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5 Night Asia Cruise from Singapore

5 Night Asia Cruise from Singapore

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Itinerary

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  • Day 1
    Singapore
  • Day 2
    Malacca
  • Day 3
    Penang
  • Day 4
    Phuket
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Singapore

Quantum of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Technologically advanced ship offers exceptional cabins and activities.

Cons

Ship has been modified for Chinese cruisers; Western dining is limited.

Bottom Line

Best if you get the ship's Asian focus and are fine sailing with other cultures/customs.


Cruise Reviews

Having previously read bad reviews before travelling, we feel it is only right to set the record straight regarding this particular sailing. Like may others reading the poor reviews regarding the ship, we were very apprehensive before ... Read More
Having previously read bad reviews before travelling, we feel it is only right to set the record straight regarding this particular sailing. Like may others reading the poor reviews regarding the ship, we were very apprehensive before travelling but these turned out to be unfounded. We started on a 9 day land tour of China with Wendy Wu tours which was fabulous. (see separate review) Upon arrival at Tianjin Cruise terminal along with 1000’s of other guests the whole process was fairly smooth and within 45 minutes we were on the ship. Sadly this cannot be said for some guests travelling on 72 hour visa’s where entry to China was refused from 2 days before up to sailing day with no valid reason given. Many flew home and some flew to the next port awaiting the arrival of the ship. This was very distressing for all concerned. To date, no explanation has been provided. Once on, what a total surprise. We have sailed on most of the different class of Royal ship’s and this was different again. It was spotlessly clean, light and airy and totally ready for 1000’s of Western cruisers. In fact the captain’s stats declared we had less than 100 Chinese travellers. Totally the opposite to the reviews we had read. Before we boarded, the ship had a total overhaul of staff, menu’s, restaurant names and Cruise Director (Ken totally nailed it) and entertainment staff. This was a 12 day repositioning cruise to Singapore before going to dry dock for 1 month then spending the winter season in this area. Many ports had not seen a ship this large and bravo to the Captain on being able to get into the ports. These included Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam (2 ports) and Singapore. Originally our time slot for Hong Kong was 7am til 2am the following morning but sadly this was cut short to 5pm due to the continuing protests. The shuttle stop provided by Royal Caribbean was at one of the MRT stations which closed at 4pm due to ongoing protest so making it back to the ship became quite hairy! We just made it with 10 mins to spare. However on the plus side, we sailed out of Hong Kong as it got dark which really was a sight to see from a ship. The best view in our opinion. The rest of the ports lived up to expectations and the excursions with Royal that we did do were well organised and fabulous. Our cabin was perfect size for the little amount of time we spent there. All the restaurants were easily booked and seemed to improve as the week went on. Mostly the entertainment was great particularly the INXS tribute band. Sun beds on sea days was difficult if you did not get up by 8am to grab one,However, crew were going around and removing towels if no-one had been back to the beds within the hour. We were lucky enough to witness a terrific storm at sea at 4am on the way to Hong Kong and we have never seen rain like it in Vietnam but this, because it was so hot, just made it more of a memory. So the moral of the story is to not believe everything you read, go with an open mind and do some research before you sail. On a final note, the icing on the cake for this sailing was our captain. Captain Sindre. What a star. He was to be seen everywhere on the ship, not shy with the cameras and spending time with all guests. The land tour and then the cruise really made this a trip of a lifetime! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We sailed on Quantum of the seas on a repositioning cruise from Tianjin Beijing to Singapore on 7th Oct 19. the ship is huge but well laid out and we didn’t get lost once. We spent 2 nights in Beijing then 2 hour taxi to Tianjin Port. ... Read More
