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Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)
Sail Date: September 26, 2007
Ship: Emerald Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This is a very large ship but somehow we never felt lost or discombobulated. It was extremely clean in all areas. We did experience a fair amount of turbulence and in fact missed stopping at two ports (Marseilles and Mykonos). This was a big 'negative' for us because we had selected this particular cruise based on the ports of call. In the future we will probably choose a smaller ship, one that is more capable of handling docking facilities in inclement weather. The food was plentiful as expected and enough variety to please us.

3 out of 5
Florence was a "must see" stop but you should choose your tours very carefully to ensure you will see what you want to see i.e. we were not able to walk through the Ponte Vecchio.
3 out of 5
The Acropolis was somewhat disappointing after Ephesus. Athens traffic is a nightmare and our tour bus driver was late picking us up on two different occasions. A real no-no for enjoyable tours.
3 out of 5
The Acropolis was somewhat disappointing after Ephesus. Athens traffic is a nightmare and our tour bus driver was late picking us up on two different occasions. A real no-no for enjoyable tours.
5 out of 5
A marvelous stop and local tour of the Blue Mosque, Saint Sofia church and the bazaar.
Don't Miss: All of the above and more. Turkey is wonderful
5 out of 5
Ephesus simply blew us away. We had an extremely talented guide. The city of Kusadasi is also very beautiful and relatively new. The bazaar, while not as large as Istanbul was enjoyable.
Don't Miss: Ephesus, Ephesus, Ephesus
5 out of 5
The must do for us was a gondola ride and it was wonderful. We also treated ourselved to a 'Bellini' at Harry's Bar but really found it to be astronomically over-priced.
5 out of 5
The must do for us was a gondola ride and it was wonderful. We also treated ourselved to a 'Bellini' at Harry's Bar but really found it to be astronomically over-priced.
5 out of 5
Ephesus simply blew us away. We had an extremely talented guide. The city of Kusadasi is also very beautiful and relatively new. The bazaar, while not as large as Istanbul was enjoyable.
Don't Miss: Ephesus, Ephesus, Ephesus
5 out of 5
Capri was marvelous but extremely busy as it was a Sunday stop and the locals were competing with the various ships in port. We had been to the Amalfi coast, Naples, and Pompeii on a previous cruise.
Don't Miss: Amalfi coast and Pompeii
5 out of 5
A marvelous stop and local tour of the Blue Mosque, Saint Sofia church and the bazaar.
Don't Miss: All of the above and more. Turkey is wonderful
5 out of 5
Capri was marvelous but extremely busy as it was a Sunday stop and the locals were competing with the various ships in port. We had been to the Amalfi coast, Naples, and Pompeii on a previous cruise.
Don't Miss: Amalfi coast and Pompeii
3 out of 5
Florence was a "must see" stop but you should choose your tours very carefully to ensure you will see what you want to see i.e. we were not able to walk through the Ponte Vecchio.

Pros: The Turkish ports (Istanbul and Kusadasi)

Cons: The ship missed two important port stops because of winds.

Recommends Emerald Princess? Yes!

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