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Middle East Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

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57 Middle East Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


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blue dragon

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

"so sorry" but we won't do anything cruise

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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buttercup2607

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

DO NOT BOOK! This is an ordeal not a holiday. Worst Experience of My Life!

DO NOT BOOK any cruise with Costa! I have never experienced a company before that care so little for their customers. I should have known that it was going to be bad. Before we even set sail they were impossible ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Margaret5281

2 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Worst ship we have ever been on

We choose this ship for the iternary but it was awful. The food was really bad, the dining room was like a cafe and none of the food was very hot. We had a balcony room which was much smaller than other cruise ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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babjlb

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

One and Done

Let me start by saying i try to find the positive in everything. We chose this cruise (despite some negative reviews) because it had the itinerary we wanted on the dates we needed. That said, here is why I ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Pdale

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dreadful food bad service

I chose this cruise for the itinerary. It went to places I have never been before. Have travelled on other cruise lines, but this was the worst ever. Seating in the restaurant was tables for 4 all in a long line, ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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2go4atrip

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Large Ship Very Disappointing

I chose this ship because of the price to go to Dubai. I was very disappointed the ship is huge but not as elegant as I thought for it size. The room was spacious but the toilet overran, shampoo container leaked ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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olwenhunkin1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awful food

we choose this cruise for the price the length and the itineries we had the most awful experience this cruise and would never like to go on the Lyrica again even if you were giving cruises away the food was ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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gettinold

20 Reviews Written

126 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise I have ever had the misfortune to take

We are from the UK, in our 50's and have done over 50 cruises. We usually go with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, Cunard. A few with P&O. However we had never tried MSC and so decided to do this. Biggest ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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davismarce

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ship ever

My travel agent finally found an affordable trip to the UAE. It all went downhill from there. The dining options were minimalistic. There was only 1 option for dining other than the buffet. I was on a special ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Alley-AD

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awful

The worst cruise line ever! Rude and unprofessional staff in every department.The self serve Restaurant was always packed and we often had to wait for a table and the counters were also so busy that we had to wait ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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jemmstar1980

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Food is Bad!!

I went on with an open mind after reading the reviews, after a few hours the style wears off and the reality is clear. Only a handful of staff are happy, you get told wrong information on a constant basis! You ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Star7777

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Cruise in UAE

This was my first cruise, and it was disappointing overall. The food was horrible (except for the meal I paid extra for, at the Butcher's Cut specialty restaurant onboard). Even the "pizza" in the buffet area was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Nicolalloyd

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beyond Bad

I have never ever experienced something so bad. MSC has so much to learn. You pay all this money and get nothing but bad, rude staff. Asked to pay extra for ALL activities. Hardly nothing to do - especially for ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Gee Rachel

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Costa packet, rip off

I took a last minute cruise to Dubai, sailing on 13th January 2018. Having completed the online paperwork, we had to fill in more forms at Port Rachid. We boarded and were informed our room would be available at ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Lukas

1 Review Written

First and last time with Costa

1. We had an over night flight to Dubai and arrived to the Port Rashid at 12.00, the reception asked us to whait another 3 hours till 15.00 to let us in to the ship, so we forst to sleap at ports metal bench as ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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ema_92

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Floating Butlins!

After reading previous reviews of this cruise i wasn't expecting it to be fantastic, but it was even worse than the review said. We have been cruising for over 10 years with many different cruise companies and this ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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esenje521

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not for Us

We wanted to try another cruise, having tried one a few years ago which we didn't enjoy: we thought we might have been unlucky: we weren't, it was awful. Lots of people seem to enjoy it so we must be weird, but ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Great Grandparents

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very tired ship

We spent a very enjoyable week in India and the second week was a seven day cruise As soon as we got to our cabin we knew we were not going to enjoy the Cruise the cabin was so out of date needed a complete refit ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Dicko66

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Butlin's in the 70's on a boat, the Prison of the Seas more like - Avoid

We flew Emirates to Dubai and that was really excellent. Bigger seats, more legroom, great infotainment system, very large seat screen, really good food, great flight attendants, huge overhead lockers, clean, new, ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Ludka

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Never have I expected from a cruise so much and got so little

Exotic destination in the sun,a cruise combined with a 3 night stay in Dubai,was what I wanted to have. The embarkation at 11 am was quick and in no time was I inside the ship. The staterooms were available ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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elomi123

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Not so much of the Royal

We chose this cruise because of the destination, the weather, and the time. However we had never sailed with Royal Caribbean before, but we hoped it would be like P and O. How wrong could we be...... I have ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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loumarlabs

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Old, Shabby, and Not Worth the Money Paid

I was looking forward to seeing other UAE islands and my husband paid for upgrades to Aqua Class,what a waste of money! The cabin was small dark and balcony enclosed so you had no sun on it during the day. In ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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desmacruise

10 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Worst service on a cruise ever

We did a cruise on the Vision of the seas from december 26 2016 to january 2 2017 from Dubai and going to Khasab (Oman), Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi and back to Dubai. The flights with QATAR airlines were excellent. ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Juneb73

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Disappointing in every way

This was our 8th cruise - 4th with Royal Carribean . Standards have dropped dramatically . From start to finish my husband and I were upset and disappointed by the whole experience on this cruise. RC rep at ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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louloo22

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Shocking ship, shocking holiday-makers-shame on Thomson

The cruise was billed as a luxury cruise, lovely ship and service. The opposite was true. Embarkation was easy and we were on in minutes, after a long flight (Thomson an hour delay too) we needed to rest. First ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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