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Istanbul Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Istanbul

Traveler rating

Excellent

28

Very Good

11

Average

7

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

166

Senior Cruises

56

Romantic Cruises

47

First-Time Cruisers

36

Family Cruises

35

47 Istanbul Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


Stanvan1 avatar

Stanvan1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Eastern mediteranean

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Recommended by travel agent. From the go, with embarkation through to disembarkation, things went very smoothly and seemed well organised. This was an excellent romantic cruise that really made us feel like ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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jhewson

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great experience!

We chose this cruise for a number of reasons. The price was right and the cruise included ports of interest to my wife and myself. We both like cruises and the amenities that were described about the cruise was ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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lauradavids

1 Review Written

The Trip of a Lifetime!

We chose Viking because of all the recent awards and reviews as best cruise ship. The ship did not disappoint! Probably the most impressive feature on this beauty is the SPA. Its crazy nice. A perfect place ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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rjukkola

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

In a class by Itself!

This cruise really spoiled us! Other cruise lines just don't measure up. We especially enjoyed the all-inclusiveness: a high quality free excursion at each port, complimentary wine and beer during meal times, no ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Nebulachristie

1 Review Written

Trip of a Lifetime

Viking Star Read about it in the brochure and online. Empire cruise was actually 4 legs combined sequentially from Istanbul to Stockholm. What a trip! I can only say WOW! Service and food was exceptional. Staff ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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HuiC

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Camaraderie between all levels of staff delivers top-notch service

A week before departing for our cruise a bomb went off targeting tourists in Istanbul, our port of embarkation. Following the incident Viking notified us of a change in itinerary, that we would not be staying ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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KPMCH

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great 1st cruise experience @EQUINOX!

Hello! We chose this cruise because of the Itinerary, all across the Mediterranean, starting in Istanbul and finishing in Barcelona. However, this changed before departure, given the events in Turkey, ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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febe08

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise let down by food.

I was very happy with the ship overall - its cleaniness and facilities were great, the syaff were happy and helpful but felt very let down by the quality, and choice of the food in the Oceanview Cafe (buffet).It ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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WizGnome

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great cruise experience - Got two first time cruisers hooked.

We thoroughly enjoyed our first cruise experience, overall being excellent and we had a fantastic 25th Wedding anniversary. All the staff and crew were great and were always full of smiles and created a wonderful ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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buzz1954

2 Reviews Written

Good first cruise

First cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding, had an issue with guest relations which they couldn't resolve and not happy with their attitude. that being said we had fantastic service in Blu restaurant and the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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jabailey13

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise with Viking!

The Viking Ocean Cruise "Nordic Explorer" was in a word fantastic! Every destination tour was very informative and fun. The restaurants on board were delightful with a gourmet dinner with wine every night. The ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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PGPRoy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful First Cruise Experience!!!

My wife, Sigita, and I had never done a cruise. We had heard good things about Viking cruises and as a result we chose Viking for our first cruise experience. Also the Empires of the Mediterranean Cruise afforded us ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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travelgypsy06

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A different type of cruise that was unexpectedly wonderful and fun.

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Quilter Extraordinaire

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

A wonderful cruise where we made wonderful memories.

We went on a Viking three week river cruise in 2014 and found it excellent so we, myself, husband and eldest daughter, booked on a Viking Ocean Cruise for 50 days departing Istanbul on 3rd April 2016 After we had ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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guinrad

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

They don't nickle and dime you!

First cruise. Fantastic Ship, all staff were wonderful except Guest Services people. They were just OK. Our small room was great. Did not need much more. Good size bed. The bathroom was a nice size as well as the ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Reffie

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Simply the Best: Viking Sea

Viking Ocean is by far the best ocean cruise line we have taken. We have cruised with NCL, Princess and Celebrity and the level of service provided by Viking is a cut above the rest. First of all, we like their ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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fafert

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Six Stars Out Of Five!!

We have been on numerous cruises on many different lines, and we think Viking tops them all. Embarkation was inviting, efficient, and organized. Tours at every port were on time, well-led by absolutely outstanding ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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sharonpearce

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Empires of the Mediterranean

Absolutely fantastic. We stayed in Istanbul for two days before the cruise on our own and three days in Venice at the end of the cruise. My evaluation would be to tour the Blue Mosque and Sofia Mosque in Istanbul, ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Colclu

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Unexpected Pleasure

We were a little hesitant to do a river cruise: would we at less than 60 be the youngest? Will we be confined? Can we take 10 nights of RSL entertainment? On all accounts wrong! Mid range age, great facilities ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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BKBKBK

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Another Fabulous Celebrity Cruise!

Well, Celebrity did it again - We were booked to Israel and unfortunately, due to security concerns, Celebrity needed to change the itinerary...well - they did so with panache. While we were still disappointed ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Rockpop

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Trip to Turkey and Greece

My wife and I have sailed on about 40 cruises including some high end cruises on Crystal, Seaborn, Regent, and Azamura. This was our first cruise on Silversea and it compared nicely with the other luxury cruises we ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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AWW3

1 Review Written

Istanbul to Barcelona

What a fun trip we had on Viking Star. We are very seasoned travelers with 12 Ocean Cruises on other carriers before this cruise and 7 River Cruises on Viking. Sure wanted to see how they did on the ocean side. ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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alexdanbel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Experience of First Time Cruisers; Turkey, Greece, Croatia

This was our first cruise and it was perfect. Starting from the very first moment of embarkation and until the very last when leaving the ship. Everything is very well thougt and organized, just come and enjoy ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Cruiseline Virgin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First, But Sure Not the Last, Time

This was our first cruise and if we hadn't planned and paid a land trip for next year already we would have booked another cruise for 2016, never mind we are planning for 2017 now, so we clearly got bitten by the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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CAIRN2

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable but a Few Glitches

We joined the ship in Istanbul. Embarkation was quick and smooth. Don't expect any kind of welcome in board; no senior staff or welcome drink. The ship is beautiful and the service and house staff really do a ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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