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90 Dover Cruise Reviews


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jbondoux

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fancy Upscale Tries to Do Expedition

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Our first Seabourn Cruise. We were on board for 45 days, Dover to Montreal via Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Labrador. The Viking historical highlights were the Hvalsey church in Greenland and the Anse aux Meadows ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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VikingExplorer

17 Reviews Written

111 Helpful Votes

Interesting UK and European ports and lovely traditional small ship

I am an active, adventurous mature adult who has seen the world on 56 cruises to date. I travel solo (with the constant wish that more cruise lines would offer better rates for solo travelers!). I love the sea and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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tring

12 Reviews Written

113 Helpful Votes

Not up to Fred's Standard

We took this cruise as we were already booked on the previous cruise and it was reduced to a good price for Black Friday. The ports of Lisbon, Portimao and Leixoes (for Porto) also appealed. We upgraded our ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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IHBScotland

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good in parts, but overall, adequate

We choose this cruise because of the itinerary and the fact it sails from Dover, close to where we live. We had never been to 4 of the ports, and so were looking for new experiences, we had visited 3 already, so ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Cruiser Princess

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Smaller Cruising

The ship is the smallest and oldest in the Princess fleet. After many cruises this one was somewhat disappointing. The main issue was the dining. The food and service was sub-par and not up to the standards of most ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Travl1n

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

1st time on Seabourn

Chose this cruise because the itinerary was all new to us and it hit some spots on our bucket list, including Giverny, D-Day beaches, Bayeux Tapestries, and Lisbon. Embarkation was quick and easy. Had an early ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Dianews3

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Totally spoiled by dining option

We booked this cruise as originally we booked a P&O cruise which was cancelled because they sold the ship! We booked it 7 months in advance and requested 1st sitting for dinner on a table of 6-8 people so that we ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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cnmoly

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary but the ship was disappointing

EMARKATION;- Embarkation went very smoothly without a hint of a queue and in fact we were allowed on the ship earlier than expected. Once onboard we were permitted access to staterooms on the understanding that ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Dellibop

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Only just scraped a three!

Embarkation We picked this cruise because the dates fitted our needs and it was departing from the UK. I've cruised extensively with multiple cruise lines, but this was only my friend's second time at sea having ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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sbsb13

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Crystal Symphony was not quite a full orchestra for us

We chose to take a short "taster" cruise from Dover for 6 days in order to try out Crystal cruises. We have sailed regularly on Seabourn and Silversea ships as well as trying other brands such as Celebrity, Cunard, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Molly2010

8 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

I loved the intimacy of this small ship and I definitely love Princess

This cruise unfortunately was a big mistake for me. I wanted to take a 13 year old grandson on a cruise of the British Isles and the dates of this cruise as well as the fact that it was only eight days was great. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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DrJJ

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Faded Glory and a Missed Port

We chose this cruise because it stopped overnight for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and also because it was scheduled to stop at one of the Channel Islands, Jersey. Unfortunately, the ship experienced mechanical ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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weltos

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed Saga Pearl, some things could be different.

I enjoyed the Cruise, and have just booked another one in July on Saga Pearl, The only thing I would say is, as I was Travelling on my own, it would have been nice, if all single travelling passengers could have an ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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Evenette

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Embarkation went smoothly. Entertainment team good. Meals in main restaurant good. Palms cafe under staffed and food ok. At times very unclear where soup, gravy was being served and under staffed, no clear ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Ace critic

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Trip Despite Fred

Itinerary to Spitsbergen Greenland via Norway and Iceland. Ship is tired but given a fire previous to the cruise it was on, engineers were on the ship the whole time rectifying the damage, generator was on top ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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wild55

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose the Grand Voyage to the Rivieras (London to Rome) on Aegean Odyssey in June-July 2016 because it was a small ship which promised an educational program and visits to antiquities. Selecting a four week ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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dorsettravellers

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Saga struggles.

We have cruised with Saga several times before, enjoying their small ship atmosphere, and were keen to visit the Norwegian Fjords. Saga Sapphire is a spacious ship and the cabins (we were in an outside cabin on ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Number34

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary but Fred.Olsen not for me

We chose the cruise because of the itinerary - German waterways and that was everything we hoped for. Great stops at Flensburg, Travemunde, Hamburg and Bremen and peaceful and scenic cruise down the rivers and Kiel ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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travelers SC

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Mixture of Good and Bad

My wife and I and another couple chose this cruise for the timing, the itinerary, the small ship and the food/wine theme. We had all used Windstar before (Windsurf) and loved it. As other reviewers have ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Pennzie

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Bad cruiseline = pretty good itinerary

The Ocean is a small intimate ship (670 or so passengers) whose size I love. It gives you a chance to get to know some people. With passengers decks on 6-7-8 and restaurants on 5 with the buffet on 9, you can ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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neil110609

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Five star price, but three star experience; shop around.

Some background before I write this review - we have taken numerous cruises on all levels of ships around the world (small, medium, large, riverboats, etc.) so we have a lot of reference points on what we like and ...
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Sail Date September 2015


asroc avatar

asroc

3 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Service Not Too Good

We arrived home after an enjoyable cruise on the Ocean Princess. However several of the concerns I had with my cruise on the Island Princess surfaced again. These mainly concerned the poor service in the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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hawaiifanoregon

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overall, An Interesting Experience

I found it very hard to come up with a number to rate this cruise. There was very good, there was average and there was bad. I also need to mention that we were first time cruisers as were the couple who traveled ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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caseywasey

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ocean Princess a tired ship... trip to Iceland and Norway

due to an accident they say on the freeway it took us four hours vs normal three hours from London Heathrow to get to the ship, just in time for a glass of bubbly and then put on our life jackets. Room 8038 was a ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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eurocougar

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Tired ship seems already retired

Just returned from a 14-day trip to the Shetland Islands, Iceland and Norway. This cruise was hard to review, because so many things were variable. PROS: 1. Staff were great. Everyone from the captain on ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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