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Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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37 Istanbul Cruise Reviews


celine99 avatar

celine99

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!

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This was our experience on Celestyal Cruise Line, ship “Crystal”: Intro: Embarkation was an exercise in chaos, frustration and exhaustion. Long, long lines, very bureaucratic and much standing around ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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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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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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Jim Butz

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Embarkation Nightmare

Upon arriving in Istanbul, Turkey to begin a Mediterranean Ocean Voyage, there was no one from Viking at the airport to pick us up and take us to the ship. We hired a taxi, but at the port for the ship, 2 Turkish ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Washington Traveller

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

This ship is in need of some TLC particularly to the outside public space. The pool had such a dark brown ring around it it just looked uninviting, even during the hot weather. Management appeared disorganised, ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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WVU Cruiser

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Celebrity Service and Food: Not what It Used to Be

I really used to love Celebrity, the level of service from the personnel onboard was so overwhelmingly friendly and the food used to be phenomenal. However, this last cruise to the Med did not leave me with a ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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unhappyJan

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Think before you sign up!

All depends what you want - I like a relaxing holiday, here we were up early every morning, off onto the red bus, herded around an ancient site, back on the bus...very organised, no down time, no scope for ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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fabric_fabric

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ok Cruise, But Not Up To Celebrity Standards

My 20th cruise and 5th with Celebrity - this was not nearly as good as the other Celebrity cruises. Some ways that Celebrity fell down: Embarkation was awful. We were dropped off by taxi and after going through ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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lynj

1 Review Written

Very Very Average

We have cruised many times before and therefore were quite surprised by the difference between this cruise and the others we have been on. This cruise did nothing well from the captains drinks a shambolic tacky ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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andynlinds

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Some Good and Great Aspects; Others Appalling

We had booked this cruise mainly on the destinations with Istanbul being our number one priority to visit. Unfortunately a couple of weeks prior to sailing the overnight stay in Istanbul was cancelled due to the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Lesley104

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Cruise

We've cruised with Celebrity before (on Eclipse) and loved it. Equinox is a fine ship, our restricted view balcony cabin was great (the view was only partially restricted) and the itinerary should have been ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Affiniti

1 Review Written

Hop On Hop Off of Cruise Ships

From the moment we stepped onboard Emerald in Istanbul there was a complete lack of elegance and sophistication we had found on numerous cruises before aboard the Princess line. The ship was tired, the crew burned ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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cherielc4@hotmail.com

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Up Sell, Up Sell

I have travelled on other cruise liners in the past and always had positive experiences and recommended them. It is therefore with a great deal of disappointment that I write this review. The culture of the boat ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Misterbla

2 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Cruise to Lose Weight

Pluses: * EXCELLENT Service from: Stateroom Attendant: Daniel Tomagan Waiter: Robert Canlas Assistant Waiter: Archie Almari These men MADE OUR CRUISE! * Stateroom size and cleanliness * Ship ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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history professor

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I will never cruise again with the Rhapsody of the Seas

My husband and I took 11 Night Aegean Sea Exploration Cruise, from 1 - 12 June 2015 with the ship The Rhapsody of the Seas. Apart of wanting to visit some of the Greek Islands and few Western Turkish Coast towns, ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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id4elizabeth

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Sadly Missed Expectations

I have procrastinated in writing this review because I have had difficulty determining a rating for this 50-day Viking Empire cruise. We had a fantastic time seeing so many different ports of call, seeing sights I ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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howiefrommd

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Cruise Line that Does Not Appear to be Able to Define Itself

Overwhelmingly most of the cruisers were Viking River alumni. This was my first time on any Viking product so I did not have anything to compare it to (Viking wise). We have several friends that rave about Viking ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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NB CRUISER 0425

1 Review Written

Cruise for Cattle Class

I have travelled with Princess for 30 years often defending and promoting this company as times & cruise expectations have evolved & changed. I booked a 2 week cruise from Istanbul to Barcelona. I received 2 one ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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tlan08

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Celebrity Cruise Line : Flippant with their Passengers

We sailed on the Celebrity Constellation 11-Day Holy Land cruise this last October. The boat was quite nice so no complaints on that end. However, the attention to their passenger's satisfaction was flippant at ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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cathyfb

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dissappointed

I booked a 14 day classical Greek tour with a 6 day cruise of the Greek Islands with Istanbul and Kusadasi. While the tour was excellant, the Louise Cruise line was horrible. I upgraded my cabin from a standard ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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Call me Dave

2 Reviews Written

Black Sea Pretty Grim!

Booked this cruise in January as we really wanted to see Yalta, Sevastopol, and Odessa, and the Putin invaded Crimea and the FO advised against travelling to the Ukraine. Despite this the itinerary remained ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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Scunnypaul

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Azamara Quest Black Sea East to West 1st. September

Having sailed with Fred Olsen twice previously we thought we would try 5* luxury as Azamara had reduced the price following the itinerary change. Flew Turkish Airlines from LHR to Istanbul, good flight there & ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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MrsDave

2 Reviews Written

Holy Land June 10th 2014 - Rechristening Cruise

This is our first time on Oceania. The Insignia has been refurbished and this was her maiden cruise. The rooms are adequate. No frills, standard. The bathroom is very small and they have cleverly used a shower ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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Anniesai

1 Review Written

A wiser Cruise Traveller

This was a dream of mine to do a 5 star cruise in an exotic port, Istanbul we sailed to Ephesus,Santorini,Rome,Livorno,Monte Carlo,Marseille then Barcelona. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food amazing ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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Miz Aris

4 Reviews Written

60 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected and not what we paid for!

We sailed with Regent on Seven Seas Voyager from Istanbul to Dubai over 21 nights. We booked and paid for a concierge level cabin and selected cabin 741 from the deck plans as we felt that, being midship and not too ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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