Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas is the newest cruise ship in the fleet and began offering her first cruises in November 2014.

99 days of Quantum: Hybrid scrubbers

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29Sep2014

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.

Hybrid scrubbers

Royal Caribbean has been committed to reducing its cruise ships global footprint and laws around the world are requiring cruise ships to be more eco-friendly so Quantum of the Seas will be able to meet both needs.

Onboard Quantum of the Seas are new hybrid scrubbers that were built by Wärtsilä Hamworthy.  Quantum of the Seas will be outfitted with two hyrbid scrubber systems.

The choice of scrubbers for Royal Caribbean's new Sunshine class vessels will enable the new ships to travel anywhere in the world, because the scrubbers will be compliant with the 2015 Emission Control Area (ECA) 0.1% sulfur limit, as well as the worldwide 0.5% limit from 2020 and the impending North American ECA, by removing sulfur emissions and harmful particulates from the vessel's exhaust. 

Royal Caribbean and Meyer Werft chose this solution not just because it ensures universal compliance with sulfur limits, allowing maximum choice over voyage routes and destinations; it also allows significant flexibility in the operation of the scrubber itself. The hybrid approach allows switching between open-loop and closed-loop scrubbing. This means that at sea, scrubbing using only sea water can be enabled but while maneuvering or in port the system can be closed, re-circulating the water already within the scrubber.

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

99 days of Quantum: Tribute

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27Sep2014

We're counting down the days until Quantum of the Seas debuts later this year with our 99 days of Quantum blog series. Each day we will post something about Quantum of the Seas to share with all of you!

Tribute

The next best thing to seeing your favorite band or singer perform is someone that sounds nearly the same.  On Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas, you will have a new show called Tribute that will feature great acts that sound just like the real thing.

Located in Music Hall, Tribute will bring the best tribute bands and let you enjoy music from every era.

Music Hall will offer performances by tribute bands that might include The Beatles, the Bee Gees, Journey and Bon Jovi. 

While the bands are playing, guests can enjoy a drink or get up and dance to the music as well.

We've already found a few bands that are scheduled to perform on Quantum of the Seas

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

99 days of Quantum: Windows Tablets

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25Sep2014

To countdown the launch of Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, we're blogging about one aspect of the ship each day for 99 days. Check back each day for something exciting to read about this new ship.

Windows Tablets

There's so much exciting things coming for guests to experience on Quantum of the Seas but there is a really big chance coming on Quantum of the Seas that benefits the people that make Quantum of the Seas function.

Royal Caribbean is rewarding each crew member on Quantum of the Seas with a free, personal Microsoft Windows 8.1 tablet with a suite of services and apps that is theirs to keep.

In fact, as the technology upgrades make their way across Royal Caribbean's fleet, every shipboard employee will get their own free Windows tablet.  In total, Royal Caribbean will give out 40,000 tablets.

All of this ensures crew members will stay conneceted with friends and family as well as have an opportunity to have one of the best technology options out there.

The tablets are 8-inch Windows-based tablets built by HEXA special for Royal Caribbean.

The tablets will feature services such as Bing, Skype, Office 365 and OneDrive. Rollout will begin in October and is expected to be completed by the end of December with every shipboard employee in the Royal Caribbean fleet receiving a tablet.

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

99 days of Quantum: Coastal Kitchen

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23Sep2014

We're counting down the days until Quantum of the Seas debuts later this year with our 99 days of Quantum blog series. Each day we will post something about Quantum of the Seas to share with all of you!

Coastal Kitchen

To reward its suite guests, Royal Caribbean has created a brand new complimentary restaurant just for their pleasure, Coastal Kitchen.

Coastal Kitchen is a new restaurant concept for Royal Caribbean centered around the the idea of combining Mediterranean influences with California fresh food.

Royal Caribbean designed the restaurant to be all about fresh food. From Pacific Coast favorites like sea bass ceviche, to the Central Valley’s sliced avocado and homemade blueberry pie, to Med-inspired tastes like Serrano ham, whipped goat cheese and roasted grapes.

Coastal Kitchen will feature gourmet California-Mediterranean fare that are healthy and made with the freshest ingredients.

Of course, California is also known for its wines and at Coastal Kitchen you will find an extensive selection of vintages await by the glass or bottle from Napa as well as Tuscany.

