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Middle East Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Middle East
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16 Middle East Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

Morag avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not up to my expectation


Retirement present for self and Husband. Never been on a cruise before, went with another couple who were seasoned at cruising. Staff on ship friendly, but lack of contact communication from Thompson reps, seemed ...
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Sail Date December 2016

vino123 avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Christmas cruise in the Yacht Club.

We have cruised many times mainly with Celebrity and Royal Caribbean but this was our first time with MSC. We were lured by the concept of the Yacht Club so most of my review is based on this. Pre Cruise: ...
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Sail Date December 2016

kmill007 avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

MSC disorganised, unhealthy and dangerous

MSC Fantasia Xmas Cruise 2016 We joined the cruise on Christmas Day, arriving at about 0800 from Abu Dhabi airport. When we got to check in at the port we handed over our tickets and credit card so that in a few ...
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Sail Date December 2016

decolady20 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Christmas in the Emirates on the Costa NeoRiviera

Firstly, my first time flying with Emirates, but guaranteed it won’t be my last. I got a requested upgrade to fly out Business Class at what looked to be a heavily discounted price. What an experience- it’s the ...
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Sail Date December 2014

Benkins avatar


1 Review Written


My Wife and I decided to do a Cruise this Christmas to get away from it all. We flew to Dubai on the 20th December from Dublin, good flight. The Hotel overnight supplied in Dubai was excellent and we were up graded ...
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Sail Date December 2013

tammez avatar


3 Reviews Written

Fantastic Xmas Cruise

The MSC Lirica is a medium ship, doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the mega ships but nether less is spotless and service was great. Our teenage family tend to go for an itinary that will engage the kids ...
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Sail Date December 2013

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1 Review Written


My wife & our boys aged 12 years & 9 years were on the Thomson Celebration Cruise during this Christmas in 2 nos. outside cabins on B deck. The cabins were comfortable with adequate space to store cloths etc. ...
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Sail Date December 2012

houseflag avatar


11 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Red Sea Magic Christmas Cruise

Joined Thomson Celebration on 20th December 2012 for Red Sea Magic Christmas Cruise. Transfers from Sharm El Sheikh airport to port went smoothly and boarding process was straight forward. We had sailed on the ...
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Sail Date December 2012

Breezy23 avatar


1 Review Written

New Year Red Sea break

This was our 13th cruise and was booked within the last 3 months. We normally travel with Princess and had never even considered Thomson, I suppose if honest, had made the assumption that it would be comparable to ...
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Sail Date December 2011

lilybob avatar


8 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

All Decked Out on Brilliance of the Seas

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause if you believe or perhaps you are a newbie to RCI! With a fare too good to be true and not having to fly, we booked a last minute inside guarantee on Brilliance of the Seas out ...
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Sail Date December 2011

1TheOne1 avatar


3 Reviews Written

Great Christmas Cruise

We cruised 19-26th December 2011 and I can tell you, we will not be staying home for Christmas any more. For the first time we paid for embarkation and city tour (we usually do this on our own) and it showed up ...
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Sail Date December 2011

chas379 avatar


3 Reviews Written

Much Improved

Was a bit dubious about sailing on this ship as I know it is a little older having done a Med. cruise on her in 2006. However embarkation was effortless and we were soon on board. I think possibly it felt easier ...
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Sail Date November 2011

harvo avatar


1 Review Written

Is it wise to book when the first brochure is released ?

For this cruise to the Red Sea for Petra in Jordan ,we travelled to the NEC Cruise Show in October 2010.We were informed the ship was almost full and we were offered a total of 4 cabins to choose from.We thought we ...
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Sail Date October 2011

mwbarnes avatar


2 Reviews Written

First Cruise ever - and not disappointed !

This was our first cruise so we didn't really know what to expect but we were not disappointed. The ship was clean and comfortable although beginning to look it's age and some area's could do with refurbishment. ...
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Sail Date February 2011

coldon avatar


1 Review Written

No rating

Azamara Quest: Absolutely the Best

Azamara Quest review From our outset at the embarkation port, we quickly identified how much more engaged this ship's staff was compared to any other of the numerous upscale cruises we have previously ...
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Sail Date November 2010

Fly320 avatar


1 Review Written

Christmas 2009 in Dubai on Board the Costa Luminosa

First of all Costa does not recognize Cruise Critic Roll Calls and Meets, so my attempts along with others on later Dubai cruises to establish a Roll Call met with a dismal response. So I was not able to arrange any ...
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Sail Date December 2009

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