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"We chose this cruise because of the destination, the weather, and the time. However we had never sailed with Royal Caribbean before, but we hoped it would be like P and O. How wrong could we be...... I have..."Read More
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elomi123

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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"so sorry" but we won't do anything cruise

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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blue dragon

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have over 10 years of cruising history with over 20 cruises on various line. I have seen better and lesser conditions on cruises over that time BUT The cruise that I have just taken on MSC on the Splendida on Feb 14 has been an example of the worst that I have ever experienced. PRE Cruise: Information on what visas were required inconsistent to no information. My calls to MSC were met ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

9 Helpful Votes


DO NOT BOOK! This is an ordeal not a holiday. Worst Experience of My Life!

Review for Costa Mediterranea to Middle East

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buttercup2607

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

DO NOT BOOK any cruise with Costa! I have never experienced a company before that care so little for their customers. I should have known that it was going to be bad. Before we even set sail they were impossible to contact. They do not answer the phone or reply to any emails. All I wanted was some information, apparently even that is too much for them! They ship's decor is ugly and old. Do ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

2 Helpful Votes


Worst ship we have ever been on

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Margaret5281

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 lines and there was a fault with all balcony doors on our side of the ship (port) they wouldn't open. The steward showed us how you had to bash the top of the door before it would ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

49 Helpful Votes


One and Done

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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babjlb

10+ Cruises

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 won’t be going on msc again: First Clue should have been the reservations process. Had to do over the phone because for some reason the new EU privacy laws meant I couldn’t do it online ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Traveled with children

10 Helpful Votes


Dreadful food bad service

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Pdale

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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, like a cheap cafe. We soon learned not to order beef as it was always tough. Most of the food was really unappetising, & obviously leftovers used. The classic example of this was leek ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


Large Ship Very Disappointing

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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2go4atrip

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 into the shower, the mini refrigerator was not working they replaced it with a new one. The lighting in the room was inconsistent one very dim and one very bright. The food was ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Awful food

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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olwenhunkin1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 disgusting it was always cold tasteless it was so noisy you could not here yourselves think and you could not escape it either it was noisy all over the ship why do you think you have to make ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


Worst cruise I have ever had the misfortune to take

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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gettinold

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We are from the UK, in our 50's and have done over 50 cruises. We usually go with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, Cunard. A few with P&O. However we had never tried MSC and so decided to do this. Biggest mistake I have made in my life. To anyone who like us are thinking of doing an MSC cruise - don't !. To those who are planning to return, based on our experience I can only wonder why. I ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

126 Helpful Votes


Worst cruise ship ever

Review for Costa Mediterranea to Middle East

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davismarce

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My travel agent finally found an affordable trip to the UAE. It all went downhill from there. The dining options were minimalistic. There was only 1 option for dining other than the buffet. I was on a special low-sodium diet. The meals were plain and EXTREMELY bland. I don't think the chef had ever heard of chicken stock, and definitely had no concept of herbs or spices. It was an Italian ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Balcony Classic

9 Helpful Votes


Awful

Review for Costa Mediterranea to Middle East

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Alley-AD

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 in long lines for the most unappetising food I have ever had the misfortune to eat !! The desserts were the same every day, both at lunch and dinner. In the main restaurant it was awful ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

5 Helpful Votes


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