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30 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Abu Dhabi, Fujairah ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 3
    Fujairah
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 8
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 9
    Goa
  • Day 10
    Mangalore
  • Day 11
    Kochi
  • Day 12
    Maldives
  • Day 13
    Maldives
  • Day 14
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 15
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 16
    Luanda
  • Day 16
    Seychelles
  • Day 17
    Seychelles
  • Day 18
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 19
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 20
    Port Louis
  • Day 21
    Pointe des Galets
  • Day 22
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 23
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 24
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 25
    Maputo
  • Day 26
    Richards Bay
  • Day 27
    Durban
  • Day 28
    Cape of Good Hope
  • Day 29
    Mossel Bay
  • Day 30
    Cape Town
  • Day 31
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Nautica - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

Cons

Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

Bottom line

Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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15 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 7
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 8
    Goa
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 11
    Colombo
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Phuket
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Singapore
Ship Details

Celebrity Constellation - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Officers and crew are friendly and accessible

Cons

From drinks to the spa to dining, there's an upsell

Bottom Line

Constellation sailings are a great value for the money

Reviews

Celebrity Constellation Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

15 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Aqaba
  • Day 10
    Suez Canal
  • Day 11
    Suez Canal
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 14
    Katakolon (Olympia)
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Celebrity Constellation - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Officers and crew are friendly and accessible

Cons

From drinks to the spa to dining, there's an upsell

Bottom Line

Constellation sailings are a great value for the money

Reviews

Celebrity Constellation Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Families

7 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Doha, Bahrain ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Doha
  • Day 4
    Bahrain
  • Day 5
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 6
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 7
    Dubai
  • Day 8
    Dubai
Ship Details

Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

Reviews

Jewel of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value3.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Shore Excursions

16 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Khasab
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Salalah
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Aqaba
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Suez Canal
  • Day 13
    Jerusalem (Ashdod)
  • Day 14
    Haifa
  • Day 15
    Haifa
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Athens (Piraeus)
Ship Details

Silver Spirit - Silversea Cruises

Pros

All-suite cabins with butlers, plus variety in bars and restaurants

Cons

Needs a bigger gym

Bottom Line

A fairly flawless luxury ship with stellar service, impressive cuisine and ample amenities

Reviews

Silver Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

30 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Abu Dhabi, Fujairah ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 3
    Fujairah
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 8
    Goa
  • Day 9
    Mangalore
  • Day 10
    Kochi
  • Day 11
    Maldives
  • Day 12
    Maldives
  • Day 13
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 14
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 15
    Luanda
  • Day 15
    Seychelles
  • Day 16
    Seychelles
  • Day 17
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 18
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 19
    Mombasa
  • Day 20
    Zanzibar
  • Day 21
    Indian Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 22
    Mayotte
  • Day 23
    Cruising (Mozambique Channel)
  • Day 24
    Cruising (Mozambique Channel)
  • Day 25
    Maputo
  • Day 26
    Richards Bay
  • Day 27
    Durban
  • Day 28
    Cape of Good Hope
  • Day 29
    Mossel Bay
  • Day 30
    Cape Town
  • Day 31
    Cape Town
Ship Details

Nautica - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Oceania has best food at sea, with no-fee specialty restaurants and vast menu choices.

Cons

Popular itineraries sell out quickly, and longer sailings may not appeal to time-constrained travelers.

Bottom line

Nautica offers plenty of amenities in the more intimate setting of a mid-sized ship.

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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Fare Includes

What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Families

16 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Khasab
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Aqaba
  • Day 11
    Suez Canal
  • Day 12
    Suez Canal
  • Day 13
    Rhodes
  • Day 14
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Naples
  • Day 17
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

Reviews

Jewel of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value3.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Shore Excursions

9 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Abu Dhabi, Fujairah ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Fujairah
  • Day 5
    Muscat
  • Day 6
    Muscat
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 10
    Mumbai (Bombay)
Ship Details

Silver Spirit - Silversea Cruises

Pros

All-suite cabins with butlers, plus variety in bars and restaurants

Cons

Needs a bigger gym

Bottom Line

A fairly flawless luxury ship with stellar service, impressive cuisine and ample amenities

Reviews

Silver Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Service

11 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Doha ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Doha
  • Day 4
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 5
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Muscat
  • Day 8
    Muscat
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 12
    Mumbai (Bombay)
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

Reviews

Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Families

7 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 4
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Muscat
  • Day 7
    Dubai
  • Day 8
    Dubai
Ship Details

Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

Reviews

Jewel of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value3.0

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2019 Best for Service

11 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khor Al fakkan, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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  • Day 2
    Khor Al fakkan
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Manama
  • Day 7
    Doha
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    Sir Bani Yas Island
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    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 10
    Abu Dhabi
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    Dubai
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    Dubai
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

Reviews

Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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2019 Best for Embarkation

11 Night
Cruise from Dubai

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Dubai
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Azamara Club Cruises
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  • Day 6
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    Doha
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    Abu Dhabi
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    Abu Dhabi
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    Dubai
Ship Details

Azamara Quest - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Destination-focused itineraries; friendly and fun onboard vibe

Con: Standard cabins are small with tiny bathrooms, despite a high price tag

Bottom Line: Destination-immersive, upscale cruising, with not a lot of nickel and diming

Reviews

Azamara Quest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value3.5

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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

9 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
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Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 3
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  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Muscat
  • Day 6
    Muscat
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 10
    Mumbai (Bombay)
Ship Details

Silver Spirit - Silversea Cruises

Pros

All-suite cabins with butlers, plus variety in bars and restaurants

Cons

Needs a bigger gym

Bottom Line

A fairly flawless luxury ship with stellar service, impressive cuisine and ample amenities

