No words can describe the grandeur of the incredible Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas ship. It was super exciting arriving at the Cape Liberty New Jersey port and taking in our home for the next 2 nights. If you’re all about the WOW factor, then this ship is for you. Touted as the world’s first smart ship, Quantum of the Seas has a slew of amazing futuristic features including wifi! Who wouldn’t love being able to stay connected at sea?
So, let’s talk about what to do on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship…After a seamless check-in, we boarded the ship. Immediately upon arrival you can see one of the ships WOW factors, the Bionic Bar. More on this later… This ship’s decor is whimsical, modern, and on-point thanks to Genevieve Gorder from HGTV. Quantum of the Seas doesn’t have your typical tropical decor and feels more like a sleek and sophisticated Las Vegas hotel (think The Wynn Hotel).
After grabbing a glass of bubbly to toast our cruise, we headed to one of the ships hot spots Two70. Here you have a view of the ocean along with plush seating, a perfect place to unwind and sip on a cocktail. At night, Two70 transforms into an entertainment area where the Royal Caribbean entertainers perform. If you’re hungry, Cafe Two70 is a delightful brassiere serving made to order panini sandwiches, salads as well as soups and decadent desserts. We loved this spot because you are in and out within minutes and can bring your food to a cozy seat overlooking the expansive ocean view.
Before dinner, we made our way to our state room entering via our smart bands. Our stateroom was like no other I have experienced before. It was roomy and contemporary, with a touch of nautical inspiration. As we sailed away, we were able to savor the breath taking view of the NYC skyline from our stateroom balcony.
If you’ve been abroad A Royal Caribbean ship, you’ve heard of their Chops Grille. This dining destination is known for serving the best steaks on the High Seas… and that they did. This is by far one of the most amazing meals we had complete with Filet Mignon, and a number of sides. We finished off the meal with one of of the restaurants signature desserts, the flour -less cake with a warm chocolate center. To end the night, we headed to Boleros for some live Salsa music and signature cocktails.
Our second day at sea, we made our second visit to our fave Brasserie, Cafe Two70 for casual dining. What can I say? When we love something…we really love it! We may have made a coffee stop or two as well. Java junkies need their fix. Haha! And our other favorite spot was The Bionic Bar which is a MUST see! Here you are greeted by two massive robotic arms and a plethora of bottles. You can order drinks while you watch the the robot mix you the perfect cocktail. This was quite a hub of excitement each time we passed by. For dinner that night we chose Izumi, a high end spot for Japanese cuisine. The seaweed salad and ramen were to die for and has been on my mind ever since!
To make sure we went out with a bang, we spent the rest of our last night in the Music Hall for a back-to-back Bon Jovi and Bruce Springstein cover band concert. The bands were awesome and really got the crowd going. And one of us was a total Bon Jovi convert afterwards despite going on not knowing anything about the band. I’ll let you guess which one of us it was…Hint, not Kristin.
And that’s just a small sampling of the WOW factors available! There are many more…like the North Star observation capsule that takes you several hundred feet above sea level for unforgettable views. There is also the Seaplex which included bumper cars and roller skating. If you love outdoor sports, there is a 30ft high rock climbing wall, a FlowRider surfing simulator, a RipCord by ifly skydiving simulator, not to mention the gorgeous pool area.
If cruising is your cup of tea, you will LOVE cruising on the state of the art Quantum of the Seas!
Disclosure: We were not compensated for this post, however we were given passage on the ship for purposes of this review.