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Southampton to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Western Mediterranean
Southampton

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1,117 Southampton to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


Terry Thorpe avatar

Terry Thorpe

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Standards are slipping

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We were very disappointed that our latest cruise on Silhouette did not come close to our expectations, especially as our travel agent had personally recommended Celebrity. Our previous cruise on their Eclipse vessel ...
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Sail Date September 2018


JG6000 avatar

JG6000

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

September cruise to the western Mediterranean

Our first time in the med and on the whole an excellent experience. Our first time on the Silhouette though we have cruised on the Eclipse before. Embarcation went very smoothly, picked up from home by taxi at ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Traditionalist avatar

Traditionalist

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Did not live up to expectations

This was our first Celebrity experience. We chose it because after many years cruising with P&O Cruises, we felt their standards were on the slide and we wanted a better experience. We had been told that Celebrity ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Hartburn avatar

Hartburn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

4 in a boat

Sailing from Southampton. Good selection of ports. Celebrity have been every good on previous cruises. Object to paying for shuttle buses and boat shuttles. Corsica was originally scheduled with no shuttle boat. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Divepax

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expectations were sunk

Went on Royal Caribbean last Allure of the seas, didn’t want to do the flying this choose to sail from Uk. Check in and boarding excellent very erfficient, boarded on time at 10.30, expected to wait for cabin ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Zak20 avatar

Zak20

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good, but not as good as they used to be.

We have travelled with Celebrity for years now though this was the first time on this ship. Embarkation was perfect, very quick, no hassle. Disembarkation was the same, we chose to take our own luggage off the ship ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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niddwalker2

6 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Ship that leaves others behind

Chose the Queen Elizabeth on this occasion as we wanted to sail from the UK. We did not consider PO this time as there standards on previous cruises has slipped too far. We travelled down on cruise connections ...
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Sail Date September 2018


raymon73 avatar

raymon73

11 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

A relaxing cruise, slightly spoilt by poor main dining experience

Made reservation while on board previous cruise which was excellent. Just a social and relaxing extension to previous cruise. The transition from one cruise to the other was excellent with Celebrity providing shore ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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HelenREMfan

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Didn't think the Eclipse could be bettered but......

I have been on The Eclipse several times on its Western Mediterranean itinerary but with it swapping to Dublin and the Silhouette's inclusion of Corsica and Barcelona I was tempted. I wished to take my younger ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Martin A avatar

Martin A

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

As Good As Ever

Good itinerary inc. Rome/Naples/Sardinia, and whilst we are not anti-kids this was the first one outside the school holidays. Usually take a suite but prices were crazy, typically double what we normally pay, and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Host Hattie avatar

Host Hattie

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Queen Victoria to the Mediterranean

This was a one way fly cruise, 10 nights Southampton to Barcelona. I booked a one way car hire to Southampton, cruise only with Cunard and booked hotel and then flights back to Cardiff. It all worked really well and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Rob F avatar

Rob F

7 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Not Snobbish at all!

It has to be said, we were apprehensive about the way Cunard is expressed as being for the upper class, the snobs and the like. well there are a few on board, but the vast majority were like you and me, worried hard ...
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Sail Date August 2018


ZZRLAD avatar

ZZRLAD

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

It's the little things that make a difference... or not

This was our first cruise and had been looking forward to it for such a long time. Overall we enjoyed it and ensured we had a good time. However, our experience was marred by poor service on a number of ...
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Sail Date July 2018


MedHead63 avatar

MedHead63

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Celebrity Eclipse in Decline

I work in social work which is stressful and booked this cruise after moving to Wales as both husband and myself needed a break after a stressful eighteen months refurbishing house and his chainsaw accident. This ...
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Sail Date September 2017


paja49 avatar

paja49

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great cruise around Med with hot weather

As an experienced cruiser with Cunard (34 cruises) I feel able to comment, Firstly I was travelling in Princess Grill. The cabin was fine albeit needing a new carpet or at least a good wash, the attendant was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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JagmanXK8

2 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise let down by high drink prices

All aspects of embarkation, room, public areas on board ship were excellent. The only thing that let the ship down was the extortionate charges for drinks and other amenities on board. In the first instance, the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Keneggy999 avatar

Keneggy999

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing experience

As a solo traveler I had hoped that this cruise would be enjoyable, it wasn’t. A lot of the time I felt that the ship was too crowded and it could be difficult to enjoy everything it had to offer. For instance, ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Doug X avatar

Doug X

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Could do a lot better

Previously sailed on various P & O cruises but over the years their service and cut backs has put us off so we had heard from friends that Cunard was better. We love dressing up and the four formal evenings are what ...
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Sail Date July 2018


biglux avatar

biglux

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Awesome Cruise

Expected a top of the line cruise and for the best part not dissapointed. On par with Celebrity cruises that we have done in the past. Having to dress up with a Jacket every night after 6pm got a little tiresome ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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First timer*

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Western Med 17 nights

We picked this cruise because it left from Southampton (no flying) and visited countries we had not seen before at the right time of year. The drive to Southampton was smooth and we arrived at 12.15, with a ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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jenny.keedy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excursions !

Ship beautiful, crew fantastic, courteous, efficient, caring. Would book again... but excursions.... Oporto went on boat / wine making tour. 3 hrs. Guide extremely poor. Got to Port Wine making business for tour ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Cullingford

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

May 11th Western Mediterranean

We selected this cruise as it was one of the only ships that had a suite with two bedrooms and was traveling to Monaco between the two Grand Prixs and the track was set up; Our cabin was the Oriana Suite with a ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Josiej avatar

Josiej

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not as expected

Loved the main dining room and the staff , Blyton, Paul and Diana were fab. Grease was good and most of the other shows. The onboard activities were lacking unless you like quizzes! The ship was far too ...
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Sail Date August 2017


monkey013 avatar

monkey013

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Shame they dropped a Port

We chose this cruise as it was visiting Oporto and Lisbon - well meant to have been. On the first sea day we were advised no Oporto due to technical failure which would be rectified in Lisbon. A late arrival in Vigo ...
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Sail Date May 2018


G Bleasdale avatar

G Bleasdale

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent cruise

We arrived into Southampton on the 30th September 2017 and getting on the ship was easy and very efficient. To get off the ship was just as easy as well. The ship was massive with so much to do. From Football, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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