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150 Royal Caribbean Middle East Cruise Reviews
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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
1 review
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
26 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
20 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
20 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
14 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
9 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
116 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
19 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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Mad RCI fan
Member Since 2015
8 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
colchester dave
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
17 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
15 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
4 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
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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
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
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