Today we are going to talk about the features of Royal Caribbeans, Quantum Class Ships. Quantum and Quantum Ultra class ships stand in a league of their own in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Although, yes there are features you will find on other Royal Caribbean Ships. However Quantum Class also have a lot of unique features you wont find on other cruise ships in the Royal Fleet.
This doesn’t make the ships better than the other classes, just reaches out to a different audience. But what we do know is if you are choosing your next cruise vacation on Royal Caribbean, comparing ships is a great way to see what facilities suit your cruise style and how you want to cruise.
Royal Caribbean Ships By Class
But first, here’s a quick overview of all of the Royal Caribbean Classes to give you an idea for each class by age band. As a rule the newer the ship the bigger, apart from Quantum class ships which are smaller than Oasis class ships.
However don’t assume that because as ship is older it wont still have amazing facilities onboard. Because Royal Caribbean have invested a lot into upgrading many of the older the ships, so do check before you book, sometimes smaller may be better!
- Icon Class, Due 2023
- Quantum Ultra Ships, 2019 to 2021
- Quantum Class Ships launched between 2014 to 2016
- Oasis Class Ships from 2009 with the newest ship Utopia of the Seas due in 2024
- Freedom Class Ships from 2006 to 2008
- Radiance Class Ships from 2001 to 2004
- Voyager Class Ships from 1999 to 2003
- Vision Class Ships from, 1996 to 1998
Features Of Quantum Class Ships
- Dynamic Dining: Quantum class ships feature a new dining concept called Dynamic Dining, which allows guests to choose from a variety of complimentary and specialty restaurants, rather than being assigned a set dining time or table.
- Robotic Bartenders: The Quantum class features Bionic Bars, where robotic bartenders mix and serve drinks.
- RipCord by iFLY: This is a skydiving simulator that allows guests to experience the thrill of freefall in a controlled environment.
- North Star: This is a glass capsule that extends over the side of the ship, providing guests with 360-degree views from 300 feet above sea level.
- Two70: This is a multi-level, 270-degree lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows and high-tech entertainment, including robotic screens and aerial performances.
- SeaPlex: This is the largest indoor activity space at sea, featuring bumper cars, roller skating, basketball, and other games and activities.
- Virtual Balconies: Some interior staterooms on Quantum class ships feature virtual balconies, which are floor-to-ceiling screens that display a live feed of the ocean and port views.
- High-Tech Connectivity: Quantum class ships offer high-speed internet, RFID wristbands for easy navigation and onboard purchases, and interactive technology throughout the ship.
- Larger Staterooms: The staterooms on Quantum class ships are larger than those on previous Royal Caribbean ships, and feature innovative storage solutions and modern design.
Facilities You Will Find On Quantum Class Ships
Here’s a list of all the incredible facilities you will find on Quantum Class Ships, there are facilities for all ages. However I do believe these ships are more geared up for cruisers who love sports and activities. The huge solariums are also a bug pull for cruisers who prefer an adult only environment but still liker the buzz of a big ship.
- Adventure Ocean Kids Club
- Baby Splash Zone
- Bionic Bar
- Bumper Cars
- Escape Room on Quantum of the Seas
- H2O Zone on the Anthem and Quantum of the Seas
- Laser Tag, Quantum of the Seas
- North Star
- Ripcord By IFly Skydiving
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Royal Esplanade
- Solarium Age 16 +
- Splashaway Bay on Ovation and Odyssey
- Suite Sundeck
- Table Tenis
Cabins, Staterooms And Suites On Quantum Class Ships
Quantum class ships, such as Anthem of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, and Quantum of the Seas, offer a variety of cabin types to suit different traveler needs and preferences. Here’s a guide to the cabin types available on Quantum class ships:
These cabins are the most affordable option and offer no window or balcony. They range in size from 166 to 198 square feet and can accommodate up to four guests.
Oceanview cabins feature a window or porthole that provides natural light and an outside view. They range in size from 177 to 300 square feet and can accommodate up to four guests.
Offering a private balcony with seating, providing guests with a great view of the ocean. They range in size from 198 to 354 square feet and can accommodate up to four guests.
Deluxe Balcony Staterooms
These larger balcony cabins come with added amenities, such as a sofa bed or separate seating area. They range in size from 267 to 351 square feet and can accommodate up to four guests.
