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Istanbul Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Istanbul

Traveler rating

Excellent

185

Very Good

44

Average

29

Poor

15

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

444

Gourmet Food Cruises

426

Romantic Cruises

403

Gay & Lesbian Cruises

321

Luxury Cruises

278

278 Istanbul Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Sealegs19

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A beautiful new ship

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Our second cruise with Ponant, this time on their new ship, Le Bougainville. Our cabin on deck 5 was ready as we embarked early in Istanbul.. we found the cabin to be comfortable, enough space for 2, a comfy bed, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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SonjaWinson

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Interesting Mediterranean Cruise, With Plenty To See and Do

This was our third cruise in as many years on Silversea, and our first time on the Silver Spirit. Our two previous Silversea experiences were on smaller ships, where we were delighted by high level of service at ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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roecom

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Service and Food

Everything I read indicated this was the Best, for starters, the food was not as good as Carnival Cruise line, Expected much better quality for the cost of the Cruise. WIFI was free for only 1 hour total the entire ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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ratters

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Ship, Great Crew

Our third Uniworld cruise We took a suite and would certainly give it top marks.the extra space provided plus the little things like the provided laundry service, the daily fruit platter and afternoon nibbles ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Hinton 1987

2 Reviews Written

Fantastic time

This was our first 'ocean' cruise. We had avoided cruises because of the size of the ships and the impression we had of people being herded. The Viking Star was a great size - only about 800 people on our cruise. We ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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tmcordes

1 Review Written

Fabulous

We heard about Viking through other people and that they had a great experience. Everyone we talk to would choose Viking over any other Cruise Lines. They were right. We had a great trip. We went on a 50 day ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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GiGi0815

1 Review Written

Empires of the Mediterranean

As a history buff, my husband had a desire to visit Troy and Istanbul. I was not comfortable visiting that part of the world. When I saw the Viking cruise from Istanbul to Venice, I knew that would be the way to get ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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landlubber99

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Cruise

traveled as a single with another couple. The food was great, the tours were great, the size of the ship was great. The crew was friendly and efficient, My only issue was that as a single person who had paid double ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Nebulachristie

1 Review Written

Trip of a Lifetime

Viking Star Read about it in the brochure and online. Empire cruise was actually 4 legs combined sequentially from Istanbul to Stockholm. What a trip! I can only say WOW! Service and food was exceptional. Staff ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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DebGrb

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not worth it

DO NOT BOOK this directly with Wind Star. Once they reeled you in, they never treated you like the customer. We found out other guests paid way less when they booked last minute. We paid top dollar only five ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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stcruise

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Turkish Delight & Greek Isles

This was our third cruise with Windstar and all three have been on the Wind Spirit (not planned, just worked out that way). It has been very interesting to watch the progress under the new ownership. Ports ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Bear_Music

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Maiden Voyage

I had always wanted to do a "Maiden Voyage" and this was our chance. The Viking Oceans concept fascinated us from the beginning; we hate mega-ships, we do not frequent casinos, we have zero interest in rock-climbing ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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janschwartz18

1 Review Written

Fabulous Cruise on Viking Star!

It was a Viking cruise! We had previously traveled on a Viking River Cruise, and when we learned that Viking was starting up an ocean cruise, we jumped on board. We selected the Eastern Mediterranean since the ports ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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paul8678

1 Review Written

The Viking Star is a truly bright star.

We wanted to see new destinations in Turkey, Greece and the European eastern Adriatic, and follow it with areas of Italy and the Riviera ending in Barcelona. We have enjoyed Viking River Cruises and thought the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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condolea

1 Review Written

Istanbul set the stage for seeing the Empires of the Mediterranean.

We signed for this cruise because of the areas the cruise covered, especially Istanbul and after doing a Rhone River Cruise we were anxious to try the new ocean liner.....we were not disappointed. The crew was ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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rsimstw

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cabin size overstated, this is not a first class cruise ship.

We choose this cruise since it was the maiden voyage of Viking's first cruise ship. The moment we entered the stateroom I felt it was smaller than their advertised size. We have been on more than 15 cruises and I ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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demorse27

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

The best cruise ever!

Wanted to go on a Viking ocean cruise and experience all it had to offer. I had previously experienced 2 Viking River Cruises. Viking never disappoints. Everything was perfect. Ship, cabin, excursions, food and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Wot4

1 Review Written

Turkish Delight to Italian Romance

We wanted to visit Istanbul and Italy and we picked a cruise that would allow us to travel between Turkey and Italy. We specifically selected Viking because they are the BEST! Best food, best service, best ships, ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Washington Traveller

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

This ship is in need of some TLC particularly to the outside public space. The pool had such a dark brown ring around it it just looked uninviting, even during the hot weather. Management appeared disorganised, ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Muddle

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Relaxed and Comfortable

Our first Seabourn cruise. Istanbul/Venice 4 June 2016 14 days.(Other cruises Matson's Monterey, Avalon, Regent). Short summary - top class, giving us the relaxed and comfortable, quiet holiday we expected. ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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bmajcher

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Fabulous Viking Star

We chose this cruise because of the many destinations we had wanted to see, and this one checked off a lot of them. We were lucky enough to go into Istanbul 4 days early, probably one of the last cruises going in ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Ultra 1951

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic 50 Day Viking Cruise

This was a 50 day Viking cruise that covered 18 countries and 36 ports. I was one that thought 50 days was to long but in the end it was great. Would recommend this to any one that had the time and money to do ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Lesliem759

1 Review Written

The Explorer Cafe was our favorite place to hang out.

We chose Viking because we had a great experience with Viking three years ago on a Rhine cruise. The cabin was beautiful, but there was nightly work being done on the deck above our cabin that woke us up almost ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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travelgypsy06

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A different type of cruise that was unexpectedly wonderful and fun.

We arrived early and enjoyed a very quiet Istanbul. People were friendly and we so enjoyed our second visit there. Embarkation was extremely smooth! They had plenty of employees to do each step of the embarkation ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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MaidenStar

1 Review Written

Sets a New Standard

This was our first cruise and we were not disappointed. What a fabulous ship! We had not really been interested in cruising in the past as most ships looked more suited to younger cruisers, or like floating clubs, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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