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The Worst Cruise that I have ever endured!
"We chose this cruise for some winter sunshine and a chance to visit Dubai for the first time. Flew out with Etihad and despite a little bit of a melee for coaches at the airport the trip to the ship was pretty..."Read More
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Timaloy

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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blue dragon

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 14 has been an example of the worst that I have ever experienced. PRE Cruise: Information on what visas were required inconsistent to no information. My calls to MSC were met ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Mykonos

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

9 Helpful Votes


MSC - A huge disappointed - BEWARE!

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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awat

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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 did not know this ahead of time. We stayed at sea most of time and basically cruised from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. We disembarked early in Dubai as we simply could not take being on the ship ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Stay away from this ship

Review for Costa Diadema to Middle East

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Byckwan

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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 absolutely clueless. There's always a long queue in front of the desk. When you finally got your turn, they would usually ask you to go somewhere else. Just to quote an example. When we ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Classic Inside

3 Helpful Votes


Scam Cruise - Hell of a week

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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zacarito20

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

CHRISTMAS CRUISE Abu Dhabi (22-12-2019 until 29-12-2019) Everything started with the wrong foot (Family travel - Party of 11 originally, but only 9 arrived because my mother had an emergency surgery and stayed with my father) So the first thing we did before embarkation, we presented all the medical certifications, and we didn´t get the refund of the stateroom, but thay didn´t also give us the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

1 Helpful Vote


MSC NOT FOR ME

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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torrie

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My husband and I have been travelling for over 30 years and this was the worst holiday we have ever had. The Staff and crew are disorganised and poorly trained in there jobs. They have no customer service skills at all. Most looked like they didn't want to be in the job and were reluctant to talk or smile and it came across as they were only there to get paid and tour the world. Not at ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

18 Helpful Votes


DO NOT BOOK! This is an ordeal not a holiday. Worst Experience of My Life!

Review for Costa Mediterranea to Middle East

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buttercup2607

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

DO NOT BOOK any cruise with Costa! I have never experienced a company before that care so little for their customers. I should have known that it was going to be bad. Before we even set sail they were impossible to contact. They do not answer the phone or reply to any emails. All I wanted was some information, apparently even that is too much for them! They ship's decor is ugly and old. Do ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

2 Helpful Votes


Worst ship we have ever been on

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Margaret5281

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 lines and there was a fault with all balcony doors on our side of the ship (port) they wouldn't open. The steward showed us how you had to bash the top of the door before it would ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

49 Helpful Votes


One and Done

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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babjlb

10+ Cruises

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 won’t be going on msc again: First Clue should have been the reservations process. Had to do over the phone because for some reason the new EU privacy laws meant I couldn’t do it online ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Traveled with children

10 Helpful Votes


Dreadful food bad service

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Pdale

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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, like a cheap cafe. We soon learned not to order beef as it was always tough. Most of the food was really unappetising, & obviously leftovers used. The classic example of this was leek ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


Large Ship Very Disappointing

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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2go4atrip

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 into the shower, the mini refrigerator was not working they replaced it with a new one. The lighting in the room was inconsistent one very dim and one very bright. The food was ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


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