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Athens (Piraeus) to Europe - Black Sea Cruise Reviews

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Europe - Black Sea
Athens

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18 Athens (Piraeus) to Europe - Black Sea Cruise Reviews


macrn avatar

macrn

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

poor experience

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Chose this cruise for the ports we were going to visit. Upon embarkation we were informed that two of the ports had been cancelled (egypt)-not happy! Then, the ship lost my passport! The most interesting thing is ...
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Sail Date June 2016


Bluenose 47 avatar

Bluenose 47

20 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Black Sea Cruise - October 2015

While we have sailed on various Holland America ships, this was our first on the Prinsendam. In reading other reviews before departure, I was somewhat nervous about what the condition of the ship would be. I don't ...
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Sail Date October 2015


Catlover54 avatar

Catlover54

17 Reviews Written

217 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Overall Experience; Fine Dining and Can Do Service

I just completed two back to back cruises, 9/5-9/12 Piraeus-Istanbul (Greek Isles) and 9/12-9/19 Istanbul-Istanbul (Black Sea Odyssey) This was my first SB trip. For comparison, I have done 8 prior cruises, ...
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Sail Date September 2015


thomo 1 avatar

thomo 1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Entertainment. What entertainment?

Staff very nice and pleasant. Balcony cabin b222 very good position clean and tidy. Shops on board well over priced, sale day on board like a jumble sale (junk) Food OK always found something to eat. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


neilrr avatar

neilrr

21 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Summer Journey to the Black Sea

My partner and I booked a 14-day cruise on the Emerald Princess last October. Cruising out of Athens, the itinerary was to include Odessa and Yalta, Ukraine. Unfortunately those two stops were replaced with stops ...
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Sail Date June 2015


scotpal avatar

scotpal

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Second rate cruise - all round

This cruise was very disappointing. The ports of call were mostly very interesting but the crew were totally unhelpful to the independent traveler. The shore trips generally did not live up to the advertising. For ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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WisRiver

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Greece and Black Sea

We (a group of six) were on the Prinsendam on the October, 2014 Black Sea Explorer. This was our fifth HAL cruise in the past six year each on a different ship. We have been on the Zaandam (Alaska), Nieuw ...
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Sail Date October 2014


sdmacg avatar

sdmacg

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Minerva's guest speakers

Having just completed our second cruise on Minerva we think that its still doing things right. We shopped around the cruise lines at one time, and have sailed with some that we find too opulent, some with ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Sprit

4 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Terrible experience. They even serve FORBIDDEN food items over here!

Food: Absolute non memorable in anyway. The eggs served are classified with a number 3 stamps meaning these are battery cage eggs. Nowadays these eggs are strictly forbidden in the EU but apparently Regent knows her ...
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Sail Date August 2014


dmacp avatar

dmacp

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

They called it Black Sea Treasures, but many of the jewels were fakes

We selected this cruise for two reasons; to celebrate our 25th anniversary and because of the originally scheduled itinerary. Unfortunately situations in Ukraine forced the cancellation of the ports of Yalta, ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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eabaird@netzero.net

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst Ever!!

Although the cancellation of 3 ports was unavoidable, the delayed timing was later than was needed to cancel without a large loss. The included air far gave us such bad connections that we had to pay $175/pp ...
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Sail Date May 2014


bailey59 avatar

bailey59

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Part of the Black Sea cruise!

This is the first time I cruised with Oceania. I picked the cruise because the itinerary is one I have wanted to do for a long time. Unfortunately, because of the situation in Ukraine we were unable to go to ...
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Sail Date May 2014


Mar from USA avatar

Mar from USA

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely wonderful

I chose this cruise because of its Black Sea itinerary, mostly places I have never seen. Spending a few extra days in Athens was the icing on the cake. Check-in and boarding staff were efficient and cordial. My ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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EFCHI

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NEVER AGAIN, not wisely selected ports and too expensive

Me and my father had participated in a Holland America cruise with MsPrinsendam from 2 to 14 October this year at Black Sea. It was a round-trip, we sailed from Piraeus and disembarked there after visiting the ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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chrislingard

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Black sea & Crimean Coats

These smaller ships are much more pleasant than the 2000+ passenger ones and you get to know your fellow passengers, as you meet them around the ship much more often. Getting on & off the ship's quicker, the ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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orford.len

2 Reviews Written

Not to be knocked.

I start with stating that I am quite a seasoned cruiser at all levels, We decided to go on this cruise largely because of the destinations. Not expecting too much as the price was more than reasonable. * Itinerary ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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mpfund

5 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Almost perfection!

Our first trip with Oceania and we loved it. Previous cruises include Seabourn, SeaDream, Le Ponant, Island Sky, Windstar, Star Clippers, Hapag-Lloyd's Hanseatic, Paul Gauguin, and others. Embarkation -- Seamless, ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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GHOYAS

1 Review Written

Pacific Princess a Great ship that needs to be refurbished

My wife and I are Elite members of Princess's Inner circle club. We picked The Pacific Princess because of it's itinary and it's smaller passenger capacity. Our embarkation was smooth and easy. We went a day ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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