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Istanbul to Europe - Western Mediterranean Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

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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


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


The Best Trip Yet with Viking!

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Garden Gal

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our fourth trip with Viking, and we had been a little apprehensive about taking an ocean cruise because we love the intimacy of the relatively small river cruise ships. Our fears were soon set aside. The ship was filled to capacity but never felt that way at all. We never felt crowded or had to wait in lines. The choreography of moving people on and off the ship for in-port excursions was ...
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Sail Date: November 2015


One of Our Top Cruises

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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slosher

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Husband and I have cruised at least 20 times on a variety of ocean liners as well as 3 Viking River Cruises. Viking has done an amazing job on their ocean liner. The ship has been divided into lovely, intimate, inviting spaces for reading, chatting with new friends, enjoying a hot or cold drink, and more. The fabrics, pillows, throw blankets, were chosen with care and each space laced with ...
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Sail Date: October 2015


Not a flawless cruise experience, which we had expected from Viking.

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Snej

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The interior designers of the ship deserve an A+ rating. They really gave great thought in details. Tastefully decorated decor, many secluded comfortable areas to relax and enjoy the surrounding, read a book or take a snooze. Never over crowded. The ship had a smooth, steady sailing motion, even during fairly rough waters. However, the shipbuilders must have underestimated the negative affect ...
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Sail Date: October 2015


Istanbul and Greek Islands

Review for Crystal Symphony to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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melbox4

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was a very lovely cruise with wonderful attentive staff. The entertainment was not great. It was Broadway reviews almost every night. It would have been nice to have comic or magic night thrown in one of the nights. We made use of the gym which was very nice. There is a deck for running which is the best and the largest running/ walking deck for a cruise line I have seen. Food and cabin were ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


Nice, But

Review for Azamara Journey to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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mdfl

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We enjoyed our recent cruise on the Azamara Journey. The staff is outstanding, very friendly and seem to actively anticipate our needs and wants. This is very different from a lot of the other cruises we have been on (14 in the last 4 years). However, when we were last on an Azamara cruise two years ago, we raved about the food served in the Dining Room. We thought it was wonderful. Not ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


Adriatic Medley - Istanbul to Venice on Insignia

Review for Insignia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Queenslander65

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We are not experienced cruisers but we loved our 12 nights aboard Insignia. Embarkation was a breeze. We turned up a little earlier than the appointed time of 12 noon and walked straight through the embarkation process within minutes. Our only other embarkation experience had been on a Holland America ship and that we would not wanted to have repeated. We were greeted warmly once on board and ...
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Sail Date: June 2014


Honesty and Integrity

Review for Wind Star to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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jefffatheroftrey

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I will be a Windstar cruiser for life after our 2nd voyage with them. After a wonderful week on board the Windstar going from Istanbul to Athens with 5 stops in between it got even better. I had left my University of Florida Football National Championship ring in our stateroom when it fell out of my backpack. Our wonderful steward, Cecep, found it and had it forwarded to our Athens hotel before I ...
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Sail Date: June 2013

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with children


On the whole--disappointed

Review for Crystal Serenity to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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catlib3

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The cabin was as advertised and as expected. The bedding was luxurious. The bathroom was spacious by ship standards. The food was good, not great, which was disappointing, since we expected great. The cheese selection was outstanding. The "included" red wines were not good; the included white wines were acceptable, but no better; there were a couple of sparkling wines that were very good, and one ...
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Sail Date: May 2013


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