My favourite email is the one that says “It’s time to check in for your cruise”, but this one is extra special. It’s the pre inaugural event for Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas. It known as the first ever ‘Smart Ship’ for it’s unrivalled technology, a ‘Game-Changer’ in the field of cruising. So let’s see what it’s all about.
The on-line check in process now includes the option to add your own security photo and check-in time which is great for me, as I want to get onboard as early as possible.
Having completed my on-line check in, I can print my set sail pass and luggage tags. Now it’s time to plan the on board experience.
With two nights onboard, there is a lot to fit it, so I need to pick my must do’s. I start with the dining, which has been revamped from the traditional main dining room and renamed Dynamic Dining. Not sure how I feel about this and I have heard mixed views from other people, but I think it will be like that song you hear at first and don’t like, but then it grows on you and ends up being one of your favourites.
One of the things I look forward to most on a cruise is the Main Dining Room Formal Night experience, so I opt for one night in The Grande, where every night is formal night. Not wanting to overdress on the first night, I decide to try Silk, the pan asian complimentary restaurant.
Having booked my dining I move onto the shows. The Quantum Class is all about entertainment, so it has to be top of the list to experience the production of Starwater in the most innovative theatre in the world, Two70. I know that THIS, is going to be an experience I will be talking about for a very long time after.
With dining and entertainment reservations made, on-line check in complete, set sail pass and luggage tags printed, all that is left to do is pack.