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Royal Caribbean Dubai Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
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Destination
Dubai

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Excellent

54

Very Good

45

Average

37

Poor

30

Terrible

15

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37 Royal Caribbean Dubai Cruise Reviews


FennoExpress avatar

FennoExpress

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Hardly a jewel anymore and royal only in the name

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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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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


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


ltaberner7 avatar

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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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


deej5 avatar

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


Sammy6 avatar

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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Lasvegas9

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

I never thought I would write a bad review but...

Firstly I know this ship has just gone in for a six week refurbishment. That being said having cruised with Royal many times ( Diamond Plus) I found myself constantly defending their policy’s but I can’t defend ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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doctorbill34

1 Review Written

Vision makeover hurt my experience

I've sailed on Vision about 7 or 8 times, and have enjoyed it. I choose this ship mainly for the itinerary, which I thoroughly enjoyed. My April 2017 cruise was my first on Vision since the remodeling, which hurt ...
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Sail Date April 2017


ledris2 avatar

ledris2

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Refurbish or Retire

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


riyd67 avatar

riyd67

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Dubai to Venice - April 2017

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 ...
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Sail Date April 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


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


Texas089 avatar

Texas089

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not great cruise.

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Glenn. avatar

Glenn.

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


ffc avatar

ffc

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Arabian Gulf

We chose this cruise prior to travelling to India. The ship is smaller than many in the fleet but this is not a problem and does mean that tenders are not required as , in the main, the ship can dock near the towns. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Robert Muscat avatar

Robert Muscat

1 Review Written

A poor repeat of previous cruises

I have always cruised on RCL and this time the cost curptting initiatives were evident. Food in the Windjammer Restaurant was reduced, bath robes and tissues were on provided upon request, the number of waitering ...
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Sail Date February 2017


jem57 avatar

jem57

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Below Par, Excellent Staff

Was not expecting much and I got what I expected.Ship is way past it's sell by date,needs a massive deep clean,everywhere I looked I could see flaws.The solarium was filthy,I wiped my hand across a ledge and it was ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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little britain

34 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

A Dubai Vision

We took advantage of very low pricing (starting at £649pp including flights to Dubai) to fit in a short weeks cruise for some winter sun. We flew from LHR and upon arrival were transferred to Le Meridian hotel ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Denbears

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not a good as last year!

We chose this cruise to get some much needed rest, sleep and sunshine having done the same cruise on Splendour of the seas last year. We found Vision of the Seas a bit tired and not as nice as Splendour. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Mulguy Boy

8 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Cruise experience despite some positives. Avoid Cabin 7620.

We did this very same cruise last year when it was the Splendour of the Seas, and booked it again this year (early and paid much more than many guests we met) as we had loved it and rested and relaxed for a whole ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Chocaholic1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A great playground for families

New large ship with lots of unique features. Production shows are truly amazing! Guest performers and In-house entertainers were very talented. I have taken many RCCL cruises, consider myself a loyal customer ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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jdshomer

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Ovation of the Seas - nice but not for us.

We wanted to experience one of the huge ships to see if they were to our taste, after 10 cruises on smaller ships. We chose Ovation of the Seas because it was brand new and coming eventually to Australia. The ship ...
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Sail Date May 2016


Noelybo avatar

Noelybo

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Diamond Club Disappointment

The new Ovation we were looking forward to so much as new Diamond members.Our cabin was really nice but lacked appropriate hanging space and need more drawers.Our attendant was very helpful. I did not like the ...
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Sail Date May 2016


Stylemover avatar

Stylemover

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

Overall, very disappointing. Expected great things from this ship and having traveled with Royal Caribbean for 12 cruises, I would not choose to go on this ship again. Agree with all the comments people have said ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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