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Istanbul to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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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


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


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


Silversea

Review for Silver Cloud to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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JLA2016

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Do not even consider a Silversea cruise. It is a totally regrettable experience not to mention the added pain of the exorbitant cost. The representations in Silversea's literature and website couldn't be further from the reality. We also relied on the agent's endorsement of its small ship cruising luxury and service etc and did not do our own research much to our cost and disappointment. ...
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Sail Date: May 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


Well Below Expectations

Review for Silver Cloud to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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rblank9990

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Having been a Crystal Serenity devotee for four years, we chose the Silversea Silver Cloud since the Serenity was sailing the NW passage. Didn't want to do that. Silver Cloud priced about the same as the Serenity, so figured the experience would be the same. As is spoken in one of the AFLAC commercials: "A big, fat noooo." Dated decor, dirty hull, chipped paint, laughable table on veranda, ...
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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

Traveled with disabled person


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


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