Royal Princess (RETIRED) 558 Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Trip of a Lifetime!

Sail Date: May 20, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was much smaller than most of the Princess ships; however, it made finding everything much easier. Because of the size, there were no mini-suites, only 1 pool, 1 laundry room, and a very small casino; as a result, it became very crowded at times which was not a pleasant environment. All in all, the ship was respectable.

Pros: Ports of Call

Cons: Purser Staff

Recommends Royal Princess (RETIRED) 558? Yes!

Ashdod, Israel
Jerusalem was amazing and felt very safe.
Don't Miss: Jerusalem, especially the Western Wall, Masada, and the Dead Sea
Port Said, Egypt
The Pyramids and the Sphinx is worth the trip. However, security was very tight and was a little uncomfortable at times. Also, the merchants trying to sell you items were overpowering and was at times annoying. Lunch was delicious and quite relaxing.
Don't Miss: Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, and the wonderful lunch
Haifa, Israel
A must see for everyone in their lifetime!
Patmos, Greece
Even prettier than Santorini. Beach looked very inviting--too bad we didn't have time to swim.
Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt
Very nice tour of the city and much more comfortable in our surroundings. The Modern library of Alexandria is a site to see...
Don't Miss: Alexandria Library
Split, Croatia
Beautiful mediterranean feel city. Unfortunately, we were there on a Sunday and most shops were closed.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Ancient Epheseus was amazing; although, very crowded. Too many tours going on a one time and everyone speaking louder than the other. Rug-making demonstration was very interesting.
Don't Miss: Ancient Epheseus
Santorini, Greece
Beautiful island, very clean and people were friendly.
Don't Miss: Winery

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