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116 Royal Caribbean Middle East Cruise Reviews
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Tokyo1949
1 review
Just returned from a cruise on the BOS which we really enjoyed. We arrived at the port just before 9am and on the ship before 11am. Cabins were available at 1pm so we had lunch in the Windjammer when it opened. We were on Main seating ... Read more
Jackie E
1 review
This was the second time that I had been on the Brilliance of the seas and there was quite a reduction in service and quality since the last visit in at the end of 2009. We arrived after almost 24 hours travel at the port at 9am tired ... Read more
Kid Free Traveller
1 review
Emirates Flights We chose the 20.25 flight from Birmingham. I was expecting attentive service from Emirates and we had been told how good they were. Whether it was because we were 2 hours late departing and the cabin crew was tired I ... Read more
M Collier
1 review
Sailed December 2011
First time with Royal Carribbean. Ship a little smaller than our cruises on Princess and Cunard QM2. staff very friendly and helpful. Easy embarkation. Room spacious. A little tired in places,considering it was a top suite. Balcony ... Read more
intrepidseabird
1 review
We embarked on the beautiful Brilliance of the seas at Dubai for a one week cruise and had a great experience from start to finish. Our check in was brilliant - we were in our stateroom barely half an hour after arriving at the terminal, ... Read more
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lilybob
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
632 forum posts
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause if you believe or perhaps you are a newbie to RCI! With a fare too good to be true and not having to fly, we booked a last minute inside guarantee on Brilliance of the Seas out of Dubai during the ... Read more
Voyager74
Member Since 2011
1 review
My very first cruise experience; so didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Very diverse crew; very few Americans as it is Middle East and they don't go to that part of the world. Lots of fun Brits, South Americans and ... Read more
1TheOne1
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
34 forum posts
Sailed December 2011
We cruised 19-26th December 2011 and I can tell you, we will not be staying home for Christmas any more. For the first time we paid for embarkation and city tour (we usually do this on our own) and it showed up to be a great idea. After ... Read more
Frode
Member Since 2009
1 review
92 forum posts
After having cruised a number of times on board MSC Cruises, I was really looking forward to my first cruise ever on board RCI. It happened to be on board the Brilliance of the Seas, at a 7-nights cruise departing the 5th of Dec 2011 from ... Read more
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kr_cruiser
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed November 2011
Departure: We were a group of 8 going on the trip for Thanksgiving. Our trip startied a little rough, once we boarded the plane to go from Miami International Airport to London Heathrow, it appeared that the plane had engineering problems ... Read more
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TravelEEmpress
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
388 forum posts
The on board experience was wonderful. It was definitely worth getting a room with a balcony for this trans canal cruise. The rooms are serviced regularly. The ship was clean, well cared for with little deferred maintenance. The staff is ... Read more
caledonmango
Member Since 2006
1 review
29 forum posts
We recently returned from an 18 night cruise from Barcelona to Dubai. We chose the cruise primarily because of the itinerary. We have cruised with Royal Caribbean before, and found it below the quality of lines such as Celebrity. In ... Read more
M Stonebanks
1 review
Brilliance of the Seas Cruise from Dubai around Gulf Just returned from a Royal Caribbean cruise on board The Brilliance of the Seas. We joined the cruise in Dubai and had 7 nights aboard on a full board status but this did not ... Read more
GLENDA RAINBIRD
1 review
Sailed November 2011
Just came home following a week's cruise of the Middle East with Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas. This is my 4th cruise with them but sadly it may be my last. The ship is lovely not as modern as some of the newer ships but this is ... Read more
AlexDouglass
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
145 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise rather on the spur of the moment - we live locally, know all the ports well, and looked on it as an opportunity primarily for an on-board getaway. The Brilliance of the Seas delivered a first-rate experience across ... Read more
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Keith Rowe
1 review
On the whole this cruise was exactly what we wanted, and we in the main thourghly enjoy our trip. Good Ship, Great Staff, Interesting ports of call, Food of a very good standard. Lots of onboard activities. Theatre every night, some ... Read more
crimsonbird
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
333 forum posts
Sailed November 2011
It's hard to imagine anyone not enjoying a cruise on this beautiful ship. Well maintained, easy to get around, cabins with good storage space - this ship will not disappoint. Our sailing, from Barcelona to Dubai, had several highlight ... Read more
seafishermanbob
1 review
Sailed November 2011
Well we departed from Dublin and flew with Etihad Airlines great flight standard seating with good amount of leg room standard airline food was edible. We landed in Abu Dhabi at 7.15am and were greeted at baggage reclaim by a rep who ... Read more
egyptes
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
110 forum posts
We embarked from Barcelona without incident and were on the ship within an hour of arriving at the dock. Unusual to us was that cabins were not ready when we boarded the ship so we were left to wait in the halls for them to open up the ... Read more
chas379
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
Sailed November 2011
Was a bit dubious about sailing on this ship as I know it is a little older having done a Med. cruise on her in 2006. However embarkation was effortless and we were soon on board. I think possibly it felt easier as we had arrived in ... Read more
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paddyzim
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise because it was amazingly good value, and also gave us the opportunity to visit Israel. We arrived not sure what to expect - and after reading such negative reviews of Vision we were apprehensive to say the least. We ... Read more
cruise pup
Member Since 2001
12 reviews
6,346 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2011
This cruise turned out to be a bargain and so was the airfare to and from Istanbul. I spent a few days before the cruise in Istanbul since hotels were ridiculously cheap. Unfortunately the weather was miserable for the entire stay. ... Read more
Patricia Morris
1 review
Sailed October 2011
My husband and i have just returned from the "Vision of the seas " holyland cruise. This is the first cruise we have taken so needless to say we boarded with some trepidation. Our first impression was how friendly and helpful the security ... Read more
belleretraite
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
179 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2011
We decided to take this cruise in August after being offered a great deal by KLM for a flight to the Middle-East even though we were just coming back from a cruise on the Voyager of the Seas on the Adriatic . We had always wanted to visit ... Read more
robjw
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
Brilliance was lacking some sparkle This time last year I wrote a very positive review of Celebrity Equinox. This time, regretfully, it is not possible to be as positive although the cruise was far from a disaster. Firstly, ... Read more
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