Excited to go on your next cruise? You’re in luck! Read all about Quantum of the Seas cruise by Royal Caribbean, one of the World’s leading luxury cruise lines.

As you know, Royal Caribbean operates cruises all over the globe. In this guide, I’ll be sharing my cruise experience on Quantum of the Seas, which is currently sailing in East Asia and Southeast Asia.

I used to think of cruise ships as giant ferries decked with a pool area and cramped cabins. Now, my perception has been totally changed after going on my first Royal Caribbean cruise.

Quantum of the Seas is not your typical cruise ship, it’s more of an all-inclusive resort combined with a theme park, ON SEA! You can go skydiving, surfing, bumper cars, rock climbing and more. With all the incredible activities onboard, you’ll be asking yourself “Am I really having this experience on a cruise ship?”

Scroll down for a list of top things to do. PLUS extra tips that can help you plan and enjoy the most out of your cruise.

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About Quantum of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas is the first Quantum-class cruise ship operated by Royal Carribean. Touted as the world’s first smart ship, Quantum of the Seas introduced many innovative and revolutionary features in the industry.

With 16 passenger-accessible decks, it is one of the largest cruise ships in the World. There are over 2,000 guest rooms onboard ranging from Interior Staterooms to Suites. The Quantum of the Seas can accommodate 4,180 passengers at double occupancy (4,905 passengers at maximum occupancy), and 1,500 crew.

Quantum of the Seas operates seasonally in Southeast Asia from Singapore for six months each year until 2024 and rotate between homeporting in Tianjin and Singapore year-round. Quantum of the Seas sails to these countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Hong Kong, China (mainland), and Japan.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Prices

How much does the cruise cost? An easy way to check prices available today is by visiting Royal Caribbean’s website (click below). Use the search feature “Find a cruise.” Select Asia as your destination. Click “Search Cruises.” Under the Ships filter, select “Quantum of the Seas” and click apply.

See prices here

Where to find promotions and price drops? Follow Royal Caribean Philippines on Facebook and @royalcaribbeanphilippines on Instagram. Drop them a message and ask if they have promo & special rates available today.

Remember to set your location before searching to get the best prices for your country. “United States” is selected by default. If you are from the Philippines, you need to type your location “Philippines” under Other Locations.

Prices vary depending on many factors (discussed below). To give you an idea of how much a cruise costs aboard Quantum of the Seas, here are sample prices (average rates per person) that I found online assuming you’ll be booking a room good for two people.

4 nights cruise (4N Singapore-Malaysia-Singapore) — from USD 626 or PHP 31,700 per person for an interior room. For an Ocean View Balcony (Obstructed), prices start from USD 685‬‬ or PHP 34,700 per person

7 nights cruise (7N Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand-Singapore) — from USD 1,318 or PHP 66,700 per person for an interior room. For an Ocean View Balcony (Obstructed), prices start from USD 1,653.57‬ or PHP 83,700 per person

9 nights cruise (9N Singapore-Thailand-Vietnam-Hong Kong) — from USD 1,557‬ or PHP 78,800 per person for an Ocean View Room with Balcony (Obstructed).

*Prices above include the cruise fare, taxes & fees, and pre-paid gratuities.

17 Attractions & Things to Do

1. Enjoy Your Luxurious Stateroom

It was my first time to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise & I was especially excited to check out the accommodations onboard.

I stayed in their balcony stateroom and it did not disappoint! The space was certainly big enough for my lonesome. I enjoyed restful sleep on the extra comfy bed plushed with luxurious crisp linens. The stateroom is designed for two people and it can accommodate up to four people thanks to the pull-out sofa bed.

All staterooms and suites are maintained by a stateroom attendant. The bed was pristinely made up every time I came into the room.

I loved the balcony & sitting area. It’s the perfect place to unwind after enjoying the many activities onboard and shore excursion tours. There’s in-room WiFi available, so you can stay connected while you’re on holiday.

2. Eat All You Can, All Day, Every Day

Rest assured you can indulge in delicious food during the entire journey. There’s over 20 food & beverage options onboard.

Quantum of the Seas offers complimentary restaurants and cafes featuring buffet-style dining or multi-course menus. These complimentary options are included in the cruise fare. You can grab or order all-you-can from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even satisfy your late-night cravings.

Complimentary dining at Quantum of the Seas

Windjammer Marketplace — Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Continental. Beautiful sea views especially from the al-fresco area at the back.

