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Sail Date: October 2015
We did the 12 day Mediterranean Cruise on the Island Princess which sailed from Barcelona on Oct. 1st and ended in Venice. The itinerary was great with only 2 port days. Since this was our first time in Europe, we booked everything ... Read More
We did the 12 day Mediterranean Cruise on the Island Princess which sailed from Barcelona on Oct. 1st and ended in Venice. The itinerary was great with only 2 port days. Since this was our first time in Europe, we booked everything through Princess and it worked out great - transfers, pre-cruise hotel, shore excursions. It may have cost a bit more but it was worth the peace of mind. We did not like the changes to the Island Princess and will not sail on her again. They took away the Universe Lounge, moved the gym down to deck 7 with no windows, and added cabins aft, taking away the ability to fully walk around the Promenade Deck. The staff and crew were wonderful and we found the food to be good quality. We didn't attend many shows in the evening as we were tired after long wonderful tours in each port. We had 5:45 Traditional Seating and were placed in the Anytime Dining room due to the overflow from the full Traditional dining room. It all worked out well and our wait staff were delightful. We came home tired but happy and look forward to returning to Europe soon! Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2015
The ports of call on this cruise were great. Our experience on the ship was just ok. This was the first cruise for my husband and me, so perhaps our expectations were too high, but we both thought some things could have been so much ... Read More
The ports of call on this cruise were great. Our experience on the ship was just ok. This was the first cruise for my husband and me, so perhaps our expectations were too high, but we both thought some things could have been so much better. To begin with, whenever we passed a crew member on the ship, they completely ignored us, giving us not so much as a nod or greeting of any kind. Only the greeters at the buffet and our cabin steward were cheerful. The captain was not personable at all and bordered on rude. On the one formal evening where he was supposed to "meet and greet" the passengers, he hid near an elevator speaking only to his officers and studiously kept his back to all passengers. When one lady asked if she could have her picture taken with him, he rolled his eyes, stood there while his picture was taken, and then turned his back again to his guests. His welcome speech literally consisted of "Welcome to the Island Princess. I hope you have a nice voyage." and then he left the room. Needless to say, we did not feel very welcome. The Passenger Services desk was staffed only occasionally, and not at all when most passengers were on shore excursions, so if you had a question, you had to wait until it was open and then stand in a long line to get help. Sometimes you got a cheerful answer, sometimes not. We reported a problem of no hot water in our stateroom bathroom; they said it would be addressed, but it was not. Only once was I able to get a helpful answer from someone on the Shore Excursions desk (also only open a couple of hours a day, usually during dinnertime). We had booked a Princess excursion to Cinque Terre, but they cancelled it more than 24 hours in advance due to "high seas." The day it was supposed to take place dawned with calm waters, but the excursion remained cancelled. We tried to book a Princess excursion in Venice, but 5 out of about 8 were cancelled (including the one we wanted), so we went ashore on our own. (Most of our excursions were booked through another shore excursions company for the same tours at about half the price. They were very good, but required walking a little further to reach the van or bus.) The night before disembarkation, we had to have our luggage outside our door by 9pm. That early requirement made our last night on the ship very inconvenient, not having access to everything we would normally need for the night. A time requirement of 11pm or midnight would have been so much better and still given the staff an entire night to collect and sort luggage for our pickup at the port. We chose Anytime Dining. The food was reasonably good (although I would not recommend any of the beef dishes -- too tough), and often the food in the buffet was better, or at least as good as, the food in the dining room. The wait staff was excellent, meals were delivered correctly and hot, and only occasionally slow. We often were seated with other passengers and enjoyed talking with them over dinner. We would go on another cruise if it was the best way to get from port to port, as this cruise was. We would not, however, choose to cruise again if we just planned to stay on the ship. Read Less
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Sail Date: September 2015
We decided to do a cruise of the med for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and to be honest we were both not really looking forward to it as didn't know what to expect as used to relaxing on holiday and this was a port heavy cruise. We ... Read More
