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Athens (Piraeus) to the Middle East Cruise Reviews
Cruiser Rating
4.1
Very Good
28 reviews
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Brand New Ship on First Voyage
"Being past Seabourn clients, we wanted to test drive this new ship and with a great price on offer for the first leg of its inaugural run, couldn't resist signing up even though the itinerary was not super..."Read More
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Jonelly

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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Delightful Experience on a 6 Star Small Ship

Review for Seabourn Ovation to Middle East

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Lucullus

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Fellow Cruisers, It has now been a further three weeks of cruising on the Seabourn Ovation for my wife and I and I have begun to like this ship quite a bit. Cruising on a relatively small ship (600 or less passengers) means that the staff and fellow guests get to know you and vice versa in a short period of time. This makes for a more congenial and friendly family type atmosphere. Since my last ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

23 Helpful Votes


A Happy Ship: Very Pleasant Sailing on the Seabourn Encore

Review for Seabourn Encore to Middle East

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ON cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Having recently returned from our second Seabourn cruise, we debarked the ship after 19 days wanting to stay on board. Alas, "duty calls", including back to work. Now, after settling in at home, herewith, in no particular, order, are my impressions of our trip. Last year (December 2017) we tried Seabourn for the very first time, on the Odyssey for a Caribbean cruise. Interested readers can find ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Tortola

63 Helpful Votes


Suez Canal to Dubai

Review for Azamara Quest to Middle East

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TanaB

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Our friends had cruised on Azamara previously and had already booked this cruise. We have cruised before on large ships and didn’t really like the experience. So we weren’t really interested in cruising again until we checked out the itinerary which included Petra, Jordan and Athens, and that our friends raved about the cruise line. The ship, cabin, facilities and crew: Ship was nice and ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Club Oceanview Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Luxor was definitely the highlight

Review for Star Legend to Middle East

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Primosearoamer

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

The voyage to "Arabia & Ancient Spice routes took place over 34 nights. In a nutshell: 1. Shore experience in Luxor was disappointing as the Windstar Luxor tour put the group up at the Hilton as opposed to the superb and historic Winter Palace. 2. Food management and organization was poor. The fruit was unripe during the entire voyage and they even ran out of bananas onboard when ashore ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


New Cruise Experience, Spoilt by Seabourn

Review for Seabourn Encore to Middle East

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OZCRUISEGUYS

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

This was our first Seabourn Cruise, and what better way to begin than on Seabourns newest ship, Encore. We held high expectations, and we were not disappointed, We arrived in Athens a few days beforehand, and stayed at the Grande Bretagne, as did a number of other Encore guests, who had booked through Seabourn The embarkation was smooth, we were quickly welcomed on board, by Handre the ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

34 Helpful Votes


Not quite ready for showtime

Review for Seabourn Encore to Middle East

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cruising_cattlemen

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The Seabourn Encore is a gorgeous ship inside (except the Club - more on that later); and will certainly be the new star of the fleet when she is up to scratch, fully-stocked and staff trained. BUT based on our recent experience aboard her first voyage, there are a few wrinkles to be worked out. The designer while talented with colour, texture and pattern, apparently wasn't an overly-practical ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Signature Suite

21 Helpful Votes


Brand New Ship on First Voyage

Review for Seabourn Encore to Middle East

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Jonelly

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Being past Seabourn clients, we wanted to test drive this new ship and with a great price on offer for the first leg of its inaugural run, couldn't resist signing up even though the itinerary was not super enticing. Took the Flight Ease program as well for convenience as finding our own flights out of Dubai was a bit of a challenge - and we were well rewarded for it. The very competitive price ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

67 Helpful Votes


Great value for money

Review for Celebrity Constellation to Middle East

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teamflames

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We booked this cruise very late and got an amazing last minute deal . We had been on the Connie only 2 cruises (see other review) prior to this one and had a great time. This was a different cruise in that it was a re-positioning cruise and so was primarily sea days (5 in a row at one point) whereas on our other cruise we had 6 port days in a row. The main thing that did not change was the ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Ocean View 6

167 Helpful Votes


Low price for the naked cruise, unreasonably high prices for everything else.

Review for Celebrity Constellation to Middle East

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DimiV

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I am a very, very experienced cruise traveler. I enjoyed this cruise, had a good time. There are some big BUT's though which unnerved me. Here my opinions, which will most likely resonate more with fellow Europeans: + Ship beautiful, (if you like modern ship design, which I do), looking new. It did not look full, although it must have been at 90% of capacity. Except the pool deckchairs of ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

28 Helpful Votes


Disembarkation was the highlight of this cruise

Review for Nautica to Middle East

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Cheddar cave

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise line due its reputation for providing the finest cuisine at sea, and its reputed service provided by the high crew to staff ratio. We sailed from Piraeus Greece to Dubai on a 20 day cruise and were really looking forward to our concierge balcony stateroom which was our first disappointment. The cabin furniture had seen better days and was covered in a dark varnish which ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

13 Helpful Votes


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