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Royal Caribbean Dubai Cruise Reviews

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30 Royal Caribbean Dubai Cruise Reviews


Very Critical avatar

Very Critical

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

QUITE SHOCKED

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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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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


cropton100 avatar

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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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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babalu82

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No fridge in oceanview cabins.

We picked this so we could go to Petra. The other stops were useless--Athens on Easter Sunday? Everythihjng was closed. Israel on Good Friday? Everything was closed. They should have planned this better. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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


Kewest avatar

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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Breexer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Should have been so much better.

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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margaret1951

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean disappointment

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Dwaynee

1 Review Written

" GIVE US YOUR MONEY " ROYAL CARIBBEAN NEW SLOGAN

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Hello Captain

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Holiday Camp

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Fatmorse

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Tired, dated, poor entertainment

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Gladiolus

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Big Disappointment

This ship was a huge dissapointment after hearing that Royal Caribbean was a great line. To begin with, you have to ask for shampoo, conditioner and shower gel..they are not automatically put in your cabin. When ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Summer hols

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Avoid cabin 3010 if you want a good nights sleep

We have just returned from cruise and this was the worst we have ever experienced. We do appreciate the price we paid but there was so many disappointing aspects to this cruise. We booked an outside cabin on to find ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Speckle

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary spoilt by second rate and penny pinching RCI

There were so many reasons - the overall experience was appalling. We are experienced cruisers and have never had such poor food in the dining room - poor quality meat and no taste, lack of choice and variety: one ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Rob F avatar

Rob F

7 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Decent food, but thats all I can say on the positive side....

To be quite honest, we choose this cruise on price, as we were actually in the travel agents paying the final payment for our imminent caribbean cruise with msc and it seemed too good to be real or true! Really, ...
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Sail Date January 2017


mjm259 avatar

mjm259

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Small, tired ship on a great itinerary.

My wife and I are 30 and from the U.S., and took a 7-day "arabian" gulf (read: persian gulf) cruise for two reasons: First, we had an expiring RC credit that we had to use, and second, because the itinerary was ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Norman57 avatar

Norman57

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not Great

We chose this cruise to see this part of the world but while the ports were worth a visit the organised trips with RC were grossly over priced !!!!! Vision of the Sea is tired but the main crib is with the greed ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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colchester dave

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship Shame about Everything Else

We decided to try Royal Caribbean Arabian Gulf cruise because the weather in the area would be warm but not to hot at this time of year. The embarkation was not too bad, we arrived in Dubai about 7.30 after an ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Shelz1

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Not the Vision that I had of the Cruise beforehand

I have just returned from a 7 day cruise out of Dubai on RCCL's Vision of the Seas. She is an older ship that carries 2,500 people. A size and age that I usually love. Sadly, Vision was rather tired. Despite ...
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Sail Date December 2016


Skyoz avatar

Skyoz

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Looks great but looks are only surface deep.

For anyone travelling on a cruise ship for the first time I'm sure they will be suitably impressed and the ship is very well presented and of course great German engineering. For me the ship is too big with too many ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Gin Jeannie

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

A Huge Let Down

We were really looking forward to cruising on a brand new ship with Royal Caribben. How disappointed we were! The ship is huge, cabins really nice but hardly any hanging space, no toiletries, had to ask the steward ...
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Sail Date May 2016


kiana247 avatar

kiana247

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Ovation of the Seas, May 2016

having cruised with rc before we were excited about boarding ovation, good job the itinary was good the ship was the worst we have been on the staff didn't know what they were doing, the pool was mainly coverd, not ...
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Sail Date May 2016


skipeagle avatar

skipeagle

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Big Ship; No Atmosphere

New ship high expectations very disappointing cabin set out was good but no basic amenities supplied flat screen tv with basic repeat movies, movie channel available at a cost not enough activities available very ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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