6 Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Caribbean - Southern

Don't know why only about 40 percent of past cruisers have given the Quantum this low rating. Four is us rated it around 75-80 percent. Had a great cruise. Balcony stateroom was large with tons of storage space; shower was roomy ... Read More
Don't know why only about 40 percent of past cruisers have given the Quantum this low rating. Four is us rated it around 75-80 percent. Had a great cruise. Balcony stateroom was large with tons of storage space; shower was roomy compared to all other cruises that we had. Food was very good compared to other cruises. Only ate at complimentary restaurants; Loved the Grande--lobster and beef tenderlioin was excellent. Prime rib and rib eye steak in Chic and Americav Icon was delicious. Chinese food in Silk was only ok. Windjammer (buffet) had 10-15 stations and had seafood dinners two of the nights. Entertainment was very good--Momma Mia was better than Broadway. Horizon 5-piece dance band at the music is great. Sea flex is great--bumper cars, tramporine; roller blading; and other activities. North Star, ifly, and flow rider were exciting to try. Solarium (covered glass area) had lots of chairs and 4 hot tubs. Best advice--0n such a large ship, you need to schedule your dining and entertainment activities prior to your cruise.   Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
We read so many negative reports but it was amazing .. Boarding and check-in was seamless.. Service and quality of food was fantastic, the staff went over and above in all area's in all the dinning area's which there are many. ... Read More
We read so many negative reports but it was amazing .. Boarding and check-in was seamless.. Service and quality of food was fantastic, the staff went over and above in all area's in all the dinning area's which there are many. The shows were beyond any description and best of all Mama Mia was even better than any Broadway show. Two 70 robotic show will defiantly take you well past this century in technoledgy. We had our 6 year old granddaughter with us and Adventure Ocean was a little low key but was caused by lack of children on this cruise. Our cruise director Ken Rush who came from the Allure really kicked up the entertainment and the love and marriage game was the best ever. Even though this was my first experience with Dynamic Dinning it really did work very well and there were no line ups at any of the restraints. There were lots of cases where people had changed their mind and went to a different dinning location and we're still taken care of. As for us we still like the anytime dinning sitting at the same table every evening with the same waiter who gets to know you and what your likes and dislikes are. As a final note we read so many bad reviews pre cruise that we almost cancelled only to find out that all was wonderful and our experience will remain with us as a beautiful memory. Rick, Marlene & Nikita British Columbia Canada Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
We just returned from the first revenue cruise for this new ship. We sailed as part of a large group, which means our dinners and many of our on-board activities were planned for us. If this hadn't been the case, I think our ... Read More
We just returned from the first revenue cruise for this new ship. We sailed as part of a large group, which means our dinners and many of our on-board activities were planned for us. If this hadn't been the case, I think our experience would have been even worse than it was. First, the ship is EXTREMELY noisy. I don't mean the crowd or the music, but rather the ship itself. The plumbing is so powerful that you hear every flush in every nearby cabin. There is a constant rattling or banging coming from the lower levels of the ship that makes it sound like the ship hit something, particularly during rougher days at sea (the ship does seem to rock more than other ships I have sailed in the past). Second, although billed as a "Smart Ship" the technology doesn't work. The highly-touted "Royal IQ" app that supposedly allows you to track your schedule on your iPhone, make show and dinner reservations and communicate with others in your party simply didn't operate. The "my calendar" feature never loaded, attempts to book shows were met with "errors" and when I tried to "chat" with my husband, it came up with "invalid extension" (even though the extension was automatically listed as my cabin-mate). This frustrated everyone - guests and staff - and made everything that much more difficult. The RoboBar is fun to watch for about 5 minutes, but the drinks were not very good, and the robots often spilled them. $12 for a small bad drink is tough. It is not open all the time, but when it is it is not very crowded and there is no real wait time. The internet is spotty and