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Quantum of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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516 reviews
4 Awards

Great for Families, not for Restful Cruising

Review for Quantum of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2022
Traveled with children

After covid, I was looking for a short cruise to see how my disabled husband would handle cruising again. The 5 night to Sydney corresponded with his birthday, so I booked it along with family members. I've been on quite a few different ships, but had not been on a RCL ship before, so was excited to try one.

Firstly, this ship takes approx 4200 passengers, so getting on board took a good 2 hours. The Brisbane cruise terminal does not have enough shade and the parking (in lots 2 and 3) are a decent walk in full sun. My husband had a small mobility scooter so he was looked after well by boarding staff. They were very friendly and helpful through the process.

Dining: I found the buffet very crowded at all times. The hours seemed reduced from cruises prior to covid. Maybe due to cleaning / staffing? I found the food wasn't as good as I'd heard for RCL, especially in the buffet. We had a huge problem getting seats every time (and with my husband having a scooter) navigating the area looking for tables was frustrating. The food was self serve, and if you weren't there at open, it was often messy with spilled food and lots of dishes uncleared. After covid, that was a little confronting.

Cabin Review

Our cabin (a balcony) was on deck 7 aft. (7300) It was a nice, large cabin and the bathroom was very well laid out with a solid rounded shower door. Only negative was the bed. It was rock hard. I asked our steward for a topper, which he put on after day 1. It made it a little softer. I also asked for extra pillows which he brought at the same time. We were just above the tenders, so looking down you saw the boats, but it didn't really hinder your view. Being on the port side, when we docked at Circular Quay, we were looking right at the Opera House, which was amazing.

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