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117 Royal Caribbean Middle East Cruise Reviews
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Ashlauren
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 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
7 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
4 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
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
Rovert
Member Since 2015
1 review
35 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
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F6969
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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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
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
370 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
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