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161 Royal Caribbean Middle East Cruise Reviews
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
Gladiolus
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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 they run out, you have to ... Read more
ffc
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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. Some painting is ... Read more
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Great Grandparents
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We spent a very enjoyable week in India and the second week was a seven day cruise As soon as we got to our cabin we knew we were not going to enjoy the Cruise the cabin was so out of date needed a complete refit no toiletries in the ... Read more
jem57
Member Since 2007
1 review
91 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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 filthy,the floor tiles ... Read more
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little britain
Member Since 2004
29 reviews
5,454 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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 which is opposite the ... Read more
Ludka
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Exotic destination in the sun,a cruise combined with a 3 night stay in Dubai,was what I wanted to have. The embarkation at 11 am was quick and in no time was I inside the ship. The staterooms were available at 1pm,but the waiting in ... Read more
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Alison Edwards
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because the itinary was unusual and it didnt dissapoint . We did the dhow cruise in Khasab which was amazing we saw dolphins and wonderful scenery also the Wonders of Dubai trip was very good value you get to see ... Read more
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