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Istanbul Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Istanbul

Traveler rating

Excellent

20

Very Good

10

Average

1

Poor

1

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

166

Senior Cruises

56

Romantic Cruises

47

First-Time Cruisers

36

Family Cruises

35

35 Istanbul Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


KPMCH avatar

KPMCH

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great 1st cruise experience @EQUINOX!

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Hello! We chose this cruise because of the Itinerary, all across the Mediterranean, starting in Istanbul and finishing in Barcelona. However, this changed before departure, given the events in Turkey, ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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janewe

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good times on the Equinox

The Crew made the difference on this Cruise. Hazel, August and Sundep in the MDR were terrific. This 13 night Cruise out of Athens was a blast. Sister and brother in law from the U.K. flew in and joined us and ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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medcruisers2016

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

13 NIGHT EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

This was our first European Cruise and we loved it! All ports of call were beautiful and interesting. The Celebrity Equinox is a beautiful ship, great food, restaurants and amenities. Our cabin stewards Danisha & ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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macndoe

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A Great Mediterranean Cruise Experience

My wife and I retired in the summer of 2009, up to that point I had never taken a cruise. My main reason was that I didn’t want to be stuck on a ship with nothing to do. Well I must say, was I ever wrong. We ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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fafert

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Six Stars Out Of Five!!

We have been on numerous cruises on many different lines, and we think Viking tops them all. Embarkation was inviting, efficient, and organized. Tours at every port were on time, well-led by absolutely outstanding ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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havegunwilltravel

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Port Intensive Greek Island and Turkey Cruise

We travel with a group of eight, both family, and friends. It was our third time on Riviera, and we requested our butler, Sonu, from the prior cruises. He met us as we boarded, and asked what we would be needing ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Kimna

1 Review Written

Sets a new standard

This trip on the Viking Star will make it difficult to travel on a megaship cruise again. Three siblings (and our spouses) traveled together for the first time in over 50 years. The ship, food (best of any cruises ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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andynlinds

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Some Good and Great Aspects; Others Appalling

We had booked this cruise mainly on the destinations with Istanbul being our number one priority to visit. Unfortunately a couple of weeks prior to sailing the overnight stay in Istanbul was cancelled due to the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Hellybell14

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Cruise; Loved It!

Slightly worried about what to expect on a cruise, will we enjoy it, will we fit in?? No worries! Absolutely loved it! Flew to Turkey on the Thomson Dreamliner,very smooth & quiet. I even got to peek inside the ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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harry37hverna

8 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Eastern Med From Istanbul

We picked this cruise by price and destinations. We flew to Istanbul on an afternoon flight arriving about 5:30pm; the ship did not leave until 23:00 hrs. Take our advice and try not to travel on a weekend as the ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Christhecruiser50plus

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

What's happened to Celebrity?

This was about my 50th cruise 3rd with Celebrity, what a total waste of time and money, all of the content is in my opinion and not aimed to be slanderous in any way, this review is factual and was what experienced ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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podo59

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful Mediterranean Holiday!

I have just finished reading several disappointing reviews of Celebrity Equinox European cruises. I must respectfully disagree! My family loved this cruise! My family recently took the seven night cruise from ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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efsweeney

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Relaxing vacation

Our cruise in the Mediterranean was interesting, fun, and relaxing. We were impressed with the sparkling cleanliness of the ship and our cabin. The departure was handled satisfactorily even though there are ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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live2cruz100

1 Review Written

Great trip

Overall we were very happy with the ship. It was clean, the staff was excellent, the Captain was great. The ship was easy to navigate, the food was very good and in the Windjammer Café they offered a lot of ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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fellowtraveller

1 Review Written

Bean counters seem to be running the show

Just returned from a cruise ,our third and probably our last ,it just continues downmarket The destinations, general condition of the ship was fine but in our cabin the 3rd person, our daughter, was perched on a ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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lowavenue

1 Review Written

Ignore the moaners, an awesome cruise!

Myself, my wife and 3 year old daughter had a wonderful 12 days on the Rhapsody around Turkey and the Greek Islands. The itinerary was great in that there was a nice place to go to everyday except for two sea days. ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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pnash

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Forget the big ships.

I appreciate that some people like the massive cruise ships that are on offer, especially as all seem to be vying for your trade with on board credit, free drinks (very limited), massive facilities, lots of ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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sophiemarigold

1 Review Written

Enjoyable with Some Shortcomings; Perhaps Our Last Princess Cruise

It's really all about what kind of traveler you are and what your expectations are for a good trip. In May we took a 7 night Western Med Cruise (our third with Princess) from Istanbul to Rome. Our ports of call ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Milo3855

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Poor Quality & Treatment

Unless you reserve in the two highest categories, you are treated very poorly. Dinner ereservatiiobns are not a priority unless you are in the top 2 categories, embarking early reserved for special class & expensive ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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SATraveller31

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Msc Preziosa - The Good, the bad and the ugly

We were a group of 10 family and friends. 7adults and 3children(9 and 2x7yrs) - Cruise dates were 8Oct - 15Oct. Good : 1) Very large ship.New . Beautiful public areas - restaurants, coffee shops and bars. 2)Cabins ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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groryjm

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

1st Time Cruise on the Eastern Med

With my wife and daughter (15) we tried our first cruise with Celebrity in the Eastern Med. We all had different objectives - I wanted to see ancient Greece and Italy, my daughter wanted to shop and my wife just ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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PTBitte

1 Review Written

Recommended for cruising the islands of the Aegean

The stateroom we were in was not large, but was comfortable for 2 people. There was a tiny bit of vibration in our room which was on the 6th deck forward but it was only noticeable if you listened closely. The room ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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lovetosailwithfamily

1 Review Written

Magical and beautiful

Although, I was a little concerned about spending a few days in Istanbul prior to the cruise. I was pleasantly surprised I never felt concerns for safety in this very magical and warm city just the opposite I ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Mcdil44

1 Review Written

Great time on the Constellation

My husband and I recently enjoyed a 12 night cruise on the Constellation and then stayed on for a 15-night transatlantic back to Fort Lauderdale for a total of 27 nights and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We found the ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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R'man

14 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great Time on a Fine Ship

We experienced a near-perfect 12-night cruise around the Eastern Mediterranean that was port intensive in a beautiful and historically key part of the world. We found Constellation to be shipshape. It was clean, ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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