7 things to know about
Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s first Quantum-class
ship starts her highly anticipated
Singapore season this November.
Here’s what you
need to know before
she arrives.


1. The ship


With a building cost of US$935 million, Quantum of the Seas is the lead ship of her class − being the first Quantum-class cruise ship to be built by Royal Caribbean International. She was christened on 14 November 2014, and her godmother is famed American actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth.


Prior to her return to Singapore, Quantum will also undergo a dry dock in October. The multi-million dollar revitalisation project will see the vessel upgraded to provide an enhanced cruising experience for guests.

2. Her extended Singapore season


Initially, it was revealed that Quantum would return to Singapore for a six-month homeporting season from 2019 to 2020. Royal then announced an additional season of seven months, with the ship sailing in the region until April 2021. This marks the cruise line’s longest Singapore deployment for a Quantum-class ship.


“The additional homeporting of Quantum of the Seas in the 2020/21 season will add some 180,000 guests to the Singapore cruising scene, and we are excited for them to experience our world-class, innovative ships,” says Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President International, Gavin Smith.


Starting from November 2019, 34 sailings will take place during the six months from November 2019 to April 2020. Subsequently, Quantum will be given a longer season in October 2020, with a total of 40 sailings until April 2021.

3. The restaurants


Foodies can look forward to the wide array of gourmet offerings on board Quantum. Highlights include the Tuscan-inspired dishes crafted by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver in Jamie’s Italian. Big groups can indulge in the Famous Plank appetiser, which features cured meats, pickles and tempting cheeses. The restaurant’s decadent desserts and savoury pastas are worth the extra calories as well.


Another must-try is specialty restaurant Wonderland, with its fantastical culinary creations. International-style dishes will also be on the menu for Quantum’s Singapore season. Other dining venues include Windjammer Marketplace, American Icon Grill, The Grande Restaurant and Izumi.

4. The itineraries


First-time cruisers can consider Quantum’s shorter 4-night cruises to Phuket and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) or 5-night cruise to Phuket, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) and Penang. Regular and experienced cruisers may also be keen to go for the longer 7- or 9-night cruises, which give added time to experience the ship and more stops. These cruises visit countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, with stops at Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Phu My and Nha Trang.

5. The high-tech features and activities


Being a smart ship, Quantum is filled with first-at-sea features such as the North Star elevated glass capsule, which takes guests over 90 metres above sea level and offers 360-degree ocean views. There’s also the skydiving simulator iFly, and the Two70 high-tech entertainment with a 12K resolution Vistarama and Roboscreens.


Other features are the FlowRider surfing simulator, rock-climbing wall and the Bionic Bar, where guests can watch as robotic arms mix up custom drinks. SeaPlex − the largest indoor activity space at sea − houses a basketball court, roller-skating, a trapeze school, bumper cars and other activities.

6. The accommodation


The ship boasts 16 guest decks and 2,090 staterooms, including 1,570 balcony rooms, 373 interior staterooms and a total capacity of 4,905 guests. All interior staterooms also have high-tech virtual balconies.


Additionally, families travelling together can opt for connecting staterooms. Baby cribs are available too, as well as a nightly turndown service, 24-hour room service and internet connectivity.


Those who wish to treat themselves to a more luxurious experience will be pampered by the two-storey Loft Suites, which are personally served by the Royal Genie − a butler/concierge service that grants guests VIP access across the ship.

7. The entertainment


The ship’s dynamic entertainment offerings include Sonic Odyssey − a fusion of music, performance art and innovation. Held at the Royal Theatre, the show features unique instruments, singers, dancers, aerialists and gymnasts.


Over at Two70, fellow signature show Starwater explores the nature of human emotion, using a mix of groundbreaking technology, singing and dancing.


Of course, there’s plenty of talented musicians onboard as well. Simply stroll along the ship, and you’re likely to find everything from live jazz to cover bands, quartets, pianists and acoustic performers.

