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Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Viking Saturn

PHXKate
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

New port is fabulous. Lots of space for tour buses. Process of passport control is excellent with the shore pass. Beautiful facility. It’s a bit of a walk from ship to city side but the path is well marked. You can either exit to the city or to a brand new, high end shopping/dining area. Absolutely lovely. ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Seininya
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Port was chaotic, long walk to the immigration. And luggage was so crazy to actually collect. There is a tram stop close to the port which should sell Istanbulkart but we were scammed by people who blocked the machines and charged us 3x actual amount for the transit tickets. ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Riviera

Sthrngary
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We had two days in Istanbul. Day one, we went to the grand bazar. I would skip this in the future it is crowded and very uncomfortable with all the venders. Not what I expected. However, the next day we went to the Blue Mosque which was unforgettable. Including the area around it where the stores are so much nicer. Both days we hired a cab, which stayed with us all all day for $60.00. I ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Seven Seas Splendor

ahoy4me
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Must visit and savor this bustling cosmopolitan city. Choose 2 days in this city, so much to see and enjoy from Spice Market to Mosques to Palaces to Bosphorus to light show at night. ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Beyond

HeddaGarbled
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Some restrictions because of local events but managed to see Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia (big queues but worth it) plus a very enjoyable cruise on the Bospherus with Turkish breakfast. ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Viking Sky

RoRothman
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

Amazing city- too little time there- but our private guide helped us navigate our full day tour - so we got to see the highlights- Hagia Sophia ( a must) the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Sistern, the Topkapi Palace, and the Spice Market- we skipped the Grand Bazaar- and enjoyed an delicious lunch in a lovely cafe in the historic section. ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Norwegian Jade

mcmomny
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Amazing port but also very crowded, crazy traffic and long lines but very worth while ...
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Sail Date: July 2023


Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Enchanted Princess

LibertyBella
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The city is extremely large, but the old historic section of Istanbul is where all the tourists head. We took a tour, but also explored on our own, as this area is quite walkable. Yes, it is important to see the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and if possible, the Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar, all of which we tried to do, a bit rough on a one-day visit. The list goes on! ...
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Sail Date: July 2023


Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Nautica

Comitis
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

By far a favorite! We took a 7-1/2 hour tour that included Topkapi palace, Blue and Sophia mosques, had a scrumptious lunch in the Pera Palace hotel that Agatha Cristi (allegedly) wrote Orient Express, the restaurant was called "Agatha" and the hotel was absolutely beautiful. We fully enjoyed the excursion. The guide was fluent in English which made it so much more pleasant! ...
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Sail Date: June 2023


Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oceania Vista

Daveusa99
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Very nice stop and excursions ...
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Sail Date: June 2023


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