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Marina Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Pathways & Piazzas (Rome to Monte Carlo)

Sail date: October 15, 2016

Ship: Marina

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9022

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Very friendly and courteous staff everywhere.

No nickeling and dining for every little stuff onboard, which is really great. We booked Concierge Veranda and only stuff one had to pay was for wine and liquor, if one wanted. 3 shore excursions were included so long as they each cost $199 or less. We bought private small van tours and transfers through Viator for better value and more intimate experience. Internet, though spotty, was free. Ship had laundry facilities on many specks and we were offered free detergent . Washer and dryer each cost $2 only. Great restaurants and the grand dining were excellent, even though Jacques was a little less than hyped. Service everywhere was outstanding.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
there is no full shiplong walking track like on NCL Gem. They have 1/10 mile walking track on Marina. One can, however, walk on the inside corridors where staterooms are located. No scenery, but you can walk. Or go to the Gym for treadmill.


3 out of 5
There were one entertainments but of short duration around 9:45pm. We had lot better activities on NCL.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great bathrooms with marble floors and plush towels. There was a tub and a tiny shower. We would have happily traded the tub for a larger shower. Bed was very comfortable and furnishings were of good quality. A little more cabinet space would have been good but room size is limited. Shopping onboard is limited and sale discount was minimal. Can get better sunglasses and liquor deals at COSTCO

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
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