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Middle East Family Cruises Cruise Reviews
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3.5
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636 reviews
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Excellent cruise but disappointing weather
"We have travelled on Thomson's ships several times over the years and liked the idea of a cruise from Dubai. Prior to sailing however I checked out some of the recent reviews on the Celebration and travelled..."Read More
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alan.

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Ship's crew were friendly, helpful and very professional.

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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Juke68

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We had been to Dubai and Emirates the previous year and this time combined it with a stay at The Atlantis Hotel on The Palm...amazing...we usually cruise with P&O but they had decided not to do that route so we booked with RC...fantastic....balcony cabin was a little tight...no need for the settee.. just could have been arranged a little different without it... bathroom clean and spacious... the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Relaxing cruise

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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cgdg21

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise because of the interesting stops and the fact that the weather in the middle-east is much better than elsewhere, at this time of year. It also offered good value for money, as Emirates flights from the UK were included. Due to the coronavirus, we were told that RC had decided not to stop at either of the two ports in Oman, due to its proximity (and open borders) with Iran. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Last minute trip Dubai

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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chmusar

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We have cruised on a few ships and I did prefer this smaller ship,yes it's old but was clean and kept well. I liked that I could find a sunbed in a quiet location . Solarium was a nice place to relax. Safari club was my bar of choice lots of room and great seats in the stern. Entertainment was just ok apart from a juggler on last night who was excellent. MDR had no issues we were on my ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Interior

1 Helpful Vote


Very good cruise, met or exceeded expectations.

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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jacketwatch

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 amazed by the architecture. It’s very modern, clean and stunning. The ship was clean, needed a spot of paint here and there but overall was in good condition. We were with friends ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

14 Helpful Votes


Worked hard to please

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Blacktrigeek

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 once on the ship, however, we were roomed before the advertised at 2 pm. Suitcases also arrived in good time. We were kept well-informed re. activities and entertainment onboard ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


A beautiful ship with great staff.

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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Senior Single

10+ Cruises

Age 90s

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 business class all the way. One night was spent at the Dubai Marriott, and the following morning we taxied to the port. And there the problems began! There was a "time to board" listed ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

82 Helpful Votes


Great cruise, with a few niggles

Review for Marella Discovery to Middle East

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cruisevirgin66

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We choose this cruise for the itinerary and dates we are available to travel. The cruise sailed from Muscat, taking in a short visit to Salalah, Oman, then up to Jordan for 3 days/2 nights in Aqaba, for Petra, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, then through the Suez Canal, around to Israel, Ashdod, for Jerusalem and Bethlehem, then over to Kefalonia and finally disembarking in Corfu. Unfortunately, after ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Roatan

6 Helpful Votes


Excellent Cruise, incredible itinerary.

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Marianna59

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 Dubai. Embarkation was smooth. We were allocated a time to embark( 6 pm) which we did. The suitcases didn't arrived till midnight which was a pain. Our cabin was an inner cabin on ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Excellent Cruise, incredible itinerary.

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Marianna59

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 Dubai. Embarkation was smooth. We were allocated a time to embark( 6 pm) which we did. The suitcases didn't arrived till midnight which was a pain. Our cabin was an inner cabin on ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Great itinerary, shame about the food!

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Difromsalisbury

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 curtain in bathroom was extremely annoying as it sticks to you due to the tiny area! Had two days to explore Dubai before boarding then overnight on board too so crammed in lots of sights, ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


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