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Istanbul to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Western Mediterranean

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17 Istanbul to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

Spudsmack avatar


9 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Turkey Reservations Overcome


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 ...
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Sail Date June 2016

guinrad avatar


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

Reffie avatar


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

jprann avatar


3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes


This is our second ocean cruise with Viking Oceans and one on their river cruises ( China riverboat adventure) . The first ocean cruise was on the Viking Star on July 11 2015, in which we did the Viking Homelands ...
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Sail Date April 2016

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Alan and Elizabeth Braman

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Maiden Voyage a Hit

We wanted to see all that istanbul offered ,unfortunately because of the recent bombing in the tourist section, Viking opted to substitute seeing troy and the ruins in Canakkale. It was still really interesting. ...
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Sail Date April 2016

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Garden Gal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Best Trip Yet with Viking!

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2015

slosher avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

One of Our Top Cruises

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, ...
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Sail Date October 2015

JayneWills avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazin hols

Ignore any moaners..we got back this Monday 17th Aug...that's if there are any !!! we had an amazing time...I have never seen so much food...if you dont wish to dress up you can try the buffet service....wish we ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Queenslander65 avatar


1 Review Written

Adriatic Medley - Istanbul to Venice on Insignia

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2014

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Honesty and Integrity

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2013

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Crystal is the ONLY choice

I just returned from my first Crystal Cruise and am in what I'm calling the 'Crystal haze' --a surreal place where one is treated like royalty, wined and dined and pampered beyond belief. I booked my Crystal cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2012

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5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Crystal Symphony from an Asian perspective

I read a lot of member reviews in CruiseCritic to the extent that I think I can write my review even before the cruise started. Luckily, I can restrain myself and of course this review is written AFTER the cruise. ...
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Sail Date April 2012

LEESRE avatar


18 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Our third Seabourn Cruise and still Excellent

SEABOURN ODYSSEY CRUISE 31.10.11 TO 07.11.11 This was our third Seabourn Cruise this year, having sailed on Sojourn and Quest earlier in the year. We flew to Istanbul the day before ...
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Sail Date November 2011

Jetpuffed avatar


2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Azamara Quest Black Sea Aug 2011

We are a professional couple, ages 52 and 61, and well traveled internationally. We have been 1000% anti-cruising, thinking that cruise boats were floating nursing homes, or floating buffets for drunken rednecks.We ...
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Sail Date August 2011

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1 Review Written

Seabourn Odyssey Istanbul Athens 7 nights

Small ship with 450 passengers and about the same amount of crew. The staff were all excellent and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are all suites and most have a balcony. The suites are furnished with subtle ...
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Sail Date June 2011

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1 Review Written

Norwegian Jewel - Western Mediterranean

NCL Jewel 9/15-27/2006 We arrived in Istanbul 2 days prior to sailing. We stayed in the lovely Sari Konak and enjoyed the breakfast spread that was included with the room. The inn was well maintained, clean , ...
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Sail Date September 2006

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1 Review Written

Istanbul to Athens

This was our 6th cruise, and the first one with NCL. I was not sure if we would like the freestyle dinning. We have always enjoyed formal nights and our seat mates on other cruises. We did for the most part enjoy it ...
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Sail Date April 2008

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