the top package costs $500. You are supposed to have the highest speeds ever - not worth it. Third, there are no central dining rooms with rotating menus. Rather there are several "restaurants" with menus that are constant throughout the cruise. Only four of these are complimentary, however. And if you don't have a reservation, you have to stand in line. The other several restaurants all have up-charges. One of the complimentary restaurants is formal, but all of the restaurants are inconsistent. The lobster tail at Grand was very good the first time we ate there, but very tough the next. Silk (with an Asian style) is by far the best of the complimentary restaurants (and better than Chops and Jamie's Italian - the only charge restaurants we tried) both in terms of food quality and service. For breakfast, try Devinly - there is an upcharge for dinner, but their breakfast is complimentary, and is healthier and not nearly as crowded as the Windjammer buffet). Fourth, the ship experience had no energy. There are no sail-away parties. There seemed to be little to do during the day. Other problems: pictures are expensive ($20 for a print and $15 for them to put one on a CD); the casino is so smoky you can't even walk through it and the pool smoking section is next to the kiddie pool. The solarium (adult only section) is covered and, while nice, smells so bad of chlorine it hurt my throat. There are no reading lights on the balcony. On the positive side: The shows are excellent. Mamma Mia really rivals the broadway version (and is just as long). The Sonic Odyssey was excellent - but we could have done without the dancers during the show. The technology in StarWater is breathtaking. We also very much enjoyed the comedian and one of the entertainers. We couldn't see the other two because dinner at the restaurants was so slow we couldn't get there in time. The Beatles tribute band was excellent. 70s night was fun the first time, old the second. Overall, I was very disappointed in this trip. It was our first time on Royal Caribbean - all of the people I met promised that this ship was not indicative of the entire line, but all were equally disappointed. (While we waited to get off the ship, a person sitting behind me commented that she had fun, but the ship "sucked." Sums it up pretty well.   Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
We currently have 295 cruise credits with Royal and are Diamond Plus. My daughter,her husband and our 4 1/2 year old grandson who are well up in Diamond. We reserved this cruise the day it became available to book as we were on another ... Read More
We currently have 295 cruise credits with Royal and are Diamond Plus. My daughter,her husband and our 4 1/2 year old grandson who are well up in Diamond. We reserved this cruise the day it became available to book as we were on another Royal cruise at the time. We are not sure we will continue to be loyal after this experience. While the new ship was beautiful, that was the end of our warm and fuzzy for the rest of the cruise. I think Royal went to far and did not ensure it was all going to work when they implemented it in full scale. The dropping off of luggage and family was confused and completely dis-oriented. We found none of the persons guiding people or vehicles were in control. It was utter chaos, a typical NY free for all. Once inside we had a positive experience with our check in and that went smoothly because we had done on line registration and up loaded our security photos.. We were never instructed to proceed to our staterooms to obtain our sea pass materials. Rooms were available at 1 PM as advised. My daughter and family were able to enter their room with no problem. Not us, our sea pass would not open our cabin. We used the phone to call guest services and were told I had to go to the Mass confusion they called Guest Services. No set line, many many people who were frustrated and angry already. They asked me if I brought the wrist bands and other sea pass card down to be reprogrammed? I could not get in the cabin so the answer was no! I had to go back to the stateroom and open the door to find out everything else, card and bands, did not work. Another trip to Never Never Land. Great way to spend the first hours of the cruise and we haven't left yet. Day one at sea started with a stranger entering my cabin at 9:45 am. I am completely disturbed and annoyed at Royal for allowing this to happen, The room steward had opened the door for the stranger allowing him to enter into my stateroom and my daughters as well. We had a connected stateroom and the pass through was open between rooms. While I contacted the deck supervisor and she investigated the incident, I was never contacted by the Hotel director or security as a follow up to reassure us we were safe and that an investigation was done to be sure what was truly