Coastal Kitchen is a complimentary restaurant available to guests in Junior Suite and above category staterooms.  It will be included in your cruise fare and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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

99 days of Quantum: Accommodations frequently asked questions

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21Sep2014

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.

Accommodations frequently asked questions

Last year we ran across a list of Quantum of the Seas frequently asked questions that Royal Caribbean created and this list has since been updated to now include entertainment.

We know many of you, like us, can't get enough Quantum of the Seas information so here's some Q&A regarding the onboard accommodations.

Can you give us a breakdown of accommodations that will be offered on Quantum Class? 

Quantum-class ships will feature 2,090 of Royal Caribbean’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever, including 1,570 staterooms with balcony, 147 oceanview staterooms and 373 staterooms with virtual balconies. Among these staterooms, 34 are accessible and a number of these can be combined to form family-connected staterooms. 

Will there be an “On/Off” switch for the virtual balcony view in the interior staterooms? 

Yes, guests will have the option of having the screen either on or off. 

Can the virtual balcony screens be used for TV viewing or customized logos to cater to corporate clients? 

No, for the viewing pleasure of our guests, the content will be scenic only at this time. 

More detail about the Family-Connected staterooms…

For multi-generational families, Family-Connected staterooms deliver more flexibility, using three different stateroom categories which connect to form a special layout that provides separate bedrooms and bathrooms for all. These groundbreaking layouts allow families and groups of friends to enjoy the best of both worlds when it comes to together and alone time.

We’re also introducing the largest variety of stateroom categories, including new Studio staterooms with balconies for single travelers, three Junior Suite categories and larger Loft Suites – which were introduced on our Oasis class and are extremely popular.

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

99 days of Quantum: BEAUTIFUL light show on Quantum of the Seas

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20Sep2014

We're counting down every day until Royal Caribbean launches its brand new cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, with a new blog post each day.  Join us for a daily look at this amazing ship as we get ready for the official launch.

Beautiful light show on Quantum of the Seas

Earlier this year it was announced Quantum of the Seas would serve as the backdrop for the Papenburg Festival in Papenburg, Germany.  

When night fell during the festival, Quantum was the focus of a light show that made the ship change colors and it came out beautifully.  Andreas Depping took these amazing photos and allowed us to share it with all of you.  Enjoy!

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

99 days of Quantum: Silk

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19Sep2014

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.

Silk

If there's one restaurant on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas that I'm really excited about it's Silk, the new Asian restaurant.

Silk is a pan-Asian restaurant that will include Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian cooking in one restaurant.  I've always felt one of Royal Caribbean's most underrated specialties is their Asian food.  As a Royal Caribbean chef told me once, considering how many crew members are from countries like India, Japan, Thailand and others, you know there's going to be good food to try.

At Silk you will find Turmeric, cumin and red chili in a slow-cooked lamb curry. Ginger and sesame on crusted tuna. Sake-glazed salmon and teriyaki steak.  It's all about bringing the different flavors of Asia together in one restaurant.

Royal Caribbean also wants you try everything so sharing is going to be encouraged here. In fact, it is more of a family style offering when you get the dishes.

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

99 days of Quantum: Sonic Odyssey cast ready for showtime

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18Sep2014

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.

Video: Sonic Odyssey cast ready for showtime

Royal Caribbean has released a new video today showing how Quantum of the Seas' brand new show Sonic Odyssey is getting ready for its debut.  In the video, the Sonic Odyssey cast gets ready for an awe-inspiring spectacle showcasing unique sounds on innovative music instruments created specially for the show.

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

99 days of Quantum: Two70° render images

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17Sep2014

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.

Two70° render images

You may have heard our interview today with Tim Magill, who's firm was responsible for designing Two70° aboard Royal Caribbean's brand new Quantum of the Seas.  

This space is truly innovative and we wanted to share some more renderings from 5+design that show off how really cool this space is.  Enjoy!

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

Interview with Two70 designer Tim Magill

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17Sep2014

I’m honored this week to have on the podcast one of the designers that helped create the Two70 space on Quantum of the Seas, Tim Magill. Tim and his team worked very hard at making Two70 into a truly innovative space that will WOW guests. Tim sat down with me to discuss how he and his team took up this challenge and take us behind the scenes of how Two70 is created.

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