Istanbul to the Middle East Cruise Reviews

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Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Riviera

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Trekker Dude
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We're seasoned cruisers with over 30 cruises on most of the major cruiselines but not Oceania. We went on 3 Oceania Riviera cruises in 2023, Sep/Oct from Amsterdam to Barcelona and then back to back cruises in Nov/Dec from Barcelona to Istanbul and then Istanbul to Dubai. My review is on all 3 cruises on the same ship. We booked the Holyland & Middle East cruise the first day it was available ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Cruise to No Where!

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Riviera

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Travelforfuture
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

So so incredibly disappointed with Oceania. Absolutely no guest/customer service. Have raised all issues with onboard team, Oceania guest relations and still no communication back. This cruise is going no where, no ports now for 9 days, even restaurants closed on some nights so no choice and tonight all specialty restaurants closed and only Grand Dining and Terrace cafe open. As to onboard ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


Horrible experience. Staff is great. Management on ship on corporate is garbage.

Review for a Trans-Ocean Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

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rcalnan
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

NCL Dawn Cruise from Istanbul to Dubai Nov 24 to Dec 13 The cruise changed a number of times. This was explained as a result of the conflict in Palestine. However, stops in Egypt were removed with others added. Sea days were also added. A credit of $200 for the stateroom was provided for the entire trip. No explanation of the compensation for the missed ports, additional sea days, and reduction ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony



Glorified Repositioning Cruise at Passengers’ Expense

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Seven Seas Navigator

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StelladiMare
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

While there are many rusted on Regent Seven Seas (RSS) cruisers who’ll forgive any sin, beware if you don’t fall into that category. RSS is for you if you’re happy with average casino/club food masquerading as fine dining, stage troupe shows a high school would be embarrassed to put on, & a patronising juvenile approach to passenger announcements/liaison that’s more fit for a kindergarten than ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Our Costly Repositioning Cruise to Dubai !

Review for a Trans-Ocean Cruise on Seven Seas Navigator

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zak477
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Let me first state that the previous commenter did not exaggerate at all. As a matter of fact he was kind to give our cruise a two rating, but I stand by my one rating. We are Platinum member of the RSS Society, with many wonderful cruises and experiences with this cruise line. We are only 40 days away from Titanium level. And we have booked 3 future cruises with Regent. That said, we loved ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


73 Day Grand Spice Exploration Oct.-Jan. 2022-2023. Will be last Regent cruise.

Review for a Africa Cruise on Seven Seas Explorer

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brevetjudge
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We signed up for this cruise in 2020. We hoped by end of Oct. 2022 things with Covid would have settled down. Since this was to be our 6th Regent cruise, 2nd on Explorer, we believed the tours would be very good and safe. We believed we needed to be careful in many parts or the world now. Especially since we are in our seventies and walk a bit slower. We believed Regen would take good care of us ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Concierge Suite


We were upgraded to a penthouse suite

Review for a Trans-Ocean Cruise on Norwegian Star

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mckcrampton
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

It is difficult to give an objective critique because my husband and I lucked out and spent 21 days in a gorgeous penthouse suite with butler and all the perks. (We usually stay in a regular balcony cabin). That being said, we were very impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of all of the crew and staff. We have taken more than ten cruises on many different cruise lines and I don't ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Balcony


Great cabins, colourful decor, good buffet, great shows, but a few negatives.

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Star

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HerbMac
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Our outside cabin was great - spacious, heaps of storage space, excellent bathroom with non-stick shower screen and screened toilet. Buffet offered great choices but the decor needs updating. Some dishes were very salty. The pub restaurant was a nice place to dine or have a coffee and watch the atrium entertainment but choices were very limited, and service was very slow (almost non existent) ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window


Great Ports, good food and service

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Star

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KnittingCruise
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Many of the ports such as Athens, Aqaba, Luxor, Haifam, Suez Canal are all bucket list destinations and that's why we picked this cruise. At the main dining room they asked if we wanted to share dinner tables and we met a lot of interesting people that way. The main dining room menu is extensive with more than 10 entree selections and the food especially the fish was always well cooked ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window


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