November 2014 - Quantum of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas
We were fortunate to book last minute Thanksgiving cruise on the new Quantum. It was the inaugural trip. The maiden voyage was from Germany to the United States.
While the ship is quite nice, they had so many problems of things going wrong. The elevators playing with passengers by not stopping at the floors they pushed, soot from the engines landing on me and my balcony (my suite was in the middle of the rear of the ship) to name a few. The idea of just speciality restaurants seems that it would be a good idea, but it is hard to get reservations for when you want unless you have done that in advance. The food at the Windjammer is laid out beautifully but not very tasty. Although the breads and cookies were very good. There was not enough variety of cooked vegetables. Because of the weather on this trip, some activities were closed. We had rain and wind for the first three days. We could not go to cococay because the tenders could not come out to the ship because of the wind and choppy water. I would take this trip again because I like leaving from NJ but I would do it when the weather is more predictable. Also when it would be cheaper. It is tough to pay so much for a suite when you are the guinea pig. The price will be less in the weeks to follow.