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Brand New Ship on First Voyage
"Being past Seabourn clients, we wanted to test drive this new ship and with a great price on offer for the first leg of its inaugural run, couldn't resist signing up even though the itinerary was not super..."Read More
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Jonelly

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY

Review for Horizon to Middle East

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Juan Diego

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 very fast , and we had lunch in the ship , At 12.30 pm we had our state rooms ready..The ship is old , but clean and mantained, Our cabin , 1020 ( with balcony) was very good, the beds ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

2 Helpful Votes


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

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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Juke68

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 booked with RC...fantastic....balcony cabin was a little tight...no need for the settee.. just could have been arranged a little different without it... bathroom clean and spacious... the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Relaxing cruise

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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cgdg21

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 from the UK were included. Due to the coronavirus, we were told that RC had decided not to stop at either of the two ports in Oman, due to its proximity (and open borders) with Iran. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Last minute trip Dubai

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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chmusar

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 club was my bar of choice lots of room and great seats in the stern. Entertainment was just ok apart from a juggler on last night who was excellent. MDR had no issues we were on my ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Interior

1 Helpful Vote


Very good cruise, met or exceeded expectations.

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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jacketwatch

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 amazed by the architecture. It’s very modern, clean and stunning. The ship was clean, needed a spot of paint here and there but overall was in good condition. We were with friends ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

14 Helpful Votes


Worked hard to please

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Blacktrigeek

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 once on the ship, however, we were roomed before the advertised at 2 pm. Suitcases also arrived in good time. We were kept well-informed re. activities and entertainment onboard ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


MSC Bellissima cruise tips

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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Chukigek

2-5 Cruises

* 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 bartender could make proper cocktail there regardless of the price. The only drinkable mix is fruit smoothie so just stick to plain drinks, especially their a la carte price is quite ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


98% Wonderful!

Review for River Tosca to Middle East

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KarenLAdler

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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. EGYPTOLOGIST I’ll start with the most important element of this trip, our Egyptologist. His performance was crucial to the success of the trip. Without a qualified guide the journey would ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: St. John (U.S.V.I.)

3 Helpful Votes


Azamara regular

Review for Azamara Quest to Middle East

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Oldtony77

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

The Gulf has been on our bucket list for quite a while. We have frequently stopped over at DXB but never before been outside the airport. It was certainly worth while! Service aboard was typically Azamara, laid back, friendly and efficient, sort of feels like home without the work. Dubai is spectacular, all the world's biggest, tallest, busiest things they say and didn't disappoint. Try ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom

48 Helpful Votes


A beautiful ship with great staff.

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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Senior Single

10+ Cruises

Age 90s

My friend and I booked this cruise last year while on MSC Seaside. I had been to most of the Far East ports, but my travel friend, Judy, had not seen them. We flew from Tampa to Toronto and on to Dubai enjoying business class all the way. One night was spent at the Dubai Marriott, and the following morning we taxied to the port. And there the problems began! There was a "time to board" listed ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

82 Helpful Votes


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