Venice to the Middle East Cruise Reviews

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Defunct toilet for 30 nights

Review for a Middle East Cruise on MSC Sinfonia

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zoneout
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our two daughters my husband and myself boarded in Venice for a trip of a lifetime. We had a cabin with a toilet flushing problem. We reported the problem and engineers came on several occasions to change parts but they could never fix the problem. The ship was only 3/4 full but we were never offered another cabin. We had to use the downstairs public bathroom the entire cruise. On our last ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


First and Last MSC Cruise

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Jason2727
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I've been on about 50 cruises on all the major lines, and this was my first and last cruise with MSC. The itinerary was great and unique, so I had to try it, but I didn't realize the stepdown in quality compared to Royal and Princess and the other major brands. The food was not good. We tried the sit down dinners twice, and they were very slow and every single item was terrible, so we just had ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Suite Aurea

Traveled with children


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

Review for a Middle East Cruise on MSC Lirica

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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 a Middle East Cruise on MSC Lirica

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allison1952
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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


Disappointing

Review for a Middle East Cruise on MSC Lirica

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Maggiet34
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise after long cancer treatment .It looked a good deal with a great itinerary. Sadly this cruise proved to be a disappointment.Although we had a lovely cabin spacious and beautifully clean the rest was a let down.After cruising several times in the past we had high expectations .The food was boring and repetitive and not very large portions in the restaurant but the buffet ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Suite


Poor Administration and Customer Service

Review for a Middle East Cruise on MSC Lirica

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OK valley boy
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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 disappointing. We were asked to produce our passports by 4 different MSC personnel but we are not sure what valued added each person contributed if anything. Later when we were allowed to go to ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Great itinerary and weather. Shame about MSC.

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Magarathea
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We cruised from Venice to Dubai via the Suez Canal for seventeen nights in an inside cabin, mid-ships, on a re-positioning cruise with MSC in November 2018. We have cruised before but this was our first experience of MSC. Facts The passengers were predominantly Italian, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese with a minority of British. There were two European and two US electrical ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Good rather than very good

Review for a Middle East Cruise on MSC Lirica

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Hardygirl48
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I would have given this cruise a good rather than very good but feel that the two reviews so far have been extremely negative . Food: I actually found the food good and pretty varied in the main dining room. I do think that msc have cut back on staff making service sometimes rather slow. The waiting staff that we had were friendly. I enjoyed the buffet breakfasts although getting a seat was ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom

Traveled with children


Quite the adventure

Review for a Middle East Cruise on MSC Lirica

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Twistohusband
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are a couple in our early 60s and experienced cruisers. We chose this cruise based on ports of call and price. This was our 4 th cruise on Msc. We did not realize then there are some distinct differences when sailing in Europe. There was no tap water, iced tea or coffee offered in the dining room. You can purchase wine or mineral water. The stateroom we chose included free mineral water and ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Worst cruise ever

Review for a Trans-Ocean Cruise on MSC Lirica

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Callyou
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Routing of the ship seemed attractive : Departing Venice, Greece, Suez canal, Aqaba, Oman to Dubai. Travelled on Deck 12 (Rossini ) in a spacious cabin with balcony and private sundeck on deck 12. So far the good news. Trouble started when I tried to find out details on my Aurea drink package, nobody was able to give me correct details on this package, even the bar manager changed his ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Suite


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