In May 15 I took the Quantum of the Seas 16 Night Suez Canal - Barcelona to Dubai. These are my comments from that cruise.
I stayed one night prior to the cruise at the RCCL booked hotel, Hotel Regina. This was a pleasant experience and good location.
Due to a last minute change in my room assignment by RCCL on the morning of my departure from the US, the luggage tag was posted to my account after I left the US for Barcelona, Spain, to join the cruise. When I arrived at the port there were no luggage tags available at the port in Barcelona. Myself and many others, were told they were always coming, but no one could tell us who went to get the luggage tags we needed. I noticed some discarded ones in the trash and dug one out of trash to use. This 20-30 minutes put me behind many people who had showed up and were now ahead of me in line.