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317 Princess Venice Cruise Reviews

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HectorAmor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After spending a few pre-cruise days in Venice, we boarded the Island Princess, our first time with them so we were naturally wondering what we would find! The boarding was quite good, everything ran smoothly; the cabin was ready and ... Read more
Taylor made to cruise
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
62 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
It was a shame what the corporate office did when they decided to add 200 more rooms on the ship. Apparently they didn't account for the 400 more passengers to eat in the main dining room. We had my time dining and most nights were given ... Read more
chuchu
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
My husband and I have more than 30 cruises under our belt, however, we usually do not use one cruise line. We select our cruises based on itineraries. The selection of this cruise was based on the ports and because my sister and her ... Read more
Je ne sais quoi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Although we'd previously visited some of these ports/countries in past independent travel, this was our first repositioning/ Transatlantc cruise. The refurbished rooms on the Island Princess were an improvement over what we remembered from ... Read more
buffalo bills
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We relied on the very good reviews of this ship when we booked our cruise late in 2014, and the resulting high rating of the ship , but unfortunately most of the reviews and the resulting rating predates renovations that were recently ... Read more

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WildRedHed
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My age 61, travelling with my 62 year old partner, my 90 year old Dad and my 33 year old son, who has learning difficulties. This was our 16th cruise, but first with Princess, so I was excited to experience a different cruise line, and was ... Read more
Captain Sensible1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We set sail from Venice on 14th October. We were at the rear of the ship in cabin C716, I agree with other contributors about the vibration particularly at night, more of a nuisance when it occurred, especially at night. Our steward was ... Read more
silvertreveller
Member Since 2012
1 review
74 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We originally booked one of the new stern cabins, but after reading some of the early reviews decided to move. We booked B615 on Baha deck and had no trouble with the engine vibration(s). Embarkation: went smoothly - until we received ... Read more
harry37hverna
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We joined the ship at Venice cruise terminal nice and early and had a very slick embarkation. Because we had a ‘guaranteed’ cabin our luggage took a while to find us so we had a relaxing lunch .having previously cruised with ... Read more
wunderlust59
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We spent a delightful three nights in Venice before our cruise. We stayed at the Hotel Olimpa. Good location near water taxis. Great breakfast and nice canal side location. The ship was older but recently redone and nice enough. We ... Read more

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Steve Fox
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was our first cruise so had nothing to compare it to and no idea what to expect from Princess. Overall, we were impressed and will definitely cruise again. Majority of the passengers were Brits ... Read more
hairylengths
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from the Grand Med cruise on Island Princess, unfortunately the itenery changed, so we missed a lot of our points of interest, parts of Istanbul where closed, so why they changed the ports to do that one second I have no ... Read more
Nicagal
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
316 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Would do this cruise again in a heart beat. The ports for this itinerary is exactly what we were looking for and the reason for booking this cruise. Venice over night, Athens, Istanbul, Mykonos, Naples, Rome, Florence, Toulon, ... Read more
Hazel Marr
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We really enjoyed this cruise especially the sail out of Venice. I have sailed into and out of Venice with Princess before and it's a real delight - do it while you can, it may not always be an option with the potential sinking of Venice! ... Read more
Clive99
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The negatives first Entertainment only 1 good act Wil Martin a crossover singer from New Zealand was excellent otherwise very average a celine dion tribute Tracey Shields was decent illusionist Matthew McGurk not bad there it ends ... Read more

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nanachat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our 4th cruise on Princess and 8th cruise since the 1990. We have sailed on Celebrity, Holland America and Royal Carribean We overall had a wonderful cruise and the ports were amazing, that is why we selected this particular ... Read more
Geoffscouse
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My wife and I (both over 70) where very pleasantly surprised at the size of the balcony cabin on C deck; being first timers we were a little apprehensive after reading various reports. We found the cabin to be well planned, with plenty of ... Read more
trinitytrees
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
353 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were very much looking forward to this cruise as I had really enjoyed last princess cruise and this itinerary although had some destinations we had done before there were half we hadn't. Check in easy and relatively simple, satisfied ... Read more
4hends
Member Since 2006
1 review
69 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is a beautiful ship in excellent condition with outstanding cuisine and a very attentive staff & crew. I have sailed 2 previous times with Princess but this was my first time on an "older" Princess ship. Now I chuckle ... Read more
sarasfw
Member Since 2008
1 review
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This is our 2nd cruise with Princess and our 4th in total. We flew from Manchester to Venice on 9th July for sailing on 10th. Everything went well from start to finish. No delays! We boarded the Island Princess in great time and found ... Read more

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roblc1
Member Since 2006
1 review
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I booked this cruise very last minute and actually didn't do a lot of research prior as there wasn't time. I knew Princess was a nice cruise line, but hadn't sailed with them before, and found out the ship had just been through a major ... Read more
cruisemissile
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
100 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 7th cruise and 2nd with Princess. We are married and Mid 50's. Very important: prior to cruising enroll in your ship's/cruise Roll Call on this site, its a great way to get and share ideas and make friends prior to your ... Read more
lovetosail
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 20th Princess cruise (5 in last 2 years) and 80th overall. We went back to cruising with Princess two years ago and have found that excellent food, customer service and awareness of detail by the staff that made us a loyal ... Read more
Cruisen Girl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well, being platinum members with Princess this is showing which way the company is headed! This ship should have NEVER left dry dock! When we boarded, our cabins were not ready as they usually are on other princess ships, then after ... Read more
qbane65
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The title line says it all, which I borrowed from a fellow passenger. After one day's sailing, I could already list at least ten problems, some major and some minor, and the list got longer as the days passed. So here is my rather ... Read more

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