Silk — Pan-Asian fusion food.

Grande — American/Italian.

American Icon Grill — American.

Chic — American.

Café @ Two70° — Open for breakfast and lunch.

Cafe Promenade  — Open 24 hours.

Sorrento’s Pizza — Open 24 hours.

Seaplex Dog House

Coastal Kitchen — Complimentary only for suites passengers and Pinnacle members.

3. Indulge in Specialty Dining

You can also dine at the specialty dining restaurants onboard (for a fee, in addition to the cruise fare). During the cruise, we tried Jamie’s Italian, the restaurant created celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Whatever you can find in a Jamie’s Italian restaurant on land, the same product you can find on the ship. The main difference is that they charge a flat fee, which includes most of the items on the menu. You can try different dishes to your heart and stomach’s content!

Specialty and ala-carte dining at Quantum of the Seas

Jamie’s Italian — Italian restaurant by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Devinly Decadence — American Healthy Cooking.

Chops Grille — American-style steakhouse.

Izumi — Pan Asian, Japanese.

Wonderland

Kung Fu Panda Noodle Shop

La Patisserie

Solarium Bistro

Johnny Rockets

Chef’s Table

4. Get Immersed in Starwater

Starwater is one of the best performance shows I’ve seen anywhere, on land and at sea! It’s one attraction you shouldn’t miss! I was left spellbound by the caliber of the talent plus the immersive high-tech visuals at the Two70 theatre.

I was completely mesmerized by the singing, dancing & choreography. Many of the numbers include aerial acrobatic feats, which was stunning to watch. Elevating the theatrics beyond anything I would have expected on a cruise is the animated backdrop, six Roboscreens and a panoramic Visarama projection screen displaying stunning digital imagery. The 12K high definition Visarama screen spans the entire back of the ship and is three decks high!

5. Relax at the Pool Areas and Sun Deck

You can find Quantum of the Seas’ swimming pools on Deck 14. There’s a large outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers where you can get a good tan. Beside it is the H2O Zone, a mini water park for kids.

A giant LED screen overlooks the outdoor pool. Fancy watching movies at night, under the stars?

I’m sure my fellow Asians would be happy to know there’s a covered pool area protected by a soaring glass roof and the adults-only Solarium with cascading pools reminiscent of a tropical stream. Four Jacuzzi-style hot-jetted tubs called Whirlpools are also found on the deck beside the outdoor and indoor pools.

6. Grab a Snack and Coffee at Two70°

Two70° deserves a special mention because it’s one of my favorite parts of the ship. I’ve already mentioned that it’s used as a theatre at night for the Starwater show. During the day, Two70° transforms into a beautiful space that’s part cafe, part bar, and part activity space. The Visarama screen is hidden away, revealing the giant floor-to-ceiling glass windows with magnificent 270-degree sea views.

The adjacent Cafe Two70 (complimentary) serves breakfast and lunch. Two70° is THE place to enjoy coffee and food with a scenic ambiance.

7. See the View from North Star

The North Star is one of the iconic features of the ship that’s easy to spot. Like a unicorn’s horn, the crane-like structure can be found soaring on top of the ship. At the end is a glass capsule-shaped viewing pod that rises 300 feet above sea level and provides 360-degree views.

While the ship is in port, in cities like Hong Kong and Singapore where the downtown area is relatively near the cruise terminal, the North Star offers beautiful views overlooking the cityscape. While at sea, the North Star’s pod can be maneuvered out over the water providing a thrilling view.

8. Go Skydiving at Ripcord by iFly

Ever wanted to know what’s it like to float on air? Well, you can have a go at RipCord by iFly and have your flying experience at seas. Quantum of the Seas is the first-ever ship to have a wind tunnel installed on a cruise ship. It was my first time to try a free-fall skydiving simulator. It was a lot of fun from suiting up to the actual flight, which lasted around “60 seconds.”

9. Hang Ten at FlowRider

Found beside Ripcord by iFly is the surf simulator called FlowRider, another exciting feature that’s available on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class ships. The FlowRider allows participants to catch artificially generated waves by “bodyboarding” (with a boogie board) or “flowboarding” (similar to surfing but with a smaller board).

10. Get Active

There are plenty of options onboard for those who want to stay fit during the cruise or simply want to do something active between rounds at the buffet. The fitness gym is complete with cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights. There’s even a dedicated space to do yoga. Best of all, the gym, which occupies almost the entire forward (front) part of Deck 16, offers amazing unobstructed sea views.

