• Cheers to 25 years: Celebrate with Us!
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Southampton to the Middle East Cruise Reviews

Cruiser Rating
3.0
Average
20 reviews

Filters

1-10 of 20 Southampton to the Middle East Cruise Reviews


The smoothest cruise I’ve ever had according to our captain

Review for Oceana to Middle East

User Avatar
123brooke
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The smoothest cruise I’ve ever had according to our captain, and he was right there was hardly a ripple from start to finish. We boarded Oceana in Southampton on a cold January morning at the “Queens terminal” which was not very royal, and we embarked in no time at all for our 20 night journey to Dubai. The whole of the cruise was a flat as a pancake, with excellent smooth seas all the ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower


Close...but No Cigar

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

User Avatar
David_Ben454
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This is a tricky review to write. We spent 19 days on the Queen Mary 2, and it was a lovely break. We’ve often cruised before, but this was the first with Cunard who came recommended. We booked the Queen’s Grill service – this is the First Class tier, and as Cunard claims the First Class level in general, I suppose this was the First Class of the First Class. So we had high expectations. The ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Queens Suite


Small friendly great staff but no romantic areas.

Review for Oceana to Middle East

User Avatar
Gramnkay
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise to experience the Suez Canal and Dubai. To celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. We had a balcony cabin on deck 9 which was a good size with ample storage, and lots of mirrors. Take an extension lead as there was only one British socket which was on the far side of the dressing table. The bathroom was tiny and you need to dry off in the shower, which only had ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom with Shower


Wonderful

Review for Emerald Princess to Middle East

User Avatar
Annettetony1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise as some of my family were cruising all the way to Perth on this cruise, we are still working and could not afford the time off Embarkation was a bit slow but that was due to the staff having to check the visas for India The ship is a lovely size not too big Our cabin was very well situated for the pool and cafe caribe at the rear of the ship The food was always ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony


The Far East Cruise

Review for Balmoral to Middle East

User Avatar
PARDNERS 2015
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I boarded the balmoral on jan 4 in southampton as a solo traveller , going thru passport control and the embarkation was nice and easy well organized. I had a nice cabin ( my home for the next 4 months ) it was an inside cabin but no matter, my plan was to spend as much time around the ship doing things as possible. I chose to eat in the Psalms the self service restaurant, there was a great ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Inside


Worst cruise holiay EVER

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

User Avatar
francespinner
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having had a wonderful experience on Queen Victoria, last April we booked the first leg of the 2015 QM2 World Tour and waited with eager anticipation for our visits to Spain, Italy, Luxor and the Pyramids. Disembarking in Dubai. Firstly, the good points. Our embarkation was excellent, although I believe later arrivals experienced chaos. The main lobby is very impressive, beds exceptionally ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Standard Inside


QM2 standards are slipping!

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

User Avatar
Grahambythesea
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Joined QM2 for the first leg of the round the world cruise, through the Med, Suez Canal and onto Dubai. What a disappointment, starting with 3 hour wait standing in the Shed to get. On. could Could Cunard not organise for its passengers to sit down in empty lounge if they were going to take that long to board passengers. The ship is tired and shows it's age, the burst water pipes at 3 in the ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony, sheltered


Disappointed

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

User Avatar
Archie Walker
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Completely and utterly disappointed with Cunard. Embarkation was a shambles. It took two and a half hours standing in a queue to get checked in. We were very much looking forward to our cruise from Southampton to Dubai via the Mediterranean and Suez Canal,but as we stopped in Barcelona till 2-30 am and then in Civitavecchia till 11-30 pm we missed our slot for the Suez Canal.The captain said it ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2015


Worst cruise ever

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

User Avatar
Hendie
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and myself saw this cruise to Dubai advertised and jumped at the opportunity to book this cruise,and how disappointed we are with the cruise. The first ports of call were good although we had been to 2 of them with P&O, but after leaving Italy the cruise went completely down hill. To begin with I think Cunard covered-up the fact that the Suez Canal was being dredged and they did not know ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Oceanview


Never again

Review for Queen Mary 2 (QM2) to Middle East

User Avatar
Johnscone
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Our very first cruise and we were so looking forward to sailing on QM2 but by the time we arrived back at Heathrow from Dubai I could have kissed the ground so glad were we to be back. I suppose the omens were starting to show when we left Southampton on the 10th January and the Queen Elisabeth was late arriving so instead of the two queens leaving to mark the start of Cunard's 175th year we left ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2015


Find a cruise

Reviews for Other Cruise Ships from Southampton to the Middle East
Southampton to the Middle East Oceana Cruise Reviews
Southampton to the Middle East Oceana Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We have updated the Cruise Critic Privacy and Cookie Statement effective on October 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.