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  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    5 Night
    Caribbean - Western Cruise

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    Costa Maya, Cozumel ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Cruise Itinerary

    5 Night Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Costa Maya
    • Day 4
      Cozumel
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Sun - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Refurbished spaces boast clean, modern design; a plethora of tasty dining options abounds.

    Cons

    Buffets are often congested and signage is lacking; there are no water slides/water parks.

    Bottom Line

    Great overall experience with tons of dining and activity choices and itinerary options.

    Reviews

    Norwegian Sun Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service3.5
    Value3.5

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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 3 Night
    Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    Nassau, Perfect Day at CocoCay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    3 Night Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Nassau
    • Day 3
      Perfect Day at CocoCay
    • Day 4
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    Ship Details

    Mariner of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Something surprising to see or do around every corner, no shortage of action onboard

    Cons

    Some specialty dining reservations were impossible to come by due to the short sailings

    Bottom Line

    Activity-filled, weekend-friendly itineraries and great food make an ideal sailing

    Reviews

    Mariner of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining5.0
    Service4.5
    Value5.0

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      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
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      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 4 Day
    Bahamas Itinerary

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    Nassau, Freeport ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    4 Night Cruise Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Nassau
    • Day 4
      Freeport
    • Day 5
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    Ship Details

    Carnival Liberty - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    The crew goes out of their way to ensure you're enjoying yourself

    Cons

    Enrichment opportunities could be tailored to actually enrich the Bahamian experience

    Bottom Line

    The carefree atmosphere and abundance of activities make it a great value

    Reviews

    Carnival Liberty Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Value

    4 Day
    Baja Mexico Itinerary

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Catalina Island, Ensenada ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    4 Night Cruise Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Catalina Island (California)
    • Day 3
      Ensenada
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Carnival Inspiration - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Fun-loving vibe, very few extra-fee attractions

    Cons

    Old ship has very few cabin and dining options

    Bottom Line

    Affordable cruise makes for the perfect short getaway

    Reviews

    Carnival Inspiration Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Inspiration is an old ship with a young heart. The 2,056-passenger ship debuted in 199...

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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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      Soda and Juice
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Entertainment

    4 Night
    Western Caribbean Cruise

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Galveston
    Visiting:
    Cozumel, Galveston ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    4 Night Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Galveston
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cozumel
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Galveston
    Ship Details

    Enchantment of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Lots of enjoyable onboard entertainment, a highlight is the parade of flags

    Cons

    No adventurous attractions, like waterslides or ziplines

    Bottom Line

    A good value for families with lots of onboard fun

    Reviews

    Enchantment of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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    • Cabin
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    • Port Taxes & Fees
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
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    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 5 Night
    Caribbean - Western Cruise

    Leaving:
    New Orleans
    Visiting:
    Cozumel, Progreso ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    5 Night Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      New Orleans
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cozumel
    • Day 4
      Progreso
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      New Orleans
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    Norwegian Getaway - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Getaway makes the most of outdoor spaces like the Waterfront with its South Beach vibe.

    Cons

    Fees add up for wow-factor experiences, such as upscale restaurants and dinner theater.

    Bottom Line

    Getaway offers an abundance of dining and entertainment options with a Miami flair.

    Reviews

    Norwegian Getaway Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
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      Still water, coffee, and tea
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 5 Day
    Western Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Tampa
    Visiting:
    Grand Cayman, Cozumel ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    5 Night Cruise Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Tampa
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
    • Day 4
      Cozumel
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Tampa
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    Carnival Paradise - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Extremely friendly service and outstanding entertainment

    Cons

    Older ship with limited dining options

    Bottom Line

    Lots of fun to be had onboard; cruises to Cuba offer enrichment

    Reviews

    Carnival Paradise Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
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    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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    • Alcohol
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  • 4 Night
    Caribbean - Western Cruise

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Costa Maya, Miami ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    4 Night Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Costa Maya
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Miami
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    Norwegian Pearl - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Plenty of dining, nightlife and family options to easily accommodate short sailings

    Cons

    Unless you're onboard for a theme charter, evening entertainment might feel a bit dated

    Bottom Line

    Whether you're just taking a long weekend or sailing with superstars, Norwegian Pearl is a cheerful ship to call home

    Reviews

    Norwegian Pearl Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 5 Night
    U. S. Pacific Coast Cruise

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    San Francisco, Vancouver ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    5 Night Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      San Francisco
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Vancouver
    • Day 6
      Vancouver
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    Norwegian Joy - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Great selection of dining venues, plus fun activities like go-karts, laser tag and a VR arcade.

    Cons

    Most dining venues and activities cost extra; and everything requires reservations.

    Bottom Line

    A fun ship that has plenty to keep you busy.

    Reviews

    Norwegian Joy Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value3.5

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    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    5 Night
    Bahamas Cruise

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    5 Night Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Great Stirrup Cay
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Nassau
    • Day 5
      Great Stirrup Cay
    • Day 6
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Sun - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Refurbished spaces boast clean, modern design; a plethora of tasty dining options abounds.

    Cons

    Buffets are often congested and signage is lacking; there are no water slides/water parks.

    Bottom Line

    Great overall experience with tons of dining and activity choices and itinerary options.

    Reviews

    Norwegian Sun Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service3.5
    Value3.5

    Built in 2001, Norwegian Sun underwent a three-week bow-to-stern renovation in May 2018, which ...

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