Royal Caribbean’s latest cruise ship creation is the largest and most dramatic one yet. The Quantum of the Seas is designed to be the be all, end all of cruising opportunities, and with all of the amazing spaces and extraordinary implementations of technology it boasts, it just might be. From stunning décor and visual effects to awesome recreational spaces, this ship seriously has it all. Who would have imagined being able to roller-skate at sea, or crash about in bumper cars? Even if you had imagined it, it’s doubtful that you would have thought of ever experiencing the likes of sky diving aboard a cruise ship. The pool areas on board are practically as extensive as the ocean views, and speaking of views, this ship sports an amazing spherical observation platform that extends over the ocean below
One of the best parts about a cruise has to be the food, and this ship offers several fine and casual dining establishments. Whether you’re looking for a romantic and elegant evening of gourmet food, or you just want to grab a quick snack or a meal the kids will love, this ship has come prepared. Of course, the private areas of the ship are extremely important to each person’s cruise experience, and the staterooms of this ship are truly amazing. The suites especially are stunning, with their open, modern spaces and jaw-dropping views. Everything about this ship, from bow to stern is designed to impress and thrill, and all of these photos contest to how well this effort was brought to reality.
The enormity of the ship makes it look more like a floating city block than a cruise ship.
You don’t have to wait until you get to shore to experience some great surfing or catch a few rays.
Apart from detailing the layout, this suite’s floor plan gives a good idea about how spacious the staterooms are.
Of course, the more extravagant suites are extremely spacious, offering expansive sea views as well.
This circular sleeping area is almost like your own personal bird’s nest perched above the more public areas of the suite.
Even tucked away into the suite’s upper interior, this bedroom still comes with a great view.
Even the more average staterooms are beautifully designed and offer up the same stunning views.
This unique viewing platform, dubbed the North Star, perches cruisers out over the water for the illusion of floating above the waves.
The observation pod can fit a large family or group easily, and the all-glass walls of the sphere make for awesome 360 degree views.
The pool area offers fun and relaxation for everyone, with several dynamic water areas along with multiple areas to lay back in sun or shade.
Dining in the Grande Restaurant perfectly matches this space’s name, what with the plush chairs and elegant décor.
The dining area of the Wonderland Restaurant offers an exceptionally chic and eclectic dining experience.
Silk, the name of this stylish restaurant, comes with Asian inspirations and boasts some of the most sumptuous décor on the ship.
There is a huge range of activities aboard this ship, such as roller-skating in this sleek and ultra-modern recreational area.
From the towering windows that look out onto the ocean, to the sheer size and modern design of the space, “impressive” doesn’t even begin to describe this lounge – the perfect place to relax.
Relaxing isn’t for everyone though – at least not all of the time – and who could pass up a chance at an exhilarating round of bumper cars?
Nighttime entertainment is done on the same massive scale as the ship itself, with the lounge becoming an amazing theater after dark. With the retractable specially designed shades and the acrobats overhead, you get the impression that you’re watching these graceful people soar through the trees.
Of course, before any of this was possible the ship had to be built, and looking at it compared to the shipyard building that contained it really helps put its size into perspective.
The ship’s size is definitely reflected on the interior as well with this stunning space. The café promenade is meant to look like a city street, with cafes below and homes above, and the illusion is amazingly believable.
Speaking of amazingly believable, the Quantum also exhibits the first sky diving simulator to be retrofitted for a cruise ship.
No, you’re not looking at an aquarium, you’re looking at the ship’s lounge area prepared for an evening performance.
After all of the activities and entertainment, a little more food is most likely in order, which isn’t exactly an arm-twister considering how gorgeous all of these dining areas are.
At the American Grill, enjoy some more gourmet styled American classics, like pigs in a blanket, all with a side of heavenly beer.
Silk serves up some visually stunning courses – not to mention delicious – such as these soft tacos.
Sorrento’s Italian Restaurant is a quintessentially styled pizzeria interpreted in a more modern style, from the sleek architectural elements to the bright pops of red.
Of course, to be honest, most eyes are probably going to be on the food, and with pizzas like this it’s hardly surprising.
The Izumi Japanese Restaurant serves some stellar Japanese cuisine, most popular of which is sushi.
Izumi’s offers some of the best sushi you could probably find anywhere, and the great portion sizes and presentation quality certainly doesn’t hurt either.
If you’re looking for more romantic dining, day or night, then you can certainly find it in any of the elegantly appointed banquet styled restaurants.
Of course, if you’d like to enjoy an afternoon lunch without the kids, there’s still plenty for them to do while you enjoy your meal, such as spending the afternoon playing basketball or getting lessons.