If you think cruise sailing is just meant for the elderly, think again. Revolutionising Asia’s largest holiday experience for singles, couples or families, Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas cruise ship has a little bit of something for everyone.
Be it a unique mix of adventure or luxurious relaxation on the high seas, guests will be amazed by the wide range of facilities spanning 16 decks high.
Fun for all ages
Think a cruise is just about indulging in exquisite cuisine or enjoying a spot of sun on the deck? While the cruise offers these familiar favourites as well, it wants to bring more exciting selections for its guests to guarantee an unforgettable experience.
If you are travelling with your friends, family or loved ones, go out of the ordinary and try unique experiences on-board the cruise ship, including the skydiving simulator, North Star, bumper cars, Bionic Bar, FlowRider and many more.
Known as Ripcord by iFly, guests can spread their wings and experience the thrill of flying, with the added novelty of doing so in the middle of the ocean.
There is also SeaPlex, touted to be the largest indoor active space at sea. A flexible sporting and entertainment venue, it features bumper cars, roller-skating and a floating DJ booth to keep your feet moving all night.
Those who prefer a less thrilling experience can look to other options such as the Royal Theatre, which features original productions set to tantalise your discerning cultural taste buds.
With amazing vocalists and dancers, rousing performances are delivered against the backdrop of stunning sets. Get ready to be entertained by a variety of performances, whether it’s a jazz excursion, techno-inspired cabaret, or something beyond that.
For the little ones, parents can opt for different kids and teens activities, each tailored to cater to different age groups for a fun and educational time.
Soak in the scenery
Are you the type that likes to immerse yourself in beautiful scenery, no matter where you are? Look no further than the North Star, an elevated glass capsule that lifts you over 90m above sea level for a stunning 360° view.
Besides that, there is also Two70°, a lounge to enjoy a 270° panoramic sea view with floor-to-ceiling glass walls scaling almost three decks.
At nightfall, the venue transforms into a vibrant performance venue, fusing entertainment and technology with live performers, aerialists and projections of breathtaking videos and digital scenery on the sky-high walls.
World-class culinary experience
Guests can enjoy what the latest technology has to offer in the hospitality industry by patronising the Bionic Bar, where a pair of robotic bartenders will be on duty to mix up cocktail drinks.
As for exploring the world of culinary delights, there are 18 tantalising possibilities that range from the casual to the grand, including 10 complimentary dining venues.
One example of the on-board specialty restaurants is Jamie’s Italian, a casual and comfortable family-style restaurant featuring a laid-back atmosphere and rustic Italian dishes, handmade using seasonal ingredients and authentic recipes.
Other specialty restaurants include Royal Caribbean’s popular steakhouse Chops Grille and traditional Japanese dining spot Izumi. From fine dining to buffet restaurants, there is something to suit every palate.
Livin’ that high life
When it comes to accommodation, every room on the ship has a view, starting with Interior Staterooms that feature virtual balconies to bring live views of the sea and destinations to the interior to the Oceanview and Balcony Staterooms and Suites that offer real spectacular views.
Boasting Royal Caribbean’s new smart design concept, staterooms of all categories feature contemporary and clever designs with easy-to-use customisable layouts and intuitive larger storage solutions.
For those who want to experience the cruise ship’s most luxurious accommodations, the two-storey Loft Suites offer spectacular views of the ocean with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Other features include spacious living areas on the lower level, a private balcony, an upper-level bedroom overlooking the living area below and a downstairs sitting area.
Selected suites also come with a private butler service and can take up to six or eight guests, a popular and comfortable option for large families.
As the largest cruise ship in the region, Quantum of the Seas will set sail starting this November to many Asian destinations like Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Hong Kong and even Japan.