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Dubai to the Middle East Royal Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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131 Dubai to the Middle East Royal Caribbean Cruise Reviews


bearette avatar

bearette

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hotel of the Seas

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We were literally cut off in the Coronavirus Epidemic so this review will be what happens when things go wrong. We are two upper 30s adults and our two kid, twin boy and girl who were seven and just shy of 8 when ...
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Sail Date March 2020


egglo avatar

egglo

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean: Totally professional and honourable company. Very impressive.

We booked this cruise on "Jewel of the Seas" long before the Coronavirus scare and decided to go ahead anyway, as we have a daughter living in Dubai whom we wanted to visit. In the couple of weeks before the start ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Juke68

1 Review Written

Ship's crew were friendly, helpful and very professional.

We had been to Dubai and Emirates the previous year and this time combined it with a stay at The Atlantis Hotel on The Palm...amazing...we usually cruise with P&O but they had decided not to do that route so we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cgdg21

1 Review Written

Relaxing cruise

We chose this cruise because of the interesting stops and the fact that the weather in the middle-east is much better than elsewhere, at this time of year. It also offered good value for money, as Emirates flights ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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chmusar

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Last minute trip Dubai

We have cruised on a few ships and I did prefer this smaller ship,yes it's old but was clean and kept well. I liked that I could find a sunbed in a quiet location . Solarium was a nice place to relax. Safari ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mjk88

1 Review Written

Full review

From England and booked online via Royal Caribbean. First cruise but the destination was the real seller having nothing to compare to. Emirates flight was great to Dubai. Plenty of security at port but no problems ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jacketwatch

12 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise, met or exceeded expectations.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary as we had never been to the gulf area before. We first flew to Delhi to see our family there, then flew to Dubai for 5 days prior to cruising which was an eye opener. We were ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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FennoExpress

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Hardly a jewel anymore and royal only in the name

This was our sixth cruise and the first on Royal Caribbean. We got a very good price and as we have visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi previously we knew what to expect in terms of weather, general safety and cleanliness. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Very Critical

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

QUITE SHOCKED

We had not been with this company before, and we were expecting this cruise to be better than the cruise we did with another company the week before. Strangely enough, we enjoyed the other cruise, but not this one. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Janda7 avatar

Janda7

14 Reviews Written

182 Helpful Votes

A lovely jewel !

We are a retired couple who enjoy cruising to interesting places. We had never been on the Jewel, but have been on several ships within the fleet. On arriving in Dubai, we stayed for a few nights pre cruise. Our ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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gettinold

20 Reviews Written

126 Helpful Votes

What no lobster ?

We took this cruise mainly due to the fact that the package Royal Caribbean was offering two nights post cruise stay at the Atlantis the Palms in Dubai. It seemed like a nice way to end the cruise The ship is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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georgygirl65

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointment with the ship

We were on deck 11 and it was a nightmare. Every morning between 6.15 am - 7.30am and later thats all we could hear was thump thump thump which was coning from the jogging track. I obviously complained several times ...
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Sail Date December 2019


NightWoman avatar

NightWoman

6 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Reasonable Cruise

This cruise sailed over Christmas and this was the reason we booked a cruise only and arranged our own flights, we were then spending New Year at a hotel we go to regularly in Dubai. We've done this cruise many ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ltaberner7

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable but room for improvement

We chose this cruise for its combination of cities plus the opportunity to have a beach day, so the fact that the captain deemed the seas too rough for tendering (debatable) on the day we were to visit Sir Bani Yas ...
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Sail Date December 2019


nath27 avatar

nath27

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas

There were a couple of minor niggles, but overall this was a fantastic cruise on a lovely ship full of character. Embarkation was very smooth, and there were drinks and snacks available at the Port too as we ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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craig gibbon

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

A Fair & Honest Review From Experienced Cruiser

After 7 days sailing around the GCC I would like to share my honest experience with you all.. Embarkation was fairly painless and the whole process took 30 minutes maximum, the huge let down was the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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whiskysmates

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pirates of the Caribbean cruise

We enjoyed the places we visited on the cruise but not the ship - food was not great, very poor maintenance with rust everywhere, things broken and missing including furniture and chairs in lounges and public areas, ...
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Sail Date April 2018


fred9 avatar

fred9

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Curates egg

Embarkation turned into a disorganised chaos when the gangway started moving. The cabin was a good size but why no mini fridge or bathroom requisites. We knew from experience that the water in the cabin would ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Kewest

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Cruise

This cruise was part of a package whch seemed to good to be true at the price, We travelled as a group of 4 who are very experienced cruisers. The embarkation ran very smoothly and efficient, but we were some ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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denandjudywhicker

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

So much better than the Splendour.

We arrived in Dubai the day before the cruise an hour late as usual because of the Emirates flight yet again been late leaving Manchester? EK22 is never on time! Arrived at the Hyatt Regency Deira (after the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


jeytee avatar

jeytee

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise for relaxation

Overall good cruise. Fantastic service from stateroom staff, along with the service from concierge lounge. The service in the reception and shore excursion was at an all-time low - but overall good service other ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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allmendietour

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

severe bout of GASTROENTERITIS

We purchased a package from Imagine Cruising which involved a 3 night pre cruise stay in the Atlantis Palm Dubai. We were unlucky with the weather as for 2.5 days we had cloud wind and surprisingly for the desert, ...
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Sail Date March 2017


davies avatar

davies

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A lovely cruise

We did a weeks cruise from Dubai getting on the ship was easy and we were on for lunch time The cabin was ready B3019 plenty of hanging space and a good size all I would say was the shower was small but not a ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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chilliboy16

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A bit of a let down

Stayed in Dubai pre and post cruise, embarkation and disembarkation was smooth. We had a large interior cabin and had to ask for the bed to be split so that it was easier to get into the beds through the middle ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Otit avatar

Otit

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very tired ship should be retired!

We chose RC because we have been with them before and they were excellent. This ship has passed its sell by date. The sun loungers are old and some of them broken. As always they have signs prohibiting you from ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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