November 2014 - Quantum of the Seas to Cruise to Nowhere
Was on my first cruise ever, and what a treat it was to go on the Quantum! I don't have anything to compare too, so I guess that would be my downfall of this review. But on boarding was easy! The transfers from Newark were there right away, and then checking in to get on the boat was only a 5 minute process! Once on board I was able to bring my bags right up to my room where there was an envelope that had my sea pass band and card right in it. LOVED the balcony and wish I could of taken advantage of it, but will certainly book a balcony in future cruises. The room itself was nicely decorated and seemed like it had enough room for two people. I loved that everything was brand new!!
The first thing we all did was to look around! It was nice to have the ship Wifi, so I was able to text people that had Iphones with out being charged. We got a drink down at the indoor solarium. It was nice in the cold weather to be able to be warm and have a tropical feel, and if we were daring enough to use the hot tub or pools. We also went down to the sports complex and tried the bumper cards, it was the perfect time because there was no line. I was just in awe how they could do all of this on a ship! Dinner the first night was at Silk, one of the specialty restaurants. It was good, service was Ok, and they seemed to be very busy, as we didn't see our waiter hardly ever. Next was Mama Mia in the theater. It was a great production! It was nice that it was the whole thing and not an abbreviated version.
The next morning was dining at the Windjammer buffet. It seemed very typical of a large buffet and I was able to find tons of stuff to induldge in!! We then spent the day just looking at all of what the ship had to offer! The NorthStar and Ifly would of been nice to try, but the waits were too long and I didn't want to waste time in line when I could of been eating or seeing the sights. We grabbed coffee at Starbucks and just walked around! We grabbed pizza at Sorrento's and I then lounged in the Solarium for a few hours. It was AWESOME to grab a chair in the front of the room and just watch the water going by with a frosty drink in my hand. That afternoon might of been the only downfall of the day, my card or my wristband was unable to unlock my room. After 3 attempts down at customer service, the poor lady down their followed me up to my room and waited for the maintenence guy to come and fix it. I get that technology has it's kinks, but it just took about 90 minutes to fix and missed out on a few things because of it. Dinner that night was at the American Icon Grill. Food was good and was excited to try everything. But again the waitstaff was hardly around and felt like there was a long time in between courses. We did a few clubs that night and decided to forgo our restervations at Starfall when we heard not so good reviews in our group.
My favorite part was probably the bionic bar! Being able to be so in control of your drink and to have cool robot bartenders make your drink was awesome!! I loved watching each and every one being made. It might be because I'm the daughter of a robotic engineer, I can appreciate all that goes into that. SUPER cool!!!
All in all I would really enjoy going on this ship again, in a warmer climate to be able to take advantage of all that it has to offer!