going on. Our deck supervisor did make contact several times during the cruise but, that was all. It was on the third day when I returned to the cabin and found empty bottles of wine and liquor on my dresser. I found they had just checked and restocked the mini bar. I was being charged for the alcohol and all the snacks which had been consumed before we entered the cabin. We have never used the mini bar or used their snacks. Why was this not checked before we entered on day one? Not enough staff? There were no hand sanitizers at port stops, I was told they were not at a critical level of sickness to warrant the need for them. While in Port the Jewel was next to us and they had them out and available. Do you wait until the ship is a sick level to deploy sanitation? Royal allowed Park West to dominate a majority of the nights and close the Music Hall denying access to the paying guests during their "Private Functions". Park West staff was rude and crude when asking people to leave the venue. When the ship is advertised as having the Music Hall we were looking forward to spending many hours enjoying the music. We couldn't. Why did Royal not rotate venues so it was not closed every evening? The main shows were great but where was the other entertainment? The main shows dominate the weeks activity leaving no time for the other shows we have always enjoyed. There was a lack of live music throughout the day and until after 10 PM. Jamie Olivers' for lunch was the standout of the culinary experience for the cruise. The Manager and wait staff were wonderful. They went above and beyond for us. The food was excellent and service outstanding. Like many seasoned cruisers we do not like the Dynamic dining. We enjoy having a waiter, assistant waiter and meeting the other cruisers. This was very cold to us and not something we enjoyed. I know from the "Meet the Captain" we are not alone on this. There are ways to improve the whole concept if Royal works on it,. They promised us they would. If this is the way RCCL wants to move their brand forward, we are not interested in going on that cruise. I know the world has to evolve but I feel this is going the wrong way for us. Too bad, we were so looking forward to the new adventure in cruising.   Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
Sail Date: 12/01/2014 to 12/12/14  Southern Caribbean Embarkation: Cape Liberty, Bayonne Inside Virtual Balcony Diamond Plus 32 Cruises on Carnival, Celebrity, NCL, Princess and 20 on Royal We were very excited to use the new terminal ... Read More
Sail Date: 12/01/2014 to 12/12/14  Southern Caribbean Embarkation: Cape Liberty, Bayonne Inside Virtual Balcony Diamond Plus 32 Cruises on Carnival, Celebrity, NCL, Princess and 20 on Royal We were very excited to use the new terminal in Bayonne. I watched the building of it on a web cam at the site. I was very interested in seeing the new building that would allow us to board without using the buses. Unfortunately, the people that were working inside did not know what they were doing, and outside was a total mess. We were a party of four and had a wheel chair and walker, after about 35 to 40 minutes we were directed to a door that was suppose to be priority boarding. It was at the wrong end of the building and by the time we got to the stairs there was a large crowd going up the escalator. We were directed to the elevator that took us up to the second floor, where we could board the shop. We went directly to the WJ for some lunch. It was what we expected; lots of food to choose from. Seating for wheel chair and walkers was not easily found but we made due. Our rooms were ready around 12:30/1 pm. We had a virtual balcony and after the room steward had it fixed we enjoyed it (although we were in the front of the shop, we got to see the wake in the back). Our travel companions had a cabin in the back of the ship and had a view of the front. We had plenty of storage room and even room for my walker. The bathroom was the best that we have ever had, the shower was very large (did not bump into the walls), had plenty of room for our personal items. I wish all the ships had bathrooms like this. Now for the bad part of our trip: I had booked our dinner and shows online before the trip and even talked to a Royal representative for over an hour. I printed out the confirmation and made sure I took all my copies with me. When on board nothing was the same, we were told that they lost everything. For the first 4 days I carried my folder with me and had to fight to get dinner reservations. I was so upset at one point I had to walk away because I could not make the dining rep under stand that we had reservation. It was a total nightmare the whole trip. We were able to get into the Grande because we happened to run into a waiter that we knew and she was able to get us in. We found that the staff