Istanbul to the Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Wonderful first cruise with Viking!

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Viking Saturn

Robaf
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

TLDR: This cruise was amazing and we're so glad we did it! My husband and I had never really traveled internationally together, and never on a cruise. However, we really liked the idea of seeing a lot of places without having to deal with making all the arrangements ourselves, so we thought we'd give cruising a try. We are a little younger than the usual Viking cruiser (39/43), but we decided ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Traveled with children


Cruise to No Where!

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Riviera

Travelforfuture
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

So so incredibly disappointed with Oceania. Absolutely no guest/customer service. Have raised all issues with onboard team, Oceania guest relations and still no communication back. This cruise is going no where, no ports now for 9 days, even restaurants closed on some nights so no choice and tonight all specialty restaurants closed and only Grand Dining and Terrace cafe open. As to onboard ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


Not A Luxury Brand

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Riviera

Trekker Dude
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We're seasoned cruisers with over 30 cruises on most of the major cruiselines but not Oceania. We went on 3 Oceania Riviera cruises in 2023, Sep/Oct from Amsterdam to Barcelona and then back to back cruises in Nov/Dec from Barcelona to Istanbul and then Istanbul to Dubai. My review is on all 3 cruises on the same ship. We booked the Holyland & Middle East cruise the first day it was available ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


NCL HORROR STORY

Review for a Asia Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Lewycky
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

NCL HORROR STORY Choose any other cruise line than NCL, what you think you are saving you will pay in disappointment. I booked a mid-east cruise in Aug.‘23 and was a prisoner on-board NCL Norwegian Dawn for 10 days after they cancelled five of eight featured/ advertised ports because of war (understandable) and because four Arab ports barred American ship entry (according to ship grape-vine). ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Horrible experience. Staff is great. Management on ship on corporate is garbage.

Review for a Trans-Ocean Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

rcalnan
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

NCL Dawn Cruise from Istanbul to Dubai Nov 24 to Dec 13 The cruise changed a number of times. This was explained as a result of the conflict in Palestine. However, stops in Egypt were removed with others added. Sea days were also added. A credit of $200 for the stateroom was provided for the entire trip. No explanation of the compensation for the missed ports, additional sea days, and reduction ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


An amazing journey of ancient lands

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Gem

SookeBC
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first trip on Norwegian Gem, but not first on NCL. We booked for the itinerary which originally included Turkey, Israel, Greece, Egypt, Sicily and Italy (Naples and Rome). Sadly, we were unable to visit Israel due to war with Hamas. We were pleased with the substitutions of Crete and Cyprus, having never visited either island before. Ship and crew: We've been on several ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Aft-Facing Penthouse with Balcony


Good, but sadly not as good as it was.

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Seabourn Encore

Limitless Horizon
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We've just returned from a 7 night cruise from Istanbul to Athens on the Encore and overall our experience was good. The crew are super professional, warm, welcoming and give the impression that nothing is too much trouble. The ship was familiar to us as we'd sailed on it's slightly younger sister, the Ovation back in 2019. The design of these ships is relatively simple, there are no real ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Glorified Repositioning Cruise at Passengers’ Expense

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Seven Seas Navigator

StelladiMare
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

While there are many rusted on Regent Seven Seas (RSS) cruisers who’ll forgive any sin, beware if you don’t fall into that category. RSS is for you if you’re happy with average casino/club food masquerading as fine dining, stage troupe shows a high school would be embarrassed to put on, & a patronising juvenile approach to passenger announcements/liaison that’s more fit for a kindergarten than ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Our Costly Repositioning Cruise to Dubai !

Review for a Trans-Ocean Cruise on Seven Seas Navigator

zak477
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Let me first state that the previous commenter did not exaggerate at all. As a matter of fact he was kind to give our cruise a two rating, but I stand by my one rating. We are Platinum member of the RSS Society, with many wonderful cruises and experiences with this cruise line. We are only 40 days away from Titanium level. And we have booked 3 future cruises with Regent. That said, we loved ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Regent Disappoints

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Seven Seas Voyager

Mysticmerlin
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

First time Regent clients here and thoroughly disappointed. The Penthouse suite we stayed in was very nice, but also tired. The Butler service overhyped and unnecessary in our opinion - just canapés delivered daily and a mini bar also topped up daily - only it wasn’t and required reminders. The vast majority of their waiting staff and all of the housekeeping teams were fabulous. The reception ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


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