Quantum of the Seas - Dining & Entertainment

I mentioned in my previous posts about Quantum of the Seas that I had never been on a cruise before. As a newbie, one of the things I was nervous about was the dining – I’d always heard that choices were limited and you had to sit with people you don’t know. Royal Caribbean revamped everything for their new smartship, including all the food and entertainment. They have introduced what they call “Dynamic Dining” which allows guests to choose from 18 different restaurants with no set dining times. The restaurants range from the incredibly elegant Grande (I was looking around […] Continue reading →

Quantum of the Seas Robot Bar

Note: Travel and accommodations were provided by Royal Caribbean. All words and photos are mine. Video is courtesy of Royal Caribbean. I have to admit, the thing I got most excited about when boarding Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas for the first time was the promise of tech. We were able to sign up for mini-tours and this cruise was so chock full on innovations that a newbie cruiser like myself was over the moon. We got to visit the bridge and hear about safety from the captain himself. We went below deck to see how the ship recycles […] Continue reading →

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Note: Travel and accommodations were provided by Royal Caribbean. All words and photos are mine. Cover photo is courtesy of Royal Caribbean.  Child Mode was recently invited by Royal Caribbean to check out their newest ship, Quantum of the Seas – the first “smartship” in cruising. Nadia was unable to attend, so I was happy to go in her place and experience my first ever cruise. This was the first time people from the press and bloggers were able to tour the completed ship. Sooooo… a lot of firsts. The ship left from New York City and began a quick […] Continue reading →

barbie tiaras and tea

Someone I know, *coughcough* my daughter *coughcough*, thought they were like, so over Barbie, you know? At the ripe old age of 10 and 3/4 this certain someone thought she was just way too old to play with Barbie. Then, this certain someone joined me on a recent press trip aboard the Freedom of The Seas and discovered that Barbie was still pretty cool after all. Of course she is. Barbie is iconic and looks pretty darn fabulous for someone approaching her 50th birthday. Not surprising, of course, is that Barbie is now sailing the high seas as an exclusive […] Continue reading →

Once in awhile a spectacular deal pops up for traveling families and today that is exactly what happened. Disney Cruise Lines announced a special Kids Sail Free promotion for families traveling from Miami on the Disney […] Continue reading →

By the time you read this, my family and I will be making our way to Miami, Florida where we will embark on our next […] Continue reading →

Carnival Cruise Lines has released additional details on the $155 million makeover that will transform Carnival Destiny into Carnival Sunshine during a 49-day dry dock in Italy. Not only will the ship receive the line’s new Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program, it will also feature several new and exciting additions. Among the new highlights are a new racing-themed water park featuring Carnival’s longest water slide, the tropical-themed Havana Bar, a full-service Asian restaurant, and […] Continue reading →

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