Quantum of the Seas promises to wow it's passengers with the future of cruising. In reality they have reduced cabin sizes to accomodate more passengers and added "Dynamic Dining" to increase their bottom line. I felt like we ... Read More
Quantum of the Seas promises to wow it's passengers with the future of cruising. In reality they have reduced cabin sizes to accomodate more passengers and added "Dynamic Dining" to increase their bottom line. I felt like we had to WORK for this vacation between making reservations for restaurants, shows, entertainment, activities and standing in long lines at Customer Service to correct errors.
The numerous restaurants all needed reservations which were difficult took book if you wanted them linked to other passengers, and when we got on board the reservations were not listed, so you had to check with each restaurant.
We booked most of the restaurants, many of which we had to pay for. All the restaurants we visited were out of menu items. Some were out of several items as early as the second day of the cruise. The menu's had approx. 5 selections of which at least one was not available.
Izumi and Jamies Italian restaurants were my 2 favorites even though they also were without menu items.
Most venues were too small for the amount of passengers and there was no seating unless you got there early. You also have to make reservations for some of the shows.
The 270 is very attractive but a total waste of space. This large venue was mostly empty at night (One night I counted 6 passengers, another night not much more than 12). They played what I'll refer to as "Elevator music" and one night the DJ played extremely loud music which prohibited conversations.
The Robot Bar was a total waste of space. Nothing more than a high tech gimmick that offered nothing of value to passengers.
The Music Hall was a nice venue, but too small considering the number of passengers.
The Rip Cord, Wave runner, Bumper cars and North Star were good.
It seemed like a lot of the activities were missing compared to other cruises. Mama Mia was outstanding,
and the comedian was good but the other shows were not so great. They incorporated aerial acts which were unable to perform if the seas were a little rough.
I am not a well seasoned cruiser (35 cruises on 4 Cruise Lines) and I would rank this cruise as the worst I've taken. A beautiful ship which in my opinion is designed to attract a new type of cruise passenger and increase their bottom line. The ship seemed "Understaffed".
THE DIAMOND LOUNGE
This venue was way too small for the number of Diamond members on board. We were told to go to other bars for our drinks. We had to wait up to 1/2 hour for a drink most nights unless we wanted to wander about the ship looking for a less busy bar.
In my opinion this cruise was overpriced and offered less in the form of activities than other cruises. I will NEVER go on another ship that offers "Dynamic Dining" again.