was very over worked. They did not have an assistant to help them and it took a long time for a meal, it did not matter if it was lunch or diner it was a long time. After speaking to some of the waiters we found that they, like us, preferred traditional seating. We like to get to know our waiter and them to know us. When we went to Customer Relations to get some answers they could not help with the dining; only the shows. The only show that was not a problem was Mama Mia and I am so happy that I got to see that. The shows in 270 were very hard to get into, because some people went several times and that left us with the waiting line. We got to go in after all the seats were taken and had to stay in the back. We got very little use out of that venue. The internet was a big joke. I had a free package and signed up for it, but was unable to use my iPad at all. Every time I tried to sign on I got an error message. Customer Relations said it was because of poor satellite service. The excursions were a joke also. We had nothing to read (like the list that we use to get) and when we used the ipads to pick something; it turned out to be too expensive so we gave up trying to find something. The Robo Bar was a waste of space. They could have put a regular bar in that space and had more people using it. Every time we went by it was either being fixed or cleaning it. It seemed it needed cleaning after every drink because of spills. No list of prices or names of drinks, we never seen it working but 1 time. Debarkation could have been a lot better. The paper that was given to us was a waste; we never got off according to the time that was listed. As an after thought I would like to mention that most people (PX and Crew) were very nice and friendly. I found an item left in one of the restrooms and returned it to Customer Service; unfortunately I lost a red sweater and a small pillow (for my back) that was never turned in. I really needed those items very much and kept going back to Lost & Found to see if they were there. I hope whoever found these items has a guiltless Happy New Year.   Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
This cruise on Quantum of the Seas was my 17th cruise in total, and my 13th cruise on Royal Caribbean. Traveling was myself (43), my husband (42), my daughter (15), and in an adjoining cabin was my mother (63) and father (74). I am a ... Read More
This cruise on Quantum of the Seas was my 17th cruise in total, and my 13th cruise on Royal Caribbean. Traveling was myself (43), my husband (42), my daughter (15), and in an adjoining cabin was my mother (63) and father (74). I am a Diamond member. We sailed on Quantum from Dec 1-12, 2014, Southern Caribbean route, with stops at San Juan, St. Maarten, Martinique, Barbados, and St. Kitts. As a point of reference, to date my favorite ship is Explorer of the Seas, with Liberty of the Seas RIGHT behind it. We’ve also been on Enchantment, Freedom, and Oasis, and now defunct Nordic Empress, but that is irrelevant these days, lol. The number one thing we noticed on this cruise: WOW do people LOVE to complain! The biggest bunch of negative-minded humans we have ever experienced. On the very first night in American Icon, a table of four “Diamond Plus” members were reaming out the poor waiter and called over the Head Waiter over ridiculous things. And I should know, as our tables were close enough so that we might have all been together, so I heard every last word. What a table of crotchety, picky, nasty people. Little did I know that would only be the beginning. Sheesh. I feel bad for the cruise employees, having to deal with people’s EVERY complaint over ridiculous things. (So what if someone’s food came out 30 seconds later than someone else’s at the table! Do you have nothing going on in your life that this is what you have to make a big deal about? I wish that was all I had to complain about!!) Believe me, I did encounter complaining people onboard that did have valid complaints, no doubt. (Including us! More later….) But the level which people were taking things to was ludicrous. Embarkation was fine. We got to the port, checked in our luggage, got our luggage tickets scanned, and proceeded to check-in. We didn’t get in a line, we went to a mobile person who held a tablet in their hands. She checked us in, went to get our SeaPass cards, and we were on our way to board the ship. Painless, and took about 15 minutes. It’s great not having to ride the busses to the ship, although that never really bothered me anyway. Stepping onto Quantum for the first time, I knew I was going to love it. