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2019 Best for Families

7 Night
Qatar, Bahrain, & The Uae

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

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
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  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
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  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

11-night
Arabia Intensive Voyage

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Muscat, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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  • 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
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 11
    Dubai
  • Day 12
    Dubai
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara Club Cruises

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

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  • 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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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Oman & United Arab Emirates

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

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

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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

11-night
Arabian Gulf & Emirates Voyage

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

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

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  • 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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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Oman & United Arab Emirates

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khasab, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Khasab
  • 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

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  • 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 Service

9 Night
Ultimate Arabian Coast Cruise

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

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    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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  • 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.

54 Night
Middle East Cruise

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
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Colombo
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Muscat
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 27
    Dubai
  • Day 28
    Dubai
  • Day 29
    Khasab
  • Day 30
    Muscat
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Salalah
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Cruising
  • Day 36
    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
  • Day 48
    Casablanca
  • Day 49
    Seville
  • Day 50
    Lisbon
  • Day 51
    Vigo
  • Day 52
    Cruising
  • Day 53
    Southampton
  • Day 54
    Cruising
  • Day 55
    Hamburg
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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  • 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
Middle East Cruise

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
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Colombo
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Muscat
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 27
    Dubai
  • Day 28
    Dubai
Ship Details

MSC Splendida - MSC Cruises

Pros

A cosmopolitan, fun-loving cruise ship for all ages

Cons

Lack of speciality dining

Bottom line

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

Reviews

MSC Splendida Reviews

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

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    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 Service

7 Night
Oman & United Arab Emirates

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

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Khasab
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 7
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 8
    Dubai
Ship Details

Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

Reviews

Jewel of the Seas Reviews

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

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    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 Service

7 Night
Qatar, Bahrain, & Uae Holiday

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

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Doha
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • 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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2019 Best for Service

7 Nt
Qatar, Bahrain & The Uae Holiday

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

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
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  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
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44 Night
Middle East Cruise

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
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Colombo
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Muscat
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 27
    Dubai
  • Day 28
    Dubai
  • Day 29
    Khasab
  • Day 30
    Muscat
  • Day 31
    Cruising
  • Day 32
    Salalah
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Cruising
  • Day 36
    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
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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  • 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
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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17 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    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
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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  • 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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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Oman & The Uae Holiday

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

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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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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Oman & United Arab Emirates

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

Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

Reviews

Jewel of the Seas Reviews

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

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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.

2019 Best for Families

7 Night
Qatar, Bahrain, & The Uae Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Doha, Bahrain ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Doha
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • 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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  • Service Gratuities
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  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Families

7 Night
Qatar, Bahrain, & The Uae Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Doha, Bahrain ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Doha
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Bahrain
  • Day 5
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 6
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • 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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  • 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
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    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
  • Day 19
    Barcelona
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Casablanca
  • Day 22
    Seville
  • Day 23
    Lisbon
  • Day 24
    Vigo
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Southampton
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Hamburg
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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  • 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
Qatar, Bahrain, & The Uae

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Bahrain, Doha ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Bahrain
  • Day 4
    Doha
  • 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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  • 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 Service

7 Night
Oman & The Uae Holiday Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Oman & The Uae Cruise

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

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    Still water, coffee, and tea
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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Qatar, Bahrain, & The Uae Cruise

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

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16 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Dubai
  • Day 2
    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)
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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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Qatar, Bahrain, & The Uae

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

Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

Reviews

Jewel of the Seas Reviews

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

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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Service

10-night
Arabia Intensive Voyage

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Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Muscat, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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  • 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 Journey - Azamara Club Cruises

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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