Pacific Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Captain

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7+ cruises

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5 out of 5

The Glory that was Venice... and Kotor... and Malta.

Sail Date: November 20, 2012

Reviewed: 15 days ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Suite

It's been awhile - I'm writing this years after the fact - but we loved every single bit about the cruise, the ship and the ports of call (those that we actually stopped at). Venice - always a treat - Monte Negro (a first for us) and Malta - spectacular.

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Cabin / Stateroom
Room was fine - cabin steward was excellent.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
We hadn't learned all the ends and outs yet - and embarkation and disembarkation were fraught with issues.
Ship Quality
The Pacific Princess was at the top of her game.
Destinations and Excursions
Incredible tours in Montenegro and Malta. Incredible.
Onboard Activities
I used the spa and gym a lot this trip. My wife indulged in her favorite frangipani treatments. Enjoyed culinary demonstrations and even their "midnight" buffets and dance parties.
Children's Programs
Don't remember being bothered by other people's kids.
Entertainment
Fabulous entertainment.
Service and Staff
The service was incredible - back then we still passed out tip envelopes at the end of the cruise.
Food and Dining
Back in those days the buffets were still excellent and the MDR fantastic. If you weren't blown away by the menu you could order basically anything else you wanted.
Venice, Italy Touring the Madonna del Salute (sp?) baroque church.
Korcula Island, Croatia
Old town is a must.
Kotor, Montenegro
Lots of cool tours into the interior and the "old capital" but - book these through the ship.
Corfu, Greece
Valletta, Malta
Book early if you can - and get a tour of the Hypogeum incredibly ancient Neolithic bronze-age temple (they only allow a few visitors per month). Failing that - hop on hop off bus will get you a lot for a little.
Messina, Sicily Didn't go.
Sorrento, Italy Didn't go.
Nice, France
Diverted to another - unmemorable port.
Portofino, Italy
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
This was just for disembarkation and a bus ride to the airport - short of time - rush hour traffic and hectic. Not the best end to an otherwise great trip.

Tip

It's been a while (November of 2012) but we absolutely loved this ship and everything about her.



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