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.
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Going on a Royal Caribbean cruise is always exciting but this week I get to preview my upcoming cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s brand new Quantum of the Seas.
This pre-inaugural 2-night event is a glimpse at everything this new ship has to offer and it’s my opportunity to get a first-hand look at the ship and report back to all of you all of the experiences onboard. Let’s preview what my plans are for this cruise and discuss the changes that Quantum of the Seas brings.
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It's only a pre-inaugural cruise and the ship still has that "new ship smell", but a few technology hiccups troubled the first day Royal Caribbean opened up the ship to the public according to a report by The Telegraph.
The main issues were the super fast internet provided by O3b wasn't working yet because the satellite network does not cover the UK but should be online once the ship reaches the New York area.
Without the fast internet, the Royal iQ smartphone app did not work either.
In addition, the luggage RFID tracking system that is supposed to let you track where you luggage is was also "patchy". The Telegraph claims the few bags that were selected to be part of the RFID trial seemed to take longer to get to their proper staterooms.
Probably the biggest snafu occured at the Bionic Bar with the robotic bartenders. Here's the exact report by the Telegraph:
"The robotic arms failed to stand glasses upright on a number of occasions. Cocktails are meant to be mixed in one minute but as waiting times rose to 20 minutes the IT team pulled the plug – literally – and went back to the drawing board."
For those looking forward to Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean vice president Dominic Paul promises that by the time she arrives, Britain will have an O3b satellite so the IQ app should work and smartphone check-in and bag-tagging issues will be resolved.
Onboard Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas, engineers and shipbuilders came together to create the first skydiving at sea experience.
This video offers an inside look at the one-of-a-kind installation of Ripcord by iFly onboard Quantum of the Seas.
Before Quantum of the Seas left Southampton, England yesterday, John Wakefield was able to snap these great shots of Royal Caribbean's newest ship docked nearby.
Here are a few of John's photos that he shared with us, that I think are just great looking.
After years of construction, preperations and touch-ups, Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship is ready to welcome its first guests onboard for a trans-Atlantic cruise to its homeport of Cape Liberty, New Jersey.
Quantum of the Seas is docked in Southampton, UK where the first paying passengers are boarding and ready to experience her first-hand on an eight-night cruise west.
Officially, Royal Caribbean has designated her inaugural voyage to be on November 18 but this is one of many pre-inaugural cruises scheduled over the next two weeks.
Quantum of the Seas photo galleries
As many of our readers know, Quantum of the Seas is filled to the brim with new innovations, activities and onboard offerings. High-speed internet, robot bartenders, a Broadway show and observational pod are just a few of the new additions to Quantum of the Seas.
Quantum of the Seas is the first Quantum-class cruise ship by Royal Caribbean and will be followed by sister ships Anthem of the Seas in spring 2015 and Ovation of the Seas in mid-2016.
With Quantum of the Seas almost ready for her first cruise, Royal Caribbean is pumping out new photos from all over the new ship and we've created easy to navigate photo galleries.
The Solarium, Royal Loft Suite, Windjammer and more photo galleries are available for you to browse and see what this brand new cruise ship looks like.
We will be posting more photos throughout the next few days, so keep checking back for more galleries. Enjoy!
Royal Caribbean is using these final hours before Quantum of the Seas welcomes its first guests onboard to get the ship ready with final touches.Get a behind-the-scenes look at buzz of activity taking place to deliver a wow experience.
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas is in Southampton, UK where she is getting ready to welcome her first guests for a trans-Atlantic voyage to Cape Liberty, New Jersey.
Royal Caribbean has released the first batch of official photos showcasing many new areas of Quantum of the Seas.
The new ship is being unveiled to the public and media in the United Kingdom today and this is the beginning of a media push to show off this amazing new ship.
Check out our photo gallery below with all the new photos!
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.
Quantum of the Seas Infographic