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7 Night Middle East Cruise from Abu Dhabi

7 Night Middle East Cruise from Abu Dhabi

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Itinerary

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  • Day 1
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 2
    Doha
  • Day 3
    Dubai
  • Day 4
    Dubai
  • Day 5
    Dubai
  • Day 6
    Muscat
  • Day 7
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 8
    Abu Dhabi

AIDAprima

AIDAprima - AIDA

Largest ship in the fleet

2 waterslides, lazy river, rock climbing wall

13 restaurants; 14 cabin types, including 32 suites


Cruise Reviews

The boat is new so everything is clean and well maintained, it is large and very little frequented, it has a large gym, many shops and the service of the tankers in the bars is very good. There are no burdens and at no time do you feel ... Read More
The boat is new so everything is clean and well maintained, it is large and very little frequented, it has a large gym, many shops and the service of the tankers in the bars is very good. There are no burdens and at no time do you feel they are on top of you to sell you anything and for you to consume their products. All catering services are buffet style, except for a la carte restaurants. There are 3 types of options for lunch and dinner: pure and hard buffet, which includes water, wine and beer soda but limiting the hours of these drinks less water, another option is a la carte paying only drinks and with reservation, and Letter with reservation in which all food and drink is paid, thanks to this you have options to avoid the buffet because there the food is repeated day after day. Bathrobes are left in all cabins and pool towels are collected and deposited there without controls. Automatic laundry facilities and free ironing facilities are also available on all cabin floors. Well, perhaps the worst is the language, this company is dedicated to the German public, so all the information, restaurant menus, food posters, absolutely everything is in German. , with English they attend you without problem, not even we learned of the emergency drill, because they also announced it in German. The cabins are very small but with the bathroom and shower, larger than other companies. The waiters at the buffet, they pass everything, they avoid you from having to attend you, you have to ask them to clean the table of those who ate before to be able to eat, the cutlery and napkins are taken from a dispenser that is in each table, and the glasses you are looking for life if you are not the first one who has sat at that table, the coffee that is served only at the table comes to you when you have finished breakfast, the food is very repetitive every day the same and for the tastes from the German public, very strong flavors a lot of salt and very little elaborated, basically potingues inedible meats and fish of low quality and undercooked, past fruits, desserts like colorful porridge and rice pegotacos everywhere, with what is left over in the morning They mix it with other things and prepare dinners. In the payment all correct although with little variety. The animation does not exist, zero, there is not, removing 2 or 3 hours of music in the pool at night. And the schedules cannot be combined with our customs, breakfasts from 6 to 8 lunches from 11 to 1 and dinners from 6 to 8, although if you go to dinner at 7:30 a.m. they are already taking everything away. The room service leaves much to be desired, the bathroom was practically not cleaned throughout the week and the room had 2 days that did not enter despite having the sign for it hanging on the door. The theater shows, which is physically very rare and poorly designed because nothing is seen since 80% of the seats are in German, and without content except for the group of ballet artists and singers that are seen trying to give everything They can, getting to make good presentations. There is another small place where they also perform but where you have to pay 10 euros. The organization of the ship is a real maze, it costs 3 days or so to locate you. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
AIDA Prima Western Mediterranean Of course you have seen these outrageous looking ships with eyes and a huge kiss mouth right on the bow, and you might be a little curious to find out what on earth it's about. I decided to find out ... Read More
AIDA Prima Western Mediterranean Of course you have seen these outrageous looking ships with eyes and a huge kiss mouth right on the bow, and you might be a little curious to find out what on earth it's about. I decided to find out for myself, and I went straight ahead for the flag ship herself. AIDA isn't like anything else that I've experienced on the seven seas. This is possibly as far away from classical cruising that you can get right now. If you love the freedom to do your thing, and have it your way then you're in for a good time. I actually can't remember standing in line a single time during this cruise. Some things that stand out is the multitude of buffet restaurants on the ship. Together with the restaurants featuring table service they offer excellent food in nice environments. The variety should cater for most tastes . You can choose between European, Italian, Venetian, French, Oriental, gourmet, a steak house, a cooking studio an Alpine brewery and a couple of fast food places. In the buffet restaurants you can help yourself to water, soft drinks and good enough beer and whine. The restaurant experience is an important part of cruising for a lot of people, and the buffet