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Middle East Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Middle East
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

20

Very Good

22

Average

19

Poor

20

Terrible

8

Cruise type

Family Cruises

124

Senior Cruises

90

Luxury Cruises

85

Romantic Cruises

56

First-Time Cruisers

40

90 Middle East Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


Juan Diego avatar

Juan Diego

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY

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We bought a package from the same Pullmantur company, it included the round air ticket from Madrid, the price was incredible cheap! From Dubai airport they drove us directly to the cruise port , the check in was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Janda7 avatar

Janda7

14 Reviews Written

182 Helpful Votes

A lovely jewel !

We are a retired couple who enjoy cruising to interesting places. We had never been on the Jewel, but have been on several ships within the fleet. On arriving in Dubai, we stayed for a few nights pre cruise. Our ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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natalyakor99

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overview

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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gettinold

20 Reviews Written

126 Helpful Votes

What no lobster ?

We took this cruise mainly due to the fact that the package Royal Caribbean was offering two nights post cruise stay at the Atlantis the Palms in Dubai. It seemed like a nice way to end the cruise The ship is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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allison1952

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

We had a wonderful time!

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Quintiles

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Poorly organised ship

Too big, too many people and badly organized. From the moment you have your cruise card in the terminal you are pestered to buy this package and that package. The ship is stunning but the staff need more training in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Margaret T.

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Thanks MSC for proving to be nothing but an uncaring money grabber

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Oldtony77

7 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Azamara regular

The Gulf has been on our bucket list for quite a while. We have frequently stopped over at DXB but never before been outside the airport. It was certainly worth while! Service aboard was typically Azamara, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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xxy

1 Review Written

Could do better.

Itinerary was very good Barcelona to Dubai via Suez Canal. 19 days so plenty of time to check out most things. Embarkation at Barcelona was a nightmare. Three hours to board & no organisation in terminal ...
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Sail Date November 2019


JSmith53 avatar

JSmith53

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sadly disappointing ship.

We bought this as a package that included flights. We looked forward for over a year to a beautiful new ship and watched the progress of its construction. Sadly the anticipation was the best part. Bellissima is a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


torrie avatar

torrie

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

MSC NOT FOR ME

My husband and I have been travelling for over 30 years and this was the worst holiday we have ever had. The Staff and crew are disorganised and poorly trained in there jobs. They have no customer service ...
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Sail Date November 2019


maxx avatar

maxx

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing on board but itinerary on the whole very good.

We read the negative reviews prior to booking. I really don't take much notice of them. How wrong we were. We booked because of the itinerary, lots of places we wanted to visit.Not much to add to many other ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Senior Single

16 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

A beautiful ship with great staff.

My friend and I booked this cruise last year while on MSC Seaside. I had been to most of the Far East ports, but my travel friend, Judy, had not seen them. We flew from Tampa to Toronto and on to Dubai enjoying ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Music-Man

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Red Sea Odyssey 2

This cruise was a belated birthday present for my wife. She had always wanted to visit Jordan, and I wanted to visit the Suez Canal, so when I spotted the itinerary for this cruise it was a no-brainer. It suited ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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normadams

4 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

No need for the whingeing

If you are a regular browser of this site then you would have known what to expect with Oceana so there is no need to whinge. SHIP-It is ageing but most of the public areas are in tip top condition. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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gaglione7

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Costa downfalls

Chosen this cruise line because of the itinerary offered and being an Italian passport holder I did believe to be proud of the italian hospitality offered and convinced friends to join on the Costa Mediterranea. A ...
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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


caz26 avatar

caz26

5 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Never again with P & O

Chose this cruise because of destination, (Arabian Gulf) and the warm weather. The guests were mostly retired, and talking to many of them, only sailed with P & O, never anyone else, "because P & O are the best". ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Going places 2

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pullmantur is different and offers a good service

Had the pleasure of travelling in the Arabian Gulf on MV Horizon, it was outstanding even though the ship is 30 years old it is still a good ship and the service is exceptional, food very good , service great and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


helnat avatar

helnat

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Special holiday

Loved the variety of ports offered on this cruise. Abu Dhabi to Abu Dhabi, including Dubai and Mumbai and Goa.all different and exciting in their own way. The New Year overnight tour in Dubai was fabulous, from Jeep ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Two 2 Tango

19 Reviews Written

122 Helpful Votes

Last minute bargain

We had only just come home from a Christmas cruise on Sinfonia and had a great time, by chance I was browsing the MSC site and found this cruise from Dubai flying out from the UK on Emirates at a price for a balcony ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Batchelors

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Hot Christmas At Sea

We chose this cruise, Wonders of Asia, because of the itinerary and the fact that the weather in this part of the world at this time would be good. We applied for our Sri Lanka visa on line which took ten minutes ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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angiegerievans

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Middle East Tour

We chose this cruise due to the amount of new boxes we were able to tick ✅ Although we’ve spent time in Dubai before this offered overnight stays in Oman and other unusual destinations. The ship has had a ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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In need of Sun

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Go on this cruise for the right reasons and you will be really pleased

Go on this cruise for the ports, not for the cruise ship experience. This should not be anyone’s first cruise. This is a cruise for adventurous, experienced cruisers. Let me explain what I mean. This is not ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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OK valley boy

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor Administration and Customer Service

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the exceptionally good pricing. We arrived in Venice 2 days prior to cruise embarkation to find the city Flooded. Embarkation process on 2 November was ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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