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! What a gorgeous design to this ship. (In most areas, not all, as I’ll get into later.) Everything was shiny and new. We entered on Deck 5 and of course we were starving, so we went up to the Windjammer, as per our usual cruise routine. The Windjammer was only ok, I actually think Explorer’s WJ offers much more. But the outside dining available at the back of the WJ on Quantum was a huge plus! Bravo to RCI for finally adding that. I love all the of the things there are to do on Quantum, especially during the chilly weather sailaways. The SeaPlex is genius….there’s foosball, ping pong, XBox, bumber cars, trapeze, basketball, and a host of other activities available at various times throughout the day. Awesome area! I also loved Two70. This venue is great! Gorgeous views of the wake of the ship during the day from the huge windows, and it transforms toward the night, as shades come down over the windows and turns into a huge screen with views of landscapes, underwater scenes, and other entertaining sights. And the shows in Two70 are awesome! Take advantage of the giant swing on the left side of the theater as you walk in - a lot of fun! Another bravo goes out to RCI for a couple covered pool areas, as sailing out of NJ here can lead to many changes in the weather. The Solarium is gorgeous! And covered, with pools and hot tubs. And a great row of chairs right up against the glass in the very front of the ship, to kind of lead to a “Jack on Titanic” view of flying out over the water in the front of the ship. What a gorgeous area! Then heading aft, there’s another pool with a retractable roof, which made it great to sit out by even though the weather outside was cold at one point. Once we hit the Caribbean, the roof was retracted and it was open-air. Then heading aft again, there’s the typical pool area (uncovered). This is where the band played, and where the kid’s area also was. It looked like there was a lazy river-type pool for the kids as well as a wave pool. Or maybe it was just because the ship was rocking, lol. The kid’s pool area had statues of the Dreamworks characters, making it a really fun area! There is so much public space on this ship! Little nooks and cool couches to sit in and on throughout the ship. You never felt crowded except for the first and last days. Other than that, you would never know so many people were on that ship. Not really impressed by the gym. Different from the rest of the ships, and no locker room, sauna, steam room, or showers. Definite bummer. But it still serves the purpose. The Music Hall on the ship was the place to be! The Beatlemaniacs played four nights on our cruise, and they were absolutely out of this world!!! Wow! They got everyone up and dancing and having a blast, almost like being at a real Beatles concert. What a fun time! It seemed the Music Hall, on deck 4, was packed all the time. My daughter loved the teen area, The Living Room on Deck 14 between the Windjammer and pool deck. She loved the games and wall of books and lounge couches right up against the windows. There were only 30 teens on our cruise, so most of the time it was empty, so the employees of RCI running the teen area really gave a lot of personal attention to the kids that did go, and they were a ton of fun, according to my daughter. They had Teens Only Bumper Cars one night, and it seemed like all the teens on board showed up for that, and they had a blast. ROYAL IQ APP: Great, great idea, except where there's technology, there are issues. The app told me that my luggage was still on the pier after we had sailed away from New Jersey. Temporary panic attack. So the luggage tracking wasn't really working too well, as my luggage made it to my cabin. However my daughter also downloaded the app so that we could text and call each other over the ship's own wifi. Brilliant idea to keep in touch with those onboard. But it only worked here and there. Allegedly it was supposed to cost in order to use the app for communication, however when I purchased the app it said $0.00. Even better! But, you get what you pay for. When it worked, it was great! But sometimes the texts and calls didn't go through. If that technology gets better, it'll be awesome to be able to communicate onboard. CABIN: This part was not so great. We had cabin 6216 and my parents had adjoining 6218. We never had the adjoining door unlocked, however we did have the partition removed from between our balconies. But what a terrible cabin location! First off, we booked this cruise when it was first opened only to Crown & Anchor members. We were never told at the time of booking that this was an obstructed view cabin, and deck plans weren’t available at that time. We spent 11 nights looking at the yellow lifeboats right outside our balcony. (Or, as my father called them, The School Buses.) We would have gladly payed more to have an UNobstructed view of the ocean, had we been told. Whatever. That wasn’t even the biggest issue of this cabin location. Right below us was the Bionic Bar. Which one would think there would be no issue