options on a ship doesn't seem to appeal to most review writers, but AIDA certainly challenges any pre-conceived ideas about grabbing your own food on a cruise ship. My wife was concerned about this, since she really enjoys being served at the table, but the quality, variety and environments in the different restaurants pleased her to the degree that she never even went to any of the restaurants with table service. However I did so. Out of pure curiosity I tried out French, Venetian and Alpine cuisine without getting disappointed. Even so, the impression was that people abandoned these venues going for the buffets instead. Another feature that makes AIDA stand out is the Theatrium. It doesn't offer as many great seats as a theatre, and it's nowhere near as fancy as a classical atrium, but it's extremely (multi-) functional. For a family where everyone is an individual with his and her own way of enjoying a cruise it's ideal way to come, go and regroup during a show in a way that you seldom can do on a cruise. If the Prima has a theme it has to be innovation. The Theatrium isn't the only multi-purpose venue onboard. In the aft you'll find a kind of water playground that turns into a movie theatre at night. In case of a big televised event, like world cup football this will be the place where the passengers can enjoy watching a game on an enormous screen. The beach club is a kind of hybrid between indoor and outdoor that changes according to the climate, and it becomes a nightclub and event space in the late hours where you can actually swim up to the action. The Lanai deck is a delight. It's a wide out door deck that runs around a large portion of the vessel. Here you will find fancy stairs, classical German beach baskets, an aft bar with great views, the outflow of a restaurant, and infinity pools. And who said that exit passages have to be horribly industrial in their appearances? Here AIDA got themselves a game changer with stylish venue design, plenty of interactive screens, a reception area, a cafe' where lots of items like fruit and sandwiches for your time in port are free of extra charge. And as if this wasn't enough there is a robot to play with while you wait to get off the ship. Like other great cruise lines there is no baksheesh nonsense /gratuities/ service charges. The ship is well kept right through, and all crew are totally cool- just the way I like it. Of course this shoe does not fit everyone. If the classic design of ships, service, musts and don'ts is your thing then you may not be so impressed with AIDA. Another odd thing for most cruisers is the FKK-Bereich, a nude section right up up the top of the centre of the ship. Certainly not for everyone, but for the few a way to get away from the crowds and get a nice place in the sun at the same time. And the flip side. AIDA is all in for the German speaking market. So you either need a working command of German or you need to be cool about not always knowing what's goin on. Since you really don't have so much interaction with the crew you don't get any extra attention for being the odd ones. We were about 60 people from outside the main target group so the ship put on an international English language gathering with free drinks in one of the night clubs. The tiny little outdoor pool area is far from sufficient. The hours you when you can serve yourself alcoholic beverages in the restaurants are limited and strictly kept. It's not the most generous cruise line when it comes to the port chuttles, but not among the worst either. Access to the Sauna is only at a surcharge. Our kids liked the cruise, but they enjoyed most other cruise lines better because AIDA really does not cater specifically for kids who do not speak German. The ports were well chosen. Ajaccio on Corse is a delight. If you pass on a trip on this beautiful island and stay in the capital you can enjoy a pretty town and the beaches after a lunch onboard. Civitaveccia is for a visit to Rome and not much more. Livorno is definitely nicer than Civitaveccia, but you'r better off if you choose between Florence, Lucca or Pisa. The last stop on the cruise, Barcelona offers something for everyone. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
This was our first time and maybe the last time with the Aida, unless Aida offer information in English. We have just returned from 1 week cruise with the Aida. Actually we have had a nice holiday, But it bothers us the ship is all ... Read More
This was our first time and maybe the last time with the Aida, unless Aida offer information in English. We have just returned from 1 week cruise with the Aida. Actually we have had a nice holiday, But it bothers us the ship is all spoken and written in German. We can miss the every day program or the informationscreen, or the menu in German. But we can't miss the disembarkation information on the last day. When we go to the guestservice to ask about the disembarkation, they left to our fate. They said the only have information for Germans guest. They was no luggage tag, gathering place or time and the final invoice. Good things: transfers ok, check in pretty quickly, balcony hut on deck 9 fine, friendly service in the restaurant, afternoon a movie (but German spoken without subtitles). Bad things: no roomservice, no refrigerator in room, all information written and spoken in German, the two 1-personsbeds as 1 bed can not be separated. Could be better: the shows and variation in and lukewarm food in the buffetrestaurants. In totally I prefer the other ships. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
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