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Passing through the Suez canal
"We chose the cruise as QM2 is the last ship of its type, also going through the Suez Canal. We ticked both of those boxes and that is the best we can say about the cruise. It was infact the worst cruise we have..."Read More
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10+ Cruises

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Passing through the Suez canal

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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white shark

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose the cruise as QM2 is the last ship of its type, also going through the Suez Canal. We ticked both of those boxes and that is the best we can say about the cruise. It was infact the worst cruise we have ever been on. Due to norovirus on ship we were refused entry to 2 ports and not allowed into Jordons waters. We have experienced this before but not on such a large scale, hundreds ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Balcony, sheltered

15 Helpful Votes


Worst cruise ever

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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Hendie

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 them with P&O, but after leaving Italy the cruise went completely down hill. To begin with I think Cunard covered-up the fact that the Suez Canal was being dredged and they did not know ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Oceanview

4 Helpful Votes


Never again

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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Johnscone

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 starting to show when we left Southampton on the 10th January and the Queen Elisabeth was late arriving so instead of the two queens leaving to mark the start of Cunard's 175th year we left ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Departure Port: Kusadasi

1 Helpful Vote


Worst cruise holiay EVER

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

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francespinner

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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. Disembarking in Dubai. Firstly, the good points. Our embarkation was excellent, although I believe later arrivals experienced chaos. The main lobby is very impressive, beds exceptionally ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Standard Inside

3 Helpful Votes


WORST CRUISE EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE

Review for Seabourn Odyssey to Middle East

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jami2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

After botched (complimentary) transfer (we were in an owner's suite) and dreadful embarkation experience (computers down again (that's three times in the last three cruises)) we boarded after an hour's wait. Yes, the kid's took our luggage and walked us to the elevator to the dining room - not to the restaurant and no-- not to your room - the old, well loved boarding tradition is long, long gone. ...
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Sail Date: April 2014

Departure Port: Grand Turk

8 Helpful Votes


Very Disappointing

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Middle East

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BRIND

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The process for boarding was very good although you had to find your own way to your Cabin (Stateroom as they call the). The Cabins are very good & larger than most Cruise lines. However from then on it goes down hill. The whole ship had the smell of wet carpet as it appears that the air con is leaking thoughout the ship & the smell at night in the public areas was quite strong & you had to avoid ...
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Sail Date: April 2014

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Balcony

94 Helpful Votes


Did you hear the news? NO! SURPRISE- THIS SHIP IS BROKEN

Review for Seven Seas Voyager to Middle East

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Amoroso

First Time Cruiser

As a frequent traveler on REGENT we still do not comprehend what has happened... everything has changed, what was great before.. now is mediocre. Read my notes and just to be clear... you are warned. After traveling for 23 hours from our home to Dubai and finally boarding the beautiful Regent Voyager- my wife and I were greeted with this: "Have you heard the news? We have been contacting all the ...
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Sail Date: April 2009

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

8 Helpful Votes


False advertising

Review for Crystal Esprit to Middle East

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Aunti B

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The only reason I agreed to go on this cruise was for the water activities! We expected similarities to the Sea Cloud and the Windstar - NOT! We learned at check-in that “the Water Activities are not offered on this trip." The week before the trip I asked a rep at Crystal what I needed to bring for the Water Activities, and she said " just your water shoes.” We were sent a “Water Sports ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Yacht Suite

6 Helpful Votes


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