We decided to do a cruise of the med for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and to be honest we were both not really looking forward to it as didn't know what to expect as used to relaxing on holiday and this was a port heavy cruise. We stayed in Barcelona for 2 night before embarkation, with arranged taxi from the airport and the hotel and on disembarkation which was really efficient. The Hotel was upgraded as we wanted to be in the centre of Barcelona. On embarking we didn't get the wow factor we expected and the ships top deck looked tired and old. The outside cabin was on deck 5 and perfect as close to disembarking at ports, it met our needs, was clean and tidy and our steward was absolutely fantastic. We chose late traditional dinning which was something we were nervous about but it proved a great experience, a table of six with a couple and 2 female friends. Although a lot older than us we got on really well, they had lots of cruise experiences between them. The waiter was good and once I started to ask for recommendations my meals were really good, I made a few bad choices for steak. We ate in the buffet in the evening of formal nights as these were sea days which we wanted to relax and had really good food again. We had breakfast in our cabin most mornings as it was easier before trips and always arrived a minute before the time slot ordered. When used the pizza restaurant during one sea day which was a nice experience and it was empty at 12 midday, we liked the pizza on deck as well. The burgers on deck were not to our liking. Due to our dining time it was not easy to get to shows as they started at 10:15 to fit in with late dinning and we didn't always finish before then, if we wanted to go the show we told the waiter and he would make sure we were finished, but generally we didn't want to rush. We saw two different comedians and a magician all of which we enjoyed. I was expecting to see some shows but the one night we planned to go we couldn't get a seat. We did most of the quizzes which were mainly based around the discovery channel programs, but we enjoyed this and got to see similar faces each time. I also took part in the dance classes which were fun. We did the star gazing on top deck, but standing looking at the stars was not easy would have been better on sun loungers, also there was a lot of unnecessary information. There was less activities than expected but we put this down to the smaller size ship. The jewellery shop is a waste of space and the staff not pleasant, we had a gift we had to collect and we laughed at as when collect it was $200 off gold items. We were given champagne and chocolates as a present from my mother but these arrived as vouchers which we had to exchange, she was told they would be waiting in our cabin so not as special as she had expected. We planned trips at most ports with cruise excursions but planned to stay on board and relax when in Toulon and Kusadasi, where we felt we had the ship to ourselves. We booked trips as we thought this cruise would provide us with the opportunity to see a lot of places which we did and thoroughly enjoyed. The drinks were an issue as used to all inclusive holidays although had a soda package for myself, my husband didn't as due to heavy port stops wouldn't have been good value. We had cocktails which were good and made use of the happy hours. In summary we enjoyed our cruise but would have liked to have been with more people our own age 48 and 51 as most people were 70+ although young at heart. We came to like the ship due to its classic feel and size having gazed at others in port. Very efficient at ports and all staff were really friendly and helpful. Not decided on whether we would do another! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2015
This was our first cruise and I have to say we are total converts. The ports on this cruise were all interesting and varied. The organisation from the cruise line to get the right passengers on the right excursions with the right guides ... Read More
This was our first cruise and I have to say we are total converts. The ports on this cruise were all interesting and varied. The organisation from the cruise line to get the right passengers on the right excursions with the right guides and done in such a light-hearted, non stressful way deserves recognition itself. The ship never felt cramped, the food was good and varied and the crew were unbelievably helpful and pleasant on each and every occasion that we needed them. How people can complain about the entertainment I have no idea, the "On The Bayou" show was as good as any West End musical that I have seen, yes they were only 30-40 minutes long but with bars on almost every deck and food available from dawn until midnight why tie people down to a theatre for longer than necessary? A wonderful, interesting and simply brilliant experience that I will be repeating asap. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2015
September 2015 proved to be the ideal time to cruise the Med on the Island Princess, as the ship had been refurbished in April 2015 and the weather was perfect. Having travelled on eight of the other Princess ships, we would now rate this ... Read More
