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30 Royal Caribbean Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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Sultan84
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
105 forum posts
1 helpful vote
All in all the cruise was really good. The ship is good only for port intensive cruises. I would avoid it for a transatlantic crossing. This was our first time on the Rhapsody. We had been on many other Royal Ships before including the ... Read more
live2cruz100
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Overall we were very happy with the ship. It was clean, the staff was excellent, the Captain was great. The ship was easy to navigate, the food was very good and in the Windjammer Café they offered a lot of variety. It did not ... Read more
TravelingActuary
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from a 9 night cruise of the Mediterranean on the Rhapsody. Compared to other ships I've sailed on (Princess and Disney), it was fine. Not spectacular, but not bad. The staff was really great (always friendly and ... Read more
JaniceW
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
210 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had read very negative reviews of this ship ranging from dirty carpets to fetid odors. I found the ship to be very well maintained for an older ship and, fortunately, odor free. The staff was wonderful, and entertainment was good ... Read more
fellowtraveller
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a cruise ,our third and probably our last ,it just continues downmarket The destinations, general condition of the ship was fine but in our cabin the 3rd person, our daughter, was perched on a mattress on the sofa ... Read more

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Misterbla
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Pluses: * EXCELLENT Service from: Stateroom Attendant: Daniel Tomagan Waiter: Robert Canlas Assistant Waiter: Archie Almari These men MADE OUR CRUISE! * Stateroom size and cleanliness * Ship cleanliness * Shore ... Read more
flteach
Member Since 2007
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ports on this cruise were amazing. Unfortunately, the ship was not. While the food quality was as good as can be expected, the entertainment was poorly scheduled at 7pm & 9 pm making both dinner and seeing the show difficult. ... Read more
lowavenue
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Myself, my wife and 3 year old daughter had a wonderful 12 days on the Rhapsody around Turkey and the Greek Islands. The itinerary was great in that there was a nice place to go to everyday except for two sea days. Istanbul, Chania, ... Read more
Angryfr
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
RCL are clearly lowering standards to accommodate the economy cruise market. The trouble is, having persuaded the more discerning passenger to trade up to Celebrity X, those standards are also plummeting. But back to the Rhapsody.....On ... Read more
Stuart Leven
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was from Istanbul Turkey to the Greek Islands and Athens and back to Istanbul. good itinerary (just what we wanted) and all in all the ship was good with a vary friendly staff. We chose MY TIME dinning as we thought we could ... Read more

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Normonzo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Imagine Cruising sourced this vessel for our 60th birthdays. Package inc 2 nights in a hotel that felt like it was located in Albania...so far from old city Istanbul was it.Joining the ship was a bad experience but on reflection is ... Read more
kaf1sh
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
True - we had a terrific deal through our agents Cruise Nation, paying only £699 for a 10 night cruise (including flights and a 2nt stop in Istanbul). I'm glad we booked via an agent, as any queries I had prior to boarding went ... Read more
cherielc4@hotmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I have travelled on other cruise liners in the past and always had positive experiences and recommended them. It is therefore with a great deal of disappointment that I write this review. The culture of the boat was one of up sell up ... Read more
history professor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I took 11 Night Aegean Sea Exploration Cruise, from 1 - 12 June 2015 with the ship The Rhapsody of the Seas. Apart of wanting to visit some of the Greek Islands and few Western Turkish Coast towns, our main intention was to ... Read more
Cardigran
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not expecting this to be an outstanding cruise from the other reviews we were not disappointed! Fairly experienced cruisers, we have been on much better ships ,and sadly for the price paid we were not impressed with the quote ... Read more

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Mrs Birmingham
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
We have just returned from a wonderful cruise and have the obligatory air con cold to prove it. We booked an internal room as we have found as its so dark this is the best sleep we ever get. We never sleep in long at home. We took the tip ... Read more
paddyzim
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise because it was amazingly good value, and also gave us the opportunity to visit Israel. We arrived not sure what to expect - and after reading such negative reviews of Vision we were apprehensive to say the least. We ... Read more
ddanorman
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
Due to a lack of proper sanitation/hygienic conditions on the ship, there was an outbreak (publicly announced throughout the ship) of a gastrointestinal virus which I contracted. My immune system was not up to battling the bug, I could not ... Read more
cruise pup
Member Since 2001
12 reviews
6,158 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
This cruise turned out to be a bargain and so was the airfare to and from Istanbul. I spent a few days before the cruise in Istanbul since hotels were ridiculously cheap. Unfortunately the weather was miserable for the entire stay. ... Read more
Deckhandoug
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
1,339 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
We booked this cruise about a year out because it had 3 areas we really wanted to see: Istanbul, Egypt and Israel. Unfortunately due to the "Arab Spring" Egypt was dropped as a port so we got one more port in Greece and they added an ... Read more

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marksocal
Member Since 2005
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall: I had an enjoyable vacation. I was never "wowed" on board, nor was anything terrible on board (well, except for the coffee, which was about the worst I've ever tasted). This was my 6th cruise in 7 years, so I do not fall into ... Read more
GBS
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Royal Caribbean Vision of the Sea Istanbul and the Holy Land departing 28 October 2012 Grand Suite 8518 The three star rating is based on the experience of a suite booking. Had a lower grade been booked the rating would have been higher. ... Read more
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Patricia Morris
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
My husband and i have just returned from the "Vision of the seas " holyland cruise. This is the first cruise we have taken so needless to say we boarded with some trepidation. Our first impression was how friendly and helpful the security ... Read more
John Bull
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
10,070 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Chosen for its interesting itinerary, this cruise from Istanbul went to Haifa, Ashdod, Athens, Kusadasi, back to Istanbul. And it gave good shore time, including overnites & evening departures. We're Brits, we booked late through a T/A ... Read more
lsnhc
Member Since 2005
1 review
97 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
Unable to resist the almost ridiculously low rates for this voyage and the availablity of very reasonably priced air from NY to Istanbul, my wife and I decided to return to the Mediterranean. Let me state - unequivocally - that this trip ... Read more
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