Did you see my Instagram pics from last weekend? I was on a cruise! That's right, Royal Caribbean launched a new ship, Quantum of the Seas, and invited Joe and I to set sail for two nights to check it out. Let me tell you, I've been on Royal Caribbean cruises before with my family, but this ship is a game changer – especially for people like us – who like to indulge on vacation sans the calories. Here's what I mean...
It's the first smart ship – ever! I had wifi the entire time out to sea so I was able to Instagram my journey. While that's a huge plus, one thing that I always loathe about cruises is the inevitable weight gain. Twenty-four hour buffets, ice cream bars and bathing suits. Not my style. The new Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas however, was a place Joe and I were able to indulge in relaxing and staying fit.
Morning FlyWheel classes were followed by hours at the spa. Yes, the ship actually had a FlyWheel studio, which was one of my favorite parts. Overlooking the ocean, the gym had many fitness classes you could sign up for like TRX and more. We didn't miss a beat.
When it came to eating, of course being that it was all inclusive, we could have been disgusting. However, we found a juice bar and really enjoyed the restaurants the cruise had to offer. One of them, Devinly Decadence, is run by "Biggest Loser" winner and chef, Devin Alexander. She tailored the menu to ensure nothing is over 500 calories.
Of course, the wine was flowing and deserts were abundant, but a healthy lifestyle didn't have to be sacrificed on this ship. The Quantum of the Seas is our kind of cruise.