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Middle East MSC Fantasia Middle East Cruise Reviews

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A glimpse of the Arabian Gulf on a surprisingly good ship.

Review for MSC Fantasia to Middle East

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shiny49

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise after a short 'taster' cruise last year on Splendida. We were so impressed with the service after years with RCI that we decided to give MSC another try. We were not dissapointed. Boarding in Abhu Dhabi was Quick and effortless. The ship was immaculate, easily on a par to RCI. Staff were without exception friendly and helpful. Trip was a little spoilt by unseasonable poor ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Don't go; it really is the worst cruise I've ever been on !!

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Shirleytully08

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Cruised onboard fantasia departing from Abu Dhabi on the 19/03/2017 My honest advise would be don't go it really is as bad as all the other reviews. We decided to try MSC as we liked the itinerary and the price was very competitive compared to the other cruise lines. We have been on many other cruises with RC and Celebrity and can honestly say your better off to pay more !! The food is really ...
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Sail Date: March 2017


Money taken from safe. Avoid MSC

Review for MSC Fantasia to Middle East

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Silent1958

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first cruise with MSC after 6 with Thomson’s. We cruised from Abu Dhabi on the 19/03/2017 for 7 nights. On arrival at ship we were informed that itinerary had been changed. We had a Balcony cabin and up-graded to a Premium drinks package. The ship was full with the majority of the clients not English. Notes are as follows: - 1 - Embarkation = OK. Arrived at Ship at 08:30 and got ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Never Again MSC

Review for MSC Fantasia to Middle East

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Double Gee

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The answer to the heading is a big FAT NO! Not even for free. It's not the ship that has the faults even though it does need an overhaul, quite dated and looking old. It's the staff and the incredible bad food. The staff overall are dame right rude. If you ever go to reception and ask advise they are patronising and ignorant. I asked why the slide hadn't opened in the first to days? ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


'The Ship that rarely moved'

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stuart1234

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our second MSC cruise having been on the MSC Opera in 2015. The transfer from Abu Dhabi airport to the port was extremely disorganised. We couldn't believe how many people were crowding together outside the airport after landing at 6.00am. Nobody seemed to know what was happening. However we did make it to the ship and by 9.00 am were eating breakfast in Zanzibar. No problem in ...
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Sail Date: March 2017


Walto @ Bridge MSC Fantasia March 2017

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antonywalto

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Myself along with my wife, son and family had a holiday by MSC Fantasia Cruise ship from 11 to 18 March 2017 from Dubai and back to Dubai. This was something tremendous I can imagine. we were booked in Deck 10 Sogno and Deck 5 Fantasia. Once I had a ship sailing from Penang, Malaysia to Madras India in the year 1971 or so by S S Rejula a passenger ship between Madras and Penang. I was lucky ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Traveled with children


Very Bad Customer Service

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svechha

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Customer Service: Very Bad Customer Service, if you book Cruise ticket third party, MSC doesn't responding correctly/. Customer service people don't have knowledge regarding third party sellers (ex: Seascanner). They don't accept Third party sellers mail proofs, they say only MSC emails, and don't know third party sellers. but they received the ticket money! Dining: Buffet is very good, ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Arabian Adventure onboard MSC Fantasia

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peteukmcr

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our 2nd sailing with MSC. Fantasia is just as beautiful as Splendida, with a good layout with plenty of space and is very impressive. We chose this as we saw it as an ideal way of visiting the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Food and drink: Always a subjective topic, but we enjoyed what we ate. The main dining room was well staffed and enjoyable. There is plenty of choice but 2nd ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Amazing cruise - first timer family with kids and grandparents

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Dan from Slovakia

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We chose this cruise because they offered good value with kids going 'free' (apart from the flights). My wife's parents decided to join us so we ended up with two adjoining cabins with balconies with Fantastica level. I thought it would be a good chance to see a different place everyday rather than just sitting on a beach. We paid for the drinks package (which cost a lot) and a 100 photo ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Amazing Cruise

Review for MSC Fantasia to Middle East

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Aileen_Wilson

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

After seeing a few negative comments on here, I was slightly apprehensive but my fears were totally diminished as soon as I arrived at the airport. Once we got through security there were a steady flow of MSC representatives telling you where to go, all very well organised. We were off on the bus without long to wait and once we arrived at Port Rashid, Dubai we were given a letter to say that we ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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