Quantum of the Seas Review

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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2023

Always wanted to visit Hawaii, but waited too long. Should have gone when we could have enjoyed a more active experience on land. The cruise was a compromise, as we love cruising, and we could at least have a short land visit on several islands. Really, really wish there had been more island time in the itinerary.

The cruise itself got off on a terrible foot, with the worst-run embarkation we have ever seen. It was an ugly mob scene at the terminal in Honolulu, with no direction, or even signage to avert some of the confusion. The baggage handlers acted like they had been randomly selected off the streets that morning, and we marveled that bags actually made it onto the ship. Despite the appointment system, it felt like everyone arrived at once and with no direction, people were entering the overcrowded warehouse from all directions. I am shocked there were no fights or injuries. There may have been…but we were packed into the mob too tightly to see anything.

Once on the ship, things were more as expected, thank heavens. Luggage was delivered promptly and everything seemed in order.

Cabin Review

Our standard balcony cabin (125**) had loads of storage, and we enjoyed our balcony. There were a few quirks, though, such as the cool-lukewarm shower, which was fixed as soon as I reported it on Day 2. But the temperature fluctuations remained and you never knew when the water temperature would get uncomfortably warm.

Noise was the other quirk. This was an adjoining cabin, and while we could not hear our neighbours, the adjoining door squawked constantly as the ship sailed. I was able to lessen the noise by wedging folded paper between door and frame in multiple spots, but had to keep adjust the thickness and placement. A towel was tied onto the rail at one of the partitions to prevent a banging noise there, and we’d get a high-pitched hum at times. Could not do much about that one. There could be a lot of noise transmitted from somewhere, possibly the decks above or the Adventurers’ Club, but this was only in the daytime. Nights were much quieter.

The cabin storage is excellent.

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