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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:
    Dubai, Doha ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Doha
    • Day 4
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 5
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 6
      Khasab
    • Day 7
      Muscat
    • Day 8
      Muscat
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    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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    Aunti B
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    False advertising
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    jcp569
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Not as advertised
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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
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  • 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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    Blacktrigeek
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Worked hard to please
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    natalyakor99
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Overview
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    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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      Beer, wine, and spirits
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  • 19 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    19 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Muscat
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Salalah
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Aqaba (Petra)
    • Day 11
      Suez Canal
    • Day 12
      Suez Canal
    • Day 13
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 14
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 15
      Limassol
    • Day 16
      Rhodes
    • Day 17
      Mykonos
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Dubrovnik
    • Day 20
      Venice
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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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    ColoradoSkiier5
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Good Itinerary, Great Staff, Blah Food
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    allison1952
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    We had a wonderful time!
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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
      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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    FelipeAnh
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Awful experience
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    jcnz
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    My Fiancé got assaulted at knifepoint while on shore and MSC didn't care.
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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

    ** 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
    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
    Ship Details

    MSC Opera - MSC Cruises

    Pros

    Fun-filled ship with top-notch entertainment, great food and great kids' facilities

    Cons

    Limited dining options

    Bottom line

    With two nights and two days in Havana, this is a real opportunity to discover the Cuban capital

    Reviews

    MSC Opera Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    The 2,150-passenger MSC Opera is one of four medium-sized Lirica-class ships, dating from 2004 ...

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    yakety sax
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Clean Ship - Everything Else Disappointing
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    Kenwootton
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Just a good value cruise
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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.

  • 10 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

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

    Azamara Pursuit - Azamara

    Pros

    ** Comfortable home base for exploring unique itineraries, with warm and accommodating service

    Cons

    ** Most cabins, especially the bathrooms, are small and feel tight

    Bottom Line

    ** Pursuit is perfectly sized to sail into more remote ports; onboard atmosphere is quiet and congenial

    Reviews

    Azamara Pursuit Reviews

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

    In August 2018, Azamara Club Cruises expanded its two-ship fleet with the addition of Azamara Purs...

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    SailingSteve77
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Twilight Zone cruise!
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    Pboothe
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Fantastic Captain, Crew, and Ship
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    • 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.

  • 17 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    17 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Salalah
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Aqaba (Petra)
    • Day 12
      Suez Canal
    • Day 13
      Suez Canal
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 18
      Genoa
    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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    Kevin79
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Amazing first experience cruising
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    JJOHNSTON1
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Never Again..
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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.

  • 25 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Rome
    Visiting:
    Palermo, Athens ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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    25 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Costa Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 2
      Palermo (Sicily)
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 7
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Aqaba (Petra)
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Salalah
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Muscat
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Bahrain
    • Day 20
      Doha
    • Day 21
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 22
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 23
      Dubai
    • Day 24
      Dubai
    • Day 25
      Doha
    • Day 26
      Abu Dhabi
    Ship Details

    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

    Glitz, glass and colorful neon lights reminiscent of Miami's South Beach -- there's never a dul...

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    AC.Rosanna
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Not planing to sail Costa again
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    Byckwan
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Stay away from this ship
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Costa Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Muscat
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Doha
    • Day 6
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 7
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 8
      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

    Glitz, glass and colorful neon lights reminiscent of Miami's South Beach -- there's never a dul...

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    gabbygal99
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Diadema - the good and the bad
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    diane2050
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Great value for money
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  • 6 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    6 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 4
      Doha
    • Day 5
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 6
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 7
      Dubai
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    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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    Sail Date May 2019
    The Ultimate Pamper
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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 Virtuosa - MSC Cruises

    Reviews

    MSC Virtuosa Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    0.0/5

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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
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    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 17 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Genoa
    Visiting:
    Rome, Malta ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    17 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Genoa
    • Day 2
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Malta (Valletta)
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 7
      Rhodes
    • Day 8
      Suez Canal
    • Day 9
      Suez Canal
    • Day 10
      Aqaba (Petra)
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Salalah
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Doha
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    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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    • 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
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

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

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    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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    Margaret T.
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Thanks MSC for proving to be nothing but an uncaring money grabber
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    maxx
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Disappointing on board but itinerary on the whole very good.
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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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  • 25 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Barcelona
    Visiting:
    Marseille, Genoa ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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    25 Night Cruise to Middle East Route (Costa Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Barcelona
    • Day 2
      Marseille
    • Day 3
      Genoa
    • Day 4
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 5
      Palermo (Sicily)
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 10
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Aqaba (Petra)
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Salalah
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Muscat
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Bahrain
    • Day 23
      Doha
    • Day 24
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 25
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 26
      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

    Glitz, glass and colorful neon lights reminiscent of Miami's South Beach -- there's never a dul...

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    AC.Rosanna