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161 Royal Caribbean Middle East Cruise Reviews
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ema_92
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
After reading previous reviews of this cruise i wasn't expecting it to be fantastic, but it was even worse than the review said. We have been cruising for over 10 years with many different cruise companies and this was the worst one I've ... Read more
gaspumpcruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
45 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We did the same cruise on Splendour last year and wanted to get away for winter sun. Everything was very smooth. Boarding at 11.30am went well and our cabin was ready at 1pm and baggage arrived during the afternoon. We travelled on a ... Read more
Denbears
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise to get some much needed rest, sleep and sunshine having done the same cruise on Splendour of the seas last year. We found Vision of the Seas a bit tired and not as nice as Splendour. Embarkation and ... Read more
Mulguy Boy
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
6 helpful votes
We did this very same cruise last year when it was the Splendour of the Seas, and booked it again this year (early and paid much more than many guests we met) as we had loved it and rested and relaxed for a whole week in great weather. ... Read more
Speckle
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
There were so many reasons - the overall experience was appalling. We are experienced cruisers and have never had such poor food in the dining room - poor quality meat and no taste, lack of choice and variety: one evening the head waiter ... Read more
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Dicko66
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We flew Emirates to Dubai and that was really excellent. Bigger seats, more legroom, great infotainment system, very large seat screen, really good food, great flight attendants, huge overhead lockers, clean, new, modern, smooth quiet. ... Read more
Janda7
Member Since 2016
7 reviews
30 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We decided to cruise on this ship for various reasons. Captain Marek on this vessel, runs and excellent team, and the entire crew seem very happy & interact with passengers very well. At this time of year, the weather on this ... Read more
Rob F
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
To be quite honest, we choose this cruise on price, as we were actually in the travel agents paying the final payment for our imminent caribbean cruise with msc and it seemed too good to be real or true! Really, were it not for the msc ... Read more
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Allypally54
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Last minute decision to book this cruise as it was a bargain not to miss - included Emirates flight. Have only travelled with RCI once before, usually go with P and O. Flight and transfer good. Arrived around 7.30am so we were ... Read more
morts
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
There are a lot of negative comments about Vision so we were interested to experience it for ourselves. We have cruised with RC before on a similar sized vessel (Splendour) so we were familiar with the modus operandi. Last time we were a ... Read more
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Qtee pi
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had not taken a cruise with RCI in several years and although we were a bit disappointed in how everything seemed to have gone down a notch (except the service of many of the crew), we still did have a fun time on our Arabian Gulf ... Read more
truckerboy53
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this cruise as it was on offer at the travel agents,also Friends had been with Royal Caribbean before & recommended it! I read reviews before I went & was a bit concerned about the negative comments but I think they must ... Read more
Sally Bradford
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our second RC cruise and although Vision of the Seas is a much smaller ship than we cruised on before it had many features that we preferred. The pool area was less busy and there was no bum fights for sun beds as before. With ... Read more
Cockneycruiser
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Choose this cruise instead of going to the Caribbean as we were worried about zigs virus We had a couple of days in Dubai before the cruise which we would definately recommend The ship was smaller than our usual choice but we liked ... Read more
mjm259
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife and I are 30 and from the U.S., and took a 7-day "arabian" gulf (read: persian gulf) cruise for two reasons: First, we had an expiring RC credit that we had to use, and second, because the itinerary was awesome. We knew ... Read more
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stmamet
Member Since 2017
1 review
27 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for a winter break,but was a little apprehensive due to negative feedback we read before leaving. We have been with Royal Carribean before and knew what level of service is offered,well we were not dissapointed. ... Read more
Ashlauren
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 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
21 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
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desmacruise
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
21 forum posts
7 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
Juneb73
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 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
10 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
122 forum posts
11 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
21 forum posts
8 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
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