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105 Royal Caribbean Middle East Cruise Reviews

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Annmad
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
ernie109@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
Rovert
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 helpful votes
My wife and I have just finished our cruise on RCCL “Ovation of the Seas “. We boarded the ship in Barcelona and disembarked in Dubai , we wish we would have got off in Rome (which was the first port of call ) . The ... Read more
F6969
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We have been "Loyal to Royal" for over 20 years. This was the worst cruise of our life. Cruise Director poor at best. When describing Suez Canal all that was said was " sand and more sand, lots of sand". Would have ... Read more
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KATE PERTH
Member Since 2015
1 review
It has been on my bucket list for years to sail thru the Suez Canal and my husband and I decided to book on Explorer of the Seas sailing from Barcelona. Embarkation was fairly swift and our balcony cabin was excellent. It was kept very ... Read more

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cruise 429
Member Since 2007
1 review
75 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Positives Friendly and on the whole, helpful staff No corkage fee for any wine you bring to the restaurant. Very spacious room, (But we paid a premium for a Junior Suite) Very generous shipboard credit given in lieu of not ... Read more
jaxgang
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
THIS cruise was certainly a weird one, perhaps memorable more for the things that went wrong than right. It was our first run-out with Royal Caribbean (although our 13th cruise in all) unimaginatively entitled “14-night Suez Canal ... Read more
cruisinpopo
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I've cruised with RCL for 25 years. This ship is almost as old. It's time to invest in a new "Vision size ships" for exotic ports, rather than the mega ships. Loyal cruisers need better. The 4th deck smelled like 15 frat guys ... Read more
Leda
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed May 2015
This was our first taste of Royal Caribbean having cruised on Cunard and Celebrity. The booking was many months in the planning and was looked forward with much excitement. Thinking that this brand new ship with the “WOW” ... Read more
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sanroque
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
To be fair all I have to compare to is NCL having taken 3 different cruises on NCL (and not been THAT impressed with those). This ship however is dated with much less in amenities, dining choices than what I became used to. The NCL ships ... Read more

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Don1959
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
We spent 29 nights in Quantum, sailing from New York to Dubai on the first two legs of her repositioning from the US to China. I’ve waited a month to write this review, in order to try and give as balanced a view as possible. ... Read more
sandravb79
Member Since 2007
1 review
1,160 forum post
WHO WE ARE: - Sandra (me): 33yo, works as consultant, from Brussels (Belgium) - Adrienne (my mother): 63yo, retired, from Brussels (Belgium) - Not our first cruise on RCCL (we are both Platinum) but our first trip to the Middle East. ... Read more
Goldenco
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
342 forum posts
Our cabin was fantastic. Large, and next to the stairs and elevator, so easy to get to the spa and fitness center. Large balcony and high quality deck furniture. The only noise was when people above us moved deck chairs, but not a big ... Read more
snazzy
Member Since 2010
1 review
16 forum posts
We are very active cruisers and have never complained before, and I hate to make this one against a Royal Caribbean ship because we have ALWAYS had great cruises with them. However, we booked the "usual balcony room" for this cruise; ... Read more
over64
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
Not rated Sailed April 2013
First of all my wife and I are experienced cruisers with many cruises on Royal Caribbean and other lines. We are generally big fans of RC but not this cruise (Apr. 19 departing Dubai). First of all the Legend is their oldest ship (1995). ... Read more

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HokiePoq
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
3,142 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First the positives: This repositioning itinerary was fabulous from Singapore to Rome by way of Dubai and India and many other countries. This was a unique cruise at a reasonable price with great opportunities to see Asia and the ... Read more
shepsm001
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
96 forum posts
Sailed April 2013
First let me say that we are experienced cruisers and have taken many cruises all over the world on all sizes of ships. SHIP The ship is OK even if you taken recent mega ships. The recent refit was great and really improved what ... Read more
msamra
Member Since 2012
1 review
24 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed April 2013
First let us introduce ourselves we are a married Egyptian couple with no children living in Kuwait I work in investment banking and my wife is a freelance graphic designer. We came across the Dubai cruise by chance and the booking was ... Read more
PamUK
Member Since 2007
1 review
294 forum posts
First a little about us, we are a couple in our late 40's/early 50's with no children, husband is a chef and is fully aware of the logistics required to provide quality meals to hundreds of people! This was our 9th cruise all of which ... Read more
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JMGTyrone
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Firstly, for those who have read my previous reviews I hope I've demonstrated that my comments are as objective as possible and where possible as positive as I can be. This review is based on my expectation for the price we paid. Had I ... Read more

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yummymummy11
Member Since 2011
1 review
33 forum posts
Here's some info about Serenade and cruising her with children. I couldn't find much before I went. We are 2 adults and one 9 year old boy. So, in no particular order: I bought the soda cup and bottled water package. Total waste of ... Read more
kaznaid
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
190 forum posts
Sailed March 2013
We had already spent 2 days in Dubai prior to embarkation. We arrived at the Cruise Terminal at about 11 am and our check-in was smooth and quick. We were able to get to our stateroom at midday so we went and had a drink first before a ... Read more
Archee100
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed February 2013
We had the good fortune to be on this Royal Caribbean ship for the cruise around the Arabia Starting in Dubai. This was our first time on Royal Caribbean but hopefully not our last, the ship is in good order throughout. Compares ... Read more
suron
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
1,389 forum post
Prior to the cruise I had linked up with others via the Roll Call. As a solo traveller this was a way of getting to know others prior to sailing. We met at the Sky Bar on sailaway and often met up during the cruise, either on various ... Read more
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patsyanna
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
Sailed February 2013
Just back from a 7 day cruise from Dubai on the Serenade of the seas. Starting with embarkation: Very chaotic, we had an overnight flight and was taken to the Hyatt hotel for breakfast and booking in process, but they had run out of sea ... Read more

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