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About Eastern Caribbean Cruises

Your first Caribbean cruise is likely to visit the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, which include the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and Puerto Rico. Enjoy shopping in popular ports such as St. Thomas, or explore Spanish history in Old San Juan. And of course, there are plenty of places for beach bums to grab sun and a cocktail.


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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    San Juan, St. Thomas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      San Juan
    • Day 4
      San Juan
    • Day 4
      St. Thomas
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Nassau
    • Day 7
      Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
    • Day 8
      Miami
    Ship Details

    MSC Seaside - MSC Cruises

    Pros

    Ample outdoor space draws passengers outside to enjoy the ship's Caribbean surroundings

    Cons

    With so many areas dedicated to the outdoors, interior public areas can feel crowded during inclement weather

    Bottom Line

    This bright, elegant and technologically advanced ship is great for North Americans

    Reviews

    MSC Seaside Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    MSC Seaside is lively and fun, incorporating jaw-dropping entertainment, lots of outdoor spaces...

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    Cruznlegend
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Nickled and dimed
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    beverly.stadalsky
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    WORST CRUISE I HAVE EVER TAKEN
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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    San Juan, Tortola ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      San Juan
    • Day 4
      Tortola
    • Day 5
      St. Maarten
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Celebrity Edge - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Beautiful and innovative with outstanding accommodations and extensive dining choices

    Cons

    Expensive upcharge restaurants, spa and drinks; nighttime entertainment lacks variety

    Bottom Line

    A hip-at-heart ship that may challenge the expectations of experienced cruisers

    Reviews

    Celebrity Edge Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5

    Celebrity Cruises set out to design its newest and most technologically advanced ship, Celebrit...

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    Oville
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    January 12, 2020, Another Great Cruise on Edge
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    Cammy8
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Not Perfect, but close to it!
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    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Princess Cays, St. Thomas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Princess Cays
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      St. Thomas
    • Day 5
      St. Maarten
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Caribbean Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    Varied selection of dining venues, daytime activities and evening entertainment

    Cons

    Not a lot of active pursuits available onboard

    Bottom Line

    Port-intensive itineraries and regionally themed activities offer an immersive experience

    Reviews

    Caribbean Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Caribbean Princess maintains a laid-back ambiance, allowing for laugh-out-loud fun that's never...

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    GAMANACY
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    WONDERFUL TRIP AND STAFF WAS TERRIFIC
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    northern_us
    Sail Date Jul 2019
    Eastern Caribbean: 7 days of sunshine -
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      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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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    San Juan, St. Thomas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      San Juan
    • Day 4
      St. Thomas
    • Day 5
      Samana and Cayo Levantado
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Nassau
    • Day 8
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Celebrity Equinox - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Innovative features like a real grass lawn and glass-blowing show

    Cons

    Main dining could use a little improvement

    Bottom Line

    Sail for a strong mix of dining and activity options

    Reviews

    Celebrity Equinox Reviews

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

    Celebrity Equinox undergwent an extensive refurbishment in May 2019. It received additional...

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    London1990
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    All round good cruise
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    deliver42
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Fantastic Service
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
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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

    ** 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.

  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    7 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Half Moon Cay
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Grand Turk
    • Day 5
      Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Key West
    • Day 8
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Nieuw Statendam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    A ship for music-lovers, with venues representing rock, pop, jazz, classical and the blues

    Cons

    Free dining is strong, but some higher-cover specialty restaurants aren't worth the extra money

    Bottom Line

    Perfect for the modern cruiser who is interested in exploration, music and culinary arts

    Reviews

    Nieuw Statendam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Value4.5

    Nieuw Statendam represents the latest offering from a more modern and engaging Holland America....

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    teltrainer
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Coughing Through The Caribbean
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    SnowbirdWannaB
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Thanksgiving week cruise = lots of kids; Love the Spa
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
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    • 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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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    San Juan, St. Thomas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      San Juan
    • Day 4
      St. Thomas
    • Day 5
      Tortola
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Nassau
    • Day 8
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Celebrity Equinox - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Innovative features like a real grass lawn and glass-blowing show

    Cons

    Main dining could use a little improvement

    Bottom Line

    Sail for a strong mix of dining and activity options

    Reviews

    Celebrity Equinox Reviews

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

    Celebrity Equinox undergwent an extensive refurbishment in May 2019. It received additional...

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    dennyrae1971
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Elegant ship. wonderful time
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    lqrescigno
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Great Cruise. Celebrity hits the mark on so many levels.
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    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
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    • 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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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Princess Cays, St. Thomas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Princess Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Princess Cays
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      St. Thomas
    • Day 5
      St. Maarten
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Sky Princess - Princess Cruises

    Pros

    First-rate dining, jazz club and high-energy theater entertainment

    Cons

    Standard rooms run small; OceanMedallion technology is buggy

    Bottom Line

    A lovely modern cruise ship with excellent dining and evening entertainment

    Reviews

    Sky Princess Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Sky Princess is an elegant addition to the Princess Cruises fleet. It maintains many of the line's...

