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Athens (Piraeus) to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Western Mediterranean
Athens

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99 Athens (Piraeus) to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


Travelgrl3 avatar

Travelgrl3

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Had high expectations, was vastly disappointed

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This was our first cruise. We chose this because we were told it was a 'luxury" cruise. A 10 day cruise of Mediterranean: Greece, Italy, and a bit of France. First of all Staff: A large number of the staff does not ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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grinchychick

6 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Inconsistent from the rest of the line

May daughter (30) and I (50) took this cruise to celebrate our milestone birthdays. This was my 20th Princess and probably my 40th cruise overall. It was my daughters 2nd Princess, and perhaps 10th cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Flopsyuk

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Short taster cruise

We wanted to try the small boat experience. Wind in the sails etc.Freedom. What happened was unexpected and not very good. Worse parts first I think - which may take a while. The sails only went up when the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


ckdt avatar

ckdt

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

New beds and outstanding itinerary

We enjoyed the new beds/bedding added to the Crown Princess recently and benefitted from a spring refurbishment to the ship. The itinerary and port excursions were excellent (though the Mediterranean in July/August ...
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Sail Date July 2018


paroe avatar

paroe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Service was outstanding!

I chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was a 7 night Mediterranean cruise beginning in Athens Greece ending in Barcelona, Spain. We were a group of 4 adults. However, we were overwhelmed by the outstanding ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Milarepa

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Some parts were outstanding, some parts were horrible

First time cruiser chose Crown Princess for the itinerary - Athens to Barcelona July 7-14. First, the good: Our state room was fantastic. I spent a year reading reviews on cruise critic to lower my ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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macdeam

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Outstanding service. Fellow guests of interest and conversant.

Had a great time on prior Silver Muse of Eastern Mediterranean, Rome to Venice and wanted to experience the Western portion, Athens to Barcelona. The excursions were well thought out, had excellent guides and were ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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diannefowler

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cruise on a beautiful ship

My husband and I did a cruise from Athens to Barcelona. We had the best vacation ever and loved almost everything about our experience on the ship. We thought the food was very good. We loved our room with the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Andy Barlow

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

We choose Princess cruises as we had a previous cruise still in our minds, the Diamond Princes sailing out of Sydney heading to Perth April last year and everyone of our party had a great time, we have cruised ...
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Sail Date June 2017


EnglishRose66 avatar

EnglishRose66

2 Reviews Written

Greek Isles

We choose this cruise as I always wanted to go to Greece. We have sailed with Crystal many times. Initially we were ending up in Instanbul. They changed that as the cruise line deemed it not safe. The CEO of ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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vini4win

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Splendid Holiday in Pocket Friendly Budget :)

This was our first vacation on cruise . We were super excited as it was 3 days island hopping trip . We arrived in Athens 2 days before and explored the beautiful city.Awesome food and awesome people. Then comes ...
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Sail Date April 2017


ajnardi avatar

ajnardi

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Athens to Venice

Viking is an excellent cruise line, this was our second cruise on Viking and we have the highest praise for the facilities and the staff. On each cruise they demonstrated their personal interest in our well being. ...
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Sail Date December 2016


egene avatar

egene

1 Review Written

Lovely new ship, but dissapointing planning

Very quiet and smooth sailing. Lovely decor. Paradise 4 kids with the waterpark. The cabin was same as other cruise lines. Variety of food in Carvery was excellent compared to other liners. Just played awefull band ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Vada

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Family reunion cruise

My sister, brother and I live in three different corners of the USA, so it made a marvelous early Thanksgiving vacation to meet for the Ancient Cities and Holy Lands cruise November 6-20. Viking does everything with ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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bnoriega

3 Reviews Written

Sky Suite exceed all expectations!!

The Sky Suites are absolutely gorgeous. The service provided from all suite staff was absolutely great; from the Butler to the attendants. The Suite restaurant Luminae was great but most for the personnel than for ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Peterrob avatar

Peterrob

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Vista

We have been on over ten cruises with various cruise lines including Carnival. This cruise was selected as the itenary suited us. Unfortunately the service was terrible. The attitude of crew with the exception of ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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westview1900

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary; too bad Carnival skipped Turkey.

Great cruise, skipped turkey while other cruise ships continue to go there. We changed planes in Istanbul, felt safe. Theater is substandard. 2 levels instead of three with bad sight lines. Closet space has ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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jima51

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Ship

we choose the Carnival Vista as it is the newest ship in the Carnival fleet and we also wanted to do this cruise from Athens. The service was excellent from the time that we entered the check-in at the port to the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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coolinindy

2 Reviews Written

Had most fun in piano bar!

Arrived in Athens to a Carnival suggested hotel and found room ready and Carnival staff on site to line up excursions for our two day pre-cruise stay in Athens. The boat was clean and I especially liked the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Metairies

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise ship, attractive itinerary but disappointing experience

We chose this cruise for two reasons, firstly it was a new ship and secondly the destinations. Although we had cruised many times and had taken 6 previous trips with Carnival we had never cruised in the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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amharris829

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best Carnival cruise experience (customer service wise) to date!

This cruise was a new experience for us (never been to Europe) and absolutely wonderful! I am starting to realize just how "ship-based" cruising experiences are opposed to the company that is hosting the sailing ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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CanaMan

7 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Carnival Vista - consistent and comfortable

Just back from the Athens to Barcelona cruise Oct 2016. Boat is very nice. Great condition as new (even so all of the foyer carpeting had to be replaced during our cruise). Lots of room and rarely felt crowded. ...
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Sail Date October 2016


AnneSwan avatar

AnneSwan

1 Review Written

Top quality; varied excusions; beautiful cabins; totally attentive staff

This was a superb trip on the new Viking Sea cruises. The shore excursions were well-timed, varied and had knowledgeable guides. Every aspect of the trip was handled without a glitch by Viking. Each port had ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Verfai

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

A real shame for the newest Carnival ship!

This was cruise number 12 for us, did a lot of Royal Caribbean, 2 Celebrity and one NCL…Heard a lot of good of Carnival from friends…So with the brand new ship in EU waters we thought a perfect opportunity to ...
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Sail Date September 2016


Leanne317 avatar

Leanne317

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

Our first cruise, new ship, had nothing to compare it to. Advertised really well. I was so excited. I think i have been put off cruising for life. The taxes were so high on drinks that all the bars were empty. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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