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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

7 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

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

  • Day 1
    San Juan
  • Day 2
    St. Maarten
  • Day 3
    St. Kitts
  • Day 4
    Antigua
  • Day 5
    St. Lucia
  • Day 6
    Barbados
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Freedom of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

A dizzying number of onboard activities and top-notch entertainment ensure you'll never be bored.

Cons

The ship's central Royal Promenade is a bit like a shopping mall, and sales pitches are at every turn.

Bottom Line

Despite its age, the ship still shines, and there's something for every age group.

Reviews

Freedom of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
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, cofee, 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 Families

7 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
San Juan
Visiting:
Aruba, Curacao ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Juan
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Aruba
  • Day 4
    Curacao
  • Day 5
    Bonaire
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    St. Maarten
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Freedom of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

A dizzying number of onboard activities and top-notch entertainment ensure you'll never be bored.

Cons

The ship's central Royal Promenade is a bit like a shopping mall, and sales pitches are at every turn.

Bottom Line

Despite its age, the ship still shines, and there's something for every age group.

Reviews

Freedom of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
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, cofee, 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 Dining

9 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Aruba, Curacao ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Aruba
  • Day 5
    Curacao
  • Day 6
    Bonaire
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Celebrity Silhouette - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Outstanding service, top-notch cuisine and well-thought out design

Cons

Specialty dining charges can run high

Bottom Line

Sets standards for an upscale big ship experience for service, ambience, dining and decors

Reviews

Celebrity Silhouette 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, cofee, 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

9 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Labadee, Bonaire ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Labadee
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Bonaire
  • Day 6
    Aruba
  • Day 7
    Curacao
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Miami
Ship Details

Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

A wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment for every generation

Cons

The high passenger capacity means queuing is inevitable

Bottom Line

With a broad range of activities, Explorer has something for everyone, from active cruisers to families

Reviews

Explorer of the Seas Reviews

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

The second of five in the revolutionary Voyager-class series that started with

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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, cofee, 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.

8 Day
Exotic Southern Caribbea

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Grand Turk, La Romana ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Grand Turk
  • Day 4
    La Romana (Casa de Campo)
  • Day 5
    Curacao
  • Day 6
    Aruba
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Miami
Ship Details

Carnival Horizon - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Activity-packed ship with plenty to do without massive upcharges

Cons

Finding a spot for some peace and quiet is tricky

Bottom Line

Great value, perfect for families

Reviews

Carnival Horizon Reviews

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

8 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Curacao, Bonaire ... 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
    Curacao
  • Day 5
    Bonaire
  • Day 6
    Aruba
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Adventure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Newly installed FlowRiders and water slides are sure to please

Cons

