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Istanbul Cruise Reviews

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Istanbul

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Very Good

103

Average

68

Poor

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Terrible

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550 Istanbul Cruise Reviews


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Sealegs19

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A beautiful new ship

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Our second cruise with Ponant, this time on their new ship, Le Bougainville. Our cabin on deck 5 was ready as we embarked early in Istanbul.. we found the cabin to be comfortable, enough space for 2, a comfy bed, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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celine99

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!

This was our experience on Celestyal Cruise Line, ship “Crystal”: Intro: Embarkation was an exercise in chaos, frustration and exhaustion. Long, long lines, very bureaucratic and much standing around ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Itti

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Luxury treatment

Itinerary was what we wanted. Turkey to Amsterdam. Scenic road portions are so well organized, giving you all kinds of surprises at every stop along the way. They use more buses than necessary so you aren't crammed ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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SonjaWinson

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Interesting Mediterranean Cruise, With Plenty To See and Do

This was our third cruise in as many years on Silversea, and our first time on the Silver Spirit. Our two previous Silversea experiences were on smaller ships, where we were delighted by high level of service at ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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bkm4

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lower Danube River Cruise

We wanted a river cruise experience, but to also see places we would not be comfortable traveling in country, depending on local service and infrastructure. Our July 2017 cruise through the Balkans was exactly as we ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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roecom

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Service and Food

Everything I read indicated this was the Best, for starters, the food was not as good as Carnival Cruise line, Expected much better quality for the cost of the Cruise. WIFI was free for only 1 hour total the entire ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Oldsters

1 Review Written

Athens to Venice

Viking does a great job. Everything was well organized and the excursions were executed flawlessly. As first-time cruisers, we were most impressed with the outstanding food served on board. The buffets were ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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ratters

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Ship, Great Crew

Our third Uniworld cruise We took a suite and would certainly give it top marks.the extra space provided plus the little things like the provided laundry service, the daily fruit platter and afternoon nibbles ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Stanvan1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Eastern mediteranean

Recommended by travel agent. From the go, with embarkation through to disembarkation, things went very smoothly and seemed well organised. This was an excellent romantic cruise that really made us feel like ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Satrimet

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall it was great. Weather was good and was everything we expected and more.

Size and best price for a luxury cruise. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were having a great time. Although we have done several cruises in the past, including a transatlantic cruise, this was our ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Ffullhouse

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing!

I have been on dozens of cruises and this was the most beautiful ship that I've been on. The food was very good and the service was too. Embarkation and debarkation are run very smoothly. The ship's common areas are ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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kraubens

1 Review Written

Viking Proves It's Self, Again!

My husband and I took the Grand European River Cruise in May 2014 and loved it. When Viking announced they would be offering ocean cruises we knew we would book one soon! We explored Venice on our own before ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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felixdlim

1 Review Written

Luxury and Value for your Money

This is our second Viking cruise. My wife and I had suite 7000 (Penhouse junior) about 400 square feet of space. Our first Viking cruise was China (16 days or so). The ambience throughout Viking Sea our ship ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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sterncarl

1 Review Written

The ship sparkles

Liked it so much we signed up for next year -- same ship, same cabin, different destination. Luxurious cabin, excellent food and service. In fact, we became fast friends with our dining room servers who looked out ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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jhewson

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great experience!

We chose this cruise for a number of reasons. The price was right and the cruise included ports of interest to my wife and myself. We both like cruises and the amenities that were described about the cruise was ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Hinton 1987

2 Reviews Written

Fantastic time

This was our first 'ocean' cruise. We had avoided cruises because of the size of the ships and the impression we had of people being herded. The Viking Star was a great size - only about 800 people on our cruise. We ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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lauradavids

1 Review Written

The Trip of a Lifetime!

We chose Viking because of all the recent awards and reviews as best cruise ship. The ship did not disappoint! Probably the most impressive feature on this beauty is the SPA. Its crazy nice. A perfect place ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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mileskakie

1 Review Written

Viking does NOT disappoint.

We have had many opportunities to sail with Viking on their river cruises where we daily experienced their professionalism of putting the passenger first in comfortable accommodations, over the top meals, cultural ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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tmcordes

1 Review Written

Fabulous

We heard about Viking through other people and that they had a great experience. Everyone we talk to would choose Viking over any other Cruise Lines. They were right. We had a great trip. We went on a 50 day ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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GiGi0815

1 Review Written

Empires of the Mediterranean

As a history buff, my husband had a desire to visit Troy and Istanbul. I was not comfortable visiting that part of the world. When I saw the Viking cruise from Istanbul to Venice, I knew that would be the way to get ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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rjukkola

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

In a class by Itself!

This cruise really spoiled us! Other cruise lines just don't measure up. We especially enjoyed the all-inclusiveness: a high quality free excursion at each port, complimentary wine and beer during meal times, no ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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joecardullo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Everything was first class

Met all our expectations. Our Israel excursion to Jerusalem was great. This was our first Viking Ocean Cruise. While on board we booked our first Viking River Cruise. The rooms were great, loved the heated floors in ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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mgounaris

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Changed my opinion of cruises: now I love them!

My husband loves cruises, but it has never been my favorite form of travel. Viking ocean cruises have changed my opinion and I am looking forward to another Viking Ocean cruise. He, too, found this to be an ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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RuthPeters

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise; saw a lot!

We chose this cruise because we would see many different countries, including Israel and Italy. We began in Athens, Greece and did our own little tour in the afternoon the first day because we overslept in the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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PGSTRoy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our 1st cruise, a wonderful experience

My wife and I had been wanting to do a cruise. We didn't favour the large floating hotels, but rather the smaller cruise ships. We were attracted to the Viking line with its fine reputation and we had a desire to ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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