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Southampton to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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Western Mediterranean
Southampton

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Very Good

293

Average

217

Poor

96

Terrible

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217 Southampton to Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


Clorty Midden avatar

Clorty Midden

4 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

Maximisation of profit has reduced the overall experience.

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Beware.... This is a long review as I have a lot to say!! Having thoroughly enjoyed a cruise round the Baltics last year with Royal Caribbean on Brilliance of the Seas, we were delighted to book this year on ...
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Sail Date July 2016


TonyLon avatar

TonyLon

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

First time on Royal Caribbean, but may not pick them again.

Had never sailed on Royal Caribbean before so a last minute booking on a 14 night Western Mediterranean was a good opportunity to try it out. Not having to fly (as we live in the UK) and an interesting selection of ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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deanocruise

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Mixture of good points and bad

PRO - good sized ship with plenty of faciltities and that wow factor due to its height/length and design CON - not enough sunbeds on Sea days - 40-50 people lying on the floor on towels PRO - Main dining ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Cruisealotcruisealot

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Dance Experience needs Root and Branch overhaul

The service and food were amongst the best out of the 30 or so cruises we have been on with various cruise lines from the Med to the Far East. The ship is spotless BUT we are keen ballroom dancers and overall the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


cuan1 avatar

cuan1

4 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Unhappy Independence: oh dear, do they know we are on holiday?

I'm always reluctant to write reviews as it is easy to focus on negativity is there is one bad thing. I have to say that one bad thing was huge. The staff are not happy in want way. This was our 13th cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2016


ChrisH321 avatar

ChrisH321

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise; Fellow Passengers Dubious

A cruise, or any holiday for that matter, is what you make of it and in the case of this 'Mediterranean Beaches' departure we had a great time .... however there were definitely some very good and very bad points ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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gettinold

20 Reviews Written

126 Helpful Votes

Looks like RC has forgotten their passengers are on holiday.

We are seasoned cruisers in our 50's. I wasn't going to bother writing a review for this one but having seen a few others, I changed my mind. As I indicated in my title, I think that Royal Caribbean have forgotten ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Jae Coverdake

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Swings and Roundabouts!

This was our third time on this ship. We had a good time, but felt the standard was not as good as it had been. We are Emerald cruisers and there was no problem boarding the ship. Our cabin was okay, but slightly ...
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Sail Date June 2016


elib79 avatar

elib79

2 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

"Indy" now average

Chose to return to IOS after a great cruise in October 2014, whilst we had an okay holiday, we won't return to "Indy" as her die hard fans refer to her. It's just not special anymore. Check in and boarding ...
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Sail Date June 2016


elib79 avatar

elib79

2 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Average "Indy"

This cruise was booked after a very good cruise in October 2014, this one left us feeling that we wont return to "Indy" as her die hard fans call her. It is not special anymore. Embarkation was very quick, on ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Gil1091

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

RCCL needs to pull up their socks.

Everyone had drinks packages not enough staff. No waiters on Sun decks hence queues at bars .Waited for drinks on every occasion. The cosmopolitan bar was a joke if you wanted a drink you could wait up to 15 mins. ...
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Sail Date May 2016


EastSussex8 avatar

EastSussex8

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise; shame about the noise.

We like cruising with P & O, but we did have issues with this cruise, mostly to do with the location of our cabin. We were on the lowest aft cabin deck (D) in a balcony cabin, and dined in the Oriental Restaurant, ...
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Sail Date May 2016


MrsBucket avatar

MrsBucket

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

A Shambles

This was our second time on the Independence and our fourth cruise with RC. Where to start? The queue to embark, although we got ushered through as loyal platinum members, eventually. The ship was very clean and the ...
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Sail Date May 2016


dorlor avatar

dorlor

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great Ship, Great Crew, Great Itinerary

We have never sailed with Royal Caribbean and the itinerary was good also we got a very good deal. Embarkation a very long queue but we were pleased with the cabin, inside deck 7 midship. Very clean and very ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Flackwell

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disappointment with Entertainment

Embarkation was very good and well organised, the ship is lovely and clean, the staff very friendly for most of the bars and restaurants. The entertainment was awful and not what anyone other than Americans would ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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sapphire4

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Ventura Med May.

Can only compare to the Britannia and it is my personal opinion. Embarkation was quite smooth but we arrived around our allocated time of 3pm.Car parked with CPS who are excellent. A very large ship with very nicely ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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a100photo

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Not so Dynamic Dining

Arrived at Southampton and the ship looks huge from the outside and when we walked in you could tell it was all new but also totally geared up for the Chinese market. All signage was in both languages and the staff ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Hob123

4 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

'Big' is sometimes not the best?

When we first seen Ventura we was in awe.it took us a few days to get our orientation right. We found the ship too big in our opinion,we felt you did not get that personnel touch compared with the oceana last ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Proudgran

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

So disappointed in P & O; no World cruise booking with them then!

We have done may cruises before with many different cruise companies, I think P & O was the ninth different operator, so I think we have a wide range of experience. On the positive side, embarkation and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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cadizcruiser

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Mixed Bag

Some things on the cruise were terrific. The waiting staff were. The food generally was of a high standard, at times excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and in that respect the cruise was 5 star plus. When I ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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willie.bobalong

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Fortnight Away

This cruise was booked as a transfer booking from an earlier cruise that had to be cancelled, whilst being able to transfer the booking it did mean we lost the little extras like free parking. Still retained the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Annettenurse

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

What was Cunard Queen Victoria thinking?

I recently went on a Cunard cruise , as I have in the past been on the old QE2 and the new queen Mary . I thought I would try for the queen Victoria too complete all three. I loved the old QE2 although dated and ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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southampton observer

19 Reviews Written

97 Helpful Votes

Variable Ventura

GOOD First and foremost Headliners Theatre Company. Thoroughly professional, energetic and imaginatively choreographed. In particular lead vocalist Jayson Keeler was outstanding. Best we've seen on a cruise. ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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hereforddon

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Falling Standards

Ship showing signs of age and lowered standards. In dining rooms lights not working and paint peeling on ceiling, stateroom carpet needed a good wet clean. However dining staff and room cleaners worked very hard, ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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racingman

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good and Not So Good

This was our second cruise with P and O - and not quite as good as the first. The first was on Oceana. Cabin - We opted for a super de lux cabin with balcony. On the the whole it was worth spending the extra ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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