There are not so many reviews about this cruise line here, so it was very difficult to find some information about it. If yes, most of them was in german language. OK, this cruise line caters german speaking passengers. Main and only language on board is German language. Everything - menus in restaurants, daily news sheet, theater programme...For me is english only holiday language and from german I know only basic... After cruise I can tell, do not worry about it. Staff´s language on board is english and they are ready to help you at any moment, many passengers speak english too, so language bareer was realy minor problem.
It was for the first time we sailed in Emirates and Oman territory. The ports of calls were only four - Dubai, Khor Fakkan, Muscat and Abu Dhabi. All of them are interesting and show different face of this part of world - modern from 22 th century and more traditional too.
Embarkation process in Dubai was easy - no more then 3 minutes. Everything except photos was prepared in advance, process was like in other ships before. It is possible to go to the ship at 8:00AM !!!, The cabins were ready at 2:00PM.
All ship looks like new, in very modern design, in light and fresh colours. In your price is everything included - tips, premium drinks except some onboard activities like spa.The ship has its own bicycles for land excursions in every port. Very good for active people.
The catering is in high level. Premium brand hams, cheeses, spirits, very good quality of food. Buffet restaurant has plenty of free places, never was problem to find free table. I like the concept of asia buffet, when you choose ingredients for food, cook give you beeper with number of plate and after food is prepared, you got signal - your plate is ready.
Main dinning room has free seating and timing, not wide menu, but food is nice presented and realy good prepared. The portions are not big, what was perfect for us.
From 10:00AM is open ice cream corner - I never see on ship so wide choose of creams and toppings.
On ship there are more possibilities for fine dinning with additional cost.
All bars are very nice with great choose of drinks. In our cruise were two musician bands onboard, they play everything from german pop songs to jazz. The quality of program in theater was little bit amateurish, maybe little bit better if you understand german.
We had inside cabin 5057. It was very good, close to reception, lifts and TUI bar. The sound proofing was very good, bed give us comfortable sleep. It was enough space for two persons, everything looks new. There is Nespresso machine in room with free capsules
On the sundeck there are many sunloungers - we found everytime some free and ship was full in our cruise. 2 sea days were fine, some decent programm on board and everyday the food presentation on board - barbeque, cakes, fruits of the sea /oysters too../and many more.
We take one excursion with ship - in Muscat, Oman to sheik Quabos Mosque and old town and it was well prepared, good priced, in english with german translation.
Highligts of the cruise - best food we had on cruise ever, land tours to Muscat and Abu Dhabi mosques - both are a must, beach day in Oceanic hotel Khor Fakkan...and perfect rest on board -evenings full of dances under the stars, polite and nice staff.
Dissembarkation is till 11:00AM , but it is possible to buy day pass and spent last day i Dubai onboard till 6:00PM for a little fee.
We spent few pre and post cruise days in Dubai, so activities in Dubai we made before and after cruise.
The price we paid for this cruise was worth every penny /749 Euro/ person - inside cabin 5057/ and I can recomend this cruise for english speaking passengers too who want to see something different of carribean cruises. OK they must be open for something new.
Very good, close to reception, lifts and TUI bar