Grand Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

A Grand Cruise

Sail Date: May 04, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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!

Food and Dining
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.
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Santorini, Greece
Corfu, Greece
Venice, Italy
Dissappointing. too crowded. Forget the Gondolas.Arriving on the ship, looking over the city was the highpoint and interestingly narrated
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
The most fantastic ruins. Loved the tour to Ephasus. Did not like the high pressure shopping.
Don't Miss: Ephasus, Virgin Mary Shrine
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Don't Miss: The old town. The EZ tour was great. Saw the highlights
Mykonos, Greece
Naples, Italy
Enjoyed Naples and Sorrento and Pompeii. Love the visit to the Lemon Farm
Rhodes, Greece
Love the town and the shopping
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
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.

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