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
Are Diamond Members in loyalty Crown and Anchor . Been on sister ship Jewel of Seas so knew layout.
At noon went to Windjammer for lunch and then to cabin at 1pm. Knowing the ship I had chosen cabin 9256. Aft [rear] corner with extremely large balcony with 2 sunbeds, 2 chairs and table...tremendous!