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Istanbul to the Middle East Cruise Reviews

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4.2
Very Good
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Ancient Civilisations; Very Good

Review for Seven Seas Voyager to Middle East

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RogerW
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had some doubts after reading several reviews regarding the ship, especially the availability of good wines by the glass and the standard of service. However once on board we had no issue with the quality of wine, when asking for some other region of wine the staff were very obliging and delivered. The standard of service was exemplary apart from the shore excursion team who seemed to be ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Middle East; Nothing to Fear

Review for Nautica to Middle East

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lovelyday
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Other than being disappointed by Oceania once again taking two ports off the cruise as we were cruising the trip was amazing! We were supposed to stop in Cyprus and one additional stop in Egypt. VERY disappointed that we didn't. The cruise line told us it was due to weather but we know that over 30 guests missed flights and so the ship stayed another night in Istanbul to save themselves money. I'm ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Mixed Feelings....

Review for Seven Seas Voyager to Middle East

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HNLGAL
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

A point by point list of my impressions on my first cruise wth Regent. First off, Regent's Scan Design style of decor is not to my liking, which is a shame as it set the tone for my first impressions of the ship. However as I was lucky enough to get this cruise at an amazing price, my negative initial first impressions were offset by the quality of almost everything else that Regent is known ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Holy Land June 10th 2014 - Rechristening Cruise

Review for Insignia to Middle East

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MrsDave
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This is our first time on Oceania. The Insignia has been refurbished and this was her maiden cruise. The rooms are adequate. No frills, standard. The bathroom is very small and they have cleverly used a shower curtain vs a glass shower door to allow a little more space to maneuver in the shower. Ask for softer pillows. Housekeeping will bring them almost immediately The ship is very clean. The ...
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Sail Date: June 2014

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Revisited Regent Voyager - Superb

Review for Seven Seas Voyager to Middle East

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Inxent
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have just returned from a superb holiday on Seven Seas Voyager doing their Red Sea Odyssey and have to say the staff and service were again excellent, attentive and charming . We were treated royally. We were on Seven Seas Voyager in September and were very impressed that is why we have booked again so quickly. To summarise, there are some cruise lines that will do the least they can get away ...
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Sail Date: November 2013


Very Disappointing

Review for Seven Seas Voyager to Middle East

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citygirlcruiser
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Sadly, that's what this cruise turned out to be. We have cruised with Regent previously - our last cruise was from Mumbai to Bali in December 2012. That cruise rated a 9 out of a 10 for us. However, our cruise in 2013 from Istanbul to Dubai did not come close to living up to expectations. At best, the onboard experience was a 5. There were several very disappointing aspects to this cruise, ...
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Sail Date: November 2013


Wowed by Mideast cruise and post-cruise tour to Egypt

Review for Seven Seas Voyager to Middle East

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beachtango
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We cruised from Venice to Monte Carlo on Mariner last spring and had a pretty good experience. When we found this amazing 14-day itinerary from Istanbul to Luxor with an included post-cruise tour of Egypt we decided to give Regent a chance to wow us and they delivered on every level. Overall we thought the service level had been kicked up a notch from Mariner and the staff were warm, attentive, ...
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Sail Date: October 2012


Amazing Holy Lands Cruise on Constellation

Review for Celebrity Constellation to Middle East

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cruisinsusin
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

DH and I cruise about 1-2 times per year and Celebrity is our line of choice. We have been planning this trip for about a year and it exceeded our expectations. We left 10/23 connecting thru JFK and arriving in Istanbul 10 am 10/24.We were able to get to the visa line ahead of most of crowds. After buying a Turkish visa ($20 USD), we went thru passport control and then collected luggage. We ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Concierge Class 2


Thumbs up for Vision of the seas

Review for Vision of the Seas to Middle East

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paddyzim
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We booked this cruise because it was amazingly good value, and also gave us the opportunity to visit Israel. We arrived not sure what to expect - and after reading such negative reviews of Vision we were apprehensive to say the least. We thought we would probably "get what you paid for" but it completed surpassed anything we could imagine. It was wonderful. Our rooms were much bigger than we ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children


This Year in Jerusalem

Review for Vision of the Seas to Middle East

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cruise pup
10+ Cruises

This cruise turned out to be a bargain and so was the airfare to and from Istanbul. I spent a few days before the cruise in Istanbul since hotels were ridiculously cheap. Unfortunately the weather was miserable for the entire stay. Transfer to cruise ship was very easy and boarding took no time at all. I was on the Vision about 12 years ago and it was nice to see that it has held up very well. ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


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