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918 Middle East Cruise Reviews


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sorocco

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

My new Favorite Ship

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Beautiful beautiful beautiful, I love this ship. We spent 18 days on this ship and I don't think we saw everything or tried every bar like we planned. But along the way we met some new friends, amazing staff, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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blue dragon

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

"so sorry" but we won't do anything cruise

I have over 10 years of cruising history with over 20 cruises on various line. I have seen better and lesser conditions on cruises over that time BUT The cruise that I have just taken on MSC on the Splendida on Feb ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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bearette

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hotel of the Seas

We were literally cut off in the Coronavirus Epidemic so this review will be what happens when things go wrong. We are two upper 30s adults and our two kid, twin boy and girl who were seven and just shy of 8 when ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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enuf42

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Suite 9010 - The Cruise That Should Never Have Happened.

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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Kirklulu

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Amazing sites, beautiful ship, wonderful memories!

WARNING! This review is long. After reserving this cruise almost two years ago, we (group of 8) were a bit concerned if our cruise down the Nile on the Viking Ra scheduled to begin on March 6, 2020, would be ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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tim716

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

28-night Grand Voyage - a great cruise and a great MSC job in the virus madness!

I booked this cruise 3 days before the virus hysteria started. I chose it because it was very cheap (about 40 euro person/day) with an Ok itinerary. It turned out to be probably the best and definitely the most ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Juan Diego

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY

We bought a package from the same Pullmantur company, it included the round air ticket from Madrid, the price was incredible cheap! From Dubai airport they drove us directly to the cruise port , the check in was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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egglo

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean: Totally professional and honourable company. Very impressive.

We booked this cruise on "Jewel of the Seas" long before the Coronavirus scare and decided to go ahead anyway, as we have a daughter living in Dubai whom we wanted to visit. In the couple of weeks before the start ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Juke68

1 Review Written

Ship's crew were friendly, helpful and very professional.

We had been to Dubai and Emirates the previous year and this time combined it with a stay at The Atlantis Hotel on The Palm...amazing...we usually cruise with P&O but they had decided not to do that route so we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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awat

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

MSC - A huge disappointed - BEWARE!

We are highly disappointed and feel cheated out of our money. I feel like MSC should’ve canceled the cruise due to coronavirus outbreak as we didn’t visit any ports outside of UAE. I refuse to believe that MSC ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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cgdg21

1 Review Written

Relaxing cruise

We chose this cruise because of the interesting stops and the fact that the weather in the middle-east is much better than elsewhere, at this time of year. It also offered good value for money, as Emirates flights ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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chmusar

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Last minute trip Dubai

We have cruised on a few ships and I did prefer this smaller ship,yes it's old but was clean and kept well. I liked that I could find a sunbed in a quiet location . Solarium was a nice place to relax. Safari ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mjk88

1 Review Written

Full review

From England and booked online via Royal Caribbean. First cruise but the destination was the real seller having nothing to compare to. Emirates flight was great to Dubai. Plenty of security at port but no problems ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jacketwatch

12 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise, met or exceeded expectations.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary as we had never been to the gulf area before. We first flew to Delhi to see our family there, then flew to Dubai for 5 days prior to cruising which was an eye opener. We were ...
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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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USMA74

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful River ship, Good Service & Food

Sailed southward (upriver) in Master Suite D06 on port side of ship. Overall excellent boat, service & food. Boat Manager Mahmoud Nourelden was ever-present overseeing things (I'm not sure he ever slept). ...
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Sail Date February 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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Very Critical

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

QUITE SHOCKED

We had not been with this company before, and we were expecting this cruise to be better than the cruise we did with another company the week before. Strangely enough, we enjoyed the other cruise, but not this one. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Blacktrigeek

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worked hard to please

We chose the cruise as we were celebrating our birthday. The embarkation process went seamlessly; we were shepherded from airport to ship with no problems. There was some waiting for our rooms to become available ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Janda7

14 Reviews Written

182 Helpful Votes

A lovely jewel !

We are a retired couple who enjoy cruising to interesting places. We had never been on the Jewel, but have been on several ships within the fleet. On arriving in Dubai, we stayed for a few nights pre cruise. Our ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Chukigek

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

MSC Bellissima cruise tips

* Avoid deck 14 rooms by any means, until they are at the very nose of the ship (see cabin review) * All the packages (drinks, Internet) are hugely overpriced and I see no reason you'd like to use them as no ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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KarenLAdler

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

98% Wonderful!

My husband and I just completed the Uniworld “Splendors of Egypt & The Nile” twelve-day cruise/tour of Egypt. I would like to elaborate on our experience, which was for the most part very positive. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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natalyakor99

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overview

There was a suggestion to buy this [articular cruise and I liked the list of cities to visit, so I bought it. In overall, I enjoyed the cruise! There was a pleasant surprise - I got a cabin with a window! Cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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AC.Rosanna

1 Review Written

4 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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