Dining: Quantum Class Innovations

Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2014 |
Royal Caribbean is preparing to roll out an entirely new class of ships, beginning with the Quantum of the Seas in November 2014. We have previously written about what to expect on this ship, but are excited to share further details on what looks to be an exciting new innovation in eating at sea.

The line recently announced that the dining concept on the Quantum of the Seas and her sister ships will be something entirely new, called Dynamic Dining. Instead of one main restaurant serving all passengers, the ship will have five separate eateries for which costs are included in the cruise fare. Each will offer a distinct menu and style. The American Icon Grill will serve classic comfort food, Chic will focus on contemporary cuisine with fresh ingredients, and oriental flavours will be brought to the table at Silk, a pan-Asian eatery. The Grande is set to be somewhat of a throwback restaurant which recalls the glamour of the ocean travel heyday, with timeless and classic dishes and a formal dress code. Coastal Kitchen will be exclusively for suite guests and fuse Mediterranean cuisine with California produce.

These five restaurants will allow cruisers to mix it up every night- and for more choice, the ship will include many specialty restaurants from the tried-and-true to the brand new. Favourites Izumi Japanese cuisine and the Chef's Table will return, and new additions are slated to include the weird and wonderful experimental dishes of the Wonderland restaurant, an excellent gastropub by chef Michael Schwartz, and an upmarket eatery for the weight watchers which serves decadent treats at under 500 calories a plate. All specialty restaurants will incur a fee on top of the cruise fare.

The highlight of the new specialty offerings onboard Quantum Class ships will be 'Jamie's Italian' by the man from Essex himself, Jamie Oliver. The cheerful chef is known the world over for his "pukka" recipes, laid-back manner and entertaining cooking style. His Italian eatery on the Quantum of the Seas will be his first venture into nautical nosh, however Jamie is no stranger to Royal Caribbean. He holidayed on the line's ships as a child, when his Dad would save up to take the family on a cruise once every three years, and is excited about partnering with the company to bring rustic Italian dishes to its passengers.

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