Quantum of the Seas - Maiden Transatlantic Voyage - Nov 2-10, 2014 - Live Report

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#1
Chicago, IL
686 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Hello everyone! We are the Quantum Live Reporters who will be on the Maiden Transatlantic Voyage from Southampton, England to Cape Liberty, NJ on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas (November 2 through November 10). Hard to believe that we’ll be on this beautiful new ship in just TWO WEEKS! We will use this thread as our Live Reporting thread, so please subscribe to it.

We know that new ships cause a flurry of excitement, and we’re so happy to be some of the first passengers to share all that Quantum of the Seas has to offer. We assembled from our Roll Call because we knew that it would take a small army to cover all that is Quantum of the Seas. We will take a lot of photos, and if you’re on our sailing, and would like to join us, just post to our Roll Call, and we’ll be in touch.

Leading up to our November 2 voyage, we will be counting down toward our cruise date by posting recaps on the many exciting WOWs that Quantum of the Seas as to offer, and also we’ll share more about us as we all bring a little different perspective to how we each approach cruising.

Our Roll Call also has 12 events planned over the eight day sailing, including a Flash Mob proposal, a Bumper Car launch and a Masquerade Dinner at The Grande. We’re going to have a lot of fun!

We look forward to your comments, questions and feedback to make this the BEST Live Report on Cruise Critic yet!

Quantum Live Reporters
jv_nyc (Joanna)
Clansman37 (Dan)
Dancinman66 (Greg)
David4 (David)
Emmad1973 (Emma)
HandE (Elayne)
Jasoncruising1976 (Jason)
queenL (Lateefah)
Rollover (Karen)
SkyKingBNA (Tracy)
TravelinGert (Gertie)

PS: Quantum Fun Fact: The class of ships was code-named “Sunshine.”
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Past Cruises
Ovation of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - England, France and Spain - 2016 / Quantum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2014 - Maiden Transatlantic Cruise - Photo Site / Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2014 - Eastern Caribbean / Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2013 - Caribbean (Review) / Vision of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2013 - Scandinavian and Russia (Review) / Navigator of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2013 - Caribbean / Seven Seas Mariner - Regent Seven Seas - 2012 - Mediterranean / Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2011 - Caribbean / Queen Mary 2 - Cunard - 2010 - Transatlantic / Solstice - Celebrity - 2010 - Caribbean / Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2009 - Bermuda / Adventurer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2008 - Caribbean / Explorer - Gap Adventures - 2007 - Antarctica! / Elation - Carnival - 2002 - Mexico Rivera / Century - Celebrity - 2001 - Caribbean / Can't Remember - Carnival - 1998 - Alaska
#2
London, Ontario
10,489 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
Subscribing. I am very interested to follow you and the reporting crew on your voyage. Thanks in advance for all your work.

Andrew
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#5
snow :)
10,012 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
What a wonderful thing to find as I start my daily review of Cruise Critic.

Never did I think I would find something like this...............

WOW factor in full motion.

This is great news.

I am subscribing too.

And thanking you now for taking the time to do this.

Definetely will be in my favorite list to hit on....

Safe travels

Sea Ya
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#6
Herts, U.K.
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I'm really interested to read this too. I have a friend on that sailing and also have a short trip on Anthem next year so dying to hear all about the new class.

One question - do you intend to your post your pictures with a link to a web hosting site, rather than actually posting them all on here. One of the current Oasis TA 'live' reporters is doing that and it makes for much easier reading without having to scroll through lots of 'quoted' pictures - which some people can't seem to help doing - and which leads to many many pages on a thread.

I confess I have a vested interest since I'll be on the Liberty TA and with onboard internet will probably find it difficult to download a thread with many many photos
#7
Tennessee
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Joined Jun 2008
Thank you so much b/c I can't decide when I want to go on this new ship or Anthem and would love to see tons of pictures, and any other info., and this would help us all decide, we can't thank you enough for doing this review, I think we're all excited to hear something
#8
Port Canaveral
317 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Looks great, would it be alright with you if when reading it we could post a photo or two that we took, my wife and I will be there with you?

