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Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Dubai (Dubai Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 25, 2013
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Royal Caribbean should have some arrangement for Enter and Exit Visa, we were told by Emirates that we needed only one visa and on embarking we were asked to go to emergency visa counter, where they asked us to pay 2000 dirams on the spot. We agreed, with very unpleasant feeling, and none of the credit cards were going through, they wanted cash, and we do not carry that much cash. I am not well and was sitting under stress in the wheelchair for one hour. Finally my husband went to some higher person, and said to use the manual machine. The lady who first saw us swiped 10 times, I think she had no knowledge!!! I hate to use these words but whole day was not enjoyable with this unfortunate experience. Then they asked us to go to exchange office, they refused to do anything and said to walk to other terminal to get cash. They should have some empathy for wheelchair and older people.. Also before getting visa from Emirates, we phoned Emirates office in Ottawa, UAE Embassy in Ottawa, emailed Royal Caribbean, with no reply. We request some refund as this was not our fault at all.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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