about. However, each night, the Bionic Bar had a DJ and the music would start at 10:00 and go until “late”. Believe me, I loved the music he played, however hearing it loud and clear in my cabin that late every night got to be extremely bothersome. My husband especially disliked it, and I can’t blame him. We come on vacation to catch up on sleep we don’t get in real life, and for music and bass to be blasting and vibrating our cabin is really poor design. Maybe RCI didn’t intend to have a DJ there at night in the first place, however they have to take into consideration that it is not a dancing venue, and that there are cabins directly above it and can hear every last music note. Calls to Guest Services went unanswered for upwards of 20 minutes. Finally when we did get someone to try to resolve our issue, the solution was to move us up to deck 13, completely aft. However, my mother has mobility issues, and the hike to the aft of the ship, even from the aft elevators, took a while for a quick-moving person. And there was also the fact that we took this vacation as a family, and we purposely wanted cabins next to each other to share a balcony. So, that solution didn’t work. We stuck it out for the rest of the cruise. And to be totally honest, we used TWO iPads on full volume with white noise, and earplugs, and when I laid my head down on my pillow, I heard the music THROUGH the bedding, loud and clear. That is totally inexcusable. Steer clear of deck 6 above the Bionic Bar, unless you are a late-night person. Lesson learned. FOOD/DINING: I’m not going to comment much on food, because I am not picky in the least, and as long as I don’t have to cook it, I’ll eat it! But I honestly found the food good, and the desserts were awesome! We tried to book dining reservations THREE times before our cruise, before I gave up. Every last one of my dining reservations kept getting deleted. It was completely annoying, and it’s the type of stress you don’t want to deal with when planning a fun vacation. Now as for Dynamic Dining…..I have to say that I was in love with this concept. Eat whenever you want, wherever you want. Now, I have to say I’m not exactly a fan. I don’t hate it, but I’m not loving it. Since our reservations got cancelled, we would just appear at a restaurant whenever we wanted to eat. We always got in, no problem. No wait. The times we went were anywhere between 6:00-7:00. We ate at American Icon twice, Silk, and Chic. Food was good at them all, however the dining experience was painful. Service was VERY slow in general. Waiting for drinks or condiments - what used to be done by an assistant waiter - bordered on torturous. We had some very sweet waiters, however you can tell they were overwhelmed. They take orders on tablets, and it just seems that they still don’t have their ‘groove’ down pat in working these restaurants. It seems to me also that the wait staff really missed getting to know the passengers, as we had a few that asked us to specifically ask for them when we returned to that restaurant. I had to agree with them, as I also missed the getting-to-know the wait staff like we used to when we had the same ones every night. I missed traditional dining MUCH more than I thought I would!! To me, traditional dining is a HUGE part of the cruising tradition, and in my opinion, if RCI does away with it completely, it would be a darn shame. Please keep traditional dining as an option on some ships, RCI!!! Many, many, many people feel the same. We had a character breakfast with the Dreamworks characters one morning, for $10 per person. Definitely worth it. 3 of the characters show up, and give personal attention. Dreamworks is our Disney, and we thoroughly enjoyed taking pics with the characters, as well as going to their appearances throughout the entire cruise. A lot of fun! Great parades and performances as well. I like’ em big…..I like ‘em chunky……… I was very disappointed in Cafe Promenade. Soooo tiny!!!! This is one of my very favorite spots on the other ships. On Quantum, there are no tables inside the cafe, and just a few outside in the Esplanade. If you want to sit, you have to go next door into Sorrento’s and sit. However, when I get a cup of coffee and a cookie, I don’t want to sit and smell pizza! Big fail on that design. Cafe Promenade is supposed to be a place to sit and enjoy coffee and a snack, and it’s just not that on this ship. Cafe Two70 was very nice! And it was nice to sit in Two70 enjoying the food. Hot and cold sandwiches, and pastry, coffee, etc, this is a very nice place to have a snack. Chops ($35 pp): PHENOMENAL!!!!!! Holy moly! Everything - from start to finish - was absolutely incredible! Kudos to the chef of Chops!! Wonderland ($45 pp): I didn’t go, but my father took my daughter. They loved it! You’re not only paying for the food, which they loved every bite, but you