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Dubai First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Dubai

Traveler rating

Excellent

12

Very Good

5

Average

5

Poor

1

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

105

Senior Cruises

74

Luxury Cruises

58

Repositioning Cruises

52

First-Time Cruisers

25

25 Dubai First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Morag avatar

Morag

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not up to my expectation

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Retirement present for self and Husband. Never been on a cruise before, went with another couple who were seasoned at cruising. Staff on ship friendly, but lack of contact communication from Thompson reps, seemed ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Leics 1

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY !

Only booked this for the destination really and to try msc as we have never sailed with them before and after this experience we wont ever again ! Whilst the ship itself was lovely that's the only thing that could ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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ashbrow

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers

This was our first experience of cruising so we had mixed feelings once we started to read the reviews but I suppose you can't please all of the people all of the time. We were met at the airport and because of the ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Frescer

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

This was our first cruise ever, so we went with no preconceived ideas and no expectations. We chose the cruises mainly on price, it was cheap and it went to interesting places in the Middle East that I wanted to go ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Travel Madness

1 Review Written

Awful

This was our first cruise. It was our Wedding Anniversary and my husband's 70th birthday, so it was booked up last June. We paid £3,900 for the holiday + £600 for 2 drinks packages, so expected some luxury... ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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VeronicaFiguereido

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Awesome Winter Across the Ocean!!

This was my maiden trip on a cruise and was absolutely mind blowing experience. Since I was travelling with my mother, I must say I was bit apprehensive given the health conditions of both of us, but that fear did ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Kf3229

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

BRILLIANT

This was our first cruise and, having undertaken extensive research, booked RSS with the USP of Holy Land tours included. We travelled business class from LHR on Virgin, which was the worse business cabin we have ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Calred40

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic

Last cruise on Celebrity Century fantastic. Stayed in the Penthouse, was spacious, luxurious, kitchen, dressing room, very large bathroom, large balcony with furniture & jacuzzi great fun and nice and cool! So it ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Spotthedog

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

First ever cruise - and last?

This was our first ever cruise and hence our first review on this site. A couple of earlier reviews of this ship on this website were very helpful for us so thank you for taking the trouble - they really helped us ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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ElainePDean

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An absolutely fabulous first experience.

It did not start well - an overnight flight from the UK which was very squashed and uncomfortable (Emirates. VERY disappointing) and then we were in the embarkation area by 9.30am and told we would not have a cabin ...
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Sail Date March 2014


Benkins avatar

Benkins

1 Review Written

Christmas

My Wife and I decided to do a Cruise this Christmas to get away from it all. We flew to Dubai on the 20th December from Dublin, good flight. The Hotel overnight supplied in Dubai was excellent and we were up graded ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Not sour grapes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An experience with a difference

Myself,recently retired and my wife nearing retirement,we finally embarked on our first cruise holiday. The first mistake was not checking out on visa requirements, regulations an costs which our travel agent nor ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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msamra

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

No rating

Dubai - Oman

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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JMGTyrone

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing first experience

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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pandpEastbourne

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First time cruising

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2013


Bluekat74 avatar

Bluekat74

1 Review Written

Dubai to Singapore

About us: A couple with children (that were left at home with my parents) travelling on our first trip together post being married all those years ago, and celebrating my husbands 40th Birthday. Boarding: We ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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Suraj

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Staying warm in the winter from Dubai to Singapore

This was our first cruise with Oceania and shortly after we boarded one of the staff commented that it was pretty brave to choose an unknown cruise line on which to pass the next 65 days. We choose our cruises ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Voyager74

1 Review Written

First Cruise experience on Brilliance of the Seas

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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AlexDouglass

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Glorious Week - Brilliant, in Fact!

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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Baltman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dream come true

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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Mystic Abu

1 Review Written

A pleasant surprise

Embarkation We arrived about half an hour after the allotted time and found no queues. Staff were friendly and helpful. Bags were delivered to our cabin in a few minutes. Others we spoke to who arrived too early ...
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Sail Date February 2011


Michael avatar

Michael

11 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not so happy first time cruise

Our first time cruise aboard the R C I Legend of the Seas left my wife and I with mixed views about cruising again. The good points were, the staff in the main restaurant could not do enough for you And food was ...
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Sail Date November 2009


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shopaholic78

1 Review Written

Say Yes to the Costa Deliziosa!!!!

I am a first time cruiser and chose the Costa Deliziosa "Jewels of the Emirates" cruise round Dubai as this is somewhere I had always wanted to visit and the cruise seemed to have everything I was after. Myself ...
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Sail Date May 2010


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Happyholidayer

1 Review Written

Not what we expected!

Due to this being our first cruise and one of us having additional needs - using a manual wheelchair. We had checked out as much information as was possible. We were visiting Dubai anyway so we booked this cruise. ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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Barmy Arnie

1 Review Written

An upmarket Butlins with 5-star prices

Our pre-cruise stay at the Hilton Beach Resort and Spa in Ras al Khaimah was the perfect location to unwind from the flight from the UK and may have spoilt us for what what was our first (and last) cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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