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MSC Dubai Cruise Reviews

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169 MSC Dubai Cruise Reviews


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enuf42

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Suite 9010 - The Cruise That Should Never Have Happened.

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28 days from Dubai to Hamburg visiting places I had never been was the mantra for our cruise. We set sail on March 12th 2020, same day I believe the world Pandemic was officially announced. Should MSC have let ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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RuthHutcheson

1 Review Written

Commercialised

Chose this cruise for some sunshine good food and sight seeing. Long queues every where ie checking in. Reception always had a queue Boat was clean Cabin ok but cabin boy over worked and never reached our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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The Bone

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed on So Many Levels

I thought this a good time as any to write this review, as I’m lying in bed listening to the clanking and pounding coming from above our cabin. Disappointment began departure day. They had the wrong boarding ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Blacktrigeek

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worked hard to please

We chose the cruise as we were celebrating our birthday. The embarkation process went seamlessly; we were shepherded from airport to ship with no problems. There was some waiting for our rooms to become available ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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natalyakor99

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overview

There was a suggestion to buy this [articular cruise and I liked the list of cities to visit, so I bought it. In overall, I enjoyed the cruise! There was a pleasant surprise - I got a cabin with a window! Cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ColoradoSkiier5

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good Itinerary, Great Staff, Blah Food

Like many other reviewers, we choose this cruise based on the itinerary. We were able to get a very good price on the cruise, which is good, because paying full price would not be worth it. The Good- Our state ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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momdaughtercriusers

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beauty and the Beast

I choose this cruise as it was a large group booking. The ship was absolutely beautiful, the attention to detail in the construction and decor was apparent throughout. There are so many areas to take pictures. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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travelmisses

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Too many "hidden"

We booked as a last-minute vacation for myself, niece and nephew, who has never cruised before. They wanted the location and itinerary. While booking, we realized we must pay for travel insurance for 3 when we ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Quintiles

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Poorly organised ship

Too big, too many people and badly organized. From the moment you have your cruise card in the terminal you are pestered to buy this package and that package. The ship is stunning but the staff need more training in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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KristaVanhala

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Poor service

The Ship overall was great, nice kids activities and shops. BUT, the service was really bad all over the ship, food was average at best and constant pushing the extras, for example photo sessions was really ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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maxx

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing on board but itinerary on the whole very good.

We read the negative reviews prior to booking. I really don't take much notice of them. How wrong we were. We booked because of the itinerary, lots of places we wanted to visit.Not much to add to many other ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Margaret5281

2 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Worst ship we have ever been on

We choose this ship for the iternary but it was awful. The food was really bad, the dining room was like a cafe and none of the food was very hot. We had a balcony room which was much smaller than other cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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kdttree

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Good price and destinations/tepid hard and uncooked food

Boarded promptly in Dubai. Lovely ship, good sized cabin (upgraded to balcony). Hardworking staff, clean ship, entertainment crew friendly, funny and made great efforts to amuse everyone quizes,poolside dance etc. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Senior Single

16 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

A beautiful ship with great staff.

My friend and I booked this cruise last year while on MSC Seaside. I had been to most of the Far East ports, but my travel friend, Judy, had not seen them. We flew from Tampa to Toronto and on to Dubai enjoying ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Marianna59

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise, incredible itinerary.

We chose this cruise because it was good value for money. It was a very good deal and it included our flights with Emirates to Dubai return from New Zealand. We arrived 2 days before departure to explore the city of ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Marianna59

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise, incredible itinerary.

We chose this cruise because it was good value for money. It was a very good deal and it included our flights with Emirates to Dubai return from New Zealand. We arrived 2 days before departure to explore the city of ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Bneebear

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Itinerary good but service on ship disappointing

We would probably never travel with MSC again and neither would a lot of people we spoke to on the cruise. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary - Dubai, Muscat, Eilat, Jordan, Suez Canal, Cyprus, Athens, ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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babjlb

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

One and Done

Let me start by saying i try to find the positive in everything. We chose this cruise (despite some negative reviews) because it had the itinerary we wanted on the dates we needed. That said, here is why I ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Difromsalisbury

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, shame about the food!

We chose the cruise for the itinerary, particularly the Suez transit, and the fact nearly all ports were firsts for us, as was MSC. The ship was very clean and extremely smooth, cabins adequate though shower ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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KathyBC

1 Review Written

Not the best cruise

I chose this cruise for the ports visited and I was not disappointed. The ship was clean and staff willing to please. The cabin steward was awesome. Bella Experience did not provide a robe and there is a ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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wee lass

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never again

Chose this cruise to help us unwind from a very stressful nine months due to illness,what a mistake that was ,certainly not due to weight gain as the food on offer was diabolical I had porridge every day as couldn't ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Pdale

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dreadful food bad service

I chose this cruise for the itinerary. It went to places I have never been before. Have travelled on other cruise lines, but this was the worst ever. Seating in the restaurant was tables for 4 all in a long line, ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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2go4atrip

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Large Ship Very Disappointing

I chose this ship because of the price to go to Dubai. I was very disappointed the ship is huge but not as elegant as I thought for it size. The room was spacious but the toilet overran, shampoo container leaked ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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olwenhunkin1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awful food

we choose this cruise for the price the length and the itineries we had the most awful experience this cruise and would never like to go on the Lyrica again even if you were giving cruises away the food was ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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tellygirl

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pizza, chicken and fries

This cruise had a brilliant itinerery but was let down by both food and entertainment on the ship. The food was of not very good quality in either restaurant or in buffet. If you liked fish you would be ok as it was ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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