We you soon!

Ed and Lynda

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#11
Ottawa, Illinois
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Joined Nov 2011
Will be following along as well since I will be sailing on her April 12th!

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Future cruises

Norwegian Escape 10/14/17
Enchantment of the Seas(Super Bowl cruise!) 2/02/17
Freedom of the Seas 4/28/18
Norwegian Getaway 10/14/18
Celebrity Edge 3/24/19



Past cruises:
MS Eurodam November 12th, 2011
Ruby Princess April 1st, 2012
Oasis of the Seas October 13th, 2012
Celebrity Silhouette April 7th, 2013
Allure of the Seas November 17th, 2013 and April 27th, 2014
Quantum of the Seas April 12th, 2015
Regal Princess November 3rd and 8th, 2015
Oasis of the Seas May 7th, 2016
Liberty of the Seas October 30th, 2016
Harmony of the Seas April 22nd, 2017
#12
South Carolina
1,230 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Following, also. We will be on the March 21st sailing! Can't wait to hear all the great things about this beautiful ship. Especially entertainment & dynamic dining!!


Kathie
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Norwegian Epic March 2018
Norwegian Escape September 2017
RCCL Oasis of the Seas March, 2017
RCCL Navigator of the Seas April, 2016
RCCL Quantum of the Seas March, 2015
Celebrity Infinity June, 2014
RCCL Freedom of the Seas September, 2013
RCCL Oasis of the Seas February ,2013
Celebrity Summit May, 2012
RCCL Allure of the Seas March,2011
RCCL Freedom of the Seas July,2010
RCCL Freedom of the Seas February,2010
RCCL Navigator of the Seas February,2008
RCCL Mariner of the Seas November,2007
RCCL Adventurer of the Seas November,2005
RCCL Brilliance of the Seas November,2003
RCCL Voyager of the Seas April,2002
RCCL Splendor of the Seas August,2000
RCCL Splendor of the Seas May,1998
RCCL Legend of the Seas November,1996
Carnival Fascination October,1994
Norwegian The Norway, November,1991
The Big Red Boat Majestic May,1991
Carnival Fantasy May, 1990
Brittanis June,1986
Emerald Seas July,1978
#15
York, PA
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Joined Mar 2014
Originally posted by Gillian123
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Looking forward
I'll be sailing the inaugural voyage and interested in hearing and seeing what your thoughts and experiences are.

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Sailed:
Carnival Fascination, NCL Pride of America, Emerald Princess, Crown Princess
RCI - Sovereign, Voyager, Serenade, Independence x4, Majesty x8, Oasis x2, Allure x2, Enchantment x6, Monarch, Adventure, Jewel x2, Freedom, Navigator, Liberty x5, Mariner, Rhapsody, Radiance, Grandeur x4, Brilliance x2, Explorer, Vision x2, Splendour x2, Legend, Quantum, Anthem x2, Ovation, Empress, Harmony x2

Upcoming:
RCI - Grandeur #5, Enchantment #7&8 b2b, Navigator #2, Serenade #2&3 b2b, MSC Seaside, Grandeur #6, Radiance #2, Harmony #3 (60 bday/Pinnacle cruise), Symphony TA, Jewel x3, Jewel x4, Rhapsody x2, Anthem #3


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#16
NE PA
208 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
I'll be following, also.

DH and I are on 12/12/14 sailing and can't wait for your input and ( hopefully) pics

Smooth sailing and thank you ahead if time
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DIAMOND PLUS...RCCL

