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MSC Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to the Middle East

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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


Nightmare

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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edwin33

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

to go to places i have never been,but this did not happen as the itinary changed frequently and we had to go to places i was not interested in,out of the 28 day cruise we were at sea for fourteen of them as we were not allowed to dock.in my opinion this cruise should never had taken place and should have been cancelled.ships main staff could not or more to the point would not answer straight ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


"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

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Don't cruise with MSC all they think about is money

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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Grandad19

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

we chose this cruise for the itinerary the ship is ok the cabin was fine dining was not good in the bora bora food was cold or luke warm restaurant was better but still on occasions it was only warm entertainment was better when we were at sea for 12 days not able to dock anywhere we had a great waiter whose name is Dinmark one off the best waiters we have ever had on a cruise embarkation was a ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


28-night Grand Voyage - a great cruise and a great MSC job in the virus madness!

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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tim716

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

I booked this cruise 3 days before the virus hysteria started. I chose it because it was very cheap (about 40 euro person/day) with an Ok itinerary. It turned out to be probably the best and definitely the most luxurious cruise in my life. First of all, because of the virus MSC completely remade the first half of the cruise, making the itinerary much better than I initially booked. Instead ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Overview

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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natalyakor99

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

There was a suggestion to buy this [articular cruise and I liked the list of cities to visit, so I bought it. In overall, I enjoyed the cruise! There was a pleasant surprise - I got a cabin with a window! Cabin was always clean; it was tidied up twice a day. I read some complains about embarkation and disembarkation. My experience was different. Logistics was very good. We embarked with no ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Inside 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


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


We had a wonderful time!

Review for MSC Lirica to Middle East

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allison1952

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this 20 night cruise from Venice to Dubai because of the itinerary-- we had always wanted to go to Venice, and seeing Petra has long been on our bucket list. We booked two balcony rooms through where we were told that if we saw the cruise at a lower price at any time more than 90 days before our cruise, they would match the price. At approx. 93 days out I found the same cruise at a much ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


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