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Middle East Cruises

Cruises to the Middle East

The Middle East's exotic aura attracts history buffs and adventure seekers looking to expand their cultural horizons. Egypt's pyramids and Jordan's lost city of Petra are must-see landmarks, while souks (markets), breathtaking mosques and desert safaris also make for great exploring. Arabian Gulf cruises to the United Arab Emirates and Oman provide a look at the modern-day Middle East, with the world's biggest buildings and malls.
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Get the basics on Middle East cruising, including info on ships, ports and respecting local customs.
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Cruising the Arabian Gulf can be an affordable, adventurous and sun-filled way to see the Middle East.
Middle East Cruise Reviews Middle East Cruise Reviews
Not sure where to begin? Check out what fellow cruisers have to say about the Middle East.

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Abu Dhabi
The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is the largest and ...
Once a sleepy village with an industrial port, Aqaba is quickly ...
Although Bahrain has been accepting cruise ships since 2008, the ...
On busy Sheik Zayed Road, the highway running through the sprawling ...
The problem with a lot of the ports featured on a typical Arabian ...
As the hordes who now sail from Dubai will attest, cruising the ...
I have always wanted to visit Petra. This cruise included Petra plus The Holy Land and the Suez Canal,all new to me. We have taken several trips on Seabourn and love everything about it. The rooms are comfortable and have enough space which is ... Read more
No More MSC for Us seasider20
We chose this cruise on itinerary and dates. However will never sail with MSC again because there is so much missing compared to other cruise lines. We had bought the drinks package thankfully because you couldn't even have a glass of water with ... Read more
Although I have experienced some of the ports of call in the past (on a Suez transit to Dubai on QM2) I wanted to experience a 'standard' 7-day Dubai returned trip. And in my opinion MSC is better than Costa and RCI that also operate here, though ... Read more
Embarking Mein Schiff 2 very efficiently and smoothly. Balkony stateroom spacious,.Dinner in a very relaxed atmosphere as there was no need to book in advance and no formal dress required. It was possible to choose between tables that seated 6 or ... Read more
Excellent Holiday Mrs England
We did not pay much attention to reviews about MSC Musica until after we already booked a cruise and got quite upset in our choice of MSC, but still hoped for better experience with them. Yet, we were prepared for average (or even below average) ... Read more

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The good things about this ship: Room is of good size with plenty of sorage space. We were lucky to choose a balcony at the very back of the ship with enough space for a table, 3 sitting chairs and two lounge chairs. The Chops Grill on this ... Read more
This was our 4th cruise with RCL and one we embarked on with some concerns after reading the ship reviews here. We've only sailed on bigger ships before so again had concerns that we might not like the smaller vessel. We had no need to worry as our ... Read more
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