Quantum of the Seas

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

In:
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

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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!

99 days of Quantum: Last photos of Quantum of the Seas in Netherlands

In:
18Oct2014

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.

Last photos of Quantum of the Seas in Netherlands

Quantum of the Seas was recently at the Port of Eemshaven in the Netherlands as part of sea trials and final testing.

Jeroen Houtman took some great photos of the ship in port, and it gives us yet another glimpse at how Quantum of the Seas is progressing. Jeroen was kind enough to share the photos so big thank you to Jeroen!

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

99 days of Quantum: Quantum of the Seas Facts

In:
17Oct2014

There's less than 99 days until Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas debuts so we're counting down each day with a brand new blog post all about Quantum of the Seas. Read our blog each day for a new post all about this amazing cruise ship.

Quantum of the Seas Facts

We've got a list of fast facts for you to look at, with the basic information about this amazing new ship.  Quantum of the Seas is unique in its own right and there's a lot to see and do.  Check out our list of ship facts and learn something new about her.

Fast Facts

  • Registry: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Built at Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
  • Quantum of the Seas Godmother: Kristin Chenoweth
  • 168,666 GRT
  • 1,141 feet (348 meters) long
  • 136 feet (41 meters) wide
  • 28 feet (8.5 meters) draft
  • 22 knots cruising speed
  • 16 guestdecks
  • 18 total decks
  • 16 guest elevators 
  • 4 bow thrusters with 4,694 horse power each  
  • 4,180 guests (double occupancy)
  • 4,905 guests total 

Staterooms

Quantum-class ships will feature 2,090 of Royal Caribbean’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever, including 1,571 balcony,148 outside, 375 virtual balconies and 34 wheelchair accessible. 

Entertainment and Activity Venues

  • Two70°– a revolutionary multi-level great room with capacity for540 guests, named for its magnificent 270-degree panoramic sea views through vast, floor-to-ceiling glass walls spanning almost three decks, and seamlessly fusing entertainment and technology to create a transformative journey for guests from morning to night
  • SeaPlex –the largest indoor active space at sea that offers more first experiences for Royal Caribbean guests,such as bumper cars, a circus school with flying trapeze and roller skating 
  • Music Hall –the hottest live music venue on the Quantum class for guests to enjoy intimate and exclusive \access to live performances, DJs, theme events, billiards and more. Capacity 559 guests
  • Royal Theater – the main theater onboard Quantum class, the Royal Theater, is a spectacular, state-of-theart space that takes advantage of the latest technology to create a performance venue that raises the bar once again. Seats 1,300 guests

First at Sea Activities

  • RipCord by iFly –the first skydiving experience at sea which allows everyone from first-time flyers to seasoned skydivers – to enjoy the sheer thrill andexhilaration of skydiving in a safe, controlled environment
  • North Star –an engineering marvel that takes guests to new heights in ajewel-shaped glass capsule that gently rises more than 300 feet in the air, taking guests on a spectacular journey and delivering awe-inspiring,360-degree views

Dynamic Dining

The Quantum class introduces the next era of dining at sea with Dynamic Dining, a completely new approach to shipboard dining where guests have total control of their own culinary journey. A landscape of 18 distinctive restaurants includes:

Main Dining Reimagined: The most groundbreaking part of Dynamic Dining is its new take on the main dining room, which has been reimagined as five complimentary main restaurants, each with its own distinctive menu and ambiance

  • American Icon Grill
    • Capacity: 430    
    • Dress code: Smart Casual    
    • Serves: B, L, D  
    • Fee: Complimentary
  • Chic
    • Capacity: 434    
    • Dress code: Smart Casual    
    • Serves: Dinner    
    • Fee: Complimentary
  • Silk  
    • Capacity: 434    
    • Dress code: Smart Casual    
    • Serves: Dinner    
    • Fee: Complimentary
  • The Grande  
    • Capacity: 432    
    • Dress Code: Formal    
    • Serves: Dinner    
    • Fee: Complimentary
  • Coastal Kitchen
    • Capacity: 128    
    • Dress code: Smart Casual    
    • Serves: B, L, D  
    • Fee: Complimentary

