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About Middle East Cruises

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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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Doha, Bahrain ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Doha
    • Day 4
      Bahrain
    • Day 5
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 6
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

    Cons

    Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

    Bottom line

    Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

    Reviews

    Jewel of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service5.0
    Value3.0

    Jewel of the Seas made its debut in spring 2004. Measuring 90,090 tons and carrying 2,100-plus ...

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    binkismom1119
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    OMG horrible!
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    jakob71
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    A 9-Night Greek Isles Cruise in the end of October with nice weather
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
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    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 4
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Muscat
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

    Cons

    Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

    Bottom line

    Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

    Reviews

    Jewel of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service5.0
    Value3.0

    Jewel of the Seas made its debut in spring 2004. Measuring 90,090 tons and carrying 2,100-plus ...

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    bigjohnfun817
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Good but could be better
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    aliveinchrist
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Another great cruise
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    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Sir Bani Yas Island , Khasab ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 3
      Khasab
    • Day 4
      Muscat
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

    Cons

    Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

    Bottom line

    Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

    Reviews

    Jewel of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service5.0
    Value3.0

    Jewel of the Seas made its debut in spring 2004. Measuring 90,090 tons and carrying 2,100-plus ...

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    Tabby10
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Boat is old and needs updating
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    TTBrad
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    A fabulous itinerary on a great ship!
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    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 27 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Shanghai
    Visiting:
    Shanghai, Okinawa ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    27 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Shanghai
    • Day 2
      Shanghai
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Okinawa
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Hong Kong
    • Day 7
      Hong Kong
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
    • Day 12
      Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Singapore
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Phuket
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Colombo
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 22
      Cruising
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Muscat
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 27
      Dubai
    • Day 28
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    MSC Splendida - MSC Cruises

    Pros

    A cosmopolitan, fun-loving cruise ship for all ages

    Cons

    Lack of speciality dining

    Bottom line

    Great onboard facilities and a good choice for budget-conscious cruisers

    Reviews

    MSC Splendida Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    Until the debut of MSC Meraviglia in June 2017, the 3,959-passenger Splendida was one of t...

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    kdttree
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Good price and destinations/tepid hard and uncooked food
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    Senior Single
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    A beautiful ship with great staff.
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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 9 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Aqaba
    Visiting:
    Aqaba, Jerusalem ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    9 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Aqaba (Petra)
    • Day 2
      Aqaba (Petra)
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 6
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 7
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 8
      Larnaca
    • Day 9
      Limassol
    • Day 10
      Limassol
    Ship Details

    Crystal Esprit - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    Perfect combination of intensive onshore experiences and an elegant home base

    Cons

    Those sensitive to movement at sea will feel it when Esprit is not in sheltered waters

    Bottom Line

    One of the most luxurious soft adventure cruises in the industry

    Reviews

    Crystal Esprit Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Esprit, Crystal Cruises' first-ever yacht vessel, debuted in 2015. The 62-passenger ship, beaut...

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    jcp569
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Not as advertised
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Khasab ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Khasab
    • Day 4
      Muscat
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 7
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 8
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

    Cons

    Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

    Bottom line

    Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

    Reviews

    Jewel of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service5.0
    Value3.0

    Jewel of the Seas made its debut in spring 2004. Measuring 90,090 tons and carrying 2,100-plus ...

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    Truluv
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Bucket List Cruise to Mediterranean
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    cbutera
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Greek islands honeymoon
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 11 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    11 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 4
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 5
      Khasab
    • Day 6
      Muscat
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Bahrain
    • Day 9
      Doha
    • Day 10
      Doha
    • Day 11
      Dubai
    • Day 12
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    MSC Lirica - MSC Cruises

    Marketed to North Americans as well as Europeans

    MSC's first-ever new-build

    Offers a nice variety of Caribbean sailings

    Reviews

    MSC Lirica Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    The 1,976-passenger MSC Lirica is one of four medium-sized Mistral-class ships, dating from 200...

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    maxx
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Disappointing on board but itinerary on the whole very good.
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    Margaret5281
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Worst ship we have ever been on
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Sir Bani Yas Island , Doha ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 3
      Doha
    • Day 4
      Bahrain
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

    Cons

    Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

    Bottom line

    Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

    Reviews

    Jewel of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service5.0
    Value3.0

    Jewel of the Seas made its debut in spring 2004. Measuring 90,090 tons and carrying 2,100-plus ...

