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2019 Best for Dining

7 Night
Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
St. Maarten, San Juan ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    St. Maarten
  • Day 5
    San Juan
  • Day 6
    Labadee
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Allure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Caters to every type of cruiser: families, couples, adventurers, food- and wine-lovers.

Cons

Upselling is rampant, and extra fees can quickly add up.

Bottom Line

If you want a fun-filled cruise with plentiful activities, you can't beat Allure of the Seas.

Reviews

Allure of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • 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.

2019 Best for Entertainment

7 Night
Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
St. Kitts, St. Thomas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    St. Kitts
  • 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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • 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.

2019 Best for Public Rooms

7 Night
Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day

Leaving:
Port Canaveral
Visiting:
Perfect Day at CocoCay, St. Thomas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Port Canaveral (Orlando)
  • Day 2
    Perfect Day at CocoCay
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    St. Thomas
  • Day 5
    St. Maarten
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Ship Details

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • 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.

2019 Best for Cabins

7 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Port Canaveral
Visiting:
Amber Cove, St. Thomas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Port Canaveral (Orlando)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Amber Cove
  • Day 4
    St. Thomas
  • Day 5
    San Juan
  • Day 6
    Grand Turk
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Ship Details

Carnival Breeze - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Variety of diversions and dining options

Cons

Crowds and informal party atmosphere might be a turn-off

Bottom Line

Carnival's fun-for-everyone ethic at its best

Reviews

Carnival Breeze Reviews

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • 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.

2019 Best Overall

7 Night
Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
St. Maarten, San Juan ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    St. Maarten
  • Day 5
    San Juan
  • Day 6
    Labadee
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • 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

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Fare Includes

What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • 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.

7 Night
Caribbean - Eastern Cruise

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
San Juan, San Juan ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    San Juan
  • Day 4
    San Juan
  • Day 4
    St. Thomas
  • Day 5
    St. Maarten
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Nassau
  • 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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • 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.

2019 Best for Entertainment

7 Night
Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
St. Kitts, San Juan ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    St. Kitts
  • Day 5
    San Juan
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Nassau
  • Day 8
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Allure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Caters to every type of cruiser: families, couples, adventurers, food- and wine-lovers.

Cons

Upselling is rampant, and extra fees can quickly add up.

Bottom Line

If you want a fun-filled cruise with plentiful activities, you can't beat Allure of the Seas.

Reviews

Allure of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • 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.

5 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Port Canaveral
Visiting:
Amber Cove, Grand Turk ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Port Canaveral (Orlando)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Amber Cove
  • Day 4
    Grand Turk
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Ship Details

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

Reviews

Carnival Elation Reviews

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

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • 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.

7 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Baltimore
Visiting:
Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Baltimore
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Grand Turk
  • Day 5
    Half Moon Cay
  • Day 6
    Freeport
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Baltimore
Ship Details

Carnival Pride - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Three swimming pools keep crowds down; good dining variety; great entertainment

Cons

Due to the ship's layout, it's hard to get to some areas, and the decor is dated

Bottom Line

The Fun Ship 2.0 additions provide great value without the crowds of larger ships

Reviews

Carnival Pride Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • 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.

7 Night
Caribbean - Eastern Cruise

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
San Juan, St. Thomas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    San Juan
  • Day 4
    St. Thomas
  • Day 5
    Tortola
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Nassau
  • Day 8
    Miami
Ship Details

Norwegian Breakaway - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Exceptional variety of restaurants and entertainment

Cons

Shore excursions and destination enrichment lacking local flavor

Bottom Line

Great, fun, easy-going vibe onboard for all ages

Reviews

Norwegian Breakaway Reviews

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

7 Day
Eastern Caribbean Itiner

Leaving:
New Orleans
Visiting:
Key West, Freeport ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    New Orleans
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Key West
  • Day 4
    Freeport
  • Day 5
    Nassau
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    New Orleans
Ship Details

Carnival Glory - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Plenty of complimentary dining and entertainment options; spacious standard cabins

Cons

Crowds at the buffet, pool deck and shore tours; constant announcements

Bottom Line

Family-friendly cruising for travelers of all ages, interests and budgets

Reviews

Carnival Glory Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
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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
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7 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Miami
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Grand Turk, San Juan ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Amber Cove
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    Cruising
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    Miami
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Carnival Conquest - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Let-down-your-hair vibe gives hardworking people the chance to unwind, with limited nickel and diming

Cons

Not for the easily offended; cruisers who don't like a lot of outdoor fun might be bored

Bottom Line

Good food, lots of laughter, friendly fellow passengers and no delusions of grandeur

Reviews

Carnival Conquest Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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6 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
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Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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    Cruising
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    Half Moon Cay
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    Grand Turk
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    Amber Cove
  • Day 6
    Cruising
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    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Carnival Magic - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

The best of Carnival's Fun Ship amenities, always served with a smile

Cons

Lines can be long; surprisingly few free dinner options

Bottom Line

With activities for all ages, Carnival Magic is perfect for multigenerational cruising

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Carnival Magic Reviews

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

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8 Day
Eastern Caribbean Itiner