If you want to take in the view and sea breeze while running laps, you can even find a 553-meter running/jogging track on Deck 15.

The multi-purpose SeaPlex indoor sports and entertainment arena hosts different activities including soccer, basketball, volleyball and organized activities like dance classes.

11. Play Games

The SeaPlex is also a great venue for games and fun activities. Here, you can find areas for foosball, table tennis, air hockey, the Xbox Live Lounge, and an arcade room. Bumper cars and rollerskating sessions are held at the SeaPlex. You can check the timings of all activities in the Cruise Compass (daily schedule planner).

12. See the Royal Theatre Shows

Another good reason to check the Cruise Compass is the schedule of the evening shows at the Royal Theatre. I was impressed with all the entertaining shows that we watched! Like Starwater, the shows feature world-class performers and spectacular choreography thanks to Royal Caribbean’s own in-house production company.

13. Go Shopping

Head to the shops near the Royal Esplanade on Deck 4 and The Via on Deck 5 for your retail therapy session. Enjoy duty-free shopping & and a wide selection from health & wellness products, make-up, watches & eye-wear to art pieces.

14. Explore The Decks

With a total of 16 floors, the massive Quantum of the Seas offers lots of Instagramable photo opportunities. Here are some of my favorite spots:

Two70

Royal Esplanade

Bird’s eye view of the whitewater trailing behind the cruise ship — Open area at the aft (back) of Deck 14. Al-fresco area at the backmost part of Windjammer. Have your photographer go up the stairs for a stunning top-to-bottom angle.

Giant Magenta Bear — Deck 15, beside the rock climbing wall

The Via — In front of Jamie’s Italian and Tiffany & Co.

Butterfly Wall — Aft Elevator Lifts. A glass-bottom floor can be found at the stairs Deck 14-15.

Retro Van and Carpe Diem Wall — Deck 15 aft, along the running track

American Icon Grill

15. Have a Drink at the Bionic Bar

Experience a high-tech bar at the Bionic Bar. Just enter your order on a tablet to get the robot bartender to prepare your drink!

16. Celebrate Your Special Day

The trip was very memorable not only because it was my first time to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise, but my birthday also happened to fall on the day while we at sea. Going on a cruise is one of the best ways to celebrate special occasions since you’ll be treated to a feast and lots of fun activities all day.

17. Experience the Shore Excursions

One of the main benefits of going on a cruise is getting to travel to different places in one trip. You can rest easy in your comfortable stateroom and wake up to a new adventure every day. The cruise itinerary typically alternates days at sea with a day docked at port, during which you can take a shore excursion and go about exploring.

2020 Quantum of the Seas Itinerary

January 2020

Date Destinations
Jan 2 7 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Phuket, Singapore.
Jan 9 7 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Bangkok, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore.
Jan 16 4 Night Malaysia Getaway Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore.
Jan 20 4 Night Port Klang & Phuket Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Singapore.
Jan 24 4 Night Port Klang & Penang Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore.
Jan 28 5 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.

February 2020

Date Destinations
Feb 2 5 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Feb 7 4 Night Port Klang & Penang Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore.
Feb 11 4 Night Port Klang & Phuket Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Singapore.
Feb 15 9 Night Thailand & Vietnam Cruise.Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang, Hue/Danang, Hong Kong.
Feb 24 9 Night Vietnam & Philippines Cruise.Hong Kong, Ilocos, Manila, Subic Bay, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore.

March 2020

Date Destinations
Mar 4 4 Night Port Klang & Penang Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore.
Mar 8 5 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Mar 13 5 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Mar 18 4 Night Port Klang & Penang Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore.
Mar 22 5 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Mar 27 4 Night Port Klang & Penang Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore.
Mar 31 4 Night Port Klang & Phuket Cruise.Singapore, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.

April 2020

Date Destinations
Apr 4 5 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Apr 9 4 Night Malaysia Getaway Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore.
Apr 13 4 Night Port Klang & Phuket Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Singapore.
Apr 17 5 Night Spice Of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Apr 22 4 Night Port Klang & Penang Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore.
Apr 26 4 Night Phuket Getaway Cruise.Singapore, Phuket, Singapore.
Apr 30 12 Night Singapore To Beijing Cruise.Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Hue/Danang, Hong Kong, Okinawa, Beijing.

