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Abu Dhabi to the Middle East Cruise Reviews

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77 Abu Dhabi to the Middle East Cruise Reviews


awat avatar

awat

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

MSC - A huge disappointed - BEWARE!

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We are highly disappointed and feel cheated out of our money. I feel like MSC should’ve canceled the cruise due to coronavirus outbreak as we didn’t visit any ports outside of UAE. I refuse to believe that MSC ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Chukigek

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

MSC Bellissima cruise tips

* Avoid deck 14 rooms by any means, until they are at the very nose of the ship (see cabin review) * All the packages (drinks, Internet) are hugely overpriced and I see no reason you'd like to use them as no ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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zacarito20

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Scam Cruise - Hell of a week

CHRISTMAS CRUISE Abu Dhabi (22-12-2019 until 29-12-2019) Everything started with the wrong foot (Family travel - Party of 11 originally, but only 9 arrived because my mother had an emergency surgery and stayed ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Colummcdaid

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Extra,Extra,Extras.

The main reason we chose to go on this particular cruise was to go somewhere we'd never been before on a new ship. This trip was booked in October 2018 with Tour America..At the time we were told that flights would ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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buttercup2607

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

DO NOT BOOK! This is an ordeal not a holiday. Worst Experience of My Life!

DO NOT BOOK any cruise with Costa! I have never experienced a company before that care so little for their customers. I should have known that it was going to be bad. Before we even set sail they were impossible ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Sandystruis

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise ever

Having read so many negative reviews, we were very sceptical & even contemplated cancelling before sailing. Thank goodness we didn't. We have been on 13 cruises with different companies and this cruise was by far ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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LAG10

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great cruise...was amazing...so why 4 stars not 5?

I read lots of reviews when deciding on booking this and lots worried me so I was very nervous of how much we would enjoy it...so my review below I hope will help answer the initial questions I had, without ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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champagnedebs

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Yacht Club Experience

Ship 10/10 Embarkation 10/10 Main Buffet 8/10 Bars and staff 10/10 Entertainment 7/10 Yacht Club Suite 15022 (not really a suite) 7/10 YC Concierge 2/10 Butler 2/10 Top Sail lounge 9/10 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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helnat

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Special holiday

Loved the variety of ports offered on this cruise. Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi, including Dubai and Mumbai and Goa.all different and exciting in their own way. The New Year overnight tour in Dubai was fabulous, from Jeep ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Hampshire6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Yacht Club - Needs refining!

Travelled as a party of 7 to celebrate a birthday. The Yacht Club is promoted as being special, but the concierge desk really let it down. No assistance at any time, always told to go away and come back later (as ...
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Sail Date January 2019


MarkFFF avatar

MarkFFF

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not bad

7 night ME cruise from Dubai with my wife over Xmas. The ship itself was fine, but the food in the buffet and main dining room was pretty poor. Low quality and variety. The fresh pizzas were good, as were the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Nicolalloyd

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beyond Bad

I have never ever experienced something so bad. MSC has so much to learn. You pay all this money and get nothing but bad, rude staff. Asked to pay extra for ALL activities. Hardly nothing to do - especially for ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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deanobravo72

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

MSC great value cruise on wonderful ship

This is our 2nd cruise with MSC and we honestly don't understand a lot of the negative complaints about MSC. I do admit that the food is average but that doesn't mean it is bad. The unlimited drinks package is great ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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elio1948

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Birthday celebration

H the same aving already taken an 8 night Cruise with the same Company but visiting Abu Dhabi and Oman, this time we wanted to see Bahrain & Quatar. We embarked at Abu Dhabi which we had already visited on our ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Colinbrooke1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Never again

we have just returned from a week cruise in Dubai with MSC , we have been on many cruises before but first time with msc . We were on a package which included drinks and a balcony cabin. Let me go through the best ...
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Sail Date February 2018


drsel avatar

drsel

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise!

Celebrity Constellation 9 night Arabian cruise Embarkation was a breeze-just 10 mins. Then we were welcomed onboard with champagne on a red carpet. We felt we were treated like royalty!. Our oceanview room ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Shirleytully08

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Don't go; it really is the worst cruise I've ever been on !!

Cruised onboard fantasia departing from Abu Dhabi on the 19/03/2017 My honest advise would be don't go it really is as bad as all the other reviews. We decided to try MSC as we liked the itinerary and the price was ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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shiny49

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

A glimpse of the Arabian Gulf on a surprisingly good ship.

I chose this cruise after a short 'taster' cruise last year on Splendida. We were so impressed with the service after years with RCI that we decided to give MSC another try. We were not dissapointed. Boarding in ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Silent1958

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Money taken from safe. Avoid MSC

This was our first cruise with MSC after 6 with Thomson’s. We cruised from Abu Dhabi on the 19/03/2017 for 7 nights. On arrival at ship we were informed that itinerary had been changed. We had a Balcony cabin and ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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aussie.aussie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

This has to be the worse cruise I have ever been on. Did a Mediterranean cruise Feb, 2017 and will never sail MSC again. I was on a conference on board with about 90 people, and the majority felt very similar to ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Paul Wilkinson

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise I’ve ever been on

Well, I’ve just come back from a MSC Cruise, to say I was disappointed would be very polite, we sailed from Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island, Qatar, Bahrain and finishing in Dubai on the MSC Fantasia, firstly the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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alanyaboy

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Ever

First review and first cruise. We have just returned from the Abu Dhabi cruise 5th – 13th February on the MSC Fantasia. The cruise was not without fault but overall was a fantastic experience. We booked this ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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sealife19

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Outstanding

This is our fourth cruise with MSC having been initially reluctant to try an Italian cruise line.The ship is beautiful and maintained to a very high standard. We found the restaurant to be of a very high standard. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Traveller250

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Mixed Experience - mainly due to staff - Overall Good

Itinerary was key to a revisit to the middle east, celebrating 50th year and wanted something that would be memorable to my family and myself We were not cruise newbies having travelled on RC and Celebrity ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Wash Angel

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The Good the Bad and the Fantasia

Review MSC Fantasia Dubai/Abu Dhabi etc..... We had a standard balcony cabin on deck 13 and it was one of the better cabins in terms of design compared to P&O, Carnival etc. The bathroom had no shaving mirror but ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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