We sailed on Quantum of the seas on a repositioning cruise from Tianjin Beijing to Singapore on 7th Oct 19. the ship is huge but well laid out and we didn’t get lost once. We spent 2 nights in Beijing then 2 hour taxi to Tianjin Port. Boarding was smooth enough though and room keys were in the room. We had a junior suite so plenty of room and a large balcony with loungers on it. All the staff were as you would expect cheery and very helpful. We don’t use the main dining rooms as it’s not our thing and prefer the informality and time flexibility of the windjammer. Food in the windjammer was very repetitive with the same dishes most nights and temperature varied from cold to warm but never hot. Breakfast was pandemonium as all the tables were usually taken with folk sitting to keep the table while their companion went to the buffet. I once had my cornflakes while leaning against the bar.The toast arrangement needs a rethink as you order what you want and the server puts it on the grill for you. (why not build up a bit of a stock when quieter as it works with other ships) A lot of excursions came back about 4 just as the windjammer closed and so everyone ended up in the 270 café which is tiny. As the ship is so huge it has to dock in commercial ports miles outside of town and busses have to be used most of the time. Prices of drinks were astronomical, a bottle of corona was $7 plus the tip of course = $8.50 which means you would have to have nearly 6 a day, every day to break even on the $48 a day inc tip drinks package price. For me not worth it. They also ran out of Fosters cans on the 4th day. As usual bar service was very slow as the bar tenders were usually busy mixing cocktails or waiting on people reading the list before deciding which cocktail to have. There are not nearly enough sun loungers or enough space to put more of them so causes mayhem on sea days with some being reserved from 7am and nobody on them most of the day. Entertainment was ok. The two bands were excellent, Daren Day was very talented, the theatre shows were all good except for the Australian comedian who was not even amusing. This was our first RCI cruise for 5 years and we enjoyed out holiday but won’t rush back. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We will not write too much about the horrible Immigration to China on 4th of October. We needed 7 hours after a long distance flight from Europe to get the 144 hours Visa and to find the luggagev( which was elsewhere) and then getting a ... Read More
We will not write too much about the horrible Immigration to China on 4th of October. We needed 7 hours after a long distance flight from Europe to get the 144 hours Visa and to find the luggagev( which was elsewhere) and then getting a shuttle to our hotel to start the 2 days program in Beijing before cruise started on October 7th. It was not a good entrance policy of China to send so many people home. Ur was really like a nightmare to experience the weeping and horrifying people who were prevented from entering without giving any reason, even though they had booked hotel proof and cruise.. Certainly not a dsplomatic and certainly even promising future method of China to promote for Chinese tourism But now the cruise: we wrote the very bad reviews before we started. We can say, we experienced the Quantum very differently. Mostly British, Germans, Americans and Australiens we're onboard. A very small group of Chinese travellers. The service was always very good. The crew members were very friendly, helpfully and kind and attentively. We stopped the visit if Windjammer at once. It was always full and loud, tried the some mornings having breakfast in one of the main restaurants. That was good but needed more time to get all orders completed. Not good for days worth excursions. So we just did not enjoy the small Solarium Bistro restaurant. That was perfect. Omelette or eggs over easy were brought to the table and other staff could found in the buffet. Tee, coffee, Juice werde served as well but also in self-service. In the Grande Restaurant we had our dinner, first course. Wonderfully because mostly less then 40% guests.. very good service. Our waiter was the lovely Guiyan with her second waiter Kevin. Both brilliant, full if energy, always attentively. We enjoyed the good variety of offers in meals well arranged and hit served. Very good. Our Cabin attendant was perfect. Thanks Man( cabine number 11612. The cabin was good maintained. Room enough for us. Good balcony often used. We are early riser. So we always found layers in the solarium deck. Wonderfully and quiet.But it is a bad habit to lay out towels and block couches without using them. We normally go our personal way with excursions. This time we booked for Taipei, Hongkong, Hue and Saigon. . All Tours organised from RCL where perfect. Good guides, good busses and driver, water, raincoats and mass of informations.. The tours were worth the money. Fukuoka we did alone. For us in walking distance to make a sightstiour around the temples. In Singapore as well we made our one tour with MRT and bus. Wonderful town. The time in Hongkong was too short. iIt was the captain's decision not to risk anything because of the demonstrations that started again in the evening. After all, we saw the Hong Kong skyline leaving at night. Hopefully we can come back in an open and peaceful Hongkong! We can only feel positive. Only the drinks packages are unreasonably expensive and correspondingly just individual drinks .. This is a pity and with celebrity ider my ship erhebluch better regulated.. The entertainment program was absolutely brilliant. Inkx, Aussie Boys, Darren Day, Barricade Boys- all 10 points. The lectures of Andrew Gregson a Must for us. interesting and witty with wit and knowledge Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
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