September 2015 proved to be the ideal time to cruise the Med on the Island Princess, as the ship had been refurbished in April 2015 and the weather was perfect. Having travelled on eight of the other Princess ships, we would now rate this as one of our favourites, with excellent, friendly service and high quality food. There was a good mix of passengers on board with at least 50% from the USA, followed by Australians then Brits. SERVICE We have enjoyed excellent service from the friendly staff on all Princess ships and thought that this was amongst the best. Our cabin steward was exceptionally good. DINING We opted for fixed dining at 8.15 pm, which worked well. Fellow passengers who chose anytime dinning reported that they had initially waited more than an hour for a table. We used the revamped Horizon buffet a couple of times for lunch and thought it was one of the best we had found on Princess ships. There is no International Cafe on ships of this size and the La Patisserie on level 5 was a poor alternative. ENTERTAINMENT The entertainment could, and should, have been better. We had seen most of the shows several times, especially The Piano Man, which Princess has kept running for far too long. We thought the Do You Wanna Dance show was so much better than the others, simply because the resident live band were not involved and the excessive background lighting was reduced. Everybody on stage worked hard but we felt they were let down by the production team, who let the band drown the artists. Tracy Shield did a good Celine Dion tribute act, as on the Royal Princess, but probably burst a few ear-drums. The other singers were very average and we skipped the American comedian and abandoned the grim multi-instrumentalist/singer after a few minutes. PLACES VISITED All ports visited were interesting and it was good to start in Barcelona rather than spend days getting there from Southampton. We prefer to explore independently, so have included a few tips below. Barcelona - It is well worth spending 2 or 3 nights here before joining the cruise. Toulon - The helpful Information desk on the port directed us to the public ferry to the town, which was 15 minutes walk and costs 2 euros (as an alternative to the Princess shuttle, costing 20 USD). At the Toulon office you can buy a day pass for 6 euros, which covers the number 40 bus to the cable car, return cable car trip and even the ferry back to the ship. The daily morning market at Toulon is well worth visiting. Pisa - Getting the train to Florence or Pisa is rather tedious, but Princess offer a shuttle to Livorno. At the Lavorno stop you will find people selling return coach trips to Pisa and to Florence. We opted for a 3 hour trip to Pisa. The Cathedral entry is free but you need timed tickets. Rome - Rome is easily accessible by train from Civitavecchia but, having been there recently, we explored Civitavecchia instead. Sorrento - We used the Princess shuttle, then the number 1 tram, to the rail station, where we caught the train to Sorrento. It takes 60 minutes and costs just 4.50 euros each way, which seemed preferable to the hydrofoil. Most passengers on board chose Princess trips to Pompeii, which is en route to Sorrento. Sorrento is lovely and a great base for visiting the sites on the Amalfi coast. Mykanos - You can buy tickets for the local shuttle bus (for 7 euros return) before leaving the ship. We were only there for half a day but this was ample time to walk around the picturesque town and see the windmills. Ephasus - We opted for a Princess excursion because this provided a guide and was easier than the taxi alternative. It proved to be a good choice and also took us to the House of the Virgin Mary (optional) and a carpet shop (optional). Remember to take water with you. Athens - We discovered that you can get an X80 bus from either cruise port terminal (A or B), which stops at Syntagma Square in front of the Parliament Building. It stops at the Temple of Zeus/ Acropolis and Parthenon and, amazingly costs just 4 euros for the day. Entry to ancient sights is 12 euros (6 euros if 65+) and the fantastic New Acropolis Museum cost 5 euros. It is all absolutely amazing! Venice - Cruising into Venice is fantastic, with St Mark's Square on the Starboard side and Pavoroti etc providing the background music. St Mark's Square is quite a walk from the port, and the vaporetto (water shuttle) is much easier. We re-visited all the main sites, including the Bassilica. PORT LECTURES We greatly appreciated the assistance of the port expert on board (Lindsey Jolley). With only two sea days, live presentations were limited but recorded talks were available on Channel 36. Unlike the newer ships, these programs are not "on demand", so you need to view at certain times. GETTING TO VENICE AIRPORT We had plenty of time before our flight, so we caught the Alilaguna Airport Boat, which took about 90 minutes. It is a easy 10 to 15 minute walk at each end and they are used to handling luggage. OTHER POINTS Captain Mariano Manfuso kept a low profile, as did the long-serving Cruise Director, Richard Joseph. The international entertainment team were fun and we enjoyed several good trivia quizzes. WiFi varied from excellent to non-existent, so we gave up using it after a couple of days. Unusually, many of the passengers on board were relatively new to Princess and even the "most travelled" passenger had less than 300 days with Princess. Overall, it was an excellent cruise with interesting ports, excellent food and great service. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2015
This was a port-intensive, wonderful cruise. The selection of ports, although we had been to most a few times before, was perfect. We especially enjoyed Istanbul. We booked a couple of our own excursions but used the Princess shore ... Read More
