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MSC Middle East Cruise Reviews

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Suite 9010 - The Cruise That Should Never Have Happened.

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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enuf42

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 the cruise depart Dubai? - absolutely not. MSC's only objective was to get their vessel back to one of its home ports. There was no regard given as to the well being of its passengers, ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Suite


Disappointed on So Many Levels

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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The Bone

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 time listed on our e tkts and we could have checked in about 4 hrs earlier. Fortunately, we didn’t miss check in completely. This is a new Billion dollar ship. They should have spent a ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Commercialised

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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RuthHutcheson

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 cabin till late afternoon. Food disappointing. Deserts poor compared to other companies Waiters were great Continually being asked to take drinks package even through we ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom


Good Itinerary, Great Staff, Blah Food

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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ColoradoSkiier5

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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 room (a balcony on the 12th floor) was extremely spacious. Most of the cruise staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The embarkation process was the quickest I've ever experienced, ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Too many "hidden"

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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travelmisses

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 wanted for 2 cruisers only. Our cabin was selected for us! Then, upon embarkation, only 2 wanted the beverage package, but we HAD to pay for 3 ( all members in the cabin), which was in ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Poor service

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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KristaVanhala

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 annoying. Cabin 14075 with balcony was small but funtional with 2 children, no sun in the balcony though. Service in the cabin was poor as well, towel problems, no hair contioning or other ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Thanks MSC for proving to be nothing but an uncaring money grabber

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Margaret T.

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was a retirement present to myself. After an awesome 6 days Rome/Venice stay, downer came with the horrible MSC Lirica experience. From the awful, unwelcoming embarking to disembarking this cruise line administration was nothing but a heartache. No proper accommodations were made for unexpected port change: had to maneuver long lines, ordered from room to room before being ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Could do better.

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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xxy

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Itinerary was very good Barcelona to Dubai via Suez Canal. 19 days so plenty of time to check out most things. Embarkation at Barcelona was a nightmare. Three hours to board & no organisation in terminal what-so-ever. Cabin very good. Dining in restaurant & buffet very good. No complaints about the food at all. Entertainment was poor, especially for a 19 day cruise. Same trio or quartet ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Good price and destinations/tepid hard and uncooked food

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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kdttree

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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. Theatre: lot opera, ballet, acrobats etc pulled out stops and had wonderful final show. Good to have cinema in theatre after shows!! Cruise director (Masimo) does interesting talks on ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Itinerary good but service on ship disappointing

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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Bneebear

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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, Katakolon, Kotor, Split and Venice, which was on the whole very good. Athens was dropped because of bad weather and we ended up going to Corfu instead which was rather disappointing ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


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