Signature Restaurants

  • Wonderland  
    • Capacity: 62    
    • Dress code: Smart Casual    
    • Serves: Dinner    
    • Fee: $$$ 
  • Jamie’s Italian  
    • Capacity: 132    
    • Dress Code: Smart Casual    
    • Serves: L, D    
    • Fee: $$
  • Michael’s Genuine Pub
    • Capacity: 130    
    • Dress Code: Casual      
    • Serves: L, D    
    • Fee: $ (a la carte)
  • Solarium Bistro  
    • Capacity: 110    
    • Dress Code: Smart Casual    
    • Serves: B, L, D  
    • Fee: $$ (B =no charge)
  • Chops Grille  
    • Capacity: 108    
    • Dress Code: Smart Casual    
    • Serves: Dinner    
    • Fee: $$ 
  • Izumi  
    • Capacity: 40    
    • Dress Code: Smart Casual    
    • Serves: L, D    
    • Fee: $$(a la carte) 
  • Chef’s Table  
    • Capacity: 16    
    • Dress Code: Formal    
    • Serves: Dinner    
    • Fee: $$$$

Laid Back Options Around-the-Clock

Royal Caribbean is providing an even broader choice of casual dining options on Quantum class

  • Windjammer Marketplace
    • Capacity: 860    
    • Dress Code: Casual      
    • Serves: B, L, D  
    • Fee: Complimentary
  • The Café @ Two70˚  
    • Capacity: N/A    
    • Dress Code: Casual      
    • Serves: B, L, D  
    • Fee: Complimentary
  • SeaPlex Dog House
    • Capacity: N/A    
    • Dress Code: Casual      
    • Serves: L, D    
    • Fee: Complimentary
  • Sorrento’s  
    • Capacity: 108    
    • Dress Code: Casual      
    • Serves: L, D    
    • Fee: Complimentary 
  • Café Promenade  
    • Capacity: N/A    
    • Dress Code: Casual      
    • Serves: B, L, D  
    • Fee: Complimentary 
  • Johnny Rockets  
    • Capacity: 50    
    • Dress CodeCasual      
    • Serves: L, D    
    • Fee: $ (a la carte)

99 days of Quantum: Jamie's Italian

In:
16Oct2014

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.

Jamie's Italian

What happens when you combine celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship?  You get a brand new restaurant that delivers the kind of food one of Britian's most famous chefs loves, Italian!

Jamie's Italian was created by Jamie Oliver because of all the types of food to choose from, he loves Italian the most. 

Onboard Quantum of the Seas, you will find rustic Italian dishes made from seasonal ingredients and tried and true recipes. You'll find an antipasti plank that's piled high with cured meats, pickles and tempting cheeses, pumpkin panzerotti, Prawn linguine. Plus there’s a whole array of antipasti, small plates, a gorgeous selection of grills and tempting desserts that aren't to be missed.

In terms of this restaurant's theory, Jamie designed the menu to strip food down to its essence, working with simple, quality ingredients with no pretense or ego.

Jamie's Italian is a specialty restaurant and has a cover charge to dine there. There is a smart casual dress code and it will be open for lunch and dinner.

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

99 days of Quantum: Installing Quantum of the Seas' North Star

In:
15Oct2014

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.

Installing Quantum of the Seas' North Star

We've got a brand new video to show off all about what it took to install the North Star on Quantum of the Seas.

The video focuses on the engineering process of constructing such an amazing piece of equipment onboard Quantum of the Seas as she gets ready to make her world debut.

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

Quantum of the Seas heading back to Hamburg for final inspection

In:
15Oct2014

Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, is engaged in sea trials, but will be returning to Hamburg, Germany on October 19 for a final inspection.

Before the cruise ship can be handed off to Royal Caribbean, ship builder Meyer Werft will conduct a final inspection. At this time, changes to the emission control system and final adjustments to the bow thrursters.  

Meyer Werft is expecting to deliver Quantum of the Seas to Royal Caribbean on October 25, 2014.

Meyer Werft also expects to deliver sister ships Anthem of the Seas and Ovation fo the Seas in the spring of 2015 and 2016, repsectively.

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