and is pretty good.

Overall we were very happy with our cruise. We would do it again in the future but maybe when it was a little warmer.
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