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Review for Norwegian Epic to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Markanddonna
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

One warning: take the tram! The traffic to the port at the end of the day is a nightmare. ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Review for Celebrity Edge to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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TravellerSC
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Always wanted to go -it was worth seeing. However VERY crowded and difficult to get around without a guide. ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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deetravel
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We spent a week in Istanbul 10 years ago so did not feel the need to do all the sites this time. We planned to go to Topaki Palace but when we arrived it was closed. Istanbul was also very crowded and congested to the point it was not comfortable and we did not feel comfortable. We had difficulty getting a taxi or tram back to the port so ended up walking 7 miles over the Gallata bridge and to the ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Review for Viking Sky to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Troylet
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The port in Istanbul was dirty and chaotic. ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Review for Azamara Onward to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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k0k0
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We love Istanbul and spent a week in Cappadocia then Istanbul before the cruise. There is just so much to see in Istanbul... even if you lived there I don't think you would ever run out of interesting things to see and do! ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Review for Regal Princess to Mediterranean

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theoneandonlymrb58
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

In Istanbul you will dock in the new galataport which is semi underground (a bit of a walk to the exit) you will then emerge into a very hip and trendy area with loads of bars,restaurants and shops. (it did Seem to be a bit confusing) if you walk to the left and aim for the front by the bosphorus it is possible to walk along by the river towards the city of Istanbul. ( when we visited there ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Review for Regal Princess to Mediterranean

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JoMoKe
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Amazing city teeming with life and rich with history and culture! Found people warm and welcoming. ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Review for Regal Princess to Mediterranean

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Eastboundanddown
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Fantastic port. Dock in centre of city. We got the metro/tram from the cruise terminal to the Blue Mosque area. 15min and cheap. Great port. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Review for Seabourn Encore to Mediterranean

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EmptyNesting
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First time there and the major sites did not measure up to the hype. The rug factory tour is just high pressure sales. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Review for Norwegian Jade to Europe - All

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TheShadowDoc
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Traffic was a nightmare. The Blue Mosque was pretty much covered by construction scaffolding. It was an interesting stop, though. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


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