Emerald Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Sail Date: July 18, 2015
Ship: Emerald Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: C619
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago
Princess runs these as 7 day cruises with four of them back to back for a total of a 28 day cruise. We were on the 1st leg from Athens to Istanbul and the second from Istanbul to Rome. The first leg was not as popular as the ship was not crowded and was mainly older couples. That changed in Istanbul and the ship was packed with kids. We were on the trip to see history sites so we were very pleased with the itinerary and never went on the excursions that most of the ship went on. Please be aware that doing this in late July and August is very difficult as the temp and constant sunshine really wears down on you.
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Be aware that there are formal nights. I am retired and on principle am not wearing a tie on a vacation, that limited me to secondary venues and I was not happy about that. If you pick anytime dining you can end up sharing tables and being in off hours, they really want assigned tables and dining.