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Europe - Black Sea Cruise Reviews

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Europe - Black Sea
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56

Very Good

18

Average

32

Poor

9

Terrible

7

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124 Europe - Black Sea Cruise Reviews


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andrewlgc

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Shame we were delayed

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Unfortunately our cruise on the River Douro got off to a bad start as a radar fault at Porto airport meant that our TAP Portugal plane was prevented from leaving Gatwick for 24 hours. On our delayed arrival in Porto ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jdavidhe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Eastern Europe - Danube cruise (Romania to Hungary)

We had never been to Eastern Europe so chose this cruise as a new and exciting destination. It was a huge success: 1) wonderfully attentive ship manager and maitre d', 2) excellent food and very plentiful, 3) ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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daisybirk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking Star Excellent Surprise

This was my first cruise, but even the experienced cruisers praised Viking Star as their best cruise. The ship is new, modern and high class. The tours were also high quality in addition to the food and staff. It ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Connie Tact

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Good Value Cruise

Having read varied reviews we went on MSC with low expectations but hopeful, as my husband understands Italian we may find experience better than others who have reviewed it. In fact the announcements on this trip ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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maryjchapman@aol.com

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A Trip of a Lifetime!

This was our second cruise with Silversea and we wouldn't have thought they could improve on perfection but they did! Being onboard was like being in a cocoon where our every need was catered to. It was almost as ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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FlynnHolly

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Disappointing: 5* Rating but Mediocre 3* Performance from HAL Koningsdam

Drawn to this Holland America 21 day Norway, Baltic Treasures Koningsdam cruise by the great itinary, previous excellent experience with HAL service, on Nieuw Amsterdam, we are independent travellers who enjoy ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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alifarr

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Celebrity delivers everything promised and more.

This was our third cruise on Celebrity. I fell in love with the line on our first cruise, did a second one 2 years ago that wasn't to the first one's standard and now we were back to try again. Silhouette wins the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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macrn

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

poor experience

Chose this cruise for the ports we were going to visit. Upon embarkation we were informed that two of the ports had been cancelled (egypt)-not happy! Then, the ship lost my passport! The most interesting thing is ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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durtynurse

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Europe and Black Sea Cruise

Great time. This cruise was very port intensive...29 days and 20 post of call. Had to miss one port due to a storm but because of this we had to stay two days in Rome...no problem with that!! Over all cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Cie

2 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Baltic cruise

In spite of all our preplanning always expect the unexpectable. Airline booked - check Small tours booked and paid - Berlin and St Petersburg through SPB Tours - check Planned Hop on Hop off buses ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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freedml

2 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Harmony G and Vantage which chartered her are both terrible

We cruise a lot on all different lines and this is the first ship we felt was UNACCEPTABLE. This is especially disturbing since the ship was chartered by Vantage 'Deluxe' Travel which we had heard was a terrific ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Gisela Martinez

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

They gave me a balcony with a completely obstructed view.

I would like to make a complaint of my last cruise with MSC. In October 2013, I made a cruise in the Mediterranean in the ship Lirica. I reserved a balcony and this trip was great. I had a beautiful view from my ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Bluenose 47

20 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Black Sea Cruise - October 2015

While we have sailed on various Holland America ships, this was our first on the Prinsendam. In reading other reviews before departure, I was somewhat nervous about what the condition of the ship would be. I don't ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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grogers11

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise!

Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. We boarded in Instabul and visited Romania, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine. A bit of the ship was outdated and needed some maintenance, but we thoroughly loved the size of our room and ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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sodonnell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Venice to Istanbul Cruise

I loved this cruise!! The highlight to me was being up on deck with a gin and tonic when the ship left port!! The Aquavit outdoor dining experience was incredible, with the outdoor cooking and the incredible ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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katryn88

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Food and Service All Time Low

MSC Opera. Experienced cruiser and this was the worst. Service Mgr said that cruise caters to Europeans and not to American standards...what? Expecting decent food, timely beverage and meal service is too much to ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Catlover54

17 Reviews Written

215 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Overall Experience; Fine Dining and Can Do Service

I just completed two back to back cruises, 9/5-9/12 Piraeus-Istanbul (Greek Isles) and 9/12-9/19 Istanbul-Istanbul (Black Sea Odyssey) This was my first SB trip. For comparison, I have done 8 prior cruises, ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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geengeen

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise of My Life

This was the best cruise I've ever been on. I was iffy about the teen club, Entourage (was 17, turned 18), but it ended up being one of the main reasons I had such a good time. All the friends I met there were ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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thomo 1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Entertainment. What entertainment?

Staff very nice and pleasant. Balcony cabin b222 very good position clean and tidy. Shops on board well over priced, sale day on board like a jumble sale (junk) Food OK always found something to eat. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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nel1994x

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing time!

We went on the Thomson Spirit highlights of the black sea August 2015. Had a really good time. There was a wide selection of food, could either have self service with alot of variety, eat in one resturant being ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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neilrr

21 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Summer Journey to the Black Sea

My partner and I booked a 14-day cruise on the Emerald Princess last October. Cruising out of Athens, the itinerary was to include Odessa and Yalta, Ukraine. Unfortunately those two stops were replaced with stops ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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DTZSCruise

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Perfect Introduction To The Baltics

We really enjoyed this cruise. The ports were the main reason we decided to book this cruise, and we really were happy with the places we got to visit. We were in each port just long enough to decide if we wanted to ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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16paws

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Sailing down the Danube...

What an absolutely fabulous time! River cruises are not for the folks looking for on-board entertainment! One fantastic musician/singer (Valentine!) and an evening with the crews talent show, and 1 Bulgarian folk ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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EMYBgd

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Annoying things

Before MSC Opera I was on MSC Fantasia which is a bigger (and better) ship. Overall impresion is great! Itineraries are great, time spent on shore excellent and everyone are so nice and kind. If this had been my ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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AJ28

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Relaxing Family Holiday

We've been on over twenty five cruises and this one is our third with Thomson. We have been on Celebration (Spirit’s sister ship) and Spirit previously. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary; Thomson ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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