Royal Caribbean

10-night Japan Explorer

Quantum of the Seas

There's only one word that can possibly sum up Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Quantum of the Seas: WOW.

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Tokyo Japan
Hakodate Japan
Akita Japan
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The itinerary

Lights, sushi, manga! Sprawling, frenetic, and endlessly fascinating, Japan’s capital is a city of contrasts. Shrines and gardens are pockets of calm between famously crowded streets and soaring office buildings. Mom-and-pop noodle houses share street space with Western-style chain restaurants and exquisite fine dining. Shopping yields lovely folk arts as well as the newest electronics. And nightlife kicks off with karaoke or sake and continues with techno clubs and more. Whether you seek the traditional or the cutting edge, Tokyo will provide it.

Day 2Cruising

Facing out on two bays, Hakodate is a 19th-century port town, with clapboard buildings on sloping streets, a dockside tourist zone, streetcars, and fresh fish on every menu. In the downtown historic quarter, a mountain rises 1,100 feet above the city on the southern point of the narrow peninsula. Russians, Americans, Chinese, and Europeans have all left their mark; this was one of the first three Japanese ports the Meiji government opened up to international trade in 1859. The main sights around the foot of Mt. Hakodate can be done in a day, but the city is best appreciated with an overnight stay for the illumination in the historic area, the night views from either the mountain or the fort tower, and the fish market at dawn. City transport is easy to navigate and English information is readily available. Evening departure trains from Tokyo arrive here at dawn—perfect for fish-market breakfasts.

The capital of the Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa once rivalled Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo) as a town rich in cultural achievements. Kanazawa escaped destruction during World War II and accordingly has been able to preserve many of the old districts in good shape. The city is famous because of Kenrokuen. Located next to Kanazawa Castle, Kenrokuen is classified as “One of the Three Gardens of Japan”. The garden has an artificial pond, and hills and houses are dotted within the 11.4 hectares. It has Japan’s oldest fountain using natural water pressure and a tea-house dating back to 1774. Close by is the Higashi Chaya Gai Geisha District, designated a National Cultural Asset and the biggest of the Geisha districts of Kanazawa. Some of the houses not only retain the original structure, but still are used as Geisha houses. Some of the streets have traditional shops creating a nostalgic atmosphere. Kanazawa is also known for its lacquer ware, Kutani-style pottery, gold-leaf workmanship and delicately painted silk kimonos.

Sakaiminato is a small city almost totally surrounded by water: the Sea of Japan to the east, the Sakai Channel to the north and Lake Nakaumi to the west. Across the lake the towns of Matsue and Yasugi offer interesting experiences. Matsue is known as the “Town of Water” next to scenic Lake Shinji and Lake Nakaumi. It has one of the very few wooden castles that still remain in Japan. Touring the castle and boat rides on the Horikawa River and the castle’s moat are popular. Yasugi has the Adachi Museum of Art, a private museum that houses one of the finest collections of contemporary Japanese paintings, but also has a 165,000 square metres garden –with plants and rocks collected by the museum’s founder. Six different gardens show different scenarios depending on the season. These gardens have been selected as “Japan’s best garden” for several years.

White-sand city beaches and hot-spring resorts may not be everyone's first image of Korea, but these are what Koreans flock to Busan for all year. And there are plenty of opportunities for rest, relaxation, retail therapy, and even a touch of glamour every October with the Busan International Film Festival. Busan's beaches are the big summertime draw but there is plenty to be seen year round. Quintessential experiences include taking some rest and relaxation at a local spa and exploring the Beomeosa temple complex.

Day 10Cruising

Lights, sushi, manga! Sprawling, frenetic, and endlessly fascinating, Japan’s capital is a city of contrasts. Shrines and gardens are pockets of calm between famously crowded streets and soaring office buildings. Mom-and-pop noodle houses share street space with Western-style chain restaurants and exquisite fine dining. Shopping yields lovely folk arts as well as the newest electronics. And nightlife kicks off with karaoke or sake and continues with techno clubs and more. Whether you seek the traditional or the cutting edge, Tokyo will provide it.

The ship Quantum of the Seas

There's only one word that can possibly sum up Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Quantum of the Seas: WOW.

Capacity
4152
Cabins
2095
Total crew
1300
Length
1141m

Food and drink

Without a doubt, one of the best things about going on holiday is the chance to indulge in lots of delicious food and drink –and discovering brand new favourites along the way. On Quantum of the Seas℠, the culinary adventure starts as soon as you get onboard, with 18 different dining venues to choose from, including the hugely popular Jamie’s Italian – the perfect place for the whole family to explore new flavours.

