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Athens (Piraeus) to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Israel, Egypt & Cypress: excellent excursions, good food, and good service

Review for Azamara Journey to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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baldguyut
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

While searching for cruise-related information on the internet, I noticed an offer from Azamara for a last-minute deal on a cruise to Cypress, Israel, and Egypt. The price was excellent--less than I had just paid for a Princess cruise of the same length 2 months earlier. When I first saw the ship from the outside, I was taken aback as it appeared to be a much older-looking ship than I imagined. ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Club Oceanview Stateroom


Don't miss the Viking experience.

Review for Viking Venus to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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stltpe
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We cruised with Viking from Athens to Istanbul. Our experience far exceeded our expectations. Everything was so outstanding that we've signed up for two more trips - one ocean and one river. The accommodations, the staff, the staff, the entertainment, the Port Talks, etc etc could not have been better. This company understands client service and logistics as good as any. Plus, they have a spa on ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Ancient Mediterranean Treasures - Just past the end of the tourist season.

Review for Viking Venus to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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gvansteeter
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of some of the excursions offered. All were of particular interest to us. In order: 1) Athens, Greece: Acropolis, Agora, Athens Flea Market (saturdays), and all of the little but ancient Greek and Byzantine churches. We did not actually participate in the standard excursion but did "our own thing" while in Athens. The stay at the Athens Marriott was nice, the ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


Good cruise experience, but Viking's standards are slipping

Review for Viking Venus to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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FHG
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

We sailed onboard Viking Venus on 4th November 2022 for the 'Ancient Mediterranean Treasures' itinerary. We have sailed with Viking before (both river cruises and an ocean cruise), but I have to sadly report that Viking's high standards are slipping to make them comparable to cheaper cruise lines. Issues experienced were: 1) Poor service. On a daily basis we had to find waiters to serve us. ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Penthouse Veranda Stateroom


We felt cared for at every turn!

Review for Viking Venus to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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JeanenePSmith
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we had always wanted to visit Greece and Turkey. This was our first Viking cruise, and we were so impressed with the level of detail in every regard and how perfectly everything was coordinated. The embarkation and debarkation experiences were simple and well-coordinated. Transfers were easy and we felt well looked after. The on-board dining was really ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Very enjoyable Cruise

Review for Viking Sea to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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htyler1
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

This is my second cruise with Viking. My first was a river cruise, this was an ocean cruise. I like each for it's own reasons. Giving this a 4/5 because while everything was very nice, I felt the excursions to be a little boring and monotonous. The tour guides were mostly good and interesting, but every tour was similar, and you had to pay serious upgrade fees to get something ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Wonderful trip with a little trouble in paradise

Review for Viking Sea to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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darylec
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We have sailed Vikining before on a river cruise to the Bordeaux region, six years ago. We've wanted to be able to travel on their cruise ships ever since. It took some time to be able to save up enough money to take the trip. It was everything and more in terms of the quality of the ship, staff, and services. The excursions were also amazing. I'd recommend this trip to everyone. One issue, ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Great overview of history and accomplishments in this part of Mediterranean Sea.

Review for Viking Sea to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Capn nemo
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because the itinerary was 100% Greek history and archaeology at locations not focused on beaches. Also wanted to try the Viking Ocean cruises, as we have been very satisfied with the Viking River cruises. Both objectives were delivered way above expectations. The Viking experience was as good as expected with the added benefit of a smaller ship. The dining and entertainment ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


This is why we keep coming back

Review for Viking Sea to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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kcramsay
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Greece has been on our bucket list for a long time, and although our original sailing date was "adjusted" by the pandemic, we were happy to wait. The wait was certainly worth it. We are Viking junk)ies. This is was our sixth cruise. Four rivers and two oceans. They never get old. As committed river cruisers we booked our first ocean cruise (Iconic Western Med) a few years ago with some fear and ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Explorer Suite with Balcony


Not quite the same

Review for Seabourn Encore to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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calm down dear
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We have about a dozen cruises under our belts split roughly evenly between Seabourn, Silversea and Crystal. Our last cruise was Quest in 2019. Obviously things have changed a bit in the past 3 years and to be clear do recognise that all hospitality venues have had serious challenges whether land or sea based. I did a live blog which can amplify issues so am trying here to take a step back. It is ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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