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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night Greek Isles (Rome To Venice)
Sail Date: May 04, 2006
Ship: Grand Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Overall it was a lovely trip. The ship was always sparkling clean. The restaurants and food choices were varied. We really thought the "Anytime dining" was a geat choice. Although the first dinner on board in the Michael Angelo dining room was a dissappiontment. I had ordered Steak Med Rare and it arrived well done. A second was served, it tasted like liver and was also not done as ordered. We were to have dined in the Sterling Steak House but decided not to because of the quality of the meat.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The Horizon Buffet was sometimes very crowded. Difficult to find a table. Some tables for 6 had only one person. I think it would be helpfull to have someone to guide. Some of the passengers would leave their purses or personal items on the tables before geting their food,making it difficult for others who chose to be fair. Also many of the passengers would take up the lounge chairs. Saving them for whenever.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Athens was so crowded. We were in a traffic jam for over an hour. the Parthenon was the hight point and the view of the city from there. The Corinth Canal was interesting. Too much time traveling on the bus.
5 out of 5
The most fantastic ruins. Loved the tour to Ephasus. Did not like the high pressure shopping.
Don't Miss: Ephasus, Virgin Mary Shrine
5 out of 5
Enchanting
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Dissappointing. too crowded. Forget the Gondolas.Arriving on the ship, looking over the city was the highpoint and interestingly narrated
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: The old town. The EZ tour was great. Saw the highlights
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Enjoyed Naples and Sorrento and Pompeii. Love the visit to the Lemon Farm
5 out of 5
Love the town and the shopping

Pros: Most of the Ports visited, especially the less crowded ones

Cons: The Crowds, waiting for the shuttle back to the ship in Venice. The Gondola ride was a dissappointment. No info at all from the Gondolers. They were more interested in talking back and forth to each other as they pased or were behind. What a cluster!

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