go for the experience. My daughter was in heaven! And my father said it was worth every penny. Chic was good, and I got a good prime rib type meal there. I forgot exactly what it was called, but it was good. My father and husband went to Silk, where my husband said food had come out cold, but my father said his was great. PORTS: Had a DELICIOUS dinner at Cafe Puerto Rico in San Juan, and walked around a little. It was great to view Quantum at night from land. We were in SJ from 4:00pm-10:00pm. St. Maarten is always nice. Martinique stunk. No available taxis for at least a half an hour for a family of 5. Seriously?? Our lunch, which we all split because we weren’t that hungry, consisted of two club sandwiches, 5 Pina Coladas, and a side of fries, for $95.00 USD. But wait, even though we SPECIFICALLY asked them if they took Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX as we entered the restaurant and were told ‘yes’, lo and behold when it came time to pay, they didn’t accept that. So after we were told that, we asked how much it came to in American dollars. Well, guess what, we were told they don’t accept that either. Our awesome taxi driver had to get involved and got mad at the restaurant staff because we specifically asked if they took credit cards and were told yes, so they ended up saying they would accept American money. Then we were told it came to $95.00. For what??? Whatever. We paid and got out of there. We would have gladly exchanged for Euros BEFORE we ate if they told us they wouldn’t accept credit cards. But man, that is one expensive island. We also heard similar stories from others in the hot tubs that night and the next few days. Be prepared! Barbados was AMAZING!! We went to Harbor Lights. Gorgeous from start to finish!! St. Kitts...well, I couldn’t get off the ship. But my husband and father went to Cockleshell and my husband said it was absolutely paradise. The night before St. Kitts, my daughter started vomiting. That sent my family into a downward spiral, as then my mother got it, my father got it, and then I got it. We were all quarantined to our rooms. The medical staff was WONDERFUL. We visited the Medical Center numerous times, for IV fluids and injections, and they also visited us in our rooms when we couldn’t make it down there. We knew it wasn’t a widespread virus thing, as each time we went to the Medical Center, we were the only ones in it! But RCI was great, they give free room service and free movies all day when you are quarantined. It sucked to be stuck in the cabin, BUT if others were sick, that’s where I would want them to stay! lol So we literally lost the last 5 days of the cruise. Good thing it was an 11-night cruise! At least we had 6 great days! SHOWS: Outstanding!!! Mamma Mia was pure Broadway quality, for sure. Sonic Odyssey was genius, and Starwater was cool. They had an Elton John impersonator/comedian which was hilarious. Great entertainment. My daughter did rock climbing and the RipChord by iFly, and had a total blast!!!! We never got to do the NorthStar because we got sick. Boooooo!!!!! And by the way, the NorthStar reservation lines are only for THAT day. I waited in line for a half hour before getting to the front of the line, when I wanted to make a reservation for the next day. Only to be told that the lines for at 9:00am for THAT day only. Thanks. Debarkation was awful, as my father was very ill. Getting off the ship wasn’t a problem, it was customs in the building after that which were backed up insanely. We ended up having to take my father to the hospital (because he didn’t drink enough fluids while sick and became severely dehydrated) so the customs agents moved us right to the front of the line. Thankfully my parents only live about 30-40 mins from the port and we got him taken care of. But the backup of the customs lines was awful!!! But that’s not RCI’s deal. All in all, with the exception of 4 out of the 5 of us getting sick and quarantined, this was an amazing cruise! We did our typical stuff like trivia in the Schooner, and participated in some of the game shows in Boleros. Get involved, it makes it 10x more fun!!! I really, really loved Quantum but there’s something inside me aching to go back on Liberty from here out of NJ instead of Anthem next year. Decisions! There’s a lot I missed about the old school cruising (mostly the main dining room!!), but then again Quantum had things to offer that were amazing! I guess we will just have to wait and see…...   Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
Quantum of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.5
Dining 3.5 3.2
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 5.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 4.0 4.0
Enrichment 3.0 3.2
Service 5.0 3.6
Value For Money 4.0 3.1
Rates 3.0 N/A

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