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117 Royal Caribbean Middle East Cruise Reviews
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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
HokiePoq
Member Since 2007
14 reviews
3,320 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
4 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
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PamUK
Member Since 2007
1 review
296 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
yummymummy11
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
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
193 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
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suron
Member Since 2005
11 reviews
1,467 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
ScotsLady
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
148 forum posts
Sailed February 2013
just off Serenade of the Seas after 7 nights in the Middle East. Overall a very enjoyable experience. Spent 2 nights pre cruise in Dubai, and wished we had longer as so much to see and do. stayed in Traders Hotel which was okay for 2 ... Read more
pandpEastbourne
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2013
We have recently returned from a week's cruise in the Middle East on board RCI's "Serenade of the Seas". This was our first cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We booked very early, paid extra for an outside balcony and chose ... Read more
Tony747
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed February 2013
Our first cruise and we were determined to enjoy it! Cabin was well positioned on Deck 10, just below the Solarium Deck 11, so convenient for popping up for a drink(Alcoholic or non) and food. The itinerary was not that exciting as most of ... Read more
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nearco
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed January 2013
It wasn't my first choice of destination but it fitted in perfectly with holiday allocation, one night in Barcelona and a final night in Dubai. the Serenade is not the newest of ships but it was in good condition. Now I do like Royal ... Read more
seamaiden23
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
Sailed January 2013
I booked this cruise for my husbands 50th birthday. We stopped in the Dubai Marina 4 nights before and stayed in Dubai 6 times before so the intention was to do view sea inwards on our cruise. the ship being the holiday not so the ... Read more
kwar
Member Since 2008
1 review
294 forum posts
Embarkation was wonderful compared to the nightmare in Dubai trying to get passports to get off the ship. Waiting in line 1.5 hours, which didn't matter as we were only going to a hotel. That needs to be addressed. Cabin: the rounded ... Read more
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WanderLust2aFault
Member Since 2012
1 review
Just returned from the 12-night Dubai/India/Muscat/Dubai cruise on Brilliance of the Seas and thought we would share our experience. *THE CRUISE* We thoroughly enjoyed the ship and the itinerary. Nice mix of sea days and ports. India ... Read more
Tropsie
1 review
2 helpful votes
Hi everyone, first time critic here so apologies if I miss anything out! We just returned last night from our cruise on Brilliance of the Seas, which left from Dubai on March 25 and sailed to India (Mumbai, Goa, New Mangalore, Cochin) and ... Read more
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billieholiday
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
419 forum posts
just back from the brilliance of the seas. it was for us the first time in the middle east and had a different idea about the ports and rules. our suite was well but not so big as we had on other cruises and a little far from the ... Read more
Mother Macree
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2012
My husband and I booked this cruise with Virgin Cruises . We had 6 nights in Ras Al Khaimah before joining the cruise in Dubai . We had no difficulty arriving in Dubai airport . I had brought copies of my husbands prescription medicines ... Read more
winifred robertson
1 review
Sailed February 2012
we have just returned from a seven night cruise on brilliance of the seas visiting four ports in the united arab emirates and dubai. the ship was the usual standard we have experienced before on a royal caribbean ship, although we have ... Read more
smgapp
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
73 forum posts
Many thanks to all the info on this site. We returned on Monday from a great cruise on the Brilliance of the Sea out of Dubai. We loved the cruise. The food was better than expected- especially liked the large shrimp cocktail, lobster ... Read more
John Campbell
1 review
Flew overnight from Manchester arriving in Dubai at 7am. Had breakfast, spent time in duty free in airport then got taxi to port at 11am. Watched our cases and hand luggage go through security check and walked straight on ship at 11.20am ... Read more
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