Jamie Oliver himself remembers food being a huge part of his childhood holidays, with his parents always encouraging him to try new things. ‘It’s not about what you don’t like, it’s about what you could like!’ he says, which is why at his restaurant, there are plenty of fun ways to get kids to try new foods. Take a look at the fresh pasta being made in-house every day, or order some dishes to share so that everyone can try something different. Kids can even get involved in making their own food with the ‘Shake Me’ salad, designed especially for them to shake up just the way they like!

American Icon Grill

Discover the taste of America with all your favourite comfort foods, hand-picked from cities across the states. The dishes are homespun in... Read more

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American

Chic

The height of contemporary cuisine is realised at Chic, where the freshest ingredients of the wild are evolved for a modern palate.... Read more

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Fine

Wonderland

At Wonderland, our chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes to invent an elaborate dreamscape of never-before-seen fare.

The story begins as you open the... Read more

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Fusion

The Grande Restaurant

The Grande Restaurant is a luxuriant nod to a bygone era. When dining was not a task, but a time-honored ritual. When... Read more

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Fine

Silk

Weave your way through a vibrant tapestry of pan-Asian flavours as diverse and nuanced as the Far East itself. Every tapestry tells... Read more

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Asian

Coastal Kitchen

Exclusively for suite guests, Coastal Kitchen fuses Mediterranean influences with the unmatched riches of California’s bountiful farmlands. This is a destination that... Read more

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Fusion

Michael's Genuine Pub

Food and drink. It doesn’t have to be so complicated. That’s the philosophy at Michael’s Genuine Pub, the first American gastropub at... Read more

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Gastro

Chops Grille

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand cut steaks at Royal Caribbean’s hallmark restaurant.... Read more

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Surf Turf

Jamie's Italian

Warm up with Jamie’s Italian Famous Plank piled high with cured meats, pickles and tempting cheeses. From there, try delicious pastas made... Read more

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Italian

Chef's Table

Located in an intimate, exclusive enclave within Chops Grille, this private epicurean experience for up to 16 people treats you to a... Read more

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Steakhouse

Izumi Japanese Cuisine

From sushi to sashimi and tableside cooking preparation using Hot Rocks, Royal Caribbean’s Izumi offers guests an exotic Asian-inspired dining experience.

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Sushi

Solarium Bistro

With an emphasis on freshness and “spa” cuisine for breakfast and lunch or an upscale dinner, Solarium Bistro offers the very best... Read more

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Healthy

Sorrento's

Looking for an authentic New York pizzeria experience…at sea? Then head to Sorrento's for fully loaded pizzas right out of the oven.... Read more

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Pizzeria

Windjammer Marketplace

Here staff prepare signature specialities tailored to your own taste—like fresh-pressed paninis, juices blended before your eyes, and fluffy omelets. Plus a... Read more

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Cafe

Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets has been serving up delicious American fare to diners around the world since 1986.Its menu features fresh, never frozen, made-to-order... Read more

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American

Seaplex Dog House

Welcome to SeaPlex Dog House, where the first-ever food truck at sea serves up gourmet hot dogs for all to enjoy in... Read more

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American

The Cafe @ Two70

The Café @ Two70° is a gourmet marketplace that lets you pick the view. Choose from a variety of savoury hot-pressed sandwiches,... Read more

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Cafe

Cafe Promenade

When it comes to sharing a little leisure time with family and friends onboard, there’s no better place than Café Promenade.

Simply pick... Read more

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Cafe

Entertainment

Quantum of the Seas reveals the entertainment of the future - a collection of amazing inventions that have never been seen on land or sea. Here, robots dance in unison, and sea views transform to space views in the blink of an eye. Sound is not just heard, but felt head to toe.

Tribute

Double take, triple take—take as many as you need. You’ll still swear it’s the real thing. Royal Caribbean International® brings you the... Read more

Virtual Concert

A world-class concert experience featuring premier musicians as only Two70 can give them to you. Virtual Concert projects high-resolution footage, from a... Read more

Two70

In the daytime you can admire the breathtaking 270° ocean views while at nighttime you can take in the spectacular entertainment thrills... Read more

The Music Hall

Let’s get more intimate, more up-close, more personal. Music Hall is that perfectly moody, kinda rock 'n' roll, kinda bluesy, kinda amazing... Read more

Vistarama

Picture it: 18 projectors combine to create an ambient surface over 100 feet wide and over 20 feet tall. Across this vast... Read more

The North Star

This jewel-shaped, elevated viewing capsule lifts you 300ft into the air, allowing you to see for miles in all directions. Not only... Read more

SeaPlex

For all the fun of the fair, Anthem of the Seas features the wonderful new SeaPlex. This bright and futuristic space transforms... Read more

RipCord by iFly

This exhilarating skydiving simulator means you can experience the thrill of weightlessness, as powerful jets hold you up. The whole thing takes... Read more

Bionic Bar

An amazing bar that is run by bionic mixologists. 

