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Viking Ocean Cruises - Night Ancient Mediterranea

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Viking Jupiter

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Cruise Veteran1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The ship, crew, cabin, service, and onboard entertainment were terrific! While some of the activities and excursions for this particular cruise could have been better, it's exciting to think about the potential for improvement in future experiences. Although the food and beverage selections were over the top, I was disappointed with the quality of some of the buffet selections. Additionally, ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


Amazing .. beyond my expectations

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Crystal Symphony

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Jeremiah Bullfrog
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Thoroughly enjoyed my first cruise as an adult .. I booked last minute, as friends had booked a while ago, and kept saying about the wonders of Crystal. I was not disappointed .. my Sapphire Verandah cabin was ever so comfortable, with great furniture and colour design. The shower with bench is great. Team Crystal, from butler, room staff, restaurant team and all, were top notch. The choice of ...
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Dear Jeremiah Bullfrog, ​ ​ Welcome to Crystal and thank you for your marvelous review of Symphony! We are pleased to hear you took the opportunity to sail with us and it sounds as though...

Sail Date: June 2024


Excellent Cruise

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Crystal Symphony

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worldtravel1972
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The food and staff were the stars. Both were excellent. We liked the variety of menu options which rotated nightly in the W. I liked the fact that there wasn't an everyday menu and everything changed nightly. It is a variety you don't see with other lines. And the pasta on the ship was excellent. There were also other restaurant options throughout the ship, including an Italian ...
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Response from SarahG, Crystal

Dear worldtravel1972,​ ​ Thank you for your delightful review and pictures of your time aboard Crystal Symphony! We are glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our dining, service, guest...

Sail Date: June 2024


A bad experience with Costa Fortuna

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Costa Fortuna

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Whether Healing
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We participated in the exciting Greek islands cruise from Istanbul on June 16 with the Costa Fortuna ship.The ship is very old, go there knowing that. The shower in our cabin broke down twice and the air conditioner broke down twice.The food is not bad, but there was a sharp foreign object in my food, maybe it was a piece of bone. A lot of salt was used in some dishes. Hygiene and cleanliness in ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


Azamara - Smaller Isn’t Always Better!

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Azamara Journey

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MeDJG
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Azamara Journey 6/8-6/15 Veranda Istanbul - Athens Itinerary- 6/10 - some ports not worth visiting Overall rating: 7/10 Pros From the top (Captain) down, the crew is very friendly and accommodating. You feel appreciated. Champagne upon arriving is a nice touch. Free flowing wine and an assortment of specialty drinks included. Boarding is effortless although ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


Amazing crew, especially Pedro and Afley; Troy = ❤

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Azamara Journey

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N.C.
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

I am currently 2/3 of the way through the Greece intensive cruise on the Azamara Journey. Even though the cruise is not done the first part has been so stellar that I am certain that unless the boat sinks in the next three days (which I think it is extremely unlikely to do) the rest of the itinerary will be just as wonderful. Overall this was a super great cruise, and I would very much ...
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Sail Date: June 2024

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Azamara Does Not Deliver What They Promise

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Azamara Journey

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Wjbrown
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Just completed seven day Istanbul to Athens cruise. The ship lacks attention to detail on regular maintenance items (paint, door brass, carpet cleaning, etc.). With limited exception, the ship's restaurant staff does not make an effort to remember passengers' names or preferences and they do not express very much enthusiasm for their jobs or serving customers. The ship's Captain and his staff, ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


Joining the Oceania for life club

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oceania Vista

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Spunky Spud
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Now I believe it when people say Oceania has one of the best cuisine and service in the industry. The only blemish was the air travel to and from the ship which involved too close connections (missed a flight and then baggage left at connecting airport). Our dining experience was excellent wherever we dined. No waiting to find a table, servers carry out plates in buffet to our table ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


Where was the hospitality?

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oceania Vista

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Ianahughes
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Our first time with Oceania and I expected it be on par with Seabourne, Regent, Silversea and Azamara - but it wasn’t. On embarking the ship at our scheduled time of 8pm, we entered an empty space with no staff in sight. There was no greeting and nobody to explain how to get to our cabin. I opted for a concierge grade cabin on the understanding that this implied a level of hospitality. ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


From the moment we boarded - Bliss

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Viking Jupiter

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taylor408
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We thoroughly enjoyed our Viking Ocean Cruise. We had taken the Viking Mississippi River cruise last year and while both were enjoyable the size, ease, comfort, ports and staff were so different it is difficult to compare. We did opt for a larger room (PS1) on the Viking Jupiter which made our cruise so much more enjoyable. Highly recommend booking the larger room if budget allows as it was a ...
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Sail Date: May 2024


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