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Istanbul Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews

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Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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lynj
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have cruised many times before and therefore were quite surprised by the difference between this cruise and the others we have been on. This cruise did nothing well from the captains drinks a shambolic tacky affair, to the food which had the oddest combinations of flavours which mostly did not work. They could not even do simple dishes like pasta well which is quite amazing. The desserts and ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


Eastern Med From Istanbul

Review for Emerald Princess to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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harry37hverna
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We picked this cruise by price and destinations. We flew to Istanbul on an afternoon flight arriving about 5:30pm; the ship did not leave until 23:00 hrs. Take our advice and try not to travel on a weekend as the traffic is tremendous and it took nearly two hours from airport to the cruise terminal. As we were late we almost walked straight in, and within a few minutes we were in our cabin ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


Trip of a Lifetime!

Review for Emerald Princess to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Walshy1000
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We sailed on the Emerald from Istanbul to Rome. This was our 2nd cruise having sailed on the Ocean Princess last year. First, embarking was a breeze. Took us about 30 minutes. We stayed in Istanbul a couple of days before getting on the ship. If you have concerns about Istanbul, don't. What a beautiful city. We set sail at night. The ship is beautiful. Our room was a perfect size with nice closet ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


Hop On Hop Off of Cruise Ships

Review for Emerald Princess to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Affiniti
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

From the moment we stepped onboard Emerald in Istanbul there was a complete lack of elegance and sophistication we had found on numerous cruises before aboard the Princess line. The ship was tired, the crew burned out and there was a complete lack of concern. The bedding looked like they had cleaned the floor with it and the bathroom towels were ragged and tattered. We have cruised Princess ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Oceanview


Emerald Princess Istanbul to Barcelona

Review for Emerald Princess to Mediterranean

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jungbecky
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We enjoy the entertainments, the services and the food. We like the Violin playing by the musician from England (forget his name). Dining at Da Vinci, the food is excellent and the waiters provide excellent services. Julian and Angelo are polite, patience and helpful, they have good personality. The disembarkation to every ports are efficient and well organized. Every time when we return to the ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Interior


My expectations were high, and were not fulfilled.

Review for Emerald Princess to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Wendy-Europe
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I have been on many cruises with different cruiselines, but never on a princess cruise before. Because of many excellent reviews Princess was on my bucket list so I was more than happy to book this cruise. I booked a balcony and was upgraded to a minisuite, nice surprise. At Istanbul I had a transfer organized by Princess; worked perfect. We arrived at the ship something around 1 pm, ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Cruise for Cattle Class

Review for Emerald Princess to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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NB CRUISER 0425
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I have travelled with Princess for 30 years often defending and promoting this company as times & cruise expectations have evolved & changed. I booked a 2 week cruise from Istanbul to Barcelona. I received 2 one week cruises with food, entertainment, in-room entertainment and public announcements duplicated from one week to the next. Different ports of call but the exact same onboard ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


Enjoyable with Some Shortcomings; Perhaps Our Last Princess Cruise

Review for Emerald Princess to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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sophiemarigold
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

It's really all about what kind of traveler you are and what your expectations are for a good trip. In May we took a 7 night Western Med Cruise (our third with Princess) from Istanbul to Rome. Our ports of call were Mykonos, Valletta, Messina and Salerno. Embarkation: was a bit of a bummer. We got an email the day before saying that due to a lot of cruise ships in port and Turkey's lengthy ...
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Sail Date: May 2015


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