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Abu Dhabi to the Middle East MSC Splendida Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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332 reviews
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Anniversary Dinner in the Butcher’s Cut restaurant.
Our surprise Anniversary cake supplied by the staff in the Butcher’s Cut restaurant - a lovely touch!
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1-10 of 9 Abu Dhabi to the Middle East MSC Splendida Cruise Reviews


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

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LAG10
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 duplicating all the other reviews you will read .....im not a complete novice as have done Cunard Queen Victoria cruises before. Embarkation was excellent...slick, friendly welcoming and ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Yacht Club Experience

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champagnedebs
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 L'Olivo Restaurant Food 9/10 Service 2/10 The above is an at a glance review of our trip from Abu Dhabi If you care or have time i will give now a detailed review for my above ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite


Yacht Club - Needs refining!

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Hampshire6
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 excursion desk was not open, bar that had made a mistake on on bill wasn't open, surely their purpose is to sort things out and get back to you if there is any issue, not to make you ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite


Not bad

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MarkFFF
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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 breads, pastries and barista made coffee. Plenty of bars, with the best range of wines being in Dim Sum. Ship was packed, but the bar and seating area at the back of deck 15 was good. Very ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Beyond Bad

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Nicolalloyd
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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 teenagers. Everything is closed all the time. If you ask staff to do anything or help you they hardly understand their job and do absolutely nothing about it. The atmosphere is dead. Truly ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Birthday celebration

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elio1948
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 previous Crusie. Embarkation was quick & smooth. Our cabin was ready as soon as we went aboard. There has been a few changes to the ship which we had already sailed with on a ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Spotlessly clean

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Kevsmall
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Really well done to the cabin stewards for a fantastic job they work tirelessly hard day and night nothing was to much trouble for them need to have a shower screen rather than a shower curtain need more t v channels for British guests althogh its been a bit picky the furniture needs to be a bit lighter a little to dark but very comfortable bed ... good sound proffing houe keeping team kept ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


MSC great value cruise on wonderful ship

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deanobravo72
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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 value at £23 per day. Can't understand why hot chocolate can't be included in it. We had no problems with communicating with the staff. The embarking and disembarking was very quick ...
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Sail Date: February 2018


Never again

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Colinbrooke1
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 parts embarkation and disembarkation was quick and without a hitch , although before we got on the ship people were trying to sell us packages . The room was fine although a bath is not ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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