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Nightmare

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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edwin33

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

to go to places i have never been,but this did not happen as the itinary changed frequently and we had to go to places i was not interested in,out of the 28 day cruise we were at sea for fourteen of them as we were not allowed to dock.in my opinion this cruise should never had taken place and should have been cancelled.ships main staff could not or more to the point would not answer straight ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Suite 9010 - The Cruise That Should Never Have Happened.

Review for MSC Splendida to Middle East

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enuf42

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

28 days from Dubai to Hamburg visiting places I had never been was the mantra for our cruise. We set sail on March 12th 2020, same day I believe the world Pandemic was officially announced. Should MSC have let the cruise depart Dubai? - absolutely not. MSC's only objective was to get their vessel back to one of its home ports. There was no regard given as to the well being of its passengers, ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Suite


Royal Caribbean: Totally professional and honourable company. Very impressive.

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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egglo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We booked this cruise on "Jewel of the Seas" long before the Coronavirus scare and decided to go ahead anyway, as we have a daughter living in Dubai whom we wanted to visit. In the couple of weeks before the start date, RCI sent us several reassuring emails that the cruise would go ahead, so we were never left wondering whether we should cancel. I cannot speak highly enough about this cruise ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Hotel of the Seas

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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bearette

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

We were literally cut off in the Coronavirus Epidemic so this review will be what happens when things go wrong. We are two upper 30s adults and our two kid, twin boy and girl who were seven and just shy of 8 when we sailed. This sailing was March 9th , so mid-cruise all cruises ceased operations, so this review will let you know how RCCL handles emergencies. The first two days were in the ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Traveled with children


Weekly Feast

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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Danpar

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Cruise chosen as a replacement for another tour. Successful stay from start to end.Entering the deck and exits from the deck hassle-free and smooth. Our cabin with balcony spacious. Bar replenished after each use. Towels are exchanged very often. Extra towels for beach. Food very good.Huge buffet with dozens of dishes. Outside the buffet themed restaurants. Our stay we had no extra packages. ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Most Disappointing and Ripped Off Cruise Ever Been

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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Ricanna

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

First time on board of MSC Bellissima. Thought the itinerary was interesting therefore made the choice. Sail date was 07 March 2020, which was during coronavirus outbreak. They should have cancelled the cruise as there were many Italians and older people. But the aim of this corporation is MONEY and not the well being of people. They cancelled 2 ports of call so just circling around Dubai and ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Amazing sites, beautiful ship, wonderful memories!

Review for Viking Ra to Middle East

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Kirklulu

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

WARNING! This review is long. After reserving this cruise almost two years ago, we (group of 8) were a bit concerned if our cruise down the Nile on the Viking Ra scheduled to begin on March 6, 2020, would be cancelled. With Viking’s new cancellation policy, at least we could make a decision closer to the scheduled date so that gave us some flexibility with the ever-changing situation. We ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


MSC - A huge disappointed - BEWARE!

Review for MSC Bellissima to Middle East

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awat

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We are highly disappointed and feel cheated out of our money. I feel like MSC should’ve canceled the cruise due to coronavirus outbreak as we didn’t visit any ports outside of UAE. I refuse to believe that MSC did not know this ahead of time. We stayed at sea most of time and basically cruised from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. We disembarked early in Dubai as we simply could not take being on the ship ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Last minute trip Dubai

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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chmusar

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We have cruised on a few ships and I did prefer this smaller ship,yes it's old but was clean and kept well. I liked that I could find a sunbed in a quiet location . Solarium was a nice place to relax. Safari club was my bar of choice lots of room and great seats in the stern. Entertainment was just ok apart from a juggler on last night who was excellent. MDR had no issues we were on my ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


Relaxing cruise

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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cgdg21

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise because of the interesting stops and the fact that the weather in the middle-east is much better than elsewhere, at this time of year. It also offered good value for money, as Emirates flights from the UK were included. Due to the coronavirus, we were told that RC had decided not to stop at either of the two ports in Oman, due to its proximity (and open borders) with Iran. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


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