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162 Dubai Cruise Reviews


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enuf42

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Suite 9010 - The Cruise That Should Never Have Happened.

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28 days from Dubai to Hamburg visiting places I had never been was the mantra for our cruise. We set sail on March 12th 2020, same day I believe the world Pandemic was officially announced. Should MSC have let ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Canmerican

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

We choose this itinerary because it sailed to Asia where we've never been. The timing (end of January, 2020 to February 2020) was perfect. We'd never been on Cunard even though we've cruised many times. We chose ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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meerkats

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Not to our liking

We had an “aqua” cabin so ate in the “Blu” restaurant thank goodness. The food was good but had a lot better. The “Blu” was only open for breakfast and dinner. The staff were very pleasant and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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FennoExpress

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Hardly a jewel anymore and royal only in the name

This was our sixth cruise and the first on Royal Caribbean. We got a very good price and as we have visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi previously we knew what to expect in terms of weather, general safety and cleanliness. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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RuthHutcheson

1 Review Written

Commercialised

Chose this cruise for some sunshine good food and sight seeing. Long queues every where ie checking in. Reception always had a queue Boat was clean Cabin ok but cabin boy over worked and never reached our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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The Bone

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed on So Many Levels

I thought this a good time as any to write this review, as I’m lying in bed listening to the clanking and pounding coming from above our cabin. Disappointment began departure day. They had the wrong boarding ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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AC.Rosanna

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not planing to sail Costa again

The price was good and we thought it would be a good idea to cruise the Middle East with our family. We could have choosen other cruise lines but Costa had the best deal so we boarded on Costa Diadema on our first ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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gettinold

20 Reviews Written

126 Helpful Votes

What no lobster ?

We took this cruise mainly due to the fact that the package Royal Caribbean was offering two nights post cruise stay at the Atlantis the Palms in Dubai. It seemed like a nice way to end the cruise The ship is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ColoradoSkiier5

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good Itinerary, Great Staff, Blah Food

Like many other reviewers, we choose this cruise based on the itinerary. We were able to get a very good price on the cruise, which is good, because paying full price would not be worth it. The Good- Our state ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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solosport

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, a few unnecessary ports, small ship needing overhall

Chose this cruise for the chef inspired dining and was very disappointed in what was served. Pepin's dishes were probably 3-4 entrees out of hundreds so I could only eat a couple of them compared to the other dining ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gilpier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ok cruise but...

After all previous cruises we sailed, we select this one since it had an appropriate itinerary for us. Our cabin was well kept throughout the cruise. Excursion Destination Staff did a good job. Reception desk ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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NightWoman

6 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Reasonable Cruise

This cruise sailed over Christmas and this was the reason we booked a cruise only and arranged our own flights, we were then spending New Year at a hotel we go to regularly in Dubai. We've done this cruise many ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ltaberner7

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable but room for improvement

We chose this cruise for its combination of cities plus the opportunity to have a beach day, so the fact that the captain deemed the seas too rough for tendering (debatable) on the day we were to visit Sir Bani Yas ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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travelmisses

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Too many "hidden"

We booked as a last-minute vacation for myself, niece and nephew, who has never cruised before. They wanted the location and itinerary. While booking, we realized we must pay for travel insurance for 3 when we ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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craig gibbon

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

A Fair & Honest Review From Experienced Cruiser

After 7 days sailing around the GCC I would like to share my honest experience with you all.. Embarkation was fairly painless and the whole process took 30 minutes maximum, the huge let down was the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ON cruiser

9 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Disappointing--lots of glitches; not up to standard

In Autumn 2018 we travelled from Athens to Dubai on Seabourn. For Fall 2019 my wife wanted us to complete the journey, starting in Dubai and ending in Singapore. So we picked Regent's Voyager for that 20 day ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Longwood50

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

NCL Better But Still A Three Star Cruise Line

I have sailed over 25 cruises and this was my third with NCL. I was reluctant to go on NCL since my first two cruises were very disappointing. I chose this cruise because of its very nice itinerary. First the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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KristaVanhala

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Poor service

The Ship overall was great, nice kids activities and shops. BUT, the service was really bad all over the ship, food was average at best and constant pushing the extras, for example photo sessions was really ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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maria raetze

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Holiday 2019

The boat is new so everything is clean and well maintained, it is large and very little frequented, it has a large gym, many shops and the service of the tankers in the bars is very good. There are no burdens and at ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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deej5

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Exciting time, beautiful ship, poor gym, felt a bit ripped off.

Getting on the new ship in Dubai was very exciting and it certainly does look amazing. Staff onboard were very organised and friendly and everything ran very smoothly for all of our excursions. Our stateroom with ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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kdttree

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Good price and destinations/tepid hard and uncooked food

Boarded promptly in Dubai. Lovely ship, good sized cabin (upgraded to balcony). Hardworking staff, clean ship, entertainment crew friendly, funny and made great efforts to amuse everyone quizes,poolside dance etc. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Bneebear

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Itinerary good but service on ship disappointing

We would probably never travel with MSC again and neither would a lot of people we spoke to on the cruise. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary - Dubai, Muscat, Eilat, Jordan, Suez Canal, Cyprus, Athens, ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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tilever

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dubai - Southampton

Booked cruise to come through the Suez which did not disappoint however on landing from flight from UK we were taken to a hotel for breakfast as we were told we cannot board ship til lunchtime. There were 1400 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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darthonian

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Restricted access on a great ship

I chose to go on the Dubai to Valletta cruise onboard MV Oceana because having cruised so much I wanted new ports, the ports were restrictive for powerchair and Wheelchair users but still a good time. The ship is ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Chromeshiningstar

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

19 Nights repostioning cruise Dubai to Savona

We choose this cruise for its itinerary and a very competiive price. We have 21 cruises behind us and this was our third with Costa so we knew what could be expected and not. Embarkation in Dubai after 6 pm was very ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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