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  • 2019 Best for Service

    7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    • 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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    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, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 4
      Al Manamah
    • Day 5
      Doha
    • Day 6
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 7
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 8
      Dubai
    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

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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.

  • 20 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Muscat
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Eilat
    • Day 12
      Petra
    • Day 13
      Suez Canal
    • Day 14
      Suez Canal
    • Day 15
      Limassol
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 18
      Katakolon (Olympia)
    • Day 19
      Dubrovnik
    • Day 20
      Split
    • Day 21
      Venice
    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, 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.

  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    11 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Khor Al fakkan, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Khor Al fakkan
    • 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
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 11
      Dubai
    • Day 12
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    Azamara Quest - Azamara

    Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

    Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

    Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

    Reviews

    Azamara Quest Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value3.5

    Editor's Note: A March 2019 dry dock saw the ship's casino converted into ...

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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.

  • 20 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Venice
    Visiting:
    Split, Athens ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Venice
    • Day 2
      Split
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 5
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 6
      Rhodes
    • Day 7
      Limassol
    • Day 8
      Suez Canal
    • Day 9
      Suez Canal
    • Day 10
      Eilat
    • Day 11
      Petra
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Salalah
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Muscat
    • Day 19
      Khasab
    • Day 20
      Dubai
    • Day 21
      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, 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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    • 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

    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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    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.

  • 2019 Best for Families

    7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Doha, Bahrain ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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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

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

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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.

  • 29 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Khor Al fakkan
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Colombo
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Phuket
    • Day 13
      Langkawi
    • Day 14
      Penang
    • Day 15
      Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
    • Day 16
      Singapore
    • Day 17
      Singapore
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Nansha
    • Day 21
      Hong Kong
    • Day 22
      Hong Kong
    • Day 23
      Cruising
    • Day 24
      Taipei (Keelung)
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 26
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Kobe
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Yokohama
    • Day 30
      Yokohama
    Ship Details

    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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    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:
    Khasab, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Khasab
    • Day 3
      Muscat
    • Day 4
      Muscat
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 7
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 8
      Doha
    • Day 9
      Doha
    • Day 10
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 11
      Dubai
    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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    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.

  • 27 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Shanghai
    Visiting:
    Shanghai, Okinawa ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    • 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
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      Colombo
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      Cruising
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      Kochi (Cochin)
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      Muscat
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      Abu Dhabi
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      Dubai
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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

    Reviews

    MSC Splendida Reviews

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

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  • 8 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Hong Kong
    Visiting:
    Taipei, Kobe ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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      Hong Kong
    • Day 2
      Cruising
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      Taipei (Keelung)
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Kobe
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Yokohama
    • Day 9
      Yokohama
    Ship Details

    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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  • 19 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Khor Al fakkan, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Seabourn Cruise Line
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      Dubai
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      Khor Al fakkan
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      Muscat
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
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      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 7
      Mumbai (Bombay)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Chennai (Madras)
    • Day 13
      Karaikal
    • Day 14
      Trincomalee
    • Day 15
      Cruising
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      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Sabang
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Singapore
    • Day 20
      Singapore
    Ship Details

    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

    Reviews

    Seabourn Ovation Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.5
    Value4.5

    Is bigger better? That question is top of mind for many Seabourn Ovation passengers. The 600-pa...

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  • 2019 Best for Service

    9 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Bahrain ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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      Dubai
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      Dubai
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      Bahrain
    • Day 4
      Doha
    • Day 5
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 6
      Khasab
    • Day 7
      Muscat
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 10
      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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  • 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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      Dubai
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      Abu Dhabi
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      Sir Bani Yas Island
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      Cruising
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      Bahrain
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      Doha
    • 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

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  • 2019 Best for Families

    7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Doha, Bahrain ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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      Dubai
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      Cruising
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      Doha
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      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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  • 16 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Khasab, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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      Khasab
    • Day 3
      Muscat
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Salalah
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Petra
    • Day 11
      Suez Canal
    • Day 12
      Suez Canal
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Rhodes
    • Day 15
      Athens (Piraeus)
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      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
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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

    Reviews

    MSC Splendida Reviews

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

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  • 2019 Best for Service

    7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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      Dubai
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      Dubai
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      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 4
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 5
      Cruising
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      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

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    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
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    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 17 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Khasab, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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      Dubai
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      Khasab
    • Day 3
      Muscat
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Salalah
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Petra
    • Day 11
      Suez Canal
    • Day 12
      Suez Canal
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Rhodes
    • Day 15
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 18
      Genoa
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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

    Reviews

    MSC Splendida Reviews

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

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    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
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    • Alcohol
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    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Service

    7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Khasab ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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      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

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    • Spa Services
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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
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Families

    7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Bahrain, Doha ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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      Dubai
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      Bahrain
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      Doha
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      Sir Bani Yas Island
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      Abu Dhabi
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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

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

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  • 17 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Genoa
    Visiting:
    Rome, Crete ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Genoa
    • Day 2
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
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      Cruising
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      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 5
      Suez Canal
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      Suez Canal
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      Petra
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Muscat
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      Khasab
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      Cruising
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      Doha
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      Dubai
    • Day 18
      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

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    MSC Bellissima Reviews

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

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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

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    Dubai
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    MSC Cruises
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      Abu Dhabi
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      Bahrain
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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

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    MSC Bellissima Reviews

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

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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

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    Abu Dhabi
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      Abu Dhabi
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      Sir Bani Yas Island
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      Cruising
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      Muscat
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      Khasab
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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

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    MSC Bellissima Reviews

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

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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
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    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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      Dubai
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      Dubai
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      Muscat
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      Cruising
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      Doha
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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

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    Costa Diadema Reviews

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    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 54 Night
    Cruise to the Middle East

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    Shanghai
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    Shanghai, Okinawa ... see more
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    MSC Cruises
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      Shanghai
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      Shanghai
    • Day 3
      Cruising
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      Okinawa
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Hong Kong
    • Day 7
      Hong Kong
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
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      Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
    • Day 12
      Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
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      Cruising
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      Singapore
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      Cruising
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      Phuket
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Colombo
    • Day 20
      Cruising
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      Kochi (Cochin)
    • Day 22
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Muscat
    • Day 25
      Cruising
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      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 27
      Dubai
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      Dubai
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      Khasab
    • Day 30
      Muscat
    • Day 31
      Cruising
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      Salalah
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
    • Day 37
      Petra
    • Day 38
      Suez Canal
    • Day 39
      Suez Canal
    • Day 40
      Cruising
    • Day 41
      Rhodes
    • Day 42
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 43
      Cruising
    • Day 44
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 45
      Genoa
    • Day 46
      Barcelona
    • Day 47
      Cruising
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      Casablanca
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      Seville
    • Day 50
      Lisbon
    • Day 51
      Vigo
    • Day 52
      Cruising
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      Southampton
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      Cruising
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      Hamburg
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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

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

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