7 things to know about
Quantum of the Sea

Royal Caribbean’s first Quantum-class ship starts her highly-anticipated Singapore season this November. Here’s what you need to know before she arrives.


1. The ship

With a building cost of US$935 million, Quantum of the Seas is the lead ship of her class − being the first Quantum-class cruise ship to be built by Royal Caribbean International. She was christened on 14 November 2014, and her godmother is famed American actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth.


Prior to her return to Singapore, Quantum will also undergo a dry dock in October. The multi-million dollar revilitlisation project will see the vessel being upgraded to provide an enhanced cruising experience for guests.

2. Her extended Singapore season

Initially, it was revealed that Quantum would return to Singapore for a six-month homeporting season from 2019 to 2020. Royal then announced an additional season of seven months, with the ship sailing in the region until April 2021. This marks the cruise line’s longest Singapore deployment for a Quantum-class ship.


“The additional homeporting of Quantum of the Seas in the 2020/21 season will add some 180,000 guests to the Singapore cruising scene, and we are excited for them to experience our world-class, innovative ships,” said Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President International, Gavin Smith.


Starting from November 2019, 34 sailings will take place during the 6 months from November 2019 to April 2020. Subsequently, Quantum will be given a longer season in October 2020, with a total of 40 sailings until April 2021.

3. The restaurants

Foodies can look forward to the wide array of gourmet offerings on board Quantum. Highlights include the Tuscan-inspired dishes crafted by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver in Jamie’s Italian. Big groups can indulge in the Famous Plank appetiser, which features cured meats, pickles and tempting cheeses. The restaurant’s decadent desserts and savoury pastas are worth the extra calories as well.

Another must-try is specialty-restaurant Wonderland, with its fantastical culinary creations. International-style dishes will also be on the menu for Quantum’s Singapore season.


Other dining venues include Windjammer Marketplace, American Icon Grill, The Grande Restaurant and Izumi.

4. The itineraries

First-time cruisers can consider Quantum’s shorter 4-night cruises to Phuket and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) or 5-night cruise to Phuket, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) and Penang.


Regular and experienced cruisers may also be keen to go for the longer 7- or 9-night cruises, which give added time to experience the ship and more stops. These cruises visit countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, with stops at Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Phu My and Nha Trang.

5. The high-tech features and activities

Being a smart ship, Quantum is filled with first-at-sea features such as the North Star elevated glass capsule, which takes guests over 300 feet above sea level and offers 360-degree ocean views. There’s also the skydiving simulator iFly and the Two70 high-tech entertainment with a 12K resolution Vistarama and Roboscreens.


Other features are the FlowRider surfing simulator, rock-climbing wall and the Bionic Bar, where guests can watch as robotic arms mix up custom drinks. SeaPlex − the largest indoor activity space at sea − houses a basketball court, roller-skating, a trapeze school, bumper cars and other activities.

6. The accommodation

The ship boasts 16 guest decks and 2,090 staterooms, including 1,570 balcony rooms, 373 interior staterooms and a total capacity of 4,905 guests. All interior staterooms also have high-tech virtual balconies.


Additionally, families travelling together can opt for connecting staterooms. Baby cribs are available too, as well as a nightly turn-down service, 24-hour room service and internet connectivity.


Those who wish to treat themselves to a more luxurious experience will be pampered by the two-storey Loft Suites, which are personally served by the Royal Genie − a butler/concierge service that grants guests VIP access across the ship.

7. The entertainment

The ship’s dynamic entertainment offerings include Sonic Odyssey − a fusion of music, performance art and innovation. Held at the Royal Theatre, the show features unique instruments, singers, dancers, aerialists and gymnasts.


Over at Two70, fellow signature show Starwater explores the nature of human emotion, using a mix of groundbreaking technology, singing and dancing.

Of course, there’s plenty of talented musicians onboard as well. Simply stroll along the ship, and you’re likely to find everything from live jazz to cover bands, quartets, pianists and acoustic performers.