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Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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550 Istanbul Cruise Reviews


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Mojo1876

1 Review Written

Istanbul to Stockholm

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It was the maiden voyage and it was going to many ports we had only dreamed about visiting together. The ship and crew were great to deal with and our cabin attendant went above and beyond taking care of our every ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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landlubber99

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Cruise

traveled as a single with another couple. The food was great, the tours were great, the size of the ship was great. The crew was friendly and efficient, My only issue was that as a single person who had paid double ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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rcd2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It's the little things.

It is the little things That set voyages and companies apart. Viking is good at many, but not all. On the plus side are things like the heated bathroom floor ( but ours was cold for 3 days before they could fix it). ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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davidandjie

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Generally wonderful 21-day cruise

The Star is a beautiful ship, and the price could not be beaten. We booked a guaranteed-rate oceanview cabin, which meant that Norwegian picked the room. Previous experience suggested that, for my wife and me, a ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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mckcrampton

1 Review Written

We were upgraded to a penthouse suite

It is difficult to give an objective critique because my husband and I lucked out and spent 21 days in a gorgeous penthouse suite with butler and all the perks. (We usually stay in a regular balcony cabin). That ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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mrick

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time on a Viking Ocean ship

All cabins have balconies and the shower was one of the biggest we have seen on a ship. Main reason we took this cruise was for the 3 days in Israel. Stayed longer in most ports than other ships do - gave us time ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Mike NYC

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NCL ISN'T WHAT IT USE TO BE.

NO WATER, NOR SODA, NOR JUICE COULD BE TAKEN ABORD, All my 8 bottles of water were confiscated on bording the ship. when they should have been returned they were lost. Got them 6 hours before departing the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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KnittingCruise

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Ports, good food and service

Many of the ports such as Athens, Aqaba, Luxor, Haifam, Suez Canal are all bucket list destinations and that's why we picked this cruise. At the main dining room they asked if we wanted to share dinner tables and ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Nebulachristie

1 Review Written

Trip of a Lifetime

Viking Star Read about it in the brochure and online. Empire cruise was actually 4 legs combined sequentially from Istanbul to Stockholm. What a trip! I can only say WOW! Service and food was exceptional. Staff ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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HerbMac

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great cabins, colourful decor, good buffet, great shows, but a few negatives.

Our outside cabin was great - spacious, heaps of storage space, excellent bathroom with non-stick shower screen and screened toilet. Buffet offered great choices but the decor needs updating. Some dishes were very ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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vbird

1 Review Written

Italy - Greek Isles 13 night cruise

Traveled with a group of 8. We arrived in Athens late in the afternoon and the embarkation was very easy. The shuttle provided by the cruise line (not free) was very convenient and much easier than trying to find ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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DebGrb

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not worth it

DO NOT BOOK this directly with Wind Star. Once they reeled you in, they never treated you like the customer. We found out other guests paid way less when they booked last minute. We paid top dollar only five ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Sunrise913

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Viking Sea--Magnificent

Everything was excellent--Ship,cabin dining, service, ports, I will be spoiled to ever take any other ship. That said, we were very surprised about our shipmates--(approximately 940)or shall I l say the lack of ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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mrrvcrazy30

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful trip

We booked this cruise a year and a half ago. What fun planning. There were 4 of us, all retired, but active. We picked this cruise because of the itinerary and our past experiences with Celebrity. The ship was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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volvof11

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

VISITED GREAT PLACES IN OCT 2016

We chose this cruise because of the exciting ports we visited. We visited Israel and it was an amazing place. We stayed over night in Jerusalem and felt quite safe. The place is so full of history and is so ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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clarabeee

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Athens to Rome on the Celebrity Constellation October 21, 2016

We chose this cruise because of the wonderful itinerary. Malta, Cyprus and Israel were all new to us and having the chance to spend time in Rome after the cruise was a big factor in our decision. The ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Bear_Music

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Maiden Voyage

I had always wanted to do a "Maiden Voyage" and this was our chance. The Viking Oceans concept fascinated us from the beginning; we hate mega-ships, we do not frequent casinos, we have zero interest in rock-climbing ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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stcruise

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Turkish Delight & Greek Isles

This was our third cruise with Windstar and all three have been on the Wind Spirit (not planned, just worked out that way). It has been very interesting to watch the progress under the new ownership. Ports ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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gailsapple

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary!

I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and enjoyed all of it. I was a solo female and loved having a cabin to myself. The food was good and my cabin was kept clean and tidy. I used room service several times ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Big Shed

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Constellation: 12 Night Med and Israel Cruise

Spent 12 nights on the Celebrity Constellation in October 2016. For a 14 year old ship she is in very good condition. She was refurbed about 3-4 years ago but is well maintained. She does not have the glamour of ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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ambiepoo

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Sadly Lacking

chose this for Israel. The accessible cabin and balcony was better than expecting although having a quick look at cabins in the same grade they did look small. MDR not enough choice on menu for 12 days would ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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janschwartz18

1 Review Written

Fabulous Cruise on Viking Star!

It was a Viking cruise! We had previously traveled on a Viking River Cruise, and when we learned that Viking was starting up an ocean cruise, we jumped on board. We selected the Eastern Mediterranean since the ports ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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paul8678

1 Review Written

The Viking Star is a truly bright star.

We wanted to see new destinations in Turkey, Greece and the European eastern Adriatic, and follow it with areas of Italy and the Riviera ending in Barcelona. We have enjoyed Viking River Cruises and thought the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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rsimstw

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cabin size overstated, this is not a first class cruise ship.

We choose this cruise since it was the maiden voyage of Viking's first cruise ship. The moment we entered the stateroom I felt it was smaller than their advertised size. We have been on more than 15 cruises and I ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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condolea

1 Review Written

Istanbul set the stage for seeing the Empires of the Mediterranean.

We signed for this cruise because of the areas the cruise covered, especially Istanbul and after doing a Rhone River Cruise we were anxious to try the new ocean liner.....we were not disappointed. The crew was ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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