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Istanbul Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Good Ship, Great Crew

Review for River Beatrice to Europe - River Cruise

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ratters

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

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 certainly rated as a most enjoyable experience We would be very happy to travel again with Uniworld The staff (in total )seemed to read our minds and provided little things that were ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French Balcony


Turkey Reservations Overcome

Review for Wind Star to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Spudsmack

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Concerns about Turkey and Istanbul in particular before leaving the US. These concerns were quickly overcome by this 7-day cruise from Istanbul to Athens. Stayed at the Pera Palace for a couple of days prior to departure and toured the city. Istanbul is a great mix of history and modern, the hotel spectacular! Embarkation was a breeze and the ship was in great shape following its recent dry ...
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Sail Date: June 2016


Relaxed and Comfortable

Review for Seabourn Odyssey to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Muddle

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

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. Staff prior to departure in Seabourn's Sydney office pleasant and helpful and, importantly, extremely efficient. Boarding in Istanbul so fast and smooth I can't remember the detail. ...
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Sail Date: June 2016


Much, Much Better than Cruise Critic Reviews: Five Stars!

Review for Silver Cloud to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Auwaiku

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Despite some "uneven" reviews, our travel agent assured us that Silversea would deliver the kind of luxury experience that we were looking for on this trip. She was right, the other reviewers were wrong. The ship - and especially the service staff - was totally focused on pampering the guests. The suite was comfortably appointed ... we had our choice of toiletries and amenities. Upon arrival, ...
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Sail Date: May 2016


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

Review for Wind Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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travelgypsy06

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 process and there was no line when we arrived. This was our first cruise with them and will not be our last! Just loved it. All the cabins on the Wind Star are the same so decks ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom


The Explorer Cafe was our favorite place to hang out.

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Lesliem759

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 every night. We complained, but it still happened. Also, upon boarding we had difficulty finding our cabin. When we boarded the river cruise, there was a crew member escorting every ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

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Turkish Delight to Italian Romance

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Wot4

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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, best crew, best itinerary, best on board experience and best schedule. Did I mention that Viking is the BEST! Every aspect of our cruise was a wonderful experience. The "basic" ...
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Sail Date: April 2016


A Wonderful Cruise in an Incredible Part of the World

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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sarajallen57@gmail.com

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

I chose this cruise because I already had experience with Viking, and knew that the quality of the ship and the service would be excellent, and because the route of this cruise included several places that I had wanted to visit for a long time. This was our first ocean cruise on Viking. The ship is exquisite; the cabins are lovely, and, as expected, the service was superior. We had a ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


Delightful Cruise

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Dan3

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Beautiful ship, friendly staff, excellent food. Never seemed crowded with only about 900 guests. Everything went smoothly. Stateroom was top notch. Don't think I'd ever go on a large cruise ship again after going on the Viking Star. It was a luxurious experience. Even the public restrooms were first class. There are plenty of common areas, beautifully decorated in Scandinavian style. ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


Fantastic time

Review for Viking Star to Mediterranean

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Hinton 1987

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 began with the pre-cruise extension to Gallipoli and Troy. First class accommodations and an excellent guide. We were unable to go back to Istanbul. Viking had made the wise decision ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


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