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122 Royal Caribbean Dubai Cruise Reviews
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Ashlauren
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise so I cannot compare it with other cruises but overall we had a good experience. Our youngest child had difficulty going to the kids club and the staff did not have much patience for him, so at times it was ... Read more
elomi123
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the destination, the weather, and the time. However we had never sailed with Royal Caribbean before, but we hoped it would be like P and O. How wrong could we be...... I have never sailed with such a ... Read more
karenbecs
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Had never been on cruise with RCI beforebut we wanted some winter sunshine and this Itinery fitted the bill We were really pleased with the ship and staff We found all members of staff to be excellent , all seemed happy to be on board ... Read more
Derry Mum
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first time cruising. After reading some of the reviews on here I was a little apprehensive. Well was I in for a surprise. We had an excellent time, weather fantastic, staff on board excellent, food excellent, entertainment ... Read more
desmacruise
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We did a cruise on the Vision of the seas from december 26 2016 to january 2 2017 from Dubai and going to Khasab (Oman), Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi and back to Dubai. The flights with QATAR airlines were excellent. We stayed at the Holiday ... Read more
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Juneb73
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 8th cruise - 4th with Royal Carribean . Standards have dropped dramatically . From start to finish my husband and I were upset and disappointed by the whole experience on this cruise. RC rep at airport unsure if we ... Read more
abutler70
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Check in was a breeze. It must have only taken 20 minutes. We had a large Ocean view on Deck 4 and this was perfect. There were no vibrations and you couldn't hear next door either! This is a nice size ship and has good amenities. ... Read more
ukcruiseguy
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
114 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We had a fabulous time....the Weather was brilliant as we expected We arrived at the terminal after a flight from the UK around 11 am. We were on board within 15 mins We booked for the 19th December for one week over Christmas ... Read more
Sailaway1706
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
18 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Normally I don't cruise around Christmas time. The prices are too high. But this offer was unbelievable. The prices startet at 299 € per person. We had a nice veranda cabin midships. Big enough for one week. I had no great dining ... Read more
Mad RCI fan
Member Since 2015
7 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I had an overnight flight to Dubai I found out later that a lot of people on the flight were taking the cruise. I arrived at the airport picked up the case and after clearing customs were met out side in Arrivals by a Royal Caribbean rep. ... Read more
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colchester dave
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We decided to try Royal Caribbean Arabian Gulf cruise because the weather in the area would be warm but not to hot at this time of year. The embarkation was not too bad, we arrived in Dubai about 7.30 after an overnight flight from ... Read more
Shelz1
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I have just returned from a 7 day cruise out of Dubai on RCCL's Vision of the Seas. She is an older ship that carries 2,500 people. A size and age that I usually love. Sadly, Vision was rather tired. Despite the best attempts of the ... Read more
Annmad
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Excellent value and the ship was brand new. Getting on board was seamless. Better than usual entertainment. Went to ports we would not normally choose, Oman & Kochi. Even though it's a huge ship it was not crowded. There were no ... Read more
Umina kid
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
The ship itself was very good but as reviewed before the dress code was very poor and I remember one night in the top restaurant the guy at the next table had T shirt shorts and thongs on and this was when the advertised dress for men was ... Read more
Monty124
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this to be our introduction to cruising. Being disabled we booked an accessible suite and were not Dissapointed, the stateroom was superb with the balcony having a ramp to get in and out, a full wet room shower and everything was ... Read more
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Chocaholic1
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
New large ship with lots of unique features. Production shows are truly amazing! Guest performers and In-house entertainers were very talented. I have taken many RCCL cruises, consider myself a loyal customer to RCCL and Celebrity. ... Read more
Skyoz
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
For anyone travelling on a cruise ship for the first time I'm sure they will be suitably impressed and the ship is very well presented and of course great German engineering. For me the ship is too big with too many passengers - travelling ... Read more
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Zawmer
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I sailed the Dubai-Singapore leg of the inaugural (sorta) repositioning that brought Ovation from Southampton to Tianjin. So my experience was with a shiny new ship that was a real pleasure to behold at every corner. Royal Caribbean ... Read more
Gluvcruising
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to discover cruising on a larger ship. To our amazement it was easy to get from A to B with wider pathways throughout. The decor is beautifully appointed with many "chill out" areas available in many nooks ... Read more
Me decker
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were traveling with our 21 yr old granddaughter so originally booked a grand suite but were offered an upgrade to a grand loft suite which was absolutely fabulous. Our Royal Genie was wonderful and made our trip extra special. All ... Read more
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jdshomer
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We wanted to experience one of the huge ships to see if they were to our taste, after 10 cruises on smaller ships. We chose Ovation of the Seas because it was brand new and coming eventually to Australia. The ship is beautiful and very ... Read more
ernie109@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it is a new ship that is quite contemporary and full of technology. Plus I always wanted to see Dubai, India and Singapore, so they were the highlight of the trip. I had an amazing experience on the cruise: The ... Read more
Noelybo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The new Ovation we were looking forward to so much as new Diamond members.Our cabin was really nice but lacked appropriate hanging space and need more drawers.Our attendant was very helpful. I did not like the dining experience I much ... Read more
Gin Jeannie
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We were really looking forward to cruising on a brand new ship with Royal Caribben. How disappointed we were! The ship is huge, cabins really nice but hardly any hanging space, no toiletries, had to ask the steward for some and got them on ... Read more
kiana247
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
having cruised with rc before we were excited about boarding ovation, good job the itinary was good the ship was the worst we have been on the staff didn't know what they were doing, the pool was mainly coverd, not much entertainment, ... Read more
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