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Middle East MSC Virtuosa Middle East Cruise Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Bland food and undrinkable 'house' wine
"But then these mask mandated have be a joke since day one.In the theater I can sit without a mask if I have a drink but my partner and every one around me must have a musk on...."Read More
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6-10 Cruises

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Great experience on the MSC Virtuosa

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Dublin6
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The check in and boarding process was smooth and our deck 8 cabin with a balcony was more than adequate for 2 people. The food was way better than we expected and we enjoyed eating at our assigned restaurant each evening. The serving sizes were just right and the quality and variety more than satisfactory. The Market Place buffet was great for breakfast/lunch/ late night snacks. We did not try any ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Check review before you waste your money

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karolinaferenc
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

It is a new cruise ship build cheap way. 3 tiny Swiming pools so it is so crowded you do t want to use it. We went from jaddah and there was 1/3 passenger capacity but it was really crowded around pools, buffets, bars. Staff is lovely but completely or trained so bartenders don’t know drinks, waiters have no clue what they do. In typical Italian way nobody knows anything. Which deck we disembark? ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with children


Cruise is very much front end loaded.

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The happy travel guy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Arrived port check-in 08.35 (our allocated check-in time 09.00). Well organised, but all rather laborious (Covid vaccination certs, PCR test certs, Passports, Photo ID, make copies of various certs). Once on board some of the staff seemed a little uncertain. Had to join a very slow moving queue for Reception as my photo ID had failed to transfer to my boarding card. Arrived at our Aurea balcony ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


A shout-out to all of the professional, friendly crew

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ELHainesAuthor
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I was a solo traveler during my cruise, and as such, I had ample opportunity to interact with the staff and crew. I would like to personally commend the following members, all of whom demonstrated the highest standard of service: My waiters, Dodik and Wirawan, for their attentive service and for constantly remembering every single one of my culinary preferences and habits. They made my dining ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Disappointed!!

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Shineyp
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This ship is beautiful but is completely let down by disinterested staff, bland food and poor organisation and entertainment. I would strongly advise against buying premium drinks package as they do not deliver, constantly fobbing us off with drinks from the cheaper package, constantly being bombarded by staff promoting extras even during meals. There were some great staff but they were outweighed ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Never again !

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Dunston1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My partner had enjoyed many cruises before and this promised to be our first dream holiday together. Rather than a dream it was a nightmare from beginning to end and based on this cruise experience I will never cruise again ! From the time before we even travelled the communication between staff at MSC and us their customers was extremely poor Many phone calls and long waits for someone ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Public Areas are Limited

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kenski2
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this via an advert in the Saturday Mail magazine last year, which included a 3 night stay in the RIU hotel on Deira Island. We throughly enjoyed our time at the hotel and given our experience on the cruise ship we wished we had stayed at the hotel. The check in at the cruise terminal was slow and over complicated and our cases took forever to arrive at our cabin. The shower in our ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


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Rosemarie D
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Do not go on this ship if you are in a wheelchair chair you will be upset. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary visiting the Gulf states and had never been on MSc ship before. We certainly will never go on a MSc ship again or recommend it to anyone. We have been on many other cruise lines before during the past 15 years and have never been treated so badly as a wheel chair ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Msc could do so much better i felt shortchanged.

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Dxb
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I chose this cruise for our 30 th wedding anniversary, i Read some poor reviews about msc before we travelled and I thought it was people being fussy but now I understand how they felt.The ship is obviously new and stunning the food and drink were OK we had the premium plus drinks package but it was not set up when we boarded.Therefore it was disappointing to be told that we had to pay for the ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Bland food and undrinkable 'house' wine

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Cyclades
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

There is a lot of food available but mostly bland. especially at dinner. I purchased the easy drinks package and the house wine was so bad that after the 3 day I cancelled the package. I love Italian pasta and you would think being an Italian ship you will be serve a decent pasta but sadly not. There was pasta but nothing special, The one evening at dinner I ordered the ravioli with spinach, what ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


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