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105 Royal Caribbean Middle East Cruise Reviews

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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
1 helpful vote
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
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

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crimsonbird
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
328 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
104 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
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

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cruise pup
Member Since 2001
12 reviews
6,158 forum posts
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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ronald monjack
1 review
The overnight flight arranged by RC to Dubai was unnecessary, as there are ample day flights to get you into Dubai a a sensible hour, we were taken to a hotel, given a good breakfast and carried out the ship check-in there ( albeit a huge ... Read more

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David38
2 reviews
We have just returned from our cruise on the Brilliance. We had flown overnight from London and had booked in for the morning at the Premiere Inn Dubai Airport (excellent and very good staff), We made our own arrangements to get to the ... Read more
bettymay
1 review
Sailed March 2011
My partner and I have visited the Emirates before and stayed in hotels. I was eager to try a cruise and he took some convincing. However this seemed an ideal compromise. We flew with BA (world traveller plus) and stayed in Sofitel in ... Read more
flo123
3 reviews
Sailed February 2011
On reading various other reports on this cruise and ship I do not know why people were complaining - What are they used to at home.The ship was very clean, the staff very helpful, and the food very good. Where else can you get lunch until ... Read more
pennib
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
7 forum posts
We had already been on the Serenade of the Seas for a week up to Alaska in 2009 and knew that the Brilliance of the Seas is a sister ship. We had liked the Serenade and so were looking forward to a similar experience on the Brilliance. ... Read more
Germancruiser
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
2,748 forum posts
Sailed February 2011
Brilliance of the Seas Middle East Cruise Feb. 2011 Dubai to Dubai As it has been six years since I cruised with Royal Caribbean International I was kind of anxious if I would be disappointed after so many cruises with Celebrity. ... Read more

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Baltman
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2011
This was our first cruise. I booked this cruise as a Christmas present for my wife via a local travel agent. I originally booked a Junior Suite, but the we got upgraded to an Owner Suite. We flew Palanga Lithuania to ... Read more
Stevie Lawson
Member Since 2006
12 reviews
211 forum posts
Sailed February 2011
After an overnight flight from Heathrow, immigration at Dubai was swift and organised. Lots of cruise staff to guide you through the airport and onto awaiting coaches. Travelled short journey to the Hyatt near the port for breakfast ... Read more
KievCruiser
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
67 forum posts
Sailed February 2011
From the beginning, I had a feeling that our February 14 sailing on Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas was going to be different from any of our previous cruises. It was, and all-in-all it really was a brilliant week. VISAS: ... Read more
Southwind1
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
163 forum posts
We had cruised on the Brilliance before so we more or less knew what to expect onboard. We have also sailed on the Navigator and Freedom class ships before, but feel that the Radiance class ships are the most elegant of all. We ... Read more
ingreece
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
519 forum posts
Our impression of the ship was very positive. Despite it's December listing incident where it was damaged, it looked teriffic. We were in the Family Oceanview cabin #8000 which sleeps six for the three of us. We loved all of the space. The ... Read more

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