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179 Royal Caribbean Dubai Cruise Reviews
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Maksim
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
651 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We picked this cruise for its amazing itinerary and indeed, it was very interesting. We loved the combination of ports and sea days to relax. Here are all the other positives: great entertainment, convenient ship layout, the condition of ... Read more
pirasea
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
After reading all the awful reviews of this ship before we left on our cruise, we were worried, but we had a great time. It almost seemed like all those other people were on a completely different ship. Embarkation We did get off ... Read more
ledris2
Member Since 2010
1 review
185 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We had an inside room. #4459. We knew it would be small BUT the shower was the smallest I have ever had in all my years of sailing with RCL. It was smaller than The Majesty and the Empress!!! Then the bed did not have twin mattresses ... Read more
Mickbon
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Ship is old, but kept up. many sea days with not enough activities going on around the ship, could have had more hands on activities for everyone. Meals were very good service was outstanding both at the buffet and the main dinning room. ... Read more
divelocker74
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
What a wonderful adventure!! From the arrival terminal to final destination in Venice, this was a fantastic cruise. The Vision was in great ship. Have read a lot of negative comments before we left and was pleasantly surprised on how ... Read more
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Janusz i Halina
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Only we can respond very positively Very much enjoyed the cabins very clean taking care of the cabin very frendli Once again we are very thankful Restaurants very attentive waiters just great And again very very clean and well ... Read more
riyd67
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were originally booked on the Legend of the Seas (RCI) for a Singapore to Dubai cruise with 4 stops in India. It was just what we wanted. Cruise booked and paid for - we were then notified that the Legend of the Seas was being sold ... Read more
denandjudywhicker
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 helpful votes
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 idiot Taxi driver took us to ... Read more
chilliboy16
Member Since 2013
1 review
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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 rather than the side.The ... Read more
fred9
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
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 cost more than a pint of ... Read more
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Otit
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
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 reserving chairs and leaving ... Read more
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Breexer
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
My wife and I have been cruising since 1992 so we have a wide experience. I would probably put this in the lower end of ships we have been on. First the good: the staff was very friendly and eager to help. The restaurant food was ... Read more
chiefy134
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
10 helpful votes
We booked this cruise on the itinerary alone, being a part of the world we had never seen. We were without kids on this trip and having never cruised before on such an old and comparatively small ship we did have minor reservations about ... Read more
Fatmorse
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
An extremely friendly ship, the staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough for you. Other than that we were very disappointed in the ship. The interior cabin was so small it was unbelievable, the furniture was old,chipped and not ... Read more
Texas089
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise for its itinerary. Checking in and embarkation was excellent, however the first area I visited was the pool and I was disappointed as it looks tatty and the sunbeds are horrible. Never seen any thing like these before. ... Read more
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margaret1951
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We decided to stay the first night in Dubai prior to boarding the cruise due to landing in Dubai at 0730 and only being allowed onto the ship after 1230. We have cruised with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity on previous occasions and found ... Read more
Glenn.
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Chose the cruise as part of longer stay in Dubai. Embarkation process was smooth. The main reason for writing this review is to set some facts straight about the drinks packages. My wife and I are not big drinkers, but do like a ... Read more
Hello Captain
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Chose this cruise for Dubai stay,time of year for weather and because friends rate cruising. First impressions of ship not good,dingy and full,cabin okay no toiletries, pillows stained and Grubby, advised we would be able to be upgraded ... Read more
_wayne_
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
7 helpful votes
Just Returned from a 3 night Dubai stay and a 7 night cruise vision of the seas, paid £1198 each, Atlantis palm hotel stay superb, transfers very good and embarking the ship very good DINNING area and waiters i thought were good ... Read more
regent218
Member Since 2004
1 review
175 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
chose for the itinerary. We wanted to see Dubai, and thought this would be a great way to do it. We were not happy that it was on R.C. but did it anyway. I was very pleasantly surprised. We did not find the ship worn out as some other ... Read more
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jands57
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Booked this cruise because of the price mainly and the timing was just right. After reading some of the reviews was a little worried but on getting aboard these vanished. Had an ocean view cabin on deck 2. Plenty of space for all our ... Read more
kittencruiser
Member Since 2009
1 review
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
It’s such a shame that this ship is getting so many negative reviews, were we on the same ship!? IMO a lot of it is down to lack of research - this is not a big ship like oasis of the seas! We were on it last year and it was ... Read more
Mad RCI fan
Member Since 2015
9 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
After a terrible experience at the port I could not wait to get on to Vision of the Seas. I should explain that at this point that Royal have no involvement with the port authorities. When Mangesh our Concierge and the Guest services ... Read more
LCS1955
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We were looking for something not too expensive and an alternative to our usual winter week in the sun in the Canaries. This met the bill and the itinerary looked interesting as neither of us had been to that part of the world at all. ... Read more
Island.Hopper
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
42 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The ship: We have cruised many times before including Princess, Celebrity, and RC. We travelled as a party of six, all but one had cruised before.This was the smallest ship any of us had been on and we were interested to see how it ... Read more
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