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Istanbul to Europe - Black Sea Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Great Cruise!

Review for Star Pride to Europe - Black Sea

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grogers11

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. We boarded in Instabul and visited Romania, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine. A bit of the ship was outdated and needed some maintenance, but we thoroughly loved the size of our room and the crew itself. The meals were very good in the dining room and the dinner in Candles (everyone is entitled to 1 meal) was excellent. It was great not to be nickeled and dimed ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Ocean View Suite


First (of many) Seabourn Cruise

Review for Seabourn Odyssey to Europe - Black Sea

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SimonM

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Our first ever cruise and it lived up to our expectations. Our Cabin, Veranda Suite, Deck 8 was roomy with a walk in closet and very good bathroom. Balcony not huge but big enough for both of us to have our feet up on the lounger. The restaurants were all good and we particularly liked being able to eat outside in the Colonnade as well as round the pool in the Patio Grill. Not ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Not Up to Par

Review for Star Pride to Europe - Black Sea

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nothsa

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We've traveled on Windstar Sailing ships for 22 years. We've also been on the Pride when it was a Seabourn ship. It is not in top condition under Windstar's operation. Our cabin had rust stains in the window area, around the bathtub and the carpet looked worn. The tub was not draining when we checked in on day one. After reporting that and the stuck shower control those items were fixed. ...
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Sail Date: May 2015


WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LIKE?

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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Jay23

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Our cruising days started in 1999, sailing with P & O and Princess. In the last three years we have hanged our allegiance to the luxury lines (Seabourn, Regent and Oceania to date), and are enjoying the difference!! We returned from our first Oceania cruise a couple of weeks ago. We went to the Black Sea starting from Istanbul, Turkey and ending in Athens,Greece. 22nd September to 2nd ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Azamara Quest Black Sea East to West 1st. September

Review for Azamara Quest to Europe - Black Sea

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Scunnypaul

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Having sailed with Fred Olsen twice previously we thought we would try 5* luxury as Azamara had reduced the price following the itinerary change. Flew Turkish Airlines from LHR to Istanbul, good flight there & back, excellent cabin service. Embarkation was a bit hit & miss airport to ship but smooth once onboard. Had late lunch at the Pool Grill & then to cabin 6067 to unpack. Called up to main ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


Puzzling cruise

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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levas

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Personal Background Information: I've been on the S. S. France in 1969 with roomates from University, crossing the Atlantic from New York to LeHavre; and subsequently the Norwegian Prince in the middle 1970's in the Caribbean with a group of 12 on a pre-wedding trip- Bermuda and Puerto Rico; and on the Crystal Symphony as a solo traveler in 2009 in Norwegian Arctic waters. The Riviera is the most ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Cabin Type: Vista Suite


Black Sea Cruise

Review for Azamara Quest to Europe - Black Sea

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Choirman PJ

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Flight on Turkish Airways was on time and we were served lunch with free drinks. Arrived at Ataturk Airport and all was well until we had to locate our transport. We were told to look for a person holding a card with our name on it. This was, in reality, a piece of paper attached to fencing, along with 100s of others, as we entered the arrivals area. We then had to wait for nearly half an hour to ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


Istanbul to the Black Sea with a side trip to Transylvania

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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irishuga

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My wife and I sail on either Oceania or Azamara. We sailed on the Riviera last year. We noticed the staff made a concerted effort to be friendly this time. Embarkation was very easy. It would have been nice to have been welcomed on board by a crew member and a glass of champagne but that’s a minor point. A nice feature is there are no bothersome ship photographers on board. The food is ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


Won't bother again with Silversea

Review for Silver Spirit to Europe - Black Sea

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CocoCoucou

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This was our second cruise with Silversea and our 8th overall on luxury cruises. We went with Silversea to the Arctic last year and decided to try them again for a cruise on the Black Sea. We were disappointed on several fronts. 1) Customer service at head office It is non-existent. As in-- my travel agent e-mailed a week ago regarding a complaint (see below) and we have heard nothing. I ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


Fantastic cruise on Oceania Riviera

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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desmacruise

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We are just back from a fantastic cruise on Oceania Riviera from Istanbul to Athens with stops in Nessebar (Bulgaria), Constanta (Romania) for 2 days, Batumi (Georgie), Trabzon (turkey), Sinop (Turkey), Kusadasi (Turkey). Everything was perfect from food to service by all employees. Everybody was smiling, try to help in anyway they can. Everyday was sunny and hot....perfect for visiting... The ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


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