PLATINUM...CARNIVAL

ELITE...CELEBRITY




Carnival Fantasy...03/00
Carnival Sensation...08/00
Carnival Sensation...09/01
RCCL Majesty of the Seas...12/01
Carnival Pride...12/02
Celebrity Millinium...12/03
RCCL Voyager of the Seas...09/04
Carnival Glory...09/05
RCCL Adventure of the Seas... 09/03/06
Carnival Imagination...02/08/07
RCCL Explorer of the Seas...05/11/07
Crown Princess...10/27/07
RCCL Sovereign of the Seas...12/31/07
Carnival Victory...07/12/08
RCCL Adventure of the Seas...09/21/08
RCCL Majesty of the Seas...03/30/09
Carnival Fascination...06/18/09
RCCL Enchantment of the Seas... 08/22/09
RCCL Liberty of the Seas...09/26/09
RCCL Monarch of the Seas...11/09/09
RCCL Freedom of the Seas...01/03/10
RCCL Liberty of the Seas...04/11/10
RCCL Oasis of the Seas...05/29/10
Carnival Fascination...09/27/10
Celebrity Eclipse...04/09/11
Carnival Dream...05/14/11
RCCL Allure of the Seas...06/19/11
RCCL Freedom of the Seas...08/28/11
Carnival Fascination...10/24/11
Celebrity Millinium...01/23/12
RCCL Explorer of the Seas...04/12/2012
RCCL Oasis of the Seas...06/09/2012
Carnival Valor...09/01/2012
Carnival Ecstasy...11/05/12
RCCL Brilliance of the Seas...12/08/12
Carnival Fantasy...02/08/2013
Carnival Fantasy...05/18/2013
RCCL Allure of the Seas...09/01/2013
Carnival Dream...01/18/2014
RCCL Liberty of the Seas...02/24/14
Celebrity Silhouette...04/13/2014
RCCL Explorer of the Seas...06/19/2014
RCCL Freedom of the Seas...08/17/2014
RCCL Quantum of the Seas...12/12/2014
Carnival Sunshine...10/31/2015
RCCL Anthem of the Seas...12/12/2015
RCCL Brilliance of the Seas...01/16/2016
RCCL Anthem of the Seas...07/14/2016
Carnival Sunshine #2...09/10/2016
#17
167 Posts
Joined Dec 2013
Looking forward to the live reports...
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Upcoming Cruises:
Royal Caribbean - Adventure of the Seas - 5/23/2015

Completed Cruises:
Royal Caribbean - Freedom of the Seas - 5/11/2014
Royal Caribbean - Explorer of the Seas - 5/10/2012
Holland America - Zuiderdam - 8/13/2005
Holland America - Westerdam - 12/8/2001
Holland America - Zaandam - 8/26/2000


#18
PA
1,028 Posts
Joined Mar 2001
I am anxious to read all your comments and see all your pics on this TA voyage. I have read that others have subscribed - how do I go about subscribing?? I don't want to miss a thing
#19
Chicago, IL
686 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Thanks everyone! We're excited too!

@Bobal - yes, we plan to do a combination of both; post photos in the thread as well as link to an online album.

@Baded - yes, of course - the more the merrier! Feel free to contribute any posts/photos to the thread.
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Past Cruises
Ovation of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - England, France and Spain - 2016 / Quantum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2014 - Maiden Transatlantic Cruise - Photo Site / Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2014 - Eastern Caribbean / Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2013 - Caribbean (Review) / Vision of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2013 - Scandinavian and Russia (Review) / Navigator of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2013 - Caribbean / Seven Seas Mariner - Regent Seven Seas - 2012 - Mediterranean / Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2011 - Caribbean / Queen Mary 2 - Cunard - 2010 - Transatlantic / Solstice - Celebrity - 2010 - Caribbean / Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2009 - Bermuda / Adventurer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean - 2008 - Caribbean / Explorer - Gap Adventures - 2007 - Antarctica! / Elation - Carnival - 2002 - Mexico Rivera / Century - Celebrity - 2001 - Caribbean / Can't Remember - Carnival - 1998 - Alaska
#20
71 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
I am following, and looking forward to this information.
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R.C.I Radiance of the Seas 2 times
R.C.I Splendor of the Seas 2 times
R.C.I Explorer of the Seas 3 times
R.C.I Grandeur of the Seas 3 times
R.C.I Enchantment of the Seas
R.C.I Anthem of the Seas
R.C.I Oasis of the Seas