Leaving:
Galveston
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Key West, Freeport ... see more
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Carnival Cruise Line
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    Galveston
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    Key West
  • Day 4
    Freeport
  • Day 5
    Half Moon Cay
  • Day 6
    Nassau
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Galveston
Ship Details

Carnival Freedom - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Free dining options and age-appropriate activities, including Seuss-themed events

Cons

Layout forces passengers to climb stairs to access other main areas of the ship on the same deck

Bottom Line

Tremendous value to passengers and families, with fun-for-all-ages atmosphere

Reviews

Carnival Freedom Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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8 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
New York
Visiting:
Grand Turk, San Juan ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    New York (Manhattan)
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Grand Turk
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    San Juan
  • Day 6
    Amber Cove
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
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    New York (Manhattan)
Ship Details

Carnival Sunrise - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Action-packed ship offers constant food and entertainment.

Cons

It's impossible to escape the crowds; pool deck food venues have long lines and bad flow.

Bottom Line

A great ship if you like activities and people, not so good for peace and quiet.

Reviews

Carnival Sunrise Reviews

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

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5 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Nassau, Half Moon Cay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Miami
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    Nassau
  • Day 3
    Half Moon Cay
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    Grand Turk
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Miami
Ship Details

Carnival Sensation - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Genuinely fun and friendly vibe onboard with a packed lineup of daily activities

Cons

Old ship with fewer dining and entertainment attractions than newer Carnival ships

Bottom Line

Short cruises and low prices make Sensation an excellent drive-to option

Reviews

Carnival Sensation Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.5

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5 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Port Canaveral
Visiting:
Grand Turk, Amber Cove ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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    Cruising
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    Grand Turk
  • Day 4
    Amber Cove
  • 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

Reviews

Carnival Elation Reviews

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

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7 Day
Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Galveston
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Key West, Freeport ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Key West
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    Freeport
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    Nassau
  • Day 6
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Galveston
Ship Details

Carnival Freedom - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Free dining options and age-appropriate activities, including Seuss-themed events

Cons

Layout forces passengers to climb stairs to access other main areas of the ship on the same deck

Bottom Line

Tremendous value to passengers and families, with fun-for-all-ages atmosphere

Reviews

Carnival Freedom Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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8 Day
Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Charleston
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St. Thomas, St. Maarten ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Charleston
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    St. Thomas
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    St. Maarten
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    San Juan
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Charleston
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Carnival Sunshine - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Ship offers updated bars, restaurants and revamped kids' spaces.

Cons

Adults-only areas, while lovely, are a bit small.

Bottom Line

Former Carnival Destiny underwent $155 million makeover, and the improvements are noticeable.

Reviews

Carnival Sunshine Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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6 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Half Moon Cay, Amber Cove ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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    Half Moon Cay
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  • Day 4
    Amber Cove
  • Day 5
    Grand Turk
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Carnival Magic - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

The best of Carnival's Fun Ship amenities, always served with a smile

Cons

Lines can be long; surprisingly few free dinner options

Bottom Line

With activities for all ages, Carnival Magic is perfect for multigenerational cruising

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Carnival Magic Reviews

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

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7 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Jacksonville
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Princess Cays, Grand Turk ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Jacksonville
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    Princess Cays
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    Grand Turk
  • Day 5
    Amber Cove
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Jacksonville
Ship Details

Carnival Ecstasy - Carnival Cruise Line

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Carnival Ecstasy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.5
Service4.5
Value5.0

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14 Night
Caribbean - Eastern Cruise

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
San Juan, San Juan ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
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    San Juan
  • Day 4
    San Juan
  • Day 4
    St. Thomas
  • Day 5
    St. Maarten
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Nassau
  • Day 8
    Miami
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Ocho Rios
  • Day 11
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 12
    Cozumel
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Nassau
  • Day 15
    Miami
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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

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2019 Best for Entertainment

8 Night
Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Perfect Day at CocoCay, San Juan ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 5
    St. Croix
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    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

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5 Day
Exotic Eastern Caribbean

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Grand Turk, Princess Cays ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Miami
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    Grand Turk
  • Day 4
    Princess Cays
  • Day 5
    Nassau
  • Day 6
    Miami
Ship Details

Carnival Sensation - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Genuinely fun and friendly vibe onboard with a packed lineup of daily activities

Cons

Old ship with fewer dining and entertainment attractions than newer Carnival ships

Bottom Line

Short cruises and low prices make Sensation an excellent drive-to option

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Carnival Sensation Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.5

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7-night
Halloween On The High Seas Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Port Canaveral

Leaving:
Port Canaveral
Visiting:
Tortola, St. Thomas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Disney Cruise Line
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    Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Tortola
  • Day 5
    St. Thomas
  • Day 6
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  • Day 7
    Castaway Cay
  • Day 8
    Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Ship Details

Disney Fantasy - Disney Cruise Line

Pros

Phenomenal kids clubs, unbelievable entertainment and plenty of adults-only spaces

Con

Disney's price point is higher than that of other cruise lines

Bottom Line

Kids will love it, but so will adults

Reviews

Disney Fantasy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.5
Service4.5
Value4.0

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