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Royal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Royal Princess

14 Night Mediterranean Medley (Barcelona To Athens)

Sail date: May 28, 2016

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: B734

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

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.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
OMG, we felt like celebrities. We had the best views from the sea.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Cartagena, Spain

3 out of 5

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

1 out of 5

Genoa, Italy

5 out of 5
Crowded, but to be expected in May/June

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Crowded, but to be expected in May/June

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Rome was crowded.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Don;t miss Capri, especially in the morning.

Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete

1 out of 5

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

3 out of 5

Istanbul, Turkey

5 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
Rent a scooter and explore. I felt like a kid.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
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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