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134 Royal Caribbean Middle East Cruise Reviews

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kaznaid
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
187 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
suron
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
1,327 forum post
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
4 reviews
141 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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pandpEastbourne
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
nearco
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
197 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
billieholiday
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
419 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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smgapp
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
73 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Bikerboy32
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just recently returned from our second Cruise,a 7 night Emirates itinerary taking in Oman and the two jewels of the U.A.E Dubai and it's bigger sister Abu Dhabi. I would like to say that contra to the impressions i have made from ... Read more
Tokyo1949
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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Kid Free Traveller
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
lilybob
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
571 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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