New ship, attentative crew, ports of interest

Majestic Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Majestic Princess

14 Night Mediterranean & Adriatic Medley (Athens To Barcelona)

Sail date: April 30, 2017

Ship: Majestic Princess

Cabin number: R533

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This ship is brand new and we thought that there may be a few glitches they were working out. On the contrary it was all perfect. Great mix of very attentive crew from different Princess ships so lots of interesting stories, nationalities and perspectives. Loved the outdoor movie theater. After dinner settle on a deck chair with a blanket provide and watch the latest movies. The last night they previewed a new show in the theater which was beyond spectacular. Food was outstanding no matter where you ate. Only complaint was the tendering process, they need to find a more equitable process. Those who had booked a tour through the cruise line had preference and the rest of the passengers (about 1,500 of us) had to wait for well over an hour, sometimes two, in the dining room for a tender. There were a lot of complaints so I am sure they are working on it.

My favorite stops: Kotor, the cruise out was spectacular and the city itself very unusual and interesting. Mykonos, was the all out favorite stop. Take taxi to one of the beaches for $15 and spend the day on a lounger, right on the beach as long as you buy something to eat or drink it is free. Food and drinks are very reasonable so it is a good deal.  Could have done with more beach locations and less historic towns and ruins. Most of the islands have a beach option, take that if archaeology is not your main interest.    

No matter what small hassles there may have been they pail into insignificance given the overall experience, it still get 5 stars for me.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Outstanding in every way

Ship tip

Great dinner followed by the outdoor movie theater - it made the trip for us

Ports of call

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

2 out of 5
Unless you do the Olympia (which we did not) the town is boring and dirty and expensive. Other who went to Olympia said it was great so do that

Mykonos, Greece

3 out of 5
See my comment in the review. This is the highlight of the trip. We went to Platis Gialos

Rhodes, Greece

3 out of 5
The best shopping on the trip. Good prices and lots of options

Chios (Khios), Greece

2 out of 5
Did not get off the shop, lay at teh pool.
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