Royal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

Just a few quirks

Sail Date: May 28, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Our stay on the Royal Princess was memorable. There are a few glitches, but none to deter me from going again. First, the elevators close to quickly after opening. It's not an issue for me since I'm quick, however for the elderly, they tend to miss the door before they can walk over to it. Also, the tours tend to be a bit crowded. We found booking the small group tours better, although more expensive but worth it. Our suite was perfect as was our steward, Michael.

Cabin / Stateroom
OMG, we felt like celebrities. We had the best views from the sea.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Barcelona, Spain
Cartagena, Spain
Gibraltar (U.K.)
Marseille (Provence), France
Genoa, Italy
Crowded, but to be expected in May/June
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Crowded, but to be expected in May/June
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Rome was crowded.
Naples, Italy
Don;t miss Capri, especially in the morning.
Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
OMG, what a beautiful city with friendly people. Be ready to say "No" a lot at the Grand Bizarre as the sellers tend to entice you in to their shops with tea and demos.
Mykonos, Greece
Rent a scooter and explore. I felt like a kid.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Athens is truly magical and a great way to end the cruise. Spend a few days to explore. We stayed at The Athens Gate which was perfectly located between the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. Just around the corner is the Plaka, a great place to explore at night. The city is very safe.

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