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Island Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1147 reviews
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from venice to Istanbul

Review for Island Princess to the Mediterranean
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harry37hverna
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Oct 2015
Cabin: Balcony

We joined the ship at Venice cruise terminal nice and early and had a very slick embarkation. Because we had a ‘guaranteed’ cabin our luggage took a while to find us so we had a relaxing lunch .having previously cruised with Emerald Princess we found the ship’s layout was unsettling.

When they refurbished the ship they added more cabins at the rear of the ship this also meant the spa and the Horizon buffet were moved to the front which for regular cruisers was very disorienting. Our cabin was one of the new ones A721 right near the back the layout of the cabin was an improvement, gone was the stack of shelves in the corner with its bulky TV, there’s now a flat corner table hiding the mini-bar and the TV is a 19” flat screen wall mounted at the foot of the bed another noticeable point was the lighting they had at last fitted some decent bulbs. We did notice considerable vibration and noise when the captain ‘played’ with the engines Being frequent cruisers we didn’t notice the slightly used look of the ship.

The entertainment team under Dan (an Eric Morecambe clone) from Blackpool with his team from Liverpool, NZealand, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Leeds were the best we’ve encountered, always friendly and willing to chat (unless busy).

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Balcony

Cabin B1

a new cabin layout gone was the bulky TV in was a 19" flat wall mounted TV. bathroom smallish but adiquet

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