During the school break in March this year, we decided to venture on a 5D4N Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas cruise from the 17 - 21 March.
The ship was fully packed with families and children and while it does look packed, the ship was operating on 50% capacity during Covid so it was manageable (in terms of space and booking of facilities).
We managed to download the Royal apps before the trip and studied it briefly. It turned out to be a well planned trip as we managed to book for most of the activities and shows that we wanted at the timing.
We chose for the 1pm onboard timing on the day of the cruise so we had to proceed to do the ART testing at the Raffles City Convention Centre an hour before that (12pm). The process was incredibly smooth and within 15 minutes we managed to get the results and we proceeded our way to the Cruise Centre.
When we were onboard, we managed to explore the ship for a little while and reserved the speciality restaurant which we wanted (i.e Wonderland) for day 2 dinner. As this is an extremely popular choice, we wanted to get our seats early.
The first stop we did while on board was to get some snacks at a pizza store on deck 4 which was complimentary. We managed to eat a while before exploring the ship and check in to our room soon after.
We rested a bit in our room before deciding to head out for our first activities of the day at 3pm, which is board booging. This activity is very popular and require reservations on any day except on the day of the onboarding. This is also the reason why we quickly proceeded to head there first to complete this activity.
Turns out that when we arrived, we were the first person to be there and queues soon follow afterwards.
I completed my "stuns" and oh boy it was not easy as the water current is very strong. In fact, on my first try, I was blown off and my pants dropped until the knees level, becoming the very first member in the ship on that occasion to have done that. LOL.
We did our rock climbing activity on day 2 right on the first thing when it opens after we had our breakfast.
It was the first time all of us did the rock climbing so it was a mixed reaction of terrified yet excited.
At the end, we managed to try it out and did okay and would be looking forward to doing it more the next time we see it again.
The bumper cars activity has to be reserved and we played it on the first night.
The boys loved it and we decided to try our luck and revisit them on the second night through walk-in. Thankfully, as the capacity of the crowd is manageable, we were able to play it twice on our trip.
Pickle Ball, X-Box, Table-Tennis
These were some other activities that were offered onboard on Seaplex level 15 where we get to play our lungs out.
The key is to always book and reserve early, even days before so that you can get your available slots at the timing you desire. Most of these activities are booked full fast so do plan early.
Shows & Activities
We managed to secure two main shows on the Royal Theatre on day 2 and 3, while manage to attend a flurry of other activities on various days that we were on the ship.
Dining in the Main Dining Room was complimentary and it was fantastic, definitely above what we expected.
These were the type of foods that you usually get outside for casual fine dining and it was great to have our first dining of the night in great fashion.
The speciality restaurant - Wonderland was what we expected the most on day 2.
We heard rave reviews about it and can't wait to try it out ourselves.
We were greeted very warmly by the host and was placed to our seats.
The menu was sort of magical where you have to put on a water for it to appear.
To be frank, the overall food was a little too sweety for my liking. The kids like it better than I am for sure but I think I have experienced much better in terms of food otherwise.