Grand Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

The Stuff Memories are Made of.

Sail Date: September 11, 2008

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Favorite part? Hard to say. The ship, service, ports and excursions were memorable. Particularly the ports. Venice, Athens, Corfu. Pompeii was SPECTACULAR. As was Athens.

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was fine - bathroom was small - I always woke up stiff - bed? me? I was never sure.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Problematic both ways.
Ship Quality
Tip top shape.
Destinations and Excursions
Venice, Turkey, Athens - all incredible.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Must have been ok - don't remember any kids.
Loved the theater.
Service and Staff
Staff were attentive, helpful, and friendly.
Food and Dining
The buffet and MDR were excellent. We had no interest in specialty restaurants.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
If you have time - explore. It is worth it.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Expensive. Quaint.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
The leaning tower.
Naples, Italy
Pompeii is an absolutely must see.
Santorini, Greece
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Mykonos, Greece
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
See all the ancient sites.
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Corfu, Greece
Venice, Italy
Explore the back roads (canals) - don't bother with "Harry's" unless you absolutely have to say "'been there."


Things have surely changed since this trip - but the buffet and MDRs were top quality - no need to pay extra for the specialty restaurant(s).

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