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Middle East Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Middle East
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

33

Very Good

41

Average

20

Poor

16

Terrible

14

Cruise type

Family Cruises

124

Senior Cruises

90

Luxury Cruises

85

Romantic Cruises

56

First-Time Cruisers

40

124 Middle East Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


bearette avatar

bearette

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hotel of the Seas

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We were literally cut off in the Coronavirus Epidemic so this review will be what happens when things go wrong. We are two upper 30s adults and our two kid, twin boy and girl who were seven and just shy of 8 when ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Mjk88

1 Review Written

Full review

From England and booked online via Royal Caribbean. First cruise but the destination was the real seller having nothing to compare to. Emirates flight was great to Dubai. Plenty of security at port but no problems ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jacketwatch

12 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise, met or exceeded expectations.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary as we had never been to the gulf area before. We first flew to Delhi to see our family there, then flew to Dubai for 5 days prior to cruising which was an eye opener. We were ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Chukigek

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

MSC Bellissima cruise tips

* Avoid deck 14 rooms by any means, until they are at the very nose of the ship (see cabin review) * All the packages (drinks, Internet) are hugely overpriced and I see no reason you'd like to use them as no ...
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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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AC.Rosanna

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not planing to sail Costa again

The price was good and we thought it would be a good idea to cruise the Middle East with our family. We could have choosen other cruise lines but Costa had the best deal so we boarded on Costa Diadema on our first ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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craig gibbon

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

A Fair & Honest Review From Experienced Cruiser

After 7 days sailing around the GCC I would like to share my honest experience with you all.. Embarkation was fairly painless and the whole process took 30 minutes maximum, the huge let down was the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Margaret T.

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Thanks MSC for proving to be nothing but an uncaring money grabber

This cruise was a retirement present to myself. After an awesome 6 days Rome/Venice stay, downer came with the horrible MSC Lirica experience. From the awful, unwelcoming embarking to disembarking this cruise ...
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Sail Date November 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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Banjo_uk

5 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Pretty Average but Post Cruise Terrible

Wanted to give P&O another try after a really bad experience on Britannia. Oceana used to be Ocean Princess so, as our first ever cruise was on her sister, Sea Princess, we were familiar with the ship, layout and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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ceil14100

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not for people who speak English

Upon boarding there was no one available to greet our group, no greeter to welcome us (that was probably our first clue to disaster). I got to my room, it’s clean but had a very musty smell so I needed to open ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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dsjm

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great Value Cruise

We arrived in Dubai after an overnight flight. transfers were smooth and arrived at cruise port by 10.30am Cabins were ready by 11.15am- Great start to the holiday. Day 1 First port of call was Bahrain - a very ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Going places 2

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pullmantur is different and offers a good service

Had the pleasure of travelling in the Arabian Gulf on MV Horizon, it was outstanding even though the ship is 30 years old it is still a good ship and the service is exceptional, food very good , service great and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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ayrshireboy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise

I had looked at a few reviews prior to our middle east cruise which looked a bit negative. However I shouldn't have worried as we enjoyed a really good 10 day cruise. Boarding was straightforward and quick and we ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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EAaH

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A better experience than expected

This was my second time on an msc ship. Did not have the best experience last time, so I had low expectations this time. This was a whole other experience however. Embarcation was smooth and easy. I found the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Alley-AD

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awful

The worst cruise line ever! Rude and unprofessional staff in every department.The self serve Restaurant was always packed and we often had to wait for a table and the counters were also so busy that we had to wait ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Eastboundanddown

10 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Fantastic ship, interesting itinerary, great trip

So this is only the 2nd time sailing with MSC (First time was on the Magnifica) and we've sailed previously with NCL, RCI, HAL, Princess, Celebrity, Costa and P&O. Overall it was a fantastic cruise! The ports ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Hampshire6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Yacht Club - Needs refining!

Travelled as a party of 7 to celebrate a birthday. The Yacht Club is promoted as being special, but the concierge desk really let it down. No assistance at any time, always told to go away and come back later (as ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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thecabbie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

We went on this cruise as a family of six and had a throughly good time, embarkation went very smoothly in Dubai and once on the ship we were very impressed with the condition and cleanliness of the ship. We had ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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janicehulmes

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Surprisingly good

After reading many bad reviews we were a little worried. However, we had a thoroughly enjoyable trip with no real complaints although with every ship one can have little niggles. For the price we were very happy. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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KSWind

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

MSC Always Delivers

I choose MSC because of price, itinerary, and service. We always choose the Yacht Club experience and are never disappointed. Though we rarely go to the buffet I noticed the bar service there has greatly improved. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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AlanOrton

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Review of Middle East Cruise

This was my 8th cruise, the good lady's 4th and children's 3rd - though the first with MSC. We booked at Fantastica package which included 24 adult beverages and 24 non alcoholic ones for the family. I think if ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Stephaniesax

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Way better than expected

The staff made it awesome! Special Thanks to Alberto, Marco (Restaurant) & Carlos (bicycle) who Made our holiday GREAT! The All inclusive drinks were more than enough, with Good coffee & Nice cocktails :) ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Nicolalloyd

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beyond Bad

I have never ever experienced something so bad. MSC has so much to learn. You pay all this money and get nothing but bad, rude staff. Asked to pay extra for ALL activities. Hardly nothing to do - especially for ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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In need of Sun

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Go on this cruise for the right reasons and you will be really pleased

Go on this cruise for the ports, not for the cruise ship experience. This should not be anyone’s first cruise. This is a cruise for adventurous, experienced cruisers. Let me explain what I mean. This is not ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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