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Dubai to the Middle East Cruise Reviews

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So much better than the reviews here

Review for MSC Opera to Middle East

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cailin3
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have been on several cruises in the Caribbean,Middle East and Asia. We chose this Cruise because we were going to Dubai anyway. We have sailed with MSC before. The choices out of Dubai are limited so having booked this and having read the reviews I was honestly not expecting much. However we have been so pleasantly surprised. The food has been excellent and the staff among the ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Junior Balcony


Perfect winter get away.

Review for MSC Opera to Middle East

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k,m,d&m
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Chose due the location- winter sun, price and itinerary. Older ship but very well maintained. Staff lovely, hard working and attentive. Food good, but not the choice or quality of royal Caribbean or celebrity. Quality drinks package choice of premium spirits and European beers. Ports of call were interesting and we had plenty of time in port to explore. The private island would ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Suite Aurea


Average ship

Review for MSC Opera to Middle East

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evertonian12
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as my daughter is based in Dubai. Although we enjoyed the various stops I would not consider the itinerary worthwhile enough to fly all the way from Europe for. In fairness to MSC we found the ship itself to be much better than many of the reviews on here. The cabin was clean, clearly refurbished fairly recently and the same could be said of the ship as a whole. Very clean ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Avoid Silverseas

Review for Silver Spirit to Middle East

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Everydayalittle
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Yikes, Silver Seas is a massive disappointment. I have sailed with Crystal, Oceania, Regent, and Seabourn and I was looking forward to Silver Seas but it was a big let down. There is nothing redeeming about the ship and I would strongly recommend any other line. Three Big Issues: 1) World Cup- it was sold as a World Cup cruise. A few weeks before the cruise they send a notice to say Qatar ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Silver Suite


Nice ship! But very bad hospitality

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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Roma-pescara
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Where do I start this was day on the ship. Reception is impersonal. No one to welcome you, no host, nothing at all. You just have to figure it out yourself. I don't feel welcome. Then our suitcases where lost. Nobody doing anything. Called and they say my apologies and they do nothing. After walking around for a long time, we found ourselves a suitcase in another room. The second suitcase with ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with children


A very disappointing experience, especially for a new ship

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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Gordon79
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

What a stupendous ship - such an exciting design, with friendly and attentive staff. The facilities were excellent (especially for kids) and were kept very clean. The pools were good especially the indoor pool. How I wanted to like this ship! BUT, BUT, BUT: What a disappointment! It was not MSC's fault that only about 600 people chose to go on this cruise (out of a possible 5000+), ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony


Cruise is very much front end loaded.

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Middle East

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The happy travel guy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Arrived port check-in 08.35 (our allocated check-in time 09.00). Well organised, but all rather laborious (Covid vaccination certs, PCR test certs, Passports, Photo ID, make copies of various certs). Once on board some of the staff seemed a little uncertain. Had to join a very slow moving queue for Reception as my photo ID had failed to transfer to my boarding card. Arrived at our Aurea balcony ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Disappointed!!

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Middle East

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Shineyp
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This ship is beautiful but is completely let down by disinterested staff, bland food and poor organisation and entertainment. I would strongly advise against buying premium drinks package as they do not deliver, constantly fobbing us off with drinks from the cheaper package, constantly being bombarded by staff promoting extras even during meals. There were some great staff but they were outweighed ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Never again !

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Middle East

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Dunston1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My partner had enjoyed many cruises before and this promised to be our first dream holiday together. Rather than a dream it was a nightmare from beginning to end and based on this cruise experience I will never cruise again ! From the time before we even travelled the communication between staff at MSC and us their customers was extremely poor Many phone calls and long waits for someone ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Public Areas are Limited

Review for MSC Virtuosa to Middle East

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kenski2
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this via an advert in the Saturday Mail magazine last year, which included a 3 night stay in the RIU hotel on Deira Island. We throughly enjoyed our time at the hotel and given our experience on the cruise ship we wished we had stayed at the hotel. The check in at the cruise terminal was slow and over complicated and our cases took forever to arrive at our cabin. The shower in our ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


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