Island Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Trip of a lifetime!

Sail Date: September 07, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We took this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

The Island Princess crew met all of our expectations, they were friendly, helpful and motivated. The food was great and the entertainment staff was super. The ports of call were excellent and the tours we took with Princess were organized well.

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Cabin / Stateroom
The closet was the largest we have seen on a balcony stateroom, and was very easy to access. The balcony was a nice size with no obstructions.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
The embarkation and disembarkation was smooth and stress free.
Ship Quality
We chose this ship because of it's smaller size and were very pleased with our balcony stateroom.
Destinations and Excursions
The destinations Princess chose are what made this cruise so special.
Onboard Activities
We had fun watching the movies at night on deck.
Children's Programs no children
The "Broadway shows" were superior to what we have seen on other cruises. We especially liked the Bayou show.
Service and Staff
Rolando Garcia was our server many times.He remembered our name from the first day we met, and was always super friendly and helpful. He is an excellent member of your staff.
Food and Dining
We had the "anytime dining" and it worked well for us. The food and service in the Bordeaux dining room was always great. If we were in a hurry, we would choose not to share a table.
The Horizon Court dining was varied and well prepared.
Barcelona, Spain
We stayed at the hotel Colon in Barcelona 3 days prior to the cruise and enjoyed it immensely . The hotel was perfectly situated across from the Cathedral. There is a covered market just down the street where you can purchase fresh fruit, salami's and cheese for a picnic. We had breakfast there also.
Toulon, France
We toured two farmers markets, one in Sanary-sur-Mer, and also in Bandol.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
We hired a private driver and guide to tour the Vatican. I would highly recommend the company, Tiber Limo.
Naples, Italy
Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos was one of our favorite stops, only wish we would have had more time there.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey We took the tour to the house of the Virgin Mary and Ephesus, and were so glad we did. The Turkish people we met were warm and friendly. The carpet weaving demonstration was very interesting and viewing the beautiful carpets was a treat.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Too bad there is so much graffiti here, it really takes away from the city.


Do try to go to the shows, they are fantastic! Go early for a good seat.

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