Quantum of the Seas


Overbooked Quantum leaves passengers stranded at quayside

Quantum of the Seas passengers were left stranded portside in Brisbane after being denied a cabin after their eight-night South Pacific cruise was overbooked.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Nov 30 2023

Big Ship dilemma as 4000 face queues to board in Cairns

Thousands of passengers queue for hours in heat and humidity as they wait for just four catamarans to return them to Quantum of the Seas moored off Cairns.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Nov 10 2023

Australian ports gear up for a bumper ‘wave season’

Australia gears up for bumper ‘wave season’

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Aug 30 2023

Review: Quantum of the Seas’ toys are a little too popular

Brisbane is home for Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas and the decade-old big ship celebrated her inaugural sailing with a seven-day cruise to Vanuatu. Cruise Passenger was onboard – check our videos on Instagram. […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 20 2023

The battle for the best cruise ships hots up between Sydney and Brisbane

The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BITC) is fast becoming a powerhouse in the cruise market, taking on Sydney with the world’s biggest and newest ships heading to the Sunshine State. Ships like Royal Caribbean’s Quantum […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 4 2022

Quantum of the Seas makes a royal return to Brisbane

After years of absence, Royal Caribbean is back in Brisbane with the cruise line and cruise community both thrilled at the return. Quantum of the Seas will be homeporting out of the new Brisbane International […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Nov 1 2022

Royal Caribbean reveals five-stage plan for region’s first ever private resort for cruise passengers

Royal Caribbean’s plans to set up the first exclusive cruise resort in the Pacific are proceeding a pace, with “trial” sailings of the largest ships of its fleet – and possibly the largest ship the […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 14 2022

The battle for the 2023 wave season heats up between Virgin Voyages, Celebrity, Princess and Royal Caribbean

This week, Virgin Voyages revealed the its new Resilient Lady would be heading Down Under. And her arrival marks a new era of cruising with bigger and better ships slated for Australia and New Zealand. Celebrity […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Apr 29 2022

Carnival Spirit likely won’t be back in Australia until 2024

Originally set to be the star of Brisbane’s new cruise terminal and part of a two-vessel “fun ship” fleet, Carnival Spirit won’t be back Down Under for at least another 18 months. Carnival Spirit has […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 3 2022

Royal Caribbean’s “blockbuster” season called off with regret

Four months after announcing a “blockbuster” season in Australia, Royal Caribbean has bowed to the inevitable and scratched its big ship sailings Down Under. “We regret the disappointment this will bring to our loyal fans […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 7 2021

Passengers sail on from Singapore with takeaways as ships ride out COVID’s new wave

Asia is suffering a third wave – yet, amazingly, Dream Cruises and Royal Caribbean continue cruising out of Singapore under new cruising restrictions. The tough restrictions, imposed until June 13,  are in line with local […]

WORDS BY Rebecca Wong . May 20 2021