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Dissappointing experience on Regent Seven Seas Mariner
"Together with my wife, I purchased an upmarket Seven Seas Aft Suite on Regent Seven Seas Mariner. In summary: 1. With one exception, the crew were wonderful. 2. Compared to our experience on Princess and Viking..."Read More
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First time on a Viking Ocean ship

Review for Viking Sea to Mediterranean

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mrick

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 to explore on our own after going on ship excursion. Many of the free excursions are just overview of the location. Chef's Table specialty restaurant rotates the menu every three days ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

3 Helpful Votes


NCL ISN'T WHAT IT USE TO BE.

Review for Norwegian Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Mike NYC

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 ship. why were they "lost' almost 6 hours .why did i have to get them after going to get them 7 times in 6 hours, they should have been delievered to my cabin or atleast notified the had ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Great Ports, good food and service

Review for Norwegian Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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KnittingCruise

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 we met a lot of interesting people that way. The main dining room menu is extensive with more than 10 entree selections and the food especially the fish was always well cooked ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Oceanview Porthole Window

5 Helpful Votes


Trip of a Lifetime

Review for Viking Star to Europe - All

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Nebulachristie

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 was most attentive, friendly, and was hard to say goodbye after getting to know them over the 50 days. Staterooms were great with balconies and nice modern bathrooms. However, nothing ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Departure Port: San Diego


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

Review for Norwegian Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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HerbMac

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 salty. The pub restaurant was a nice place to dine or have a coffee and watch the atrium entertainment but choices were very limited, and service was very slow (almost non existent) ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Oceanview Picture Window

14 Helpful Votes


Italy - Greek Isles 13 night cruise

Review for Celebrity Equinox to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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vbird

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 a cab. The driver was waiting when we arrived and left immediately to take us to the ship. The service in the dining room was great and the room stewards did a superb job. The food had ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda 1B


Not worth it

Review for Wind Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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DebGrb

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 months before the cruise and offered us nothing except a small credit to be used only on the ship. Nothing compared to the 66% less than other passengers paid. Moreover, when Wind Star ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Viking Sea--Magnificent

Review for Viking Sea to Mediterranean

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Sunrise913

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 seeing them. We had very little interaction- maybe an active core of about 50 total. Most of my pictures on the ship showed very few people in public areas...even the pool (30-40 ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

11 Helpful Votes


Wonderful trip

Review for Celebrity Constellation to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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mrrvcrazy30

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 originally to depart from Istanbul, but the bombings at the airport there resulted in Celebrity changing our departure port to Athens. I am glad I booked my air thru Choice Air, as they ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Concierge Class 1

8 Helpful Votes


VISITED GREAT PLACES IN OCT 2016

Review for Celebrity Constellation to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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volvof11

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 powerful, just loved it. We thought the crew on Celebrity Constellation were great and very helpful especially a waiter in the buffet, his name was Angel and he was just loved by everyone. ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Concierge Class 2

11 Helpful Votes


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