This was a port-intensive, wonderful cruise. The selection of ports, although we had been to most a few times before, was perfect. We especially enjoyed Istanbul. We booked a couple of our own excursions but used the Princess shore excursions for most. We had nothing negative to say about the experiences. Embarking was very painless. We had taken a cab from our hotel and arrived at 1:30. We had a short wait to check in, then we were allowed onto the ship where our cabin was ready and our luggage already inside waiting for us. The crew could not have been more friendly and helpful. Officer Laurence of Hotel Services was most helpful and kind. Our steward Arthur and his supervisor, Officer Danni, were the best. Because we were so busy every day, and tired due to our inability to sleep in the cabin (see the cabin review), we only went to a few of the shows and onboard activities. What we did attend, or watch on the television, were average. We did not use the gym but went into it. It was small and had no windows. The public areas of the ship are nice but not as elegant as the larger ships, such as the Crown Princess. Some of the ship has had a facelift, the new decor sleek and modern. Other areas, such as the covered Lotus Pool, still have plastic plants and oversize tiki bar decor. With the addition of cabins during Summer 2015, the public spaces are smaller and there are fewer specialty restaurants. We eat at both Sabatini's and Bayou Cafe and Steakhouse -- both are attractively decorated --and enjoyed them both very much. We also utilized the in-suite dining menu, which allowed us to order from the dining room menu. It was very nice, after a tiring day, to call and have delivered more then the typical room-service sandwich. We also ordered the full breakfast, which was delivered promptly. We were told that our cabin, the Amalfi Penthouse, L721, was one of the cabins built with the new additions and some or all of it is over what was previously air space on the stern of deck 14. This is a beautiful room, but unfortunately, the vibrations and engine noise in this room makes it uninhabitable while underway at more then 15 knots or when there is any wind blowing. It nearly destroyed our vacation. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2015
Overall, great cruise. Had been planning this cruise for over a year to celebrate my 50th birthday with my niece and another couple. Pre-cruise we stayed at the hotel arts Barcelona, which was fabulous. Great service and a ... Read More
Overall, great cruise. Had been planning this cruise for over a year to celebrate my 50th birthday with my niece and another couple. Pre-cruise we stayed at the hotel arts Barcelona, which was fabulous. Great service and a complimentary suite upgrade. Room / boarding - boarded was very simple, no lines - boarded around 1:20 PM and went right to our cabin C731. This is a new mini suite cabin built after the recent dry dock. Room was nice, balcony seemed a bit larger than other mini suites, and located aft along of the ship (not aft facing). The room seemed more narrow than other mini suites I have stayed in. New flat panel TVs and bathroom had a good amount of space. We returned to our cabin later that night around midnight to find a very significant vibration. After trying to sleep for about an hour, I contacted passenger services. They sent the night manager to our room who felt the vibration and moved us that night to another mini suite. The next afternoon after we returned from our tour, we were able to relocate to another mini-suite as there was no way we could sleep with that amount of vibration. I have stayed in aft / rear cabins many times before and this was the worst I have ever experienced. We felt this same vibration in the sanctuary and on the top deck at the back of the ship. Second cabin we had C214 was perfect. Food - overall was average except for the specialty restaurants which were excellent Service - outstanding all over the ship ports - enjoyed all of them, especially in Italy. Highly recommend the wine tasting tours. Least favorite port was Athens, then Istanbul. Disembarkation in Venice was very easy with the transfer to the airport. Read Less
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Sail Date: August 2015
We originally looked at taking a bus tour through Europe, but if you only have a short time and want to see a lot of places, a port intensive cruise is the way to do it! Get waited on hand and foot, go to bed in the same room every night, ... Read More
We originally looked at taking a bus tour through Europe, but if you only have a short time and want to see a lot of places, a port intensive cruise is the way to do it! Get waited on hand and foot, go to bed in the same room every night, no packing and unpacking, and wake each morning with somewhere new to explore! It really was the best choice. We had two sea days, and we needed those to sleep in and recharge, ready for the next adventure. Embarkation was easy, we were told between 1pm and 5pm, turned up at 4pm and were on board with no delay. We had Anytime Dining which worked well. We noted some people had to wait for a table if they asked for a table for two, but we were happy to share and were usually seated straight away. The only time we had to wait was on a formal night, then we were given a buzzer and were called back after only about 15 minutes. Service in the Bordeaux dining room was good, with a nice menu choice each night. The food was generally quite good. We also ate in the Horizon Buffet a couple of