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Southampton to the Middle East Cruise Reviews

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20 Southampton to the Middle East Cruise Reviews


David_Ben454 avatar

David_Ben454

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Close...but No Cigar

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This is a tricky review to write. We spent 19 days on the Queen Mary 2, and it was a lovely break. We’ve often cruised before, but this was the first with Cunard who came recommended. We booked the Queen’s Grill ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Gramnkay

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Small friendly great staff but no romantic areas.

We chose this cruise to experience the Suez Canal and Dubai. To celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. We had a balcony cabin on deck 9 which was a good size with ample storage, and lots of mirrors. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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123brooke

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The smoothest cruise I’ve ever had according to our captain

The smoothest cruise I’ve ever had according to our captain, and he was right there was hardly a ripple from start to finish. We boarded Oceana in Southampton on a cold January morning at the “Queens ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Annettetony1

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

We choose this cruise as some of my family were cruising all the way to Perth on this cruise, we are still working and could not afford the time off Embarkation was a bit slow but that was due to the staff ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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PARDNERS 2015

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Far East Cruise

I boarded the balmoral on jan 4 in southampton as a solo traveller , going thru passport control and the embarkation was nice and easy well organized. I had a nice cabin ( my home for the next 4 months ) it was ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Hendie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

My wife and myself saw this cruise to Dubai advertised and jumped at the opportunity to book this cruise,and how disappointed we are with the cruise. The first ports of call were good although we had been to 2 of ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Grahambythesea

8 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

QM2 standards are slipping!

Joined QM2 for the first leg of the round the world cruise, through the Med, Suez Canal and onto Dubai. What a disappointment, starting with 3 hour wait standing in the Shed to get. On. could Could Cunard not ...
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Sail Date January 2015


Johnscone avatar

Johnscone

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again

Our very first cruise and we were so looking forward to sailing on QM2 but by the time we arrived back at Heathrow from Dubai I could have kissed the ground so glad were we to be back. I suppose the omens were ...
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Sail Date January 2015


Archie Walker avatar

Archie Walker

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Completely and utterly disappointed with Cunard. Embarkation was a shambles. It took two and a half hours standing in a queue to get checked in. We were very much looking forward to our cruise from Southampton to ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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janetkentborlace@sky.com

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Impressions

First impressions are always the ones that last the longest and our first impression of our holiday with Cunard on board their Queen Mary 2 hasn't been the most pleasant. In fact as time and incidents have passed I ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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osbornerk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Queen Mary 2 World Cruise First leg 175 Anniversary Tour - Southampton

We chose this cruise to Dubai with Cunard as it included the Suez Canal and Egypt. We were supposed to visit Cairo (Pyramids) and Luxor (Tombs) in the Middle East but due to passenger and crew safety issues this was ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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paulstevens48

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Shattered dreams

We booked the first leg of QM2 round the world cruise and it turned out to be nothing but a huge disappointment. We did not like the queen mary - the layout is so weird you need to take a cotton reel otherwise you ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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francespinner

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise holiay EVER

Having had a wonderful experience on Queen Victoria, last April we booked the first leg of the 2015 QM2 World Tour and waited with eager anticipation for our visits to Spain, Italy, Luxor and the Pyramids. ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Parsman

15 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Round Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East

We sailed from Southampton in early January and headed South. This ship is the oldest in the Fred. Olsen cruise fleet but, despite this, is well maintained, comfortable and stable in rough seas. I had an outside ...
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Sail Date January 2013


Gordon66 avatar

Gordon66

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A poor cruise experiance

It took 2 hours to board due to the incompetence of the check in staff --utter chaos at Southampton .We heard later that the same thing happened to the passengers boarding at Rotterdam . Once aboard we found to our ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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zumbaprincess

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Leg of the World Voyage 2013 froum Southampton - Dubai

My partner and I decided to book a cruise as it was a holiday we had never done before and having reviewed many different cruise lines we settled upon Cunard and the Queen Mary 2. We took this decision as we ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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cunardaddict

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Comfortable Adventure

This was my 20th cruise with Cunard - and the most adventurous. Leaving Southampton almost on time as usually, the first leg of the 2013 World Cruise led us into a rough Biscaye. Although QM2 is a still very ...
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Sail Date January 2013


Kayjohn avatar

Kayjohn

1 Review Written

Dawn Princess, August 2009 - Southampton-Dubai - Bed Bugs?

Dawn Princess, World Cruise August 2009 - Segment Southampton to Dubai On the third or fourth day out of Southampton, red spots appeared on Kay's face, arms and legs. Next day there were more of them. That ...
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Sail Date August 2009


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Remroda

2 Reviews Written

Southampton to Dubai sector of Dawn Princess' World Cruise

The 26th of August had finally arrived and so it was time to board the refurbished Dawn Princess for our next adventure. We had spent the previous 5 days being tourists in London and had travelled to Southampton ...
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Sail Date August 2009


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whiterose1

1 Review Written

Aurora - Africa

Just returned off Aurora today from a 12 nt Canary Island cruise. This would have been the 3rd time on the ship. I chose this ship again as I had previously enjoyed the entertainment and passenger mix. ...
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Sail Date November 2006


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