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  • 2019 Best for Families

    7 Night
    Oman & United Arab Emirates

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 4
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Muscat
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

    Cons

    Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

    Bottom line

    Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

    Reviews

    Jewel of the Seas Reviews

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

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

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    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 Nt
    Qatar, Bahrain & The Uae Holiday

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Doha, Bahrain ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Doha
    • Day 4
      Bahrain
    • Day 5
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 6
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

    Cons

    Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

    Bottom line

    Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

    Reviews

    Jewel of the Seas Reviews

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

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

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    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 Service

    7 Night
    Oman & The Uae Holiday

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

    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 4
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Muscat
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

    Cons

    Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

    Bottom line

    Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

    Reviews

    Jewel of the Seas Reviews

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

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

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    Fare Includes

    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
    Middle East Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise 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 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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    Fare Includes

    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
    Middle East Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise 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 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.

  • 11 Night
    Middle East Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    11 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 4
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 5
      Khasab
    • Day 6
      Muscat
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Bahrain
    • Day 9
      Doha
    • Day 10
      Doha
    • Day 11
      Dubai
    • Day 12
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    MSC Lirica - MSC Cruises

    Marketed to North Americans as well as Europeans

    MSC's first-ever new-build

    Offers a nice variety of Caribbean sailings

    Reviews

    MSC Lirica Reviews

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

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

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    Fare Includes

    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
    Middle East Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise 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 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.

  • 7 Night
    Persian Gulf Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise 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
    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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  • 7 Night
    Persian Gulf Cruise - Air

    Leaving:
    Abu Dhabi
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Dubai ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (Costa Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Dubai
    • Day 4
      Muscat
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Doha
    • Day 7
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 8
      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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  • 14 Night
    Middle East Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    14 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise 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
    • Day 9
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 10
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Muscat
    • Day 13
      Khasab
    • Day 14
      Dubai
    • Day 15
      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.

  • 14 Night
    Middle East Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    14 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise 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
    • Day 9
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 10
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Bahrain
    • Day 13
      Doha
    • Day 14
      Dubai
    • Day 15
      Dubai
    Ship Details

    MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

    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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  • 7 Night
    Middle East Cruise

    Leaving:
    Abu Dhabi
    Visiting:
    Sir Bani Yas Island , Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 2
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Muscat
    • Day 5
      Khasab
    • Day 6
      Dubai
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Abu Dhabi
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    MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Quiet and relaxing spaces are hard to find anywhere

    Bottom Line

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

    Reviews

    MSC Bellissima Reviews

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

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      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
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    • Alcohol
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  • 6 Night
    Middle East Cruise

    Leaving:
    Abu Dhabi
    Visiting:
    Sir Bani Yas Island , Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    6 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 2
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Muscat
    • Day 5
      Khasab
    • Day 6
      Dubai
    • Day 7
      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

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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
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    • Alcohol
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  • 7 Night
    Persian Gulf Cruise

    Leaving:
    Abu Dhabi
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Dubai ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Costa Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (Costa Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 2
      Dubai
    • Day 3
      Dubai
    • Day 4
      Muscat
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Doha
    • Day 7
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 8
      Abu Dhabi
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    Costa Diadema - Costa Cruises

    Pros

    Traveling through Europe surrounded by Europeans

    Cons

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

    Bottom Line

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

    Reviews

    Costa Diadema Reviews

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

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  • 7 Night
    Middle East Cruise

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise 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 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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    • 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
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    • Alcohol
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  • 7 Nights
    Emirates Yacht Adventure

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Dubai, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • 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
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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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    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
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  • 19-day
    Pearls Of Arabia & India

    Leaving:
    Dubai
    Visiting:
    Khor Al fakkan, Muscat ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Seabourn Cruise Line
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    19 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (Seabourn Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Dubai
    • Day 2
      Khor Al fakkan
    • Day 3
      Muscat
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      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
      Chennai (Madras)
    • Day 14
      Trincomalee
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Sabang
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
    • 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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  • 7 Night
    Middle East Cruise

    Leaving:
    Abu Dhabi
    Visiting:
    Sir Bani Yas Island , Bahrain ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night December 2019 Middle East Cruise Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Abu Dhabi
    • Day 2
      Sir Bani Yas Island
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Bahrain
    • Day 5
      Doha
    • Day 6
      Dubai
    • Day 7
      Dubai
    • Day 8
      Abu Dhabi
    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

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