times. They had a good choice and were open until midnight. You could have a full meal or just a salad, or just fruit, or a selection of cheese and crackers/bread or just go for the desserts, it was very easy. There was also no rush, you could stay there as long as you wanted. One day we met a nice couple at breakfast and were still there for lunch! For some reason they have the best cup of tea in there too, maybe the water was just the right temperature, I don't know exactly why, but it was good! I saw the Bayou show in the Princess Theatre, but that's the only show I saw in the evening. The other nights there were singers or a comedian or a musician, and none of them sounded very appealing. I may have been missing out on a really good show, but it was my first cruise and I was expecting more production shows like the Bayou one, not just a singer. That could be my error. We went ashore on all port days, and every time it was well organised with no delays. I hadn't been on a cruise before and was imagining 2000 people lined up for ages all wanting to get off the ship at the same time, but thankfully it wasn't like this at all! It was all quite quick and well organised to get off and then on again at the end of the tour. It was also lovely to be welcomed back on a hot sticky day with a glass of cold water and a cold wet cloth, a nice touch. Disembarkation - we had heavy bags and didn't relish the thought of getting them up and over the bridges in Venice, so paid the $44 fee for the Princess transfer. It was great for our bags - they showed up at our hotel later on, but not so great for us. We had to sit and wait quite a while before our water taxi took us, I'm not sure why but I think someone was late and we were waiting for them. Our transfer was to the train station, but we were dropped off on the other side of the canal and we had to walk and go over a couple of bridges to get to the station. It would have been quicker and easier for us to send us luggage that way and then go and take the $1.50 people mover. That's a minor complaint though. Ports - Barcelona - we had three days there before the cruise, and I would encourage people to take four or five days. It is a beautiful city and there is so much to see, three days wasn't enough for us. Book ahead for attractions if you can or take advantage of the Skip the Line QR code signs where they have them. We used the HOHO bus while we were there, and also took an organised bus tour up to Montserrat, which was lovely. Toulon - we took the Princess excursion to Saint Tropez. The bus trip wasn't bad but our guide was a bit annoying. We had the choice once we got there of going off on our own or sticking with the guide for a bit of a tour, and we decided to go off on our own. There was a market and lots of shops, and the shore to look at. There were also thousands of other tourists and it was stinking hot. It was nice to see and I'm glad we went, but that's one box ticked - I don't need to go there again. Livorno - we took the Princess excursion to Florence with time on your own. This excursion was excellent, even though our bus broke down and we had to wait half an hour for another one! Our guide was excellent and knew her stuff. She guided us around the main attractions and told us lots of interesting information about each place, and then we had time on our own and met up with her later on to go back to the bus. Civitavecchia - we booked a private tour here, from Drivers Guide Services. Claudio picked us up at the port at the appointed time and we were in Rome in one hour (not much traffic because August is apparently when they take holidays over there). He took us straight to the Colosseum so we were there before the crowds got too bad, and spent the rest of the day giving us a wonderful tour of the city and history lesson combined. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend tours from DGS. Naples - we had another Princess excursion here - the Ultimate Bay of Naples - Pompeii, Positano, Sorrento. Again we had a very nice guide and driver in a small bus - maximum 16 on this excursion. Our guide was very informative and we had some time on our own in Positano (beautiful!), then more time on our own in Sorrento before we met up to go to a hotel for a nice five course lunch (included in the tour), then on to Pompeii. I was thinking it would have been better to go to Pompeii first before it got too hot, but later heard from other cruisers that Pompeii was much, much busier first thing in the morning, so I'm glad our tour went this way around. Pompeii was amazing, and also amazingly hot! Very hot and humid, you must take a hat and water with you on this tour, and the hand fans that the souvenir shops sell everywhere help too. Mykonos - wow, so beautiful here! We docked and Princess had buses outside waiting to drop us closer to town. There were probably other ways of doing it, but it wasn't too expensive and it was easy. From there we just walked around on our own and found our way over to the windmills and had a look around the town. It wasn't a long stop here, so we didn't bother about trying to go and visit anywhere else, we just stayed in the town. Istanbul - we had a private tour booked here too - through Ephesus Shuttle. Our guide met us and was very good, very informative. No payment until the end of the tour, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Unfortunately we were there on a Friday so missed out on the Blue