love ship and crew, dont like destination

Quantum of the Seas Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 78

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Quantum of the Seas

16 Night Suez Canal Transit (Barcelona To Dubai)

Sail date: May 13, 2015

Ship: Quantum of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 12230

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

i was on same boat 2 times before, i love this ship and crew, but i was never know fact this is crossing will be involved with pirates area in yemen, fact we have security on board with army ''TOYS'' made me nerveous from time it is was annonce and last 6 days of cruise from 16 days i was not feel comfortable, from over 30 cruises i take it is was first time in my life situation ..alsoi i was very unhappy with noise in my room 10230 in previous cruise on may 2nd and after this similar line 12230 with pneumatic sounds noise on middle of night, made me feel tired and dont sleep well for week, it is finally was resolved on this cruise, but i already was feel exosted from non sleeping for 1 week, i got same size room just diffrent side of ship 8630 and it is was not noise,, also royal caribbean was ssold for this cruise internet service, which was not working for many days at all, and few days in and out all time, mot only slow.. only highlights of this cruise was great captain Sresco Ban and cruise director Ken Rush who made as feel optimistic..i also meet couple from russia room 13210 who come from moscow and dont read and dont speak any language exsept russian, unfortenatly on this cruise was not one person from personal was able to translate for this guest programm, so i did assist this couple during this cruise, i think if company selling cruise russian speaking clients, should have programm and menue in restaurant at least omn russian language ,in case dont have russian ambassador...if i have knowledge about this destination and pirates area i will not booking this cruise, we all passenger on board was nerveous for 6 days after we learn about this situation

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
love activity with cruise director Ken Rush


5 out of 5
love Sonic Odyssey and Starwater

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
cabin 12230 very noise same as 10230, i was able after 1 week change for 8630

Ship tip

i do love smart ship Quantum of the seas with best captain Sresco Ban FELIX and cruise Director Ken Rush activities, but i was not happy about crossing Suez canal and Yemen area because pirates situation made all passenger on ship nerveous..

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5

Suez Canal Transit

1 out of 5
convoy, helicopter flying on top of ship dont made me feel comfortable

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

3 out of 5
very hot, people very friendly, petra very far from port, not convinient

Dubai, U.A.E.

5 out of 5
city tour was great
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