Royal Caribbean began sailing to Dubai in January 2010. The inaugural season ran from January 2010 through April 2010. Guests had their pick of 13 sailings aboard Brilliance of the Seas to destinations in the United Emirates, Bahrain, and Oman. The “port-intensive” inaugural season featured calls at Oman’s capital of Muscat, and maiden ports of call at Mina Sulman, Bahrain; and Fujairah and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Two fourteen night repositioning cruises were on the menu as well between Barcelona and Dubai via the Suez Canal. The first sailing, January 4, 2010, sailed from Barcelona with calls at Aqaba, Jordan and four Egyptian ports including Alexandria, Safaga, Sharm El Sheikh, and Port Said. The second repositioning cruise (return voyage), April 19, 2010, featured calls at Safaga, Sharm El Sheikh, Alexandria, and Muscat.
Royal Caribbean’s Dubai cruise itineraries feature the same destinations and calls as its inaugural season, but guests have their choice of 7-night Dubai cruises and 12-night Dubai & India cruises aboard Brilliance of the Seas. Cruises are offered in December-April, with prices ranging from $1,099-$4,399 depending on the type of stateroom. Interior rooms are the most affordable, outside rooms are the next price point up, followed by balcony rooms and deluxe suites.
Seven-night Dubai cruises feature ports of call including Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Fujairah, United Arab Emirates; Muscat, Oman; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Dubai, United Arab Emirates or Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Bombay (Mumbai), India; Goa (Mormugao), India; New Mangalore, India; Cochin, India; Muscat, Oman; Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Twelve-night cruises feature ports of call including Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Cochin, India; New Mangalore, India; Goa (Mormugao), India; Bombay (Mumbai), India; Muscat, Oman; Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Brilliance of the Seas belongs to the Royal Caribbean’s Radiance Class. This environmentally friendly class utilizes gas-turbine engines—the most environmentally conscious engine at sea. Although Dubai features excitement and wonders beyond imagination, Brilliance of the Seas has a few wonders of its own. Guests can dangle from a rock-climbing wall positioned 150 feet above the vast ocean or they can take in the scenery from the other side of the ships glass walls and windows. Dining features world class cuisine that can be enjoyed while taking in the scenery form a two-story dining room. Guests can also play golf at the indoor/outdoor country club and relax under the sun in the ships spectacular Solarium.
Other Brilliance of the Seas features include the Vegas-style Casino Royale, a basketball court, a day spa, coffee shops and seaview cafes, themed bars and lounges, and Italian eateries. Brilliance of the Seas also accommodates 2,501 guests, comfortably.
If you are interested in booking a Dubai Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, visit the official Royal Caribbean website at www.royalcaribbean.com. If you would rather speak with a live person, you can call a Royal Caribbean Vacation Planner at 1-866-562-7625, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. EST. Certified Vacation Planners offer personal attention and they have extensive cruise planning experience.