1 Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Transatlantic

This was our first cruise and we had watched the ship being built. We had heard all the promises, but were sceptical it would all be ready as it was only delivered to RCCI 6 days before. So here goes. Embarkation in Southampton was slower ... Read More
This was our first cruise and we had watched the ship being built. We had heard all the promises, but were sceptical it would all be ready as it was only delivered to RCCI 6 days before. So here goes. Embarkation in Southampton was slower than promised, but we were still on board in 45 minutes which to us was still in in good. We were guided well at the port rather than queuing there were lots of staff with ipads and we were checked in fast and politely. Our uploaded photos that we had done at home didnt come through, but it was quick enough to get them re done and we were on our way. Still faster and more efficient than an airport so we were pleasantly surprised. First impression of the ship was WOW. It was very beautiful and fresh. Our eyes were everywhere. The staterooms were all ready for us. We were on deck 7 so we walked up the stairs and found our cabin no problem. It was well laid out with plenty of storage. The bathroom was lovely and there was lots of space to move around. the shower was huge! We were in 7690, a D1 hump so the balcony was slightly larger and we had a nice view out watching everyone else get on. Then we went to explore. There was plenty to see and do. We put on our complimentary WOW bands, used an old card in the slot for the lights, met Rowena our stateroom attendant and ordered our ice for every afternoon. She was lovely and went to explore. The ship never felt overcrowded. The Via was a fantastic place to walk through, the butterflies and the music to match was lovely. It relaxed you as soon as you took one step through it. The different kind of chairs dotted around the ship were awesome and at some point we decided we needed to try and sit in all of them! The shows, Mamma Mia and Starwater were excellent and would highly recommend. We had prebooked all of our dining and shows that we didnt want to miss. We were lucky and had no problems at all. We did this back in May. We had fun picking where we dined this holiday. It worked out perfectly for us. We also loved American Icon for breakfast, other than that we had breakfast in the WJ with an amazing view. We loved Dynamic Dining. Silk was fantastic and Devinly Decadance was out of this world. However, Jamies Italian was truly spectacular. Worth the wait as we had a late sitting. We couldnt have eaten lunch as well on any days as there was just too much food and loved the walking around the ship. We actually lost weight just walking round. Our only gripe would be the food was not piping hot for some reason. Wherever we ate, very odd. We loved the bingo, great fun. We loved the dance classes for Michael Jackson. The Ifly was very thrilling and would love to do again. The weather meant the north star lines were too long, but hey you cant do it all and we werent disappointed. We were given lots of gifts for a first sailing which was great. The internet was great as promised so it was refunded. The bay of biscay fought back so sea sick people in their cabins could watch movies for free (all week). For the late embarkation we were given $300 and FCC. Technology on the first night was a fail and as we had pre paid our drinks packages we got a refund for the first day. They were very graceful. I wouldnt say anything stopped us enjoying ourselves so if a future cruise is absolutely perfect then we have nothing to worry about as nothing really disappointed us on this one. A few grumpy rude guests maybe, but the staff were fab. A few were outstanding, but other than that overall they were great. We had the Select and Royal Replenish drinks packages and whether we broke even or not I dont know, but it was certainly convenient for us with our WOW bands just to swipe or use the cards whichever we had with us. No signing of multiple pieces of paper every time and we tipped well in the middle and at the end to those that served us well as we had pre paid our gratuities as well. I have no other cruises to base this on, but for a holiday with no stops and it was cold, we loved it. We loved the ship, the atmosphere, the dining and everything it had to offer. Read Less
Sail Date November 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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