The Glory that was Venice... and Kotor... and Malta.

Pacific Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Captain
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 15
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
12 Night Mediterranean Collection (Venice To Rome)
Sail Date: November 20, 2012
Ship: Pacific Princess
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 months ago

It's been awhile - I'm writing this years after the fact - but we loved every single bit about the cruise, the ship and the ports of call (those that we actually stopped at). Venice - always a treat - Monte Negro (a first for us) and Malta - spectacular.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Back in those days the buffets were still excellent and the MDR fantastic. If you weren't blown away by the menu you could order basically anything else you wanted.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I used the spa and gym a lot this trip. My wife indulged in her favorite frangipani treatments. Enjoyed culinary demonstrations and even their "midnight" buffets and dance parties.


5 out of 5
Fabulous entertainment.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Don't remember being bothered by other people's kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service was incredible - back then we still passed out tip envelopes at the end of the cruise.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Pacific Princess was at the top of her game.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was fine - cabin steward was excellent.

Ship Tip

It's been a while (November of 2012) but we absolutely loved this ship and everything about her.

Venice, Italy Did not visit port

Touring the Madonna del Salute (sp?) baroque church.
5 out of 5
Old town is a must.
5 out of 5
Lots of cool tours into the interior and the "old capital" but - book these through the ship.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Book early if you can - and get a tour of the Hypogeum incredibly ancient Neolithic bronze-age temple (they only allow a few visitors per month). Failing that - hop on hop off bus will get you a lot for a little.

Messina, Sicily Did not visit port

Didn't go.

Sorrento, Italy Did not visit port

Didn't go.
3 out of 5
Diverted to another - unmemorable port.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This was just for disembarkation and a bus ride to the airport - short of time - rush hour traffic and hectic. Not the best end to an otherwise great trip.
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