Virtual Balcony Staterooms
Inovative interior cabins, which feature floor-to-ceiling screens that display a live feed of the ocean and port views, providing guests with a virtual balcony experience. They range in size from 166 to 198 square feet and can accommodate up to four guests.
Family Connected Junior Suites
Suites that consist of two connecting staterooms, providing extra space and privacy for families. They range in size from 279 to 328 square feet and can accommodate up to eight guests.
These larger suites come with added amenities, such as a larger balcony, a separate seating area, and a bathtub. They range in size from 277 to 349 square feet and can accommodate up to four guests.
Grand suites are spacious suites that feature a separate living area, a larger balcony, and a bathtub. They range in size from 371 to 543 square feet and can accommodate up to four guests.
Luxurious suites that feature a separate living area, a larger balcony, a bathtub, and access to a private concierge lounge. They range in size from 541 to 596 square feet and can accommodate up to four guests.
Royal suites offer a separate living area, a larger balcony, a bathtub, and access to a private concierge lounge and restaurant. They range in size from 590 to 820 square feet and can accommodate up to four guests.
Sky Loft Suites
Sky Loft Suite are two-story suites, that feature a living area on the lower level and a bedroom on the upper level, as well as a larger balcony and a bathtub. They range in size from 740 to 840 square feet and can accommodate up to four guests.
Royal Loft Suites
Royal Loft suites offer a two-story living area with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony with a hot tub, a separate dining area, and access to a private concierge lounge and restaurant. They range in size from 1,640 to 1,744 square feet and can accommodate up to six guests.
Overall, Quantum class ships offer a wide range of cabin types to suit different budgets and needs, from affordable interior rooms to luxurious suites.
What We Loved About Royal Caribbean Quantum Class Ships
We have recently sailed on Odyssey of the Seas which is a Quantum Ultra Class ship. For us as a family with young adult sons the SportPlex was a welcome refuge to spend hot afternoons away from the crowds. Here you could catch sports on the huge TVs, play football, table football, pool or basket pool and its a pretty chilled area.
The Inside Royal Promenade is fabulous, we found main dining busy but the service was excellent. I just felt tables were a little closer together, however we have never found this was the case on smaller ships, it must be a logistical thing with the bigger Royal ships catering for crowds.
We also found all the speciality dining to be fabulous apart from Chops Grill, although the others more than made up for it. The food quality in Chops Grill was fantastic, but the service was slow as it was so busy.
All of the activities were great, you have to book on day one of you cruise for many, but its just a case of being organised.
We have a tips post here that will help you get the most out of your cruise. Activities such as the sky pad, Flowrider, climbing wall and bumper cars has a queue system, these were never too busy and all the activity times are in your Crown and Anchor newsletter.
Royal Caribbean Quantum Ultra Class Ships
- Odyssey of the Seas, 2021
- Spectrum of the Seas, 2019
Quantum Ultra Class ships hold between 5,510 and 5,662 passengers and take everything wonderful from Quantum class and more. Some of the differences being the addition of the SkyPad to Quantum Ultra Class Ships. Even though both classes ships are of a similar size, Quantum Ultra ships hold more passengers. The Seaplex is a huge pull for these Ships, especially for sporty families.
Quantum Class Ships
- Ovation of the Seas
- Anthem of the Seas
- Quantum of the Seas
When the first Quantum ship, Quantum of the Seas was released in 2014 this class of ship was considered the newest most groundbreaking of all Royal Caribbean ships. Quantum class ships all hold around 4,905 passengers at full capacity.
They also promise to appeal to a whole new audience, with additions such as the North Star and iFly they offer a totally difference cruise vacation experience. With facilities such as the North Star a pod that lifts you up over the ship for extraordinary 360 degree views you wont run out of things to do.
Facilities Comparison Chart Of Royal Caribbean Ships By Class
And lastly just to give you more of an idea of how Quantum Ships compare to the other ship classes in the Royal Fleet? We have created a Royal Caribbean Ship Class comparison chart, this will help you to see what is on each class and ship to confirm if Quantum Class Ships are the right class of this for you.
|Activity||Quantum Ultra||Quantum |
|Radiance Class||Voyager Class||Vision Class|
|Escape Room||Quantum||x||Indi||Mariner |
|Royal Promenade||x||All but Mariner|
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