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Istanbul Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Terrible disembarkation and Athens extension

Review for Viking Sky to Mediterranean

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UK user
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The ship was fine and to Vikings usual standards. If I thought embarkation at Istanbul was bad it was nothing compared to Athens. DON'T bother with the overpriced Athens extension. We had to leave our stateroom by 8am , ( no hot water in the room that day)sat on the ship for over an hour, in fact it felt as if we were just dumped off the ship before the most disorganised, chaotic ...
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We're sorry to hear aspects of your hotel extension did not meet expectation, UK user, and hope your voyage preceding your arrival to Athens was an enjoyable one. Your detailed feedback is...

Sail Date: May 2022


A beautiful new ship

Review for Le Bougainville to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Sealegs19
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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, lovely verandah. The linen was good quality. The bathroom was ideal, great Hermes products that were replenished daily. An excellent shower. The cabin was cleaned well each day. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Service and Food

Review for Silver Spirit to Mediterranean

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roecom
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 cruise. Speciality Dinning was inpossible to get, even when the dinning rooms were half empty (we checked, looked in at all hours listed). Tried to book reservations on line months ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Interesting Mediterranean Cruise, With Plenty To See and Do

Review for Silver Spirit to Mediterranean

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SonjaWinson
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 every turn. On those two cruises, we felt like the staff read our minds, anticipating and meeting our needs before we asked. We couldn’t imagine a better experience on a cruise ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


Nice Cruise

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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landlubber99
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 I had hoped to find other single on the cruise but did not,as a result iI did feel awkward and I am sure that it did flavour my enjoyment of the trip. The included airfare was very ...
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Sail Date: November 2016


Very Disappointing

Review for Star Breeze to Mediterranean

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Washington Traveller
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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, for example, when 1 of the 2 tenders went out of service, passengers had to wait for long periods to disembark, there was no contingency plan for such an occurance. Due to very bad ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Not worth it

Review for Wind Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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DebGrb
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 months before the cruise and offered us nothing except a small credit to be used only on the ship. Nothing compared to the 66% less than other passengers paid. Moreover, when Wind Star ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


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


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


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