Quantum of the Seas

99 days of Quantum: Chef's Table

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25Oct2014

We're counting down to the 99 days until Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, launches with a brand new blog post every day. Be sure to check back for something new everyday here.

Chef's Table

The Chef's Table has become a coveted experience on Royal Caribbean ships.  It's an intimate dinner with just you and a few other guests who get a five-course meal created by the Chops Grille chef just for you.

Located inside a special part of Chops Grille, the Chef's Table offers just 16 spots for a culinary adventure.

GUEST REVIEW OF CHEF'S TABLE ON OASIS OF THE SEAS

If you like gourmet food and good wine to accompany it, Chef's Table is for you.  The idea behind the Chef's Table is to give guests an unique five-course dinner with wine pairings.

It's meant to be educational as well, as with each course the Chef de Cuisine specially prepares and presents each course, while explaining its cooking techniques, ingredients and flavors.

With each course, a sommelier pairs every course with wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish. 

Chef's Table is the premier dining experience on Quantum of the Seas and it's also going to be the priciest but if fine dining is what you desire, this is the place for you.

Chef's Table is a specialty restaurant and has a cover charge to dine there. There is a formal dress code and it will be open for dinner.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!

Royal Caribbean dedicates new cruise terminal for Quantum of the Seas

In:
24Oct2014

Earlier today Royal Caribbean and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey dedicated the new cruise terminal at Cape Liberty Cruise Port, which will be the home for Quantum of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean President and COO Adam Goldstein and Vice President of Port Operations Juan Trescastro along with Bayonne Mayor James Davis, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s Director of Port Commerce Richard Larrabee dedicated the new cruise terminal to Art on the Working Waterfront.

Together, the gentlemen unveiled 10 photographs that capture the unique energy and character of historic New York Harbor through the eyes of photographer and International Longshoreman Association-member John Bacaring.

Following the unveiling, the officials and executives were invited to the very first preview of the new terminal, slated to welcome guests for the first time when Quantum of the Seas, arrives in New York Harbor on November 10, 2014.

“The development of the new cruise terminal is another example of how public private partnerships are supposed to work. By working together, Royal Caribbean and the Port Authority have been able to bring this world class terminal on line which can service the newest generation of large cruise ships,” said Port Authority Port Commerce Director, Richard Larrabee. “We look forward to continuing passenger growth with the arrival of the Quantum Class vessels to the harbor in 2014 and 2015. It’s been a pleasure working with Royal Caribbean on this important project.”

Thew new terminal is located at 4 Port Terminal Boulevard is a successful partnership between Royal Caribbean and the Port Authority to develop the Bayonne waterfront for cruise tourism. The first phase of the $55 million port expansion includes a new, state-of-the-art guest terminal, with 125,000 sq. ft. of check-in, customs and immigration, and luggage processing space, as well as a 950-car parking structure and pier improvements. The new facility is adjacent to the first cruise terminal, opened in 2004.

“Royal Caribbean thanks the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the City of Bayonne for this successful collaboration to develop Cape Liberty for cruise tourism.,” said Adam Goldstein, president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “The planned state-of-the-art cruise terminal at Cape Liberty will perfectly complement our Quantum-class ships, which will be the most technologically advanced ships in the world, and help generate jobs and grow the cruise industry regionally.”

99 days of Quantum: Bionic Bartending

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24Oct2014

There's less than 99 days until Royal Caribbean's brand new Quantum of the Seas debuts and we're counting down each day with a brand new blog post all about this amazing ship. Check into the blog every day for something new to read about Quantum of the Seas.

Bionic Bartending: Quantum of the Seas' Robots Serve Precision Straight Up

Royal Caribbean has another new video to share, this one features another Royal Caribbean first at sea - the robot bartenders at the Bionic Bar!

Shaken or stirred, the cocktail concoctions are endless at the Bionic Bar powered by Makr Shakr. Go behind-the-scenes to see what it took to create Royal Caribbean's two newest crew members B1-0 and N1-C, onboard Quantum of the Seas.

Live Quantum of the Seas webcam in Hamburg

In:
23Oct2014

Quantum of the Seas is currently in Hamburg, Germany and there's a great live web view of the city harbor with a view of the new ship.

99 days of Quantum: The Via

In:
23Oct2014

We're counting down to the 99 days until Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, launches with a brand new blog post every day. Be sure to check back for something new everyday here.

The Via

Quantum of the Seas will feature a brand new area called, The Via, which is an "enclave of elegant dining and boutiques for leisurely moments spent in good company".

In the Via, you can enjoy a fine wine, do some shopping for fine jewelry, watches, fragrances and more. 