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    Doxie Red
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Greek Isles Cruise
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    Matheson
    Sail Date Aug 2019
    ROYAL CARIBBEAN'S STANDARDS ARE DECLINING
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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
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    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 4
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Muscat
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
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    MSC Lirica - MSC Cruises

    Marketed to North Americans as well as Europeans

    MSC's first-ever new-build

    Offers a nice variety of Caribbean sailings

    Reviews

    MSC Lirica Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    The 1,976-passenger MSC Lirica is one of four medium-sized Mistral-class ships, dating from 200...

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    Marianna59
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Excellent Cruise, incredible itinerary.
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    Marianna59
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Excellent Cruise, incredible itinerary.
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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Abu Dhabi
    Visiting:
    Doha, Al Manamah ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 2
      Doha
    • Day 3
      Doha
    • Day 4
      Al Manamah
    • Day 5
      Dubai
    • Day 6
      Dubai
    • Day 7
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 8
      Abu Dhabi
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    Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

    Cons

    Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

    Bottom Line

    A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

    Reviews

    Crystal Symphony Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Crystal Symphony is a wonderful choice for cruise travelers who are looking for a luxurious cru...

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    gofloat
    Sail Date Nov 2017
    Fantastic Food, Service and Entertainment
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    Soumaintrain
    Sail Date Nov 2017
    Fantastic
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
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    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 3
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Bahrain
    • Day 6
      Doha
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
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    MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

    Pros

    Outstanding entertainment, huge kids club, two new Cirque at Sea productions, excellent for-fee dining options

    Cons

    Quiet and relaxing spaces are hard to find anywhere

    Bottom Line

    Big, fun, family-friendly ship with lots to keep the kids and adults entertained

    Reviews

    MSC Bellissima Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    MSC Bellissima is a big, bold, boisterous ship with a lot going on morning, noon and night. And...

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    torrie
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    MSC NOT FOR ME
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    Rigsy13
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    One of our best MSC Cruises
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
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    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 12 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Abu Dhabi
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Al Manamah ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    12 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 2
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 3
      Al Manamah
    • Day 4
      Al Manamah
    • Day 5
      Doha
    • Day 6
      Dubai
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Muscat
    • Day 9
      Muscat
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 13
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    Ship Details

    Crystal Symphony - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    More options for dining and entertainment than on other luxury ships

    Cons

    Entry-level cabins are small compared to those of competitors

    Bottom Line

    A successful blend of luxurious amenities with big-ship choice

    Reviews

    Crystal Symphony Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Crystal Symphony is a wonderful choice for cruise travelers who are looking for a luxurious cru...

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    andim
    Sail Date Nov 2017
    Indian Ocean Saunter
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    ABW52848
    Sail Date Jul 2009
    Crystal Cruises is our favorite
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 8 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Aqaba
    Visiting:
    Suez Canal, Jerusalem ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    8 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Aqaba (Petra)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Suez Canal
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 6
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 7
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 8
      Larnaca
    • Day 9
      Limassol
    Ship Details

    Crystal Esprit - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    Perfect combination of intensive onshore experiences and an elegant home base

    Cons

    Those sensitive to movement at sea will feel it when Esprit is not in sheltered waters

    Bottom Line

    One of the most luxurious soft adventure cruises in the industry

    Reviews

    Crystal Esprit Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Esprit, Crystal Cruises' first-ever yacht vessel, debuted in 2015. The 62-passenger ship, beaut...

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    planada
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    WOW!
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    AWHW
    Sail Date May 2019
    The Ultimate Pamper
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    • Port Taxes & Fees
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 3
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Muscat
    • Day 6
      Khasab
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
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    MSC Lirica - MSC Cruises

    Marketed to North Americans as well as Europeans

    MSC's first-ever new-build

    Offers a nice variety of Caribbean sailings

    Reviews

    MSC Lirica Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    The 1,976-passenger MSC Lirica is one of four medium-sized Mistral-class ships, dating from 200...

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    Bneebear
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Itinerary good but service on ship disappointing
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    Difromsalisbury
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Great itinerary, shame about the food!
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    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 3
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Bahrain
    • Day 6
      Doha
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    MSC Seaview - MSC Cruises

    Pros

    Outstanding activities, specialty restaurants and kids club.

    Cons

    Still work to be done on service and food quality.

    Bottom Line

    Beautiful ship, where the fun never stops and perfectly designed for warm-weather sailing.

    Reviews

    MSC Seaview Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.5
    Service3.5
    Value4.0

    MSC Seaview is a ship that doesn't shy away from embracing fun -- whether that's careening down...

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    foyspa
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Not my kinda cruise
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    carnut1980
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Stunning ship, west Med itinerary, balcony
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