Island Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great trip with family

Sail Date: September 07, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

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.  

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Princess charge 8 euro fee in Mykonos which I will dispute with them when Norweigan cruise next week was complimentrary
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Except for Toulan all other distinations were super, did not need tours in Rome or Istanbul.
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Service and Staff
Food and Dining

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