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134 Royal Caribbean Middle East Cruise Reviews

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Swn Y Don
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
73 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Check in was longer than usual as queues had built up but we were very pleased with prompt arrival of bags. Interior cabin 6111 was clean, comfy and very quiet at night. We had towel animals and a very friendly cabin steward. ... Read more
Flossy77
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have recently returned from a cruise to Oman & the UAE on Splendour of the Seas. I would start by saying that my previous cruise experiences have been on Norwegian and I much prefer their freestyle mantra. While a small ship I ... Read more
AStoney
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Started the cruise after a 4night stay in Mestre Venice embarkation excellent balcony cabin midship on deck 6 plenty of hanging space but no drawers or shelves for clothes. Drinks expensive so took a package for one (surprising as in the ... Read more
NOrabi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This statement is based on comparisons with numerous other cruises we have enjoyed with several cruise companies including two with Royal Caribbean (although they were about ten years ago). Our latest cruises have been with P and O, ... Read more
champers@7
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Flew Newcastle/Paris/Venice with Air France - flights on time but our worry about luggage transfer was a needless concern - met by RC staff and taken to coach. In no time we were on the ship & in our cabin. We had some concerns ... Read more

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Seabournboy
Member Since 2011
13 reviews
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having read some very mixed reviews of this ship I was curious to form my own opinions and experience Splendour for myself. It always intrigues me how there can be so vastly differing reports of the same ship. I am pleased to say that my ... Read more
lwdcourt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We've cruised with RCI now for a number of years and generally like the cruise line. This particular cruise was a bit of a mixed bag! The good.... For an older ship about to be sold we were pleasantly surprised that it was in such ... Read more
F6969
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
0 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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

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jaxgang
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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sandravb79
Member Since 2007
1 review
1,160 forum post
0 helpful votes
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
290 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
12 reviews
3,068 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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shepsm001
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
96 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 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
285 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
1 review
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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