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2019 Best for Service

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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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

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

MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

Reviews

MSC Bellissima Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, 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.

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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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.

54 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:
Shanghai
Visiting:
Shanghai, Okinawa ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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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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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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 3
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Muscat
  • Day 6
    Khasab
  • Day 7
    Dubai
  • Day 8
    Dubai
  • Day 9
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 10
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Bahrain
  • Day 13
    Doha
  • Day 14
    Dubai
  • Day 15
    Dubai
Ship Details

MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

Reviews

MSC Bellissima Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, 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

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Shanghai
Visiting:
Shanghai, Okinawa ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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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.

7 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:
Abu Dhabi
Visiting:
Sir Bani Yas Island , Bahrain ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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

Reviews

MSC Bellissima Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, 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:
Abu Dhabi
Visiting:
Dubai, Dubai ... see more
Cruise Line:
Costa Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • 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

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11 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 4
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 5
    Doha
  • Day 6
    Doha
  • Day 7
    Bahrain
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Muscat
  • Day 10
    Khasab
  • Day 11
    Dubai
  • Day 12
    Dubai
Ship Details

MSC Lirica - MSC Cruises

Marketed to North Americans as well as Europeans

MSC's first-ever new-build

Offers a nice variety of Caribbean sailings

Reviews

MSC Lirica Reviews

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, 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
Oman & United Arab Emirates

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

  • 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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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
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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
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14 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
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Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Doha
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    Dubai
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    Cruising
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    Muscat
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    Khasab
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    Dubai
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    Dubai
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MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

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MSC Bellissima Reviews

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0.0/5

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7 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
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MSC Cruises
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    Bahrain
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    Doha
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    Dubai
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    Dubai
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MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

Reviews

MSC Bellissima Reviews

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7 Night
Persian Gulf Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
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Dubai, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Costa Cruises
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    Muscat
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    Doha
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    Abu Dhabi
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    Abu Dhabi
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    Dubai
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Costa Diadema - Costa Cruises

Pros

Traveling through Europe surrounded by Europeans

Cons

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

Bottom Line

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

Reviews

Costa Diadema Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Oman & United Arab Emirates

Leaving:
Dubai
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Dubai, Khasab ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Dubai
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    Dubai
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    Khasab
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    Muscat
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    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Abu Dhabi
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    Sir Bani Yas Island
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    Dubai
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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

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
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:
Abu Dhabi
Visiting:
Sir Bani Yas Island , Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Sir Bani Yas Island
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    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Khasab
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    Dubai
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    Dubai
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    Abu Dhabi
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MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

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MSC Bellissima Reviews

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11 Night
Middle East Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
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Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Dubai
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    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 5
    Doha
  • Day 6
    Doha
  • Day 7
    Bahrain
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Muscat
  • Day 10
    Khasab
  • Day 11
    Dubai
  • Day 12
    Dubai
Ship Details

MSC Lirica - MSC Cruises

Marketed to North Americans as well as Europeans

MSC's first-ever new-build

Offers a nice variety of Caribbean sailings

Reviews

MSC Lirica Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Qatar, Bahrain, & The Uae

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Leaving:
Dubai
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Sir Bani Yas Island , Doha ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Sir Bani Yas Island
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    Doha
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    Bahrain
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 7
    Dubai
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    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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  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
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12 Night
India Cruise

Leaving:
Seychelles
Visiting:
Seychelles, Alphonse Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
Ponant
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    Seychelles
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    Seychelles
  • Day 3
    Alphonse Island
  • Day 4
    Astove
  • Day 5
    Seychelles
  • Day 6
    Seychelles
  • Day 7
    Glorieuses
  • Day 8
    Mamoudzou
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Kilwa
  • Day 10
    Rukyira Island
  • Day 11
    Pemba Island
  • Day 12
    Pemba Island
  • Day 12
    Misali Island
  • Day 13
    Zanzibar
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Le Bougainville - Ponant

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12 Night
India Cruise

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Seychelles
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Curieuse Island, Praslin ... see more
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Ponant
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    Seychelles
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    Curieuse Island
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    Praslin
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    Aride
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    Poivre
  • Day 5
    Alphonse Island
  • Day 6
    Cruising
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    Seychelles
  • Day 8
    Seychelles
  • Day 9
    Astove
  • Day 10
    Cruising
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    Seychelles
  • Day 12
    Seychelles
  • Day 12
    Seychelles
  • Day 13
    Seychelles
Ship Details

Le Bougainville - Ponant

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Le Bougainville Reviews

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0.0/5

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7 Night
Persian Gulf Cruise

Leaving:
Dubai
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Dubai, Khor Al fakkan ... see more
Cruise Line:
Costa Cruises
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    Dubai
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    Dubai
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    Khor Al fakkan
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  • 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

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