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167 Princess Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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Tupolevtrident
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We had been on the sister ship, the Regal Princess, last year and thoroughly enjoyed it so this time we chose the Royal Princess. The ship was almost as good with a great cabin, good food and excellent service, particularly our cabin ... Read more
julie910
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ports of call on this cruise were great. Our experience on the ship was just ok. This was the first cruise for my husband and me, so perhaps our expectations were too high, but we both thought some things could have been so much ... Read more
CruiserGVMN
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We did the 12 day Mediterranean Cruise on the Island Princess which sailed from Barcelona on Oct. 1st and ended in Venice. The itinerary was great with only 2 port days. Since this was our first time in Europe, we booked everything ... Read more
brisbane lass
Member Since 2011
1 review
106 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We choose this cruise as it had only 3 sea days and 18 ports so it was all about small group tours to maximize the locations. We are experienced cruises and decide in advance if it is a cruise to relax and use the ship board activities, ... Read more
sueynix@sky.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I can't speak highly enough about Princess Cruises they went above and beyond and everything ran smoothly ,nothing was an issue and the staff were all polite and went out of their way ,especially room service and the seated dining in the ... Read more

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Mandymr75
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
First time on Princess and I was very impressed. Food, service and entertainment were all top notch. The best part of this cruise was the itinerary. We left from Barcelona and the first stop was Marsaille and Aix-en-Provence in France. ... Read more
merwench
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We decided to do a cruise of the med for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and to be honest we were both not really looking forward to it as didn't know what to expect as used to relaxing on holiday and this was a port heavy cruise. We ... Read more
valbob89
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
634 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a port-intensive, wonderful cruise. The selection of ports, although we had been to most a few times before, was perfect. We especially enjoyed Istanbul. We booked a couple of our own excursions but used the Princess shore ... Read more
Sussex Duo
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
September 2015 proved to be the ideal time to cruise the Med on the Island Princess, as the ship had been refurbished in April 2015 and the weather was perfect. Having travelled on eight of the other Princess ships, we would now rate this ... Read more
Rickj2903
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise and I have to say we are total converts. The ports on this cruise were all interesting and varied. The organisation from the cruise line to get the right passengers on the right excursions with the right guides ... Read more

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skylane182
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall, great cruise. Had been planning this cruise for over a year to celebrate my 50th birthday with my niece and another couple. Pre-cruise we stayed at the hotel arts Barcelona, which was fabulous. Great service and a ... Read more
tomatospice
Member Since 2009
1 review
114 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
This was my fourth cruise with Princess and fifth cruise overall. We are an active couple, ages 46 and 55. I was a bit worried about sailing on the Island Princess after the refit, but the overall changes were not something that really ... Read more
kc20202
Member Since 2014
1 review
28 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We originally looked at taking a bus tour through Europe, but if you only have a short time and want to see a lot of places, a port intensive cruise is the way to do it! Get waited on hand and foot, go to bed in the same room every night, ... Read more
BucketList57
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on four cruises prior to this one (three with Royal Caribbean and one with Princess). We chose this cruise on the Island Princess for the itinerary (Barcelona, Toulon, Florence, Rome, Naples, Mykonos, Istanbul, ... Read more
Toucanman
Member Since 2010
1 review
137 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I went on this cruise to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The ship was full but not crowded. Our mini suite was very comfortable and our room steward was fantastic. The food was fairly standard and nothing was outstanding. Our ... Read more

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kazzakjg
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We spent 28 nights on Emerald Princess August/Sept and had a fantastic trip as did many others we befriended on the cruise. The ship and crew were absolutely fantastic and most were happy to have a chat and some even gave us advice re how ... Read more
SturdyTraveller
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was my 7th cruise with Princess, my 2nd on the Emerald. Sailed on it 2 years ago, and there is a noticeable decline in many areas. Entertainment is the biggest change - the old Vista lounge (now Club Fusion) used to offer a second ... Read more
curiousJane
Member Since 2007
1 review
66 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a disappointing cruise for us because of the air venting in this cabin. We choose Princess because of the non-smoking policy onboard and instead of cigarette smoke, we had to endure the smell of cooking meat every morning at 3:45 ... Read more
Horizon Expander
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
I have been on many Caribbean cruises, but this was my first European cruise. I was very hesitant, thinking language was going to be a problem. No problem at all. Everyone spoke English or was able to get their point across from dealing ... Read more
Mojono1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me start with the good bits: Most of the waiting/serving staff were excellent, friendly and very efficient. The general layout of the ship and choice of bars and restaurants was also very good. Transfers to and from the ship were good ... Read more

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J Gadd
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 1st cruise so did not really know what to expect. When we arrived in Barcelona we were met by our driver who drove us to the port. Embarking was well organised, staff friendly and helpful. Our cabin was large, clean and ... Read more
bluetornado
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Four of us traveled from the U.S to Barcelona to celebrate a graduation. We were on the Emerald and had 3 cabins, two adjoining on Riviera with balconies and one inside cabin. Embarkation was a breeze, absolutely fantastic. Make note of ... Read more
christyl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned on Monday, nice vacation. We added a few extra days in Barcelona before boarding the ship and extra days in Rome. Well worth it and allowed us to see Barcelona and Rome. Dining - I'm a vegetarian and didn't have any ... Read more
CaliJohn
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
159 forum posts
0 helpful votes
On our 3rd cruise with Princess (and first to the Mediterranean) we had a wonderful time that surpassed what we were expecting. From the start in Barcelona, we were blessed with excellent weather at every port but our last in Venice, where ... Read more
edshelp
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
The service on there was really good nothing too much trouble but be careful with reception as some of them do not speak good English or understand. The best person to speak with is Bernard who comes from Canada. We have never had such ... Read more

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