Robot bartenders sailing towards Asia


ASEAN cruisers will be able to book a holiday on the world’s most technologically advanced ship when she arrives in Singapore next year.

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas will visit Southeast Asia during her 53-night ‘Quantum Global Odyssey’ cruise from New York to Shanghai – where she will be based for a season.

While some cruisers may want to join the ship for the entire cruise, others might not be available for the full 53 nights, which is why Royal Caribbean is offering mini-sailings built into the original itinerary.

For example, ASEAN cruisers may want to board the ship when she arrives in Dubai for a 14-night India & Southeast Asia voyage.

The cruise will take guests to Muscat, Oman; Cochin, India; Penang, Malaysia; and Singapore.

Once the ship arrives in Singapore guests will disembark and the ship will spend the night docked at Marina Bay Cruise Centre.

The following day (12 June) Quantum will take new ASEAN cruisers on a three-night roundtrip from Singapore to Malaysia, calling at Kuala Lumpur.

Once she has returned to Singapore, guests can disembark and the ship will continue on a nine-night ‘Exotic Asia’ cruise departing from Singapore on 15 June. It will take guests to Shanghai, with visits in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Xiamen, China; and an overnight stay in Hong Kong.

For more information on her Singapore itineraries, visit or call +65 6305 0033.

Quantum of the Seas is built to ‘WOW’ ASEAN cruisers, with robot bartenders, 18 restaurants, skydiving and never-before experienced views.

Here’s our list of nine interesting facts your clients need to know about the ship:

  • Robotic arms will mix and serve cocktails in the Bionic Bar. They will also dance as part of live shows in the Two70 room.
  • There’s no buffet. Instead, the ship will have 18 different restaurants. Dining venues will vary from a Japanese sushi bar to British celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver’s first restaurant at sea called Jamie’s Italian.
  • Quantum will have the fastest wi-fi on the ocean, with internet that’s six times the speed on any other ship.
  • There’s no shortage of activities! Quantum will have bumper cars, ice skating, rock climbing, a surf simulator AND skydiving experiences onboard.
  • Don’t forget entertainment, Quantum staff will stage the traditional Broadway show Mamma Mia during most sailings.
  • Guests on Quantum won’t need a lanyard, because the line is introducing new tap-and-go wristbands that will be used to make onboard purchases and open room doors.
  • The North Star is the first-of-its-kind attraction where passengers step into an enclosed glass pod, which will lift them 300 feet over the sea.
  • Every room is a balcony cabin with ‘virtual balconies’. Interior staterooms have been fitted with floor-to-ceiling wall screens which display a real-time view of the ocean.
  • For those looking for adventure, Quantum of the Seas will have a circus school onboard where guests can learn acrobats and the art of trapeze.
  • Best accommodation onboard is in the Royal Loft – a two-deck-high suite with separate bathrooms, media rooms, balconies, living areas and whirlpools.

Watch the view below to go inside the brand new ship: