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201 Princess Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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vanvleckeren
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
44 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the ports and the timing. I had a very specific time frame when I could travel, and I wanted to start in Barcelona and end in Rome. This cruise met my requirements perfectly. It was my first time cruising ... Read more
Sunny Kochhar
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our fourth cruise. We have earlier cruised on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity & Princess. Cruises are a good way to have a leisure holiday where you can choose what you want to do on every day you are on the ship. The ship it self ... Read more
Sue and Craig
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
After our plane had to be changed due to a run in with a tow truck we arrived to find the ship had sailed and we were then told to make our own way to the next port !!! Great start We arrived on the ship the next day with no help from ... Read more
Kauai Swimmer
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
We wanted to go back to Europe and taking this cruise was the easiest way to visit 10 ports in five countries. It stopped at several places on our bucket list, and we thoroughly enjoyed all of the excursions, food, and entertainment. It ... Read more
stuufy1
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
The Royal Princess is a beautiful ship – too large for our tastes but lovely all the same. Our accessible stateroom was large, well-appointed and even the balcony was wheelchair accessible. Our steward was genuinely friendly and kept ... Read more
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Tupolevtrident
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
24 helpful votes
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
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
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
118 forum posts
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
667 forum posts
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
9 reviews
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
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
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
edwardlee8
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We have cruised with Princess twice in the past and have enjoyed those cruises. We stayed 3 days in Barcelona before the cruise and loved the city. Would recommend that. We signed up for 8 excursions in 12 days , might not do that ... Read more
tomatospice
Member Since 2009
1 review
133 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
72 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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
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Toucanman
Member Since 2010
1 review
165 forum posts
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
kazzakjg
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 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
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
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
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
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