Mosque, but there's still plenty of other things to see. The tour operators can change their itinerary a little for you too, if you wish to see something different. For instance we went to Topkapi Palace and wanted to include the Harem section, which they did for us at a small extra cost to cover the tickets. The Grand Bazaar wasn't anywhere near as busy as I expected, and things were quite expensive. I didn't buy very much there at all. Kusadasi - we had another private tour booked here, again through Ephesus Shuttle. Ephesus is amazing, well worth going, and the drive out there is lovely too. Include the Terrace Houses if you go. Turkey is beautiful. Our guide was very informative again, and very nice. After the tour we stopped in Kusadasi and did a little bit of souvenir shopping. Expect the hard sell though. Athens - we did the Princess excursion Acropolis and Time on your Own in the Plaka. Whatever you do, don't miss out on going to the Acropolis if you haven't been before. It is not at all like I expected, there is so much more to see than just some ruins! Our guide was lovely and once again, very informative. Climbing to the top wasn't too hard because there are several stops on the way up where the guide explains what you are seeing. Once you get to the top, the view is well worth it. Make sure your shoes have good grip, it is a bit slippery in some places. After we left there, we had a bit of a bus tour around Athens which I was not expecting. We went past a number of interesting sites and buildings, and had a short stop at the site of the first modern olympics so we could take photos. Then it was on to the Plaka. There we had a look around at the shops (lots of souvenir shops) and had some lunch at the restaurant recommended by the guide (Hermion/Epmeion). The restaurant was quite nice, but the food was pretty average. Venice - we had an extra day in Venice so didn't do any organised tours here, we did our own thing which worked out fine. Princess had a $29 return water transfer to St Mark's Square, but we just took the people mover for $1.50 and walked from there, discovering things as we went. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
My wife and I went on this cruise to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The ship was full but not crowded. Our mini suite was very comfortable and our room steward was fantastic. The food was fairly standard and nothing was outstanding. Our ... Read More
My wife and I went on this cruise to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The ship was full but not crowded. Our mini suite was very comfortable and our room steward was fantastic. The food was fairly standard and nothing was outstanding. Our waiters could not bring the steaks we ordered as they were ordered three times and we got the Matre D involved. We have had excellent entertainment on all our Caribbean cruises but the entertainment on this cruise "sucked" with 30 minuet and 40 minuet shows. But the most disappointing part was the dissemination of port information. The Patter/ships newspaper did not provide all the information needed to schedule shore activities and the shore information when pre-planning is non existent from Princess Examples Venice going to visit it well the Patter says it will cost $29.00 each for a water taxi round trip or walk NO mention of other methods of getting into town. Going to Rome HAHA a bus to take you to a drop off point where you need to catch another bus to go the train station and it is an hour wait no taxi's will take you. They want Rome trips not local, so we walked 45 minutes to the train station and missed our train and therefore missed our Rome excursion. Thank you Princess for port information. By the way the bus from Princess went right by the train station. MAKE SURE that ALL tours pick you up at the ship. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2015
My wife and I have been on four cruises prior to this one (three with Royal Caribbean and one with Princess). We chose this cruise on the Island Princess for the itinerary (Barcelona, Toulon, Florence, Rome, Naples, Mykonos, Istanbul, ... Read More
My wife and I have been on four cruises prior to this one (three with Royal Caribbean and one with Princess). We chose this cruise on the Island Princess for the itinerary (Barcelona, Toulon, Florence, Rome, Naples, Mykonos, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Athens, and Venice). We wanted to get a feel for various parts of southern Europe. I have traveled extensively through Europe but my wife had never been. So, we took big/long excursions in each port except for Mykonos. The excursions were great. Everything was scripted and timed. We did not wait in any lines and we really did not experience any traffic delays. (Some folks said that was because we were traveling in August and all of the 'working' locals in each city were on their August 'holiday'). Anyway, each of the excursions were very good, especially with the use of the radio receivers so that you are not required to be right next to the guide. Since we knew we were taking long excursions, and that we would be tired in the evenings, we really did not care about the amenities and shows on the ships - though everything seemed to be nice. The food was excellent and plentiful, so we were happy. Read Less
Island Princess Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
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