We're still about 10 months away from the debut of Royal Caribbean's brand new cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas and like so many of our readers, I just can't wait to see everything this ship has to offer. Royal Caribbean has been holding back some details about the ship to help build up the excitement so today we're going to list the top five things we're excited to finally hear about.
5. Floor plans
Royal Caribbean is launching new cabin configurations for Quantum of the Seas and many cruises are curious just what these new staterooms will look like.
Solo cabins, new superior grand suite and a new family suite are among the new cabin categories we can expect but have no information as to how these rooms are laid out.
Luckily virtual balcony cabins will get the big reveal soon when Navigator of the Seas debuts them in February 2014.
4. Itineraries past April 2015
Since Royal Caribbean announced the initial cruise sailings for Quantum of the Seas, we haven't heard anything about any cruises beyond that set and already people want to plan their summer and winter 2015 cruises.
As many cruisers know, booking well in advance is a good way to lock in the best price as well as the stateroom location they want, so opening up the bookings is something many are looking forward to so they can get their taste of Quantum of the Seas.
3. Shows and other onboard entertainment
Royal Caribbean did announce the Mamma Mia is coming to Quantum of the Seas back in November but otherwise, there's been no word on onboard entertainment.
We do know there will be a show in the evenings at Two70 and that it will be a Cirque du Soleil inspired show. But little else is known about the entertainment onboard. Many guests love the shows and events onboard their Royal Caribbean cruises, so this is something a lot of people are looking forward to hearing about.
From stage shows to comedians to magic shows, there's a lot going on and a hint at what we can expect to see and do each evening of our cruise is going to be a big draw. After all, Royal Caribbean has been raising the bar in terms of onboard entertainment for many years now so I think cruisers are excited to see what's coming next to the stage.
2. Dining & Specialty Restaurants
It's all about food, isn't it? The food onboard are a highlight of the overall cruise experience for a lot of people (myself included) so which specialty restaurants will be offered on Quantum of the Seas is a big deal.
Which existing Royal Caribbean specialty restaurants will make the cut and which new restaurants will be added? We already know about Navigator of the Seas getting Sabor Modern Mexican, is this also destined for Quantum of the Seas?
Royal Caribbean has spent a lot of money over the years refining their dining experiences, paid and complimentary, so I think many of us have high expectations to be WOWed by what Quantum of the Seas can offer to eat.
1. Other cool surprises
My gut feeling is that Royal Caribbean is far from done trying to WOW us with what to expect on Quantum of the Seas. This is a company that is always looking to out do themselves, so I'm most excited to read about what amazing new innovations are also coming to Quantum of the Seas.
Perhaps some of these surprises will be covered in the questions asked earlier, but whatever surprises come our way will help shape the direction of Quantum of the Seas and help make this ship stand out in a very competitive market.
With so much of the ship still under wraps, I'm hoping Royal Caribbean has a few tricks up their sleeves to bring the WOW they are famous for and build the excitement even further.