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Dubai Cruise Reviews

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93 Dubai Cruise Reviews


Trixi2 avatar

Trixi2

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Complete waste of money

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Booked this cruise to visit India and expected a luxury experience have paid more than £6k for the trip, which did not include the drinks package or any extras. From the moment i entered our room I was distraught. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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muesy

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Ceased to be a cruise.

My wife and I are seasoned cruisers, having over the last 20 years plus enjoyed 41 previous cruises all around the world. None of them will be remembered so vividly as this one but sadly not for the right reasons. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Mrs Moho

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

The Cruise That Should Not Have Sailed

We were on the doomed cruise from Dubai, 2nd March to Cape Town. Advertised and highly promoted as the cruise of a lifetime, visiting UAE, Muscat, Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion Island and several stops ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Byckwan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Stay away from this ship

This is my first time with Costa. In the past I usually cruised with Princess and Celebrity. After this cruise, I'll never cruise with Costa again. First, the service is terrible. The hospitality desk is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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mauriceMm

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not Up To Expectations NOR Oceania’s Longstanding Reputation!

This was our first time sailing on Oceania. We were concerned about going on this cruise given the Nautica is badly in need of renovations. And these renovations are not to occur until June of this year, when the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Skmar

2 Reviews Written

60 Helpful Votes

Around the World 2019 Cruisers on Oceania!!!

NEVER AGAIN!! Completed a segment of the Oceania Around the World 2019 cruise. Treated like a second class citizen by ATW Travelers who were given special privileges while the rest of us treated as if we did ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Margaret5281

2 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Worst ship we have ever been on

We choose this ship for the iternary but it was awful. The food was really bad, the dining room was like a cafe and none of the food was very hot. We had a balcony room which was much smaller than other cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Laurna

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Ship full of problems

We chose this cruise because of the incredible places it visited. The ports of call and most excursions were awesome and well worth the time and money. However, the ship was a completely disgusting place to have ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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lisdar

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

What a amateur company

Looked inviting good price and places we had not been before To start with the best parts throughly enjoyed the cruise ship,and decor outstanding,crew,staff excellent food very good and overall 6/10 1/ But as ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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babjlb

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

One and Done

Let me start by saying i try to find the positive in everything. We chose this cruise (despite some negative reviews) because it had the itinerary we wanted on the dates we needed. That said, here is why I ...
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Sail Date March 2019


ralph199 avatar

ralph199

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Maiden voyage 2nd leg (not good)

I agree with nearly all the comments made in the reviews regarding the 1st leg. We felt like 2nd class citizens. Most staff were under trained but about half were smiling and friendly. Only watchable TV in ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Pdale

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dreadful food bad service

I chose this cruise for the itinerary. It went to places I have never been before. Have travelled on other cruise lines, but this was the worst ever. Seating in the restaurant was tables for 4 all in a long line, ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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2go4atrip

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Large Ship Very Disappointing

I chose this ship because of the price to go to Dubai. I was very disappointed the ship is huge but not as elegant as I thought for it size. The room was spacious but the toilet overran, shampoo container leaked ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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olwenhunkin1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awful food

we choose this cruise for the price the length and the itineries we had the most awful experience this cruise and would never like to go on the Lyrica again even if you were giving cruises away the food was ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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gettinold

20 Reviews Written

126 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise I have ever had the misfortune to take

We are from the UK, in our 50's and have done over 50 cruises. We usually go with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, Cunard. A few with P&O. However we had never tried MSC and so decided to do this. Biggest ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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davismarce

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ship ever

My travel agent finally found an affordable trip to the UAE. It all went downhill from there. The dining options were minimalistic. There was only 1 option for dining other than the buffet. I was on a special ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Alley-AD

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awful

The worst cruise line ever! Rude and unprofessional staff in every department.The self serve Restaurant was always packed and we often had to wait for a table and the counters were also so busy that we had to wait ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ellipee

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never again

We decided on this cruise as we did a similar itinerary last Xmas & new year with Celebrity. Don’t know where to start with MSC Lirica. Food in the dinning room was inedible. Every item ordered was either ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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jemmstar1980

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Food is Bad!!

I went on with an open mind after reading the reviews, after a few hours the style wears off and the reality is clear. Only a handful of staff are happy, you get told wrong information on a constant basis! You ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Star7777

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Cruise in UAE

This was my first cruise, and it was disappointing overall. The food was horrible (except for the meal I paid extra for, at the Butcher's Cut specialty restaurant onboard). Even the "pizza" in the buffet area was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Redfrank

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Total nightmare

By far the worst cruise we have been on.Dubai to Yokohama Have done over 20 .cruises Cabin never cleaned properly.The frill round the bed was all ripped and hanging off.The settee was broken and to be taken ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Piotr

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

SPLENDIDA not splendid ALL BLING NO SUBSTANCE

Recent cruise april 2018 from dubai to yokohama saw the reception desk overrun each day with complaints. Poor food adolescent daytime activities.poor nightime shows.bad tv.pool accident resulting in death took ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Gee Rachel

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Costa packet, rip off

I took a last minute cruise to Dubai, sailing on 13th January 2018. Having completed the online paperwork, we had to fill in more forms at Port Rachid. We boarded and were informed our room would be available at ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Lukas

1 Review Written

First and last time with Costa

1. We had an over night flight to Dubai and arrived to the Port Rashid at 12.00, the reception asked us to whait another 3 hours till 15.00 to let us in to the ship, so we forst to sleap at ports metal bench as ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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ronhunt

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

In this day and age,they allow smoking on half of the ship outside, many smokers on board, smoke came inside and filled the centrum as well as many other areas like the main dining room. My allergies made me ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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