The Via will be home to Vintages wine bar and Jamie's Italian restaurant.  

Right around the corner you will find boutique shopping at Hublot and BVLGARI shops.  The Via is the place for high-end indulgences.

The Via is a brand new area that we've not seen on any other Royal Caribbean ships before.  It's part of the Royal Esplanade and looks to be a neighborhood within a neighborhood.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!

Royal Caribbean releases full Quantum of the Seas deck plans

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23Oct2014

Royal Caribbean has finally revealed all the public areas aboard Quantum of the Seas in its full deck plans that are now available for the public to see.

Previously the deck plans had were available only showed staterooms and select public areas, with many areas of the ship unnamed on the deck plans.  Royal Caribbean was waiting for formal announcements of entertainment, shopping and tech before allowing the deck plans to be fully revealed.

In conjunction with Royal Caribbean's announcement of the Royal Esplanade yesterday, the new deck plans show off everywhere you can go onboard the ship and where all the new areas will be.

The new deck plans also answer some other questions that were still lingering, including if there would be a library onboard (deck 6 aft).

You can view the full deck plans on Royal Caribbean's site.

Royal Caribbean confirms Quantum of the Seas will feature Royal Esplanade

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22Oct2014

After much speculation, Royal Caribbean confirmed its newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, will feature a Royal Esplanade in lieu of a Royal Promenade.

Royal Caribbean describes the Royal Esplanade as, "Step into the striking Royal Esplanade and discover a world of possibilities at the heart of Quantum of the Seas. This winding multi-level thoroughfare is lined with charming boutiques, clubs, restaurants and bars amidst whimsical works of modern art that will ignite your imagination. Around every corner, find something new to discover — whether it’s a smooth beer, a surprise live performance, or the perfect gift for someone back home."

The Royal Esplande will be home to shops such as Cartier, Kiehl's and Tag Heuer.  It will also feature specialty restaurants of Michael's Genuine Pub, Wonderland and Chops Grille.

For entertainment, you can try a drink at the Bionic Bar or stop by the Music Hall.  You will also find the Boleros latin-themed bar as well as Two70 and the Royal Theater.

99 days of Quantum: Quantum of the Seas interior photos

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21Oct2014

With Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, launching very soon, we're counting down each day with a brand new blog post all about this amazing cruise ship.

Quantum of the Seas interior photos

I know I speak for many people when I say I can't wait to see the inside of Quantum of the Seas and finally see what this ship will look like.  

Artist concept drawings are nice but nothing beats the real thing and now that we're just weeks away from the ship debuting, we're starting to see photos emerge of what Royal Caribbean's newest ship will look like.

Ingrid Fiebak took some really great photos of the inside of Quantum of the Seas, which is nearly complete in most areas.. She was kind enough to share the photos with us so big thank you to Ingrid!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!

99 days of Quantum: Art

In:
20Oct2014

There's less than 99 days until Royal Caribbean's brand new Quantum of the Seas debuts and we're counting down each day with a brand new blog post all about this amazing ship. Check into the blog every day for something new to read about Quantum of the Seas.

Art

Onboard Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas, you'll find an impressive art collection, including interactive art that was created by the world's best digital and video artists.  The art collection onboard is valued at $5.2 million and adds a different dimension to the ship experience.

In fact, onboard you will find 2,980 pieces of art to enjoy as you pass through the ship. 

Royal Caribbean created a theme for the art on Quantum of the Seas, "What Makes Life Worth Living".  It's the common basis all the pieces of art you see on the ship have in common.

Some of the works of art we know about already are the 30-foot-tall magenta polar bear, a wall of 210 butterflies and a sprawling, undulating structure titled “Waves of Light."

Quantum of the Seas also features the SMART Art experience, which is ship-wide and includes three types of digital media: video, interactive and kinetic.  It will encourage passenger interatction with these special pieces of art and I think will be a big hit with guests.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!

99 days of Quantum: Quantum of the Seas ads in New York City

In:
19Oct2014

Each day we are posting a brand new blog post to countdown until Royal Caribbean launches its newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas. There's a lot to get excited about on this amazing ship and we're highlighting it all.

Quantum of the Seas ads in New York City

Earlier this week, Royal Caribbean announced a new advertising deal with New York City to advertise Quantum of the Seas around the city on various billboards, screens and digital displays.

We've run across photos of these new ads in New York and wanted to share them to give everyone a "taste" of these new means of getting people excited for this brand new ship.

Time square marquee. Photo by Andrew Warren

Digital sign near Madison Square Garden. Photo by Sharon Vitto

Midtown Manhattan sign. Photo by Elissa Perkins‎

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post as we celebrate 99 days of Quantum!

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