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Absolutely wonderful Greek islands Cruise by BradJohnstone

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Ship: Viking Sea

We very much loved this cruise! The one major disappointment (Knossos closed) was overshadowed by the rest of the cruise, and any issues (noisy room, premium liquor package availability at all bars were dealt with to our satisfaction). Thank you VIKING!

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Spectacular Middle East Itinerary by agoldsleger

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Ship: Azamara Pursuit

Azamara Pursuit is a very nice ship with excellent service for the most part. The itinerary was very good and it allowed us to see many sites at a leisurely pace. I would probably sail on the ship again for the right itinerary.

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Amazing Itinerary by Cruiser61270257

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Azamara Pursuit

Winderful itinerary. Beautiful ship with very attentive crew. Love the small size of the ship.

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Good to be vacationing, feeling safe, services getting up to speed by VintageDancer

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Norwegian Jade

A relaxing vacation without the privacy moments for adults or play opportunities for the child we were hoping for. Still, wonderful ports, possibly new friends, and great memories.

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Great Cruise! by jcluff021

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea

Best ocean cruise we have ever taken. Viking provides an unbelievable vacation experience like no other cruise line I have been on. I cannot say enough good things about the staff and on-board personnel and the excellent job they do handling all of their passengers. The only real complaint I have is that my wife and I are retired and have many options available to us when we want to take a vacation. This is the second time we booked a Viking cruise on our wedding anniversary to celebrate, and the second time Viking forgot or did not make special arrangements for us. We booked the Viking Sea to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary and made arrangements with Viking for a celebration at the Chef's Table on the 22nd of April. I confirmed this booking and celebration 6 weeks, 4 week and 2 weeks before we sailed. But the night we arrived on the 22nd of April at the Chef's I the Maitre D' it was our anniversary, but alas no recognition, no celebration no nothing. Very, Very embarrassed and disappointed that Viking made no effort to help us celebrate.

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worst trip ever by jjz109jaj

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade

never again on the Jade, and after 22 cruises on Norwegian probably never again on them

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Amazing Itinerary by shazamdroid

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Jade

I would definitely recommend this cruise. If I could make changes, I would add another day in Jerusalem and another day in Istanbul. There were many religious sites to see, and a longer stay at the ports would have been worth the extra cost to extend the itinerary.

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Uectic by jmonil

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade

Join the excursions you'll enjoy them. The kusadasi, the Limassol, Haifa and Athens areas are the best tours one should take.

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Best of Greece by lodonnell00

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Venus

As usual, my husband and I had the best times at Viking Ocean cruise. Never disappointed. Always beautiful views, excellent food and dining, professional staff ready to please all guests!

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Enjoyable Greek Isles cruise by bboolean

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Ship: Norwegian Jade

This was a really good cruise from a ports-of-call perspective, and NCL did a nice job with many of the onboard experiences. The worst thing (and NCL is not the only cruise line guilty of this) are the misleading offers that are served up when purchasing the cruise. "Free wifi" is a gross overstatement, for example. It's a limited number of minutes and is "by cabin" instead of "by person." In the end, both of us had to upgrade to the unlimited plan at a notable cost ... truly no savings from the promotion at all.

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Fantastic onboard experience by vhkerkstra

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Epic

Loved cruising again! It wasn’t the itinerary that was as important to us as the onboard experience. We encountered a lot of rain during the first part of the cruise so I would suggest thinking twice about visiting that area past the middle of October. But we enjoyed our trip very much in spite of the weather.

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Once on board we were fine! by jambpw

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Seven Seas Splendor

One of the many things Regent does well is the early morning departure for the popular sites. Although it is tough getting up early after a lovely meal and show, the early arrival is so worth it as we visit before the crowds arrive. We so look forward to these trips that it is sad to see them end. Regent does an outstanding job of ensuring guests have the experience they have paid for.

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Beautiful but very busy cruise by tessmac

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Norwegian Jade

The prep work (forms and COVID relatated documentation ) was overwhelming. Neither or NCL was that helpful. Once the cruise was over NCL was done with me as a customer. I requested an explanation of credit card charges and NCL would not simply tell me what the charges were for. I was not contesting the charges but just want to know what they were. NCL NEVER explained the charges and discontinued any communication with me. VERY Disappointed with this experience in the worst of customer service help!

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Not as expected by bebarecinos

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Ship: MSC Orchestra

If I had known that the cruise itinerary was to not visit Santorini and Crete, and be on the sea for 3 full days instead, I would have NEVER booked it. Be prepare to have extra days on the sea if they feel like it and to be limited on the choices of food.

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Exceeded expectations by 2croozers

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Eurodam

So glad to be cruising again. The crew is happy too.

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Beautiful! by espalding4120

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Eurodam

We had a wonderful time and made the most of our stops in ports and the ships entertainment! My only disappointments were the cancellation of first port stop and the fact that American Airlines cancelled most of my excursions and all but one I was not notified about. Very poor communication.

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The World Reopens! by rhamiltonz

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea

Viking did a great job restarting service. A few hiccups occurred, one excursion for wine tasting was AWFUL. Horrible wine choice 2 of three.

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My first cruise experience by serminocynthia

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Norwegian Jade

We had a great experience, however we feel like we were taking advantage, we had to re-do our internet package and the wifi was not great. We didn’t get reimbursement $300 that was a promotion when we booked the cruise with . Our travel agent was not professional, she never answered her phone. A huge disappointment with . If we ever decide to go on another cruise I’ll definitely book it directly with the cruise line.

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The Best Return to Cruising, Celebrity Apex & Greece! by Famserocke

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Celebrity Apex

Overall, this was a great way to return to cruising after a year and a half away. The ship, the destination, the safety protocols all made it a memorable and amazing trip!

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Excellent cruise on Viking Sea by KentB

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Viking Ocean cruises are operating smoothly...in spite of COVID19. Malta and the Greek Isles provided a fascinating glimpse into ancient history. The tour guides were exceptional. Highly recommended.

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