As well as being technically innovative, it’s also easy to navigate; all you have... Read more

Schooner Bar

Enjoy your drink with a side of trivia at one of the regular quiz nights held in this relaxed venue.

Diamond Lounge

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests... Read more

Concierge Lounge

Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members can enjoy access to... Read more

Boleros

This Latin-themed bar serves up the best mojitos at sea, an amazing selection of tequilas and some of the hottest beats onboard!

Vintages

Indulge in your favourite wine at Vintages Wine Bar.

Michael's Genuine Pub

Here you can choose from a selection of craft beers, including Schwartz's Michael's Genuine Home Brew, as well as cocktails, bourbon flights... Read more

Ice Bar

Royal Caribbean’s first ever Ice Bar at sea is located within the Two70° venue on deck 5 serving up delicious cocktails and... Read more

Pool Bars

Located up on Deck 14, the pool bars serve the pool areas with refreshments all day.

The Royal Theatre

The stage that started it all: The Royal Theatre. For 45 years, this is where artists have danced, sung and wowed audiences... Read more

Casino Royale

Take a chance at this Vegas-style venue, where Blackjack, Roulette and Texas Hold'em are just a few of the exciting games on... Read more

Onboard Shops

Browse for something special to take home at one of the fabulous onboard fashion boutiques, where you can buy luxury products from... Read more

Outdoor Movie Screen

Whether it’s poolside on a sunny day while enjoying a cocktail, or wrapped up at night under the stars, enjoy blockbuster movies... Read more

Health and fitness

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including, a spa, a fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and much more.

Vitality Spa

A range of services and relaxation treatments are available from the Vitality Spa & fitness Centre. The salon, located within the spa... Read more

Solarium

The Solarium offers a calm, quiet, peaceful atmosphere for adults to relax in. Both in and outdoors, the lounge area can be... Read more

Sports

Passengers can also enjoy the ship's fantastic sporting facilities, which include: an ice rink, a golf simulator, a jogging track, as well... Read more

Flowrider

Pumping out over 60,000 gallons of water a minute, the innovative Flowrider surf simulator allows you to go surfing and boogie boarding... Read more

Rock Climbing Wall

Ever thought about climbing a rock wall 200ft above sea level? With the ship's onboard rock wall this can become a reality.... Read more

Pools

Quantum of the Seas offers an indoor pool for use by all. It is protected by a retractable glass roof, ideal for... Read more

Kids and teens

There's plenty to keep the little ones happy from the moment you step onboard Quantum of the Seas. You'll find an unprecedented selection of activities, sports, games and shows catering for every age group and interest. The real challenge will be working out how to fit it all in!

Seaplex

Seaplex is the largest, most revolutionary indoor active space at sea. By day kids can shoot some hoops and charge around on... Read more

Royal Babies & Tots and Youth Zone

The tiniest cruisers (6-36 months) are kept entertained by trained professionals in the onboard nursery. Offering day and evening drop-off options, so... Read more

Adventure Ocean Youth Programme

With three age-specific groups – Aquanauts (3-5 years), Explorers (6-8 years and Voyagers (9-11 years), this award-winning youth programme is so much... Read more

Teen Programme

Treating teenagers more like adults, this programme is a way for them to meet new friends while they enjoy their favourite pastimes,... Read more

H20 Zone

More like a mini water park at sea, the H20 Zone features brightly coloured sculptures spraying out water in all directions, an... Read more

Barbie Experience

Barbie fans will love this amazing experience, with staterooms decorated in Barbie fashions, exclusive themed activities like exclusive parties, dance classes and... Read more

Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to casino tuition.

Classes include:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
  • Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

Useful info

Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted... Read more

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is... Read more

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual:... Read more

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and... Read more

Drinks Packages

The following drinks packages are available onboard:

Deluxe Beverage Package

Enjoy any individual beverage item up to $12 (retail value) available onboard, choosing from... Read more

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