May 2020

Date Destinations
May 12 5 Night Nagasaki & Fukuoka Cruise.Beijing, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Beijing.
May 17 5 Night Nagasaki & Fukuoka Cruise.Beijing, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Beijing.
May 22 4 Night Best Of Fukuoka Cruise.Beijing, Fukuoka, Beijing.
May 26 5 Night Nagasaki and Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
May 31 7 Night Best of Japan Cruise.Tianjin, Maizuru, Sakaiminato, Fukuoka, Tianjin.

June 2020

Date Destinations
Jun 7 5 Night Nagasaki and Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Jun 12 5 Night Nagasaki and Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Jun 17 4 Night Best of Nagasaki Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Tianjin.
Jun 21 7 Night Best of Japan Cruise.Tianjin, Naha, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Tianjin.
Jun 28 5 Night Nagasaki and Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Tianjin.

July 2020

Date Destinations
Jul 3 4 Night Best of Nagasaki Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Tianjin.
Jul 7 5 Night Nagasaki and Kitakyushu Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Tianjin.
Jul 12 7 Night Best of Japan Cruise.Tianjin, Maizuru, Sakaiminato, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Jul 19 5 Night Nagasaki and Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Jul 24 5 Night Kitakyushu and Sasebo Cruise.Tianjin.
Jul 29 4 Night Best of Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Fukuoka, Tianjin.

August 2020

Date Destinations
Aug 2 7 Night Best of Japan Cruise.Tianjin, Maizuru, Sakaiminato, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Aug 9 5 Night Nagasaki and Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Aug 14 5 Night Nagasaki and Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Aug 19 4 Night Best of Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Aug 23 5 Night Sasebo and Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Aug 28 4 Night Best of Nagasaki Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Tianjin.

September 2020

Date Destinations
Sep 1 5 Night Nagasaki and Kitakyushu Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Tianjin.
Sep 6 7 Night Best of Japan Cruise.Tianjin, Naha, Kagoshima, Nagasaki, Tianjin.
Sep 13 4 Night Best of Nagasaki Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Tianjin.
Sep 17 5 Night Nagasaki and Kitakyushu Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Tianjin.
Sep 22 4 Night Best of Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Sep 26 5 Night Sasebo and Fukuoka Cruise.Tianjin, Fukuoka, Tianjin.

October 2020

Date Destinations
Oct 1 6 Night Best of Japan Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Yatsushiro, Fukuoka, Tianjin.
Oct 7 12 Night Tianjin to Singapore Cruise.Tianjin, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore.
Oct 19 9 Night Spice of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Malacca, Penang, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore.
Oct 28 4 Night Penang and Phuket Cruise.Singapore, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.

November 2020

Date Destinations
Nov 1 4 Night Penang and Phuket Cruise.Singapore, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Nov 5 5 Night Spice of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Nov 10 5 Night Spice of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Nov 15 4 Night Penang and Phuket Cruise.Singapore, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Nov 19 4 Night Penang and Phuket Cruise.Singapore, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Nov 23 4 Night Port Klang and Penang Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore.
Nov 27 5 Night Spice of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Malacca, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.

December 2020

Date Destinations
Dec 2 3 Night Port Klang and Malacca Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Singapore.
Dec 5 5 Night Spice of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Dec 10 4 Night Penang and Phuket Cruise.Singapore, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Dec 14 4 Night Port Klang and Penang Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore.
Dec 18 5 Night Spice of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Dec 23 5 Night Spice of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.
Dec 28 5 Night Spice of Southeast Asia Cruise.Singapore, Malacca, Penang, Phuket, Singapore.

2020 Quantum of the Seas Destinations

Singapore

Malaysia

Destinations: Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Malacca.

Thailand

Destinations: Phuket.

Vietnam

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh, Danang, Nha Trang.

Hong Kong

China (mainland)

Destinations: Beijing, Tianjin.

Japan

Destinations: Okinawa, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Kyoto (Maizuru), Sakaiminato, Kagoshima, Kumamoto (Yatsushiro).

Get in touch with Royal Caribbean

For inquiries and bookings, you can contact Royal Caribbean through the channels listed below. Make sure to follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts because they frequently post promos and special deals. Feel free to drop them a message too.

Facebook — @royalcaribbeanPH

Instagram — @royalcaribbeanphilippines

Address — 3/F PCCI Corporate Center, 118 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227, Philippines

Phone — (+63)(02) 88922701

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