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Middle East Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Middle East
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

16

Very Good

15

Average

12

Poor

6

Terrible

6

Cruise type

Family Cruises

124

Senior Cruises

90

Luxury Cruises

85

Romantic Cruises

56

First-Time Cruisers

40

56 Middle East Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


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awat

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

MSC - A huge disappointed - BEWARE!

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We are highly disappointed and feel cheated out of our money. I feel like MSC should’ve canceled the cruise due to coronavirus outbreak as we didn’t visit any ports outside of UAE. I refuse to believe that MSC ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Janet&Carl

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the just plain ugly

Our second cruise with Costa had some good points but some unbelievably bad points too. We chose a suite because my husband had worked interstate for the past year and we wanted some quality time together. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cruisevirgin66

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, with a few niggles

We choose this cruise for the itinerary and dates we are available to travel. The cruise sailed from Muscat, taking in a short visit to Salalah, Oman, then up to Jordan for 3 days/2 nights in Aqaba, for Petra, the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ZZRLAD

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Just what the doctor ordered

This was our first time with P&O and we certainly had a great relaxing holiday. Our inside cabin was better than we were expecting. It was reasonably spacious and very comfortable. Our cabin steward changed at ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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GeoffWCollins

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

7 Night Middle East Cruise

Great theater shows not advertised on daily planner!?. Reasonable food. Over 40 nationalities but all pleasant if not a bit excitable! Watch your account! Service charges 10 Euros a day but cancelled ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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pwjallen

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Vast improvement

We last cruised with MSC in the Med 3 years ago and to be honest I was less than impressed so I was a bit apprehensive about booking this itinerary from Dubai for my wife’s birthday. What a difference - the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Soozwood

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Substitute boat - Nile River Cruise - huge disappointment

We chose Viking River Nile cruise because of a great experience on the Grand European cruise last September. Viking commissioned a new river boat - The Ra - with the promise of an early. March launch. About 5 weeks ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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miamiblonde

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Outstanding ship, crew, food, service all inclusive with the desire to please

We just returned from an amazing voyage to Arabia. 19 days voyage. what can I say. spectacular. suites are super large, big tvs with lots of entertainment choices. we booked suite 1014 category V6 and loved ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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jmmp1059

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Egypt is a great place to visit with amazing people. Shopping is a concern

We choose.this cruise in hopes of seeing all that Egypt has to offer and its amazing history and culture. We flew from the US thus the flight time and time difference leave you a little out of sync. Getting test is ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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svnet

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nice Time. MSC stil needs to pay attention to details

My second time on Splendida. This time in the Middle East. The ship has been on dry dock to be better prepared for the Asian market. Some improvements and all the ship lettering and communication including ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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paul.strange

4 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Costa Mediterranea - Suite Experience - UAE - Jan 2018

This was our first cruise on Costa, but our 16th overall. Here are our honest thoughts on the various aspects. The cruise was 7 nights and embarked at Dubai. Flight ------ We booked the flight independently ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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stuart1234

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

'The Ship that rarely moved'

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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jeytee

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good cruise for relaxation

Overall good cruise. Fantastic service from stateroom staff, along with the service from concierge lounge. The service in the reception and shore excursion was at an all-time low - but overall good service other ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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svechha

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Bad Customer Service

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). ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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kittencruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A fantastic week!

It’s such a shame that this ship is getting so many negative reviews, were we on the same ship!? IMO a lot of it is down to lack of research - this is not a big ship like oasis of the seas! We were on it last year ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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LCS1955

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

VERY GOOD AND FAIRLY PRICED

We were looking for something not too expensive and an alternative to our usual winter week in the sun in the Canaries. This met the bill and the itinerary looked interesting as neither of us had been to that part ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Wash Angel

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The Good the Bad and the Fantasia

Review MSC Fantasia Dubai/Abu Dhabi etc..... We had a standard balcony cabin on deck 13 and it was one of the better cabins in terms of design compared to P&O, Carnival etc. The bathroom had no shaving mirror but ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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jamesdippy

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Hmmm... tired ship and rubbish thomson management made up by amazing staff!!!

This was my first cruise for me and my girlfriend. In our 30's, we decided to test the water with a 'cheaper' cruise instead of going all out. Going in Feb meant that we were limited to hot places, hence the Arabian ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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jem57

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Below Par, Excellent Staff

Was not expecting much and I got what I expected.Ship is way past it's sell by date,needs a massive deep clean,everywhere I looked I could see flaws.The solarium was filthy,I wiped my hand across a ledge and it was ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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paul.strange

4 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Wonderful ship let down by below average food. Aurea Cabin Review

Embarkation/Disembarkation -------------------------- We landed early at Dubai airport. Fairly big queue at passport control, but emerged into the sunshine around 10:30am. We ignored the taxi people inside the ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Sally Bradford

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lovely relaxing cruise

This was our second RC cruise and although Vision of the Seas is a much smaller ship than we cruised on before it had many features that we preferred. The pool area was less busy and there was no bum fights for sun ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Robert52

1 Review Written

Away from the UK weather

We did this cruise simply to get out of the UK weather and enjoy the quality of Celebrity's accommodation and food. The intinary is not very good if you are looking to simply get off the ship and tour the local ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Reiner Adolf

1 Review Written

The best cruise ship with great excursions

The dates fit into our schedule.The food was very ok on this ship. Not bad, not great. Too many people at the buffet lines and tables. MDR too physically crowded. The shows were fabulous. Momma Mia was Broadway ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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mrfunguy

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Celebrity cruise line is joke

We choose this cruise to see India. The ship is very tied and rusting , worn carpet , wooden seats in the dinning room with joints coming apart. The crew do try very hard and give u 110% in effort. The ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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sylandkei

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Great cruise but watch out for those added extras!!!!

Everything about our time spent on the ship was great - couldn't fault the staff, food, entertainment and cleanliness of all areas. The cabin was very spacious and catered adequately to our needs with plenty of ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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