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2019 Best for Dining

5 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Galveston
Visiting:
Costa Maya, Cozumel ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Galveston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Costa Maya
  • Day 4
    Cozumel
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    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
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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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2019 Best for Dining

4 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Galveston
Visiting:
Cozumel, Galveston ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • 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
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

4 Day
Western Caribbean Itiner

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Key West, Cozumel ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Key West
  • Day 3
    Cozumel
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Miami
Ship Details

Carnival Victory - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Signature Carnival dining and bar options, refreshed staterooms and abundant activities

Cons

Outdated design is apparent in public spaces and it lacks on-deck sports features

Bottom Line

This midsized ship combines popular culinary options with fun choices in entertainment

Reviews

Carnival Victory Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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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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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  • 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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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Entertainment

5 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Galveston
Visiting:
Progreso, Cozumel ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Galveston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Progreso
  • Day 4
    Cozumel
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    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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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

5 Day
Western Caribbean

Leaving:
Tampa
Visiting:
Grand Cayman, Cozumel ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Tampa
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 4
    Cozumel
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Tampa
Ship Details

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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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Shore Excursions

5 Day
Western Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
New Orleans
Visiting:
Cozumel, Progreso ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    New Orleans
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cozumel
  • Day 4
    Progreso
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    New Orleans
Ship Details

Carnival Valor - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

More free than for-fee specialty dining venues

Cons

Unusual kids' club location near spa and Serenity deck

Bottom Line

Excellent value and fun, comfortable atmosphere for all ages

Reviews

Carnival Valor Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

5 Night
Caribbean - Western Cruise

Leaving:
New Orleans
Visiting:
Cozumel, Costa Maya ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    New Orleans
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cozumel
  • Day 4
    Costa Maya
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    New Orleans
Ship Details

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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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

5 Day
Western Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Galveston
Visiting:
Cozumel, Progreso ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Galveston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cozumel
  • Day 4
    Progreso
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Galveston
Ship Details

Carnival Dream - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

All entertainment and most dining is included in the cruise fare

Cons

No dedicated sports bar; games are streamed at the casino bar

Bottom Line

A ship with a happy vibe, where passengers have fun and crew is friendly

Reviews

Carnival Dream Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
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  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

5 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Cozumel, Costa Maya ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cozumel
  • Day 4
    Costa Maya
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Majesty of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Fun-filled, short cruises that tick all the boxes -- sun, sea, sand and booze

Cons

Older ship with limited attractions, especially if you're used to newer ships

Bottom Line

If you want a good value short-break cruise in the sun, you can't go wrong on Majesty

Reviews

Majesty of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

4 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Cozumel, Fort Lauderdale ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cozumel
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Independence of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Outstanding entertainment including "Grease," the musical; vast number of daytime activities

Cons

Food quality varies considerably; upcharging for certain activities can be wearing

Bottom Line

2018 refurb has reaffirmed the ship as one of the best family-friendly cruise ships afloat

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Independence of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
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
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Shore Excursions

4 Day
Western Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
New Orleans
Visiting:
Cozumel, New Orleans ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    New Orleans
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cozumel
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    New Orleans
Ship Details

Carnival Valor - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

More free than for-fee specialty dining venues

Cons

Unusual kids' club location near spa and Serenity deck

Bottom Line

Excellent value and fun, comfortable atmosphere for all ages

Reviews

Carnival Valor Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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Brilliance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Good dining for line's pricing, particularly at Windjammer and specialty restaurants

Cons

Air quality is smoky throughout ship despite smoking restrictions

Bottom Line

This comfortable, midsize ship is a good choice for theme cruises or short itineraries

Reviews

Brilliance of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
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Carnival Fantasy - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Exceptional service/friendly crew and passengers; tasty food; clean, comfortable cabins

Cons

Only one main swimming pool; oldest ship in the Carnival fleet

Bottom Line

Ideal for families; excellent value for singles/couples and first-time cruisers

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Carnival Fantasy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.5
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Value4.0

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Western Caribbean

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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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5 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

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Key West, Cozumel ... see more
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Royal Caribbean International
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Brilliance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Good dining for line's pricing, particularly at Windjammer and specialty restaurants

Cons

Air quality is smoky throughout ship despite smoking restrictions

Bottom Line

This comfortable, midsize ship is a good choice for theme cruises or short itineraries

Reviews

Brilliance of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
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Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.5

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5 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
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Royal Caribbean International
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Majesty of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Fun-filled, short cruises that tick all the boxes -- sun, sea, sand and booze

Cons

Older ship with limited attractions, especially if you're used to newer ships

Bottom Line

If you want a good value short-break cruise in the sun, you can't go wrong on Majesty

Reviews

Majesty of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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4 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

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Brilliance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Good dining for line's pricing, particularly at Windjammer and specialty restaurants

Cons

Air quality is smoky throughout ship despite smoking restrictions

Bottom Line

This comfortable, midsize ship is a good choice for theme cruises or short itineraries

Reviews

Brilliance of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.5

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5 Night
Key West Cruise

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Brilliance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Good dining for line's pricing, particularly at Windjammer and specialty restaurants

Cons

Air quality is smoky throughout ship despite smoking restrictions

Bottom Line

This comfortable, midsize ship is a good choice for theme cruises or short itineraries

Reviews

Brilliance of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.5

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5 Day
Western Caribbean

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Carnival Fantasy - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Exceptional service/friendly crew and passengers; tasty food; clean, comfortable cabins

Cons

Only one main swimming pool; oldest ship in the Carnival fleet

Bottom Line

Ideal for families; excellent value for singles/couples and first-time cruisers

Reviews

Carnival Fantasy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.5
Service5.0
Value4.0

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5 Night
Western Caribbean Cruise

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Fort Lauderdale
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Royal Caribbean International
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Ship Details

Independence of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Outstanding entertainment including "Grease," the musical; vast number of daytime activities

Cons

Food quality varies considerably; upcharging for certain activities can be wearing

Bottom Line

2018 refurb has reaffirmed the ship as one of the best family-friendly cruise ships afloat

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Independence of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Shore Excursions

4 Day
Western Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Galveston
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Cozumel, Galveston ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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Carnival Dream - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

All entertainment and most dining is included in the cruise fare

Cons

No dedicated sports bar; games are streamed at the casino bar

Bottom Line

A ship with a happy vibe, where passengers have fun and crew is friendly

Reviews

Carnival Dream Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value5.0

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5 Night
Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
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Cozumel, Nassau ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Nassau
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Majesty of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Fun-filled, short cruises that tick all the boxes -- sun, sea, sand and booze

Cons

Older ship with limited attractions, especially if you're used to newer ships

Bottom Line

If you want a good value short-break cruise in the sun, you can't go wrong on Majesty

Reviews

Majesty of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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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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Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    New Orleans
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cozumel
  • Day 4
    Progreso
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    New Orleans
Ship Details

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

Getaway simply oozes Miami, and that's exactly what Norwegian Cruise Line was going for when it...

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • 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