Great trip with family

Island Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 51

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
12 Night Grand Mediterranean (Barcelona To Venice)
Sail Date: September 07, 2015
Ship: Island Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: A301
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Loved the itinerary, but not the cabin location on this ship.  Being a European trip you expect to walk a lot, but did not need the additional walking to/from cabin for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  The Tour in Toulan was a waste, but those in Florence, Athens and Turkey were a must and worth the money.   We took the train into Rome (highly recommend it over booking a tour). r/t for four people was $48.00 directly into St Peters Square, paid $15 p/person for quick access to Vatican and taxis to Coluseium, treve fountain and Spanish steps.   Including all ticket costs, we paid less than $200.00 for four people while ship cost $229 bus tour per person.  We also paid bus transportation in Istanbul to major sites - no need to take tour here.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Pre-cruise we moved to c705 and loved the added space of the larger minisuite but did not like the location at back of ship. Too long a walk to both the morning breakfast and evening dinner venues. Would not recommend older folks book cabins in the location.
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