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11 Night
Cruise to the Middle East

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Dubai ... see more
Ship:
MSC Lirica
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Dubai
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Muscat
  • Day 6
    Muscat
  • Day 7
    Khasab
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Bahrain
  • Day 10
    Doha
  • Day 11
    Abu Dhabi
  • 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

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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, cofee, 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:
Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
Ship:
MSC Splendida
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  • 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 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

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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, cofee, 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.

22 Night
Cruise to the Middle East

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Ship:
MSC Splendida
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  • 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
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 10
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Penang
  • Day 15
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 16
    Singapore
  • Day 17
    Singapore
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Hong Kong
  • Day 23
    Hong Kong
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

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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, cofee, 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:
Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
Ship:
MSC Splendida
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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
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

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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, cofee, 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.

11 Night
Cruise to the Middle East

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Ship:
MSC Lirica
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 4
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 5
    Doha
  • Day 6
    Bahrain
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Muscat
  • Day 9
    Muscat
  • Day 10
    Khasab
  • 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

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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, cofee, 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:
Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
Ship:
MSC Bellissima
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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
Ship Details

MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

Reviews

MSC Bellissima Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5

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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, cofee, 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.

14 Night
Cruise to the Middle East

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
Ship:
MSC Bellissima
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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
  • Day 9
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 10
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Bahrain
  • Day 13
    Doha
  • Day 14
    Dubai
  • Day 15
    Dubai
Ship Details

MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

Reviews

MSC Bellissima Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5

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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, cofee, 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:
Doha, Bahrain ... see more
Ship:
Jewel of the Seas
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  • 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

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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, cofee, 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.

11 Night
Cruise to the Middle East

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Ship:
MSC Lirica
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 4
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 5
    Khasab
  • Day 6
    Muscat
  • Day 7
    Muscat
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Bahrain
  • 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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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, cofee, 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.

28 Night
Cruise to the Middle East

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Ship:
MSC Splendida
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 10
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Penang
  • Day 15
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 16
    Singapore
  • Day 17
    Singapore
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Hong Kong
  • Day 23
    Hong Kong
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Kagoshima
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Yokohama
  • Day 29
    Yokohama
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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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, cofee, 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.

19 Night
Cruise to the Middle East

Leaving:
Barcelona
Visiting:
Marseille, Genoa ... see more
Ship:
MSC Bellissima
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  • Day 1
    Barcelona
  • Day 2
    Marseille
  • Day 3
    Genoa
  • Day 4
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Crete (Heraklion)
  • Day 7
    Suez Canal
  • Day 8
    Suez Canal
  • Day 9
    Petra
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
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    Khasab
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MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

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MSC Bellissima Reviews

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0.0/5

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7 Night
Cruise to the Middle East

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Ship:
Jewel of the Seas
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    Dubai
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    Abu Dhabi
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    Sir Bani Yas Island
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    Cruising
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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

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Jewel of the Seas Reviews

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3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value3.0

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6 Night
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Hong Kong
Visiting:
Kagoshima, Yokohama ... see more
Ship:
MSC Splendida
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    Kagoshima
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    Yokohama
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    Yokohama
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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

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MSC Splendida Reviews

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

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19 Night
Cruise to the Middle East

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khor Al fakkan, Muscat ... see more
Ship:
Seabourn Ovation
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    Khor Al fakkan
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    Muscat
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Mumbai (Bombay)
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Seabourn Ovation - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Cruise fare includes nearly everything -- even unlimited caviar

Cons

Doesn't quite match the service levels of Seabourn's smaller ships

Bottom Line

Beautiful, yacht-like ship with top-notch service and dining

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Seabourn Ovation Reviews

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4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value4.5

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20 Night
Cruise to the Middle East

Leaving:
Rome
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Palermo, Athens ... see more
Ship:
Costa Diadema
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    Dubai
  • Day 21
    Dubai
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Costa Diadema - Costa Cruises

Pros

Traveling through Europe surrounded by Europeans

Cons

Lack of port information, plus extra charges for items such as water with dinner

Bottom Line

Be prepared to go local or the ship's lively Italian vibe could drive you loco

Reviews

Costa Diadema Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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