The first of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class ships, quantum of the seas showcases a dramatic leap forward in cruise ship design. It introduces new staterooms, leading-edge technology, innovative venues and dynamic dining options.
The state-of-the-art cruise ship has an observation capsule that takes guests up 300 feet above sea level, the first skydiving simulator at sea and a wide variety of dining and entertainment venues.
The first of its kind, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas takes cruisers to new heights with innovative feats like simulated skydiving, a glass observation pod at the end of a giant swiveling mechanical arm, and the largest indoor sports complex at sea. It also boasts the latest in technology, including a virtual balcony that lets you view every port and scenery in real time.
It’s also the first cruise ship to offer a real-life skydiving simulator — Ripcord by iFLY. Participants don a suit and enter a chamber that pushes air up and out to make you feel as if you’re flying through the sky, reports the Wall Street Daily.
For the little ones, there are more than a dozen attractions geared to families of all ages and interests. They’ll find everything from a rock climbing wall to the Flowrider surf simulator. Kids will also be able to take part in a variety of enrichment classes.
When Quantum of the Seas debuted in 2014, Royal Caribbean ushered in a revolution in cruise ship dining. It replaced its traditional main dining rooms with a series of complimentary restaurants that guests can dine in at any time of the day.
In addition to the new, more intimate dining options, guests can also choose to dine in one of a handful of specialty restaurants onboard, like Jamie’s Italian by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Izumi Sushi and Hot Rocks, and Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine — an Alice in Wonderland-themed molecular gastronomy fine dining restaurant.
For those looking for something a bit more casual, Windjammer buffet is a popular option. This family-friendly eatery offers bold breakfast and brunch fare, a rotating feast of global fares and a variety of crave-worthy lunch options.
Quantum of the seas is one of Royal Caribbean’s new smart ships and it is proving to be the most innovative cruise ship yet. It offers an array of state-of-the-art technology including online check-in, a robotic bar and RFID-based passenger services.
To help cruisers plan their trip, they can log into their account online to make dynamic dining reservations, book spa treatments and entertainment, pre-purchase drink packages, purchase shore excursions and much more. They will also have access to an interactive calendar detailing everything they have planned for their cruise.
Another venue on Quantum of the seas is Bionic Bar, which features a unique interactive experience where guests order their drinks through tablets and watch the robots make them for them. This is a great way to get the whole family involved in a fun and interesting activity.
Whether you prefer gluten-free dining, early show seating or shiatsu massage, the smart ship will take care of it all. Custom apps will help crew members keep track of guests’ preferences, allowing them to tailor their already remarkably personalized service to an even higher level.
Quantum will operate with unprecedented bandwidth using satellites launched by tech partner O3b Networks, delivering speeds that match fast broadband connections onshore. This means you can be online 24/7, no matter what personal device you bring with you on the ship.
You can also watch streaming video, check email, share images on social media and enjoy face-to-face video conversations in the middle of the ocean – thanks to Quantum’s connectivity. And one of the SeaPods in SeaPlex will be a live global video gaming suite where you can compete with other gamers worldwide.
Another venue is Two70, an unusual multilevel entertainment space that combines floor-to-ceiling glass windows with aerial performers and digital screens for nighttime shows. These are called “Robot Shows” and are a bit more technologically advanced than the 3-D movies that were screened on certain sea days.