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    twodaywonder
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Beautiful ship and a great cruise
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    mwb041
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Dazzled by the Sky
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    • Spa Services
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    • Basic Drinks
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    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
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    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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  • 8 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Labadee, San Juan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    8 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Labadee
    • Day 4
      San Juan
    • Day 5
      Virgin Gorda
    • Day 6
      St. Thomas
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Empress of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Small, uncrowded ship with plenty of window-lined seating and personalized service

    Cons

    Ship's age is evident in plumbing issues; lack of activities for teens might be a problem

    Bottom Line

    Empress has charm and offers a well-rounded cruise experience at a bargain price

    Reviews

    Empress of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    The 2016 return of the 1,602-passenger Empress of the Seas to the Royal Caribbean fleet marked ...

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    Faye G
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    I won't return, but was okay
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    Gaynors
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Smallest ship with the Biggest Heart
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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.

  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Labadee, San Juan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Labadee
    • Day 4
      San Juan
    • Day 5
      St. Thomas
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Perfect Day at CocoCay
    • Day 8
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Symphony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    The range of activities, restaurants and lounges make it a highly customizable ship

    Cons

    If you choose to indulge in specialty dining, you'll pay a premium

    Bottom Line

    Royal Caribbean has taken the best features of its most popular ship class and improved upon them

    Reviews

    Symphony of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    Royal Caribbean might have built the world's largest cruise ship -- once again -- but the size ...

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    MarijanaWood
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Expected more overall
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    Babs960
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Splendid Symphony of the Seas
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    • Spa Services
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    • Alcohol
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    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    Perfect Day at CocoCay, San Juan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Perfect Day at CocoCay
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      San Juan
    • Day 5
      St. Maarten
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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    Harmony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    One of the largest cruise ships in the world offers plenty of choice

    Cons

    Can feel crowded and busy, despite clever design to combat congestion

    Bottom Line

    Fantastic ship for families and those looking for great entertainment and activities

    Reviews

    Harmony of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service3.0
    Value4.0

    You would be hard pressed to take part in everything on offer on the 5,479-passenger Harmony of...

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    rwilfong082206
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Horrible guest experience, great ship
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    Pendergast2
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    The staff was amazing!!
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
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    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
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      Still water, coffee, and tea
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      Soda and Juice
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      Beer, wine, and spirits
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  • 10 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    St. Maarten, St. Lucia ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    10 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      St. Maarten
    • Day 5
      St. Lucia
    • Day 6
      Barbados
    • Day 7
      Antigua
    • Day 8
      St. Kitts (Port Zante)
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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    Celebrity Reflection - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Newest ship in the Celebrity fleet, impressive free and for-a-fee dining options

    Cons

    Exclusive venues for suite guests could make other passengers feel excluded

    Bottom Line

    Stylish and contemporary mega-ship cruising with exceptional service

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    Celebrity Reflection Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Cool sophistication is the unmistakable vibe onboard Celebrity Reflection, the biggest of the f...

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    blisteringherb
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    The Perfect Christmas Cruise Getaway
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    ericL1
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Disappointing
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    • 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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  • 5 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    Amber Cove, Grand Turk ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    5 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
    • Day 4
      Grand Turk
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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    Carnival Elation - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Families will love the water park and Dr. Seuss activities; new dining spots draw crowds

    Cons

    Just one pool, no movies by the pool and little onboard shopping

    Bottom Line

    Enough onboard to keep passengers as busy as they want to be

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    Carnival Elation Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    Given that Elation was built 20 years ago, it is noticeably smaller than the larger-than-life s...

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    CruiseDad23
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Worst Cruise by far
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    hotwired875
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Entry level cruise, nothing overly good or bad
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    • 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
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    St. Maarten, St. Thomas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Cruise to Eastern Caribbean Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      St. Maarten
    • Day 5
      St. Thomas
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Perfect Day at CocoCay
    • Day 8
      Miami
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    Symphony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    The range of activities, restaurants and lounges make it a highly customizable ship

    Cons

    If you choose to indulge in specialty dining, you'll pay a premium

    Bottom Line

    Royal Caribbean has taken the best features of its most popular ship class and improved upon them

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    Symphony of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    Royal Caribbean might have built the world's largest cruise ship -- once again -- but the size ...

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    cruzinfromnowon
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Symphony is the best!
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    ChriSusan
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Amazing Cabin 12-329 and Amazing RCI 50th Anniversary Cruise
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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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  • 8 Night
    Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Labadee, San Juan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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