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Middle East Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Beautiful River ship, Good Service & Food

Review for Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser to Middle East

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USMA74
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Sailed southward (upriver) in Master Suite D06 on port side of ship. Overall excellent boat, service & food. Boat Manager Mahmoud Nourelden was ever-present overseeing things (I'm not sure he ever slept). Decent breakfast buffet, good choices for lunch & dinner. Food prepared and presented well. Wait staff was very attentive, though could have been a bit more attentive; orders were ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Fantastic tour for all but one day

Review for River Tosca to Middle East

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2ws
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Our TA did this tour and his reviews have always been spot on for us. So 5 couples who have traveled widely and together went. I have read previous reviews that were critical of the information given by their Egyptologist. We had Tarek and he was great! As my wife told him when we said good bye, we were 10 educators by profession, and he was a master educator for all 10 of us. We were met by the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Great possibilites but falls short of its potential

Review for Le Bougainville to Middle East

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Bashadon
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We just came back from 2 weeks sailing the Secret Islands of the Seychelles on Le Bougainville, a new ship of Ponant. We had never cruised with Ponant but thought the itinerary and their partnership with National Geographic for this trip was exciting. It was a new ship that had just set sail this year so we tried them out. It had great potential with Nat Geo naturalists and photographer to visit ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Very disappointing, not the normal Ponant standard

Review for Le Bougainville to Middle East

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R1Ha
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

It has been our 4th cruise with Ponant. We like the concept of "Expedition-cruises". This cruise through the Seychelles-islands was very different. We have spoken to other travellers and the general feedback was as follows: Ponant repeaters clearly stated that this was the worst cruise they have done. From "newcomers" we have heard "never again Ponant". Remembering the other excellent cruises with ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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

Cabin Type: Presidential Suite


98% Wonderful!

Review for River Tosca to Middle East

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KarenLAdler
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I just completed the Uniworld “Splendors of Egypt & The Nile” twelve-day cruise/tour of Egypt. I would like to elaborate on our experience, which was for the most part very positive. EGYPTOLOGIST I’ll start with the most important element of this trip, our Egyptologist. His performance was crucial to the success of the trip. Without a qualified guide the journey would ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


JUST PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

Review for Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser to Middle East

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lynnbrewer
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were on this ship for 6 nights cruising the nile, we had a top floor room which was just fabulous. From the delicious coffee machine, to the wonderful shower, sitting room, lots of storage and just the atmosphere was in perfect harmony. Every need was met on each of the gourmet meals, from sitting on the top deck eating outside to the dining room. the attention to every need of each ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Azamara regular

Review for Azamara Quest to Middle East

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Oldtony77
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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, laid back, friendly and efficient, sort of feels like home without the work. Dubai is spectacular, all the world's biggest, tallest, busiest things they say and didn't disappoint. Try ...
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Response from BonnieM, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises

Thank you Oldtony77 for the review! I agree that if you sail regularly on AZ, as your review title suggests you do, the ships and staff feel like a second home...always welcoming, always...

Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom


Emirates and Arabian Gulf

Review for Azamara Quest to Middle East

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susanprag
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were first timers on Azamara but it won't be our last. We liked the size of the ship it never felt crowded, we never had to wait for, lifts, tables, sunloungers or seats in the cabaret lounge. The staff from the Captain down to the room stewards were very attentive, nothing was too much trouble. The food was some of the best we have had on a cruise ship. Our cabin was great, the only ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Club Veranda Stateroom


Memorable Cruise on the World's Greatest River!

Review for River Tosca to Middle East

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KevScratch
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I had always wanted to see Egypt and the Nile. A wonderful friend took me on this cruise for a special birthday. The sites were truly spectacular, especially the Pyramids of Gaza, the Valley of the Kings, and especially Abu Simbel. We had early departures for many of the tours off ship, but that was not a problem. We had to pay extra for the trip (involving a flight) to Abu Simbel - but it was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


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