Reviews

Silver Spirit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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10 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
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Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises
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    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 7
    Abu Dhabi
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    Doha
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    Doha
  • Day 10
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 11
    Dubai
Ship Details

Crystal Esprit - Crystal Cruises

Pros

Perfect combination of intensive onshore experiences and an elegant home base

Cons

Those sensitive to movement at sea will feel it when Esprit is not in sheltered waters

Bottom Line

One of the most luxurious soft adventure cruises in the industry

Reviews

Crystal Esprit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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15 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Aqaba
  • Day 11
    Suez Canal
  • Day 12
    Suez Canal
  • Day 13
    Limassol
  • Day 14
    Rhodes
  • Day 15
    Kusadasi
  • Day 16
    Athens (Piraeus)
Ship Details

Celebrity Constellation - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Officers and crew are friendly and accessible

Cons

From drinks to the spa to dining, there's an upsell

Bottom Line

Constellation sailings are a great value for the money

Reviews

Celebrity Constellation Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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17 Night
Cruise from Dubai

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Dubai
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Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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  • Day 4
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  • Day 5
    Salalah
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Petra
  • Day 11
    Suez Canal
  • Day 12
    Suez Canal
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Rhodes
  • Day 15
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 18
    Genoa
Ship Details

MSC Splendida - MSC Cruises

Pros

A cosmopolitan, fun-loving cruise ship for all ages

Cons

Lack of speciality dining

Bottom line

Great onboard facilities and a good choice for budget-conscious cruisers

Reviews

MSC Splendida Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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22 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Abu Dhabi, Khasab ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Day 3
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  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Salalah
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Aqaba
  • Day 11
    Safaga
  • Day 12
    Safaga
  • Day 13
    Suez Canal
  • Day 14
    Suez Canal
  • Day 15
    Haifa
  • Day 16
    Haifa
  • Day 17
    Limassol
  • Day 18
    Rhodes
  • Day 19
    Kusadasi
  • Day 20
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Naples
  • Day 23
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Norwegian Jade - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Venues are spread evenly throughout the ship, limiting congestion

Cons

Standard cabins are a bit on the small side

Bottom Line

Recent refurbishments have the ship looking and feeling like new

Reviews

Norwegian Jade Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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19 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khor Al fakkan, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Seabourn Cruise Line
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  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 7
    Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Kochi (Cochin)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Chennai (Madras)
  • Day 13
    Karaikal
  • Day 14
    Trincomalee
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Sabang
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Singapore
  • Day 20
    Singapore
Ship Details

Seabourn Ovation - Seabourn Cruise Line

Pros

Cruise fare includes nearly everything -- even unlimited caviar

Cons

Doesn't quite match the service levels of Seabourn's smaller ships

Bottom Line

Beautiful, yacht-like ship with top-notch service and dining

Reviews

Seabourn Ovation Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value4.5

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Sir Bani Yas Island , Khasab ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Muscat
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    Abu Dhabi
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    Dubai
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    Dubai
Ship Details

Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

Reviews

Jewel of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value3.0

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
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Khasab, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
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    Khasab
  • Day 3
    Abu Dhabi
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    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Muscat
  • Day 7
    Dubai
  • Day 8
    Dubai
Ship Details

Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

Reviews

Jewel of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value3.0

Jewel of the Seas made its debut in spring 2004. Measuring 90,090 tons and carrying 2,100-plus ...

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11 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Khasab, Muscat ... see more
Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises
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    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Khasab
  • Day 3
    Muscat
  • Day 4
    Muscat
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Doha
  • Day 7
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 8
    Dubai
  • Day 9
    Dubai
  • Day 10
    Dubai
  • Day 10
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 11
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 12
    Dubai
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Crystal Esprit - Crystal Cruises

Pros

Perfect combination of intensive onshore experiences and an elegant home base

Cons

Those sensitive to movement at sea will feel it when Esprit is not in sheltered waters

Bottom Line

One of the most luxurious soft adventure cruises in the industry

Reviews

Crystal Esprit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

Esprit, Crystal Cruises' first-ever yacht vessel, debuted in 2015. The 62-passenger ship, beaut...

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14 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 3
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Muscat
  • Day 6
    Khasab
  • Day 7
    Dubai
  • Day 8
    Dubai
  • Day 9
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 10
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Bahrain
  • Day 13
    Doha
  • Day 14
    Dubai
  • Day 15
    Dubai
Ship Details

MSC Bellissima - MSC Cruises

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MSC Bellissima Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5

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  • Room Service
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  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
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20 Night
Cruise from Dubai

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Dubai
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Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Muscat
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Eilat
  • Day 12
    Petra
  • Day 13
    Suez Canal
  • Day 14
    Suez Canal
  • Day 15
    Limassol
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 18
    Katakolon (Olympia)
  • Day 19
    Dubrovnik
  • Day 20
    Split
  • Day 21
    Venice
Ship Details

MSC Lirica - MSC Cruises

Marketed to North Americans as well as Europeans

MSC's first-ever new-build

Offers a nice variety of Caribbean sailings

Reviews

MSC Lirica Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
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  • Alcohol
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  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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11 Night
Cruise from Dubai

Leaving:
Dubai
Visiting:
Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Dubai
  • Day 2
    Dubai
  • Day 3
    Abu Dhabi
  • Day 4
    Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Day 5
    Khasab
  • Day 6
    Muscat
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Bahrain
  • Day 9
    Doha
  • Day 10
    Doha
  • Day 11
    Dubai
  • Day 12
    Dubai
Ship Details

MSC Lirica - MSC Cruises

Marketed to North Americans as well as Europeans

MSC's first-ever new-build

Offers a nice variety of Caribbean sailings

Reviews

MSC Lirica Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.