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Royal Caribbean Dubai Cruise Reviews

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185 Royal Caribbean Dubai Cruise Reviews


bearette avatar

bearette

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

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


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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


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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


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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


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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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deej5

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Exciting time, beautiful ship, poor gym, felt a bit ripped off.

Getting on the new ship in Dubai was very exciting and it certainly does look amazing. Staff onboard were very organised and friendly and everything ran very smoothly for all of our excursions. Our stateroom with ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cropton100

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Very, very disappointing

I hardly know where to start as I found the whole experience very disappointing. It seems one third of the ship is given over to the silver/gold suites and areas, one third to Seaplex (which I'll tell you about) ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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dorothymay

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

1st cruise and probably last boring boring boring

This was my 1st cruise and probably last. Entertainment and lectures uninspiring. Woman who gave lecture of forensics looks like just fell out of bed. 1 night had singer in Schooner bar competing with Spectrum big ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Laurna

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Ship full of problems

We chose this cruise because of the incredible places it visited. The ports of call and most excursions were awesome and well worth the time and money. However, the ship was a completely disgusting place to have ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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carmau61

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship but the person who designed the gym never went to a gym in his life ..

I did choose because of the itinerary as not many cruises have port of calls in India. I have cruised on Ovation of the seas before , same Quantum class , and i like the Spectrum of the seas choice of colours and ...
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Sail Date May 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


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yankees3184

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Some Things Need Change

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. My wife's sister lives and works in Dubai and the opportunity to see her and locations we had not been to before made this choice irresitable. We spent a few days in Dubai, we ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Sammy6

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Chose this cruise for the ports and weather. The ship and facilities were disappointing. Lack of stock in shops. Entertainment when at dinner and over by 10pm. Geared to asian clientele. Food only average. Mashed ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Janda7

14 Reviews Written

182 Helpful Votes

Lovely lady of the sea

We boarded the ship in Dubai, to Barcelona, having originally booked to stay on her to Miami, until a change of dry dock was made. Prior to boarding, we stayed a few days in Dubai, & had such a lovely experience ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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