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Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe from Barcelona
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"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..."Read More
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Good, but Improvement Needed

Review for Island Princess to Mediterranean

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julie910

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Oceanview

2 Helpful Votes


Fantastic Itinerary and Med Cruise

Review for Island Princess to Mediterranean

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CruiserGVMN

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


First Cruise

Review for Island Princess to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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merwench

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Oceanview


Would have been a 5 star cruise if we could have slept in our beautiful suite

Review for Island Princess to Mediterranean

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valbob89

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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. ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Balcony


25th Anniversary Cruise

Review for Island Princess to Mediterranean

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tomatospice

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was my fourth cruise with Princess and fifth cruise overall. We are an active couple, ages 46 and 55. I was a bit worried about sailing on the Island Princess after the refit, but the overall changes were not something that really affected us. The gym is small and dark, but we chose to run/walk on the promenade deck instead...it is inconvenient that it doesn't go all the way around anymore, ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Interior

1 Helpful Vote


Great Cruise from Barcelona to Venice

Review for Island Princess to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Sussex Duo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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, ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

65 Helpful Votes


Unbelievable Experience

Review for Island Princess to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Rickj2903

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan


Great Cruise; Significant Vibration in Cabin C731

Review for Island Princess to Mediterranean

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skylane182

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

11 Helpful Votes


Great way to travel

Review for Island Princess to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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kc20202

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Grand Mediterranean; Island Princess, Barcelona to Venice

Review for Island Princess to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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BucketList57

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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. ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Balcony


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