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Dubai & Emirates

, 10th March 2013

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From Dubai 10th Mar 2013 (8 Nt Fly Cruise) View Itinerary

Customer Rating

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What's Included?

Serenade - Upgrade Coming Dec 2012
  • Ensuite stateroom accommodation
  • All meals and snacks onboard
  • 24 hour room service
  • All entertainment
  • Spa & Fitness Centre
  • Rock Climbing/ Sports Court
  • All port taxes and fees
  • Kids activities from toddlers to teenagers
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Add Extra Nights in Dubai!

Gratuities are entirely a matter of your personal choice.

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Cruise Itinerary
Customer Reviews
Day Port Due Depart
1 Flight from the UK
2 00:00 18:00
08:00 17:00
Muscat, Oman
09:00 00:00
Muscat, Oman
00:00 18:00
6 At sea
7 08:00 18:00
8 08:00 00:00
9 Dubai/Fly UK
Interior Stateroom Inside
Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Outside
Family Ocean View Stateroom Outside
Large Ocean View Stateroom Outside
Superior Ocean View Stateroom Balcony
Grand Suite Suite
Junior Suite Suite
Owner's Suite Suite
Royal Family Suite Suite
Royal Suite Suite

Latest Serenade of the Seas Reviews

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Date: 22 May 2011
Author: Dawn
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Summary: We have just had the most amazing time on Serenade of The Seas. This was our first cruise and we really did not know what to expect, but we have now caught the bug and will definitely be cruising again. The staff were exceptional, they cannot do enough for you. We ate in the main dining room every evening, as we did not feel the need to try anywhere else as the food was so good (contrary to some reviews I have read!).

Our waiter Alrick was most attentive and every evening he would give us information on the port we were visiting the next day, offering hints and tips on the best way to get around the island, etc. We drank in The Schooner Bar most evenings as we found this really relaxing and we were pleasantly surprised by the price of drinks on the ship - about the same (if not cheaper) than we would pay in the UK. We saw 3 shows - 2 by the Royal Caribbean singers and dancers, which were very good and we saw a Temptations Tribute act who were fantastic. We didn't bother seeing the comedians, as this didn't really interest us.

We didn't pre-book any trips because there was nothing that we really wanted to do, so we just got off the boat and did an island highlights tour with one of the many people who are waiting when you get off the boat. We always went in one of the little mini-buses and for about $20 each you get a 2 to 3 hour trip, showing you the main points of interest, stopping for photos etc. I would definitely recommend doing this, as it is far cheaper than booking it through the ship. One thing I would recommend is that in your hand luggage you pack your swimming gear/sun lotion, as it can be quite late by the time you get your main suitcases delivered, and this means that you can take advantage of the sun/pool in the meantime.

Also, I would pack something to wear that evening, as we didn't get our luggage until about 7.45pm and we had to be at the muster point safety meeting at 8.00pm and dinner at 8.30 - so it was a bit of a rush. All in all we had a fantastic time and would definitely cruise with Royal Caribbean again.
Date: 14 April 2013
Author: Susan Hope
User Rating: 5 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 65 out of 6
Summary: Just returned from a lovely cruise to Dubai and the Arabian Gulf. It was it was our first time with Royal Caribbean and we would definately consider going again with them. All the staff on board were extremely polite, friendly and eager to help. The ship was very clean and very well-equipped.

The entertainment was a bit repetative, but that could be just our taste. All the meals we had on board were lovely - we didn't try any of the specialist restaurants as we were more than happy with the 'general' eateries. Drinks were quite expensive - 31 dollars for the cheapest bottle of wine so we didn't see anyone 'over the limit!'. We had pre-paid the gratuities and couldn't understand why we had to pay 15% extra for every drink we bought and then to be left an envelope in our room for our (excellent) stateroom attendant.

It just seemed a bit too much. We booked two excursions - the hop on, hop off bus in Muscat and the city tour of same city which included the Mosque which was absolutely fabulous and definately worth a visit. Special thanks must go to the Tailor-made team at Iglu Cruises. Everything went according to plan including three private pick-ups/drop-offs and two nights in separate Dubai hotels- the Holiday Inn Express at Dubai Airport and the Arabian Courtyard and Spa beside the creek.

Both were excellent. A great holiday all-round!
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