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Middle East Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews
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"Sadly, that's what this cruise turned out to be. We have cruised with Regent previously - our last cruise was from Mumbai to Bali in December 2012. That cruise rated a 9 out of a 10 for us. However, our cruise in..."Read More
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citygirlcruiser

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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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

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Suite

8 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Boat, lousy tour of ancient Egypt

Review for River Tosca to Middle East

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BarbaraMafuta

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose Uniworld as friends said their experience is ultimate pleasure and luxury. That said, we also wanted a total cultural experience of the wonders of Ancient Egypt. We read reviews that extolled the Uniworld Egyptologists as knowledgeable and entertaining. We were excited to experience this as we wondered at the marvels of the temples, tombs, etc. This was a family trip and we loved ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: St. John (U.S.V.I.)

Cabin Type: Presidential Suite

4 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Rostock (Warnemunde)

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

14 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Restricted access on a great ship

Review for Oceana to Middle East

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darthonian

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I chose to go on the Dubai to Valletta cruise onboard MV Oceana because having cruised so much I wanted new ports, the ports were restrictive for powerchair and Wheelchair users but still a good time. The ship is probably the worst in P&O,s fleet as it has poor access to open decks and some of the disabled toilets are difficult to open and some toilet seats don’t stay up but temper this ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

Traveled with disabled person

3 Helpful Votes


19 Nights repostioning cruise Dubai to Savona

Review for Costa Mediterranea to Middle East

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Chromeshiningstar

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We choose this cruise for its itinerary and a very competiive price. We have 21 cruises behind us and this was our third with Costa so we knew what could be expected and not. Embarkation in Dubai after 6 pm was very swift, no doubt helped by the fact that many passengers had already boarded the day before in Abu Dhabi. The ship may be a bit old but is kept tidy and is in a good condition. ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Balcony Premium

11 Helpful Votes


A budget cruise and ship in all respects

Review for Oceana to Middle East

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wazza99

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We choose this for the itinerary not the ship as we have been on it 3 times before. Flights with Virgin we're acceptable and embarkation not as slick as before but we put this mainly down to UAE customs regulations. Cabin was ready by 12 so that was good, cabin steward was polite and friendly. The ship is unchanged really still old , tired but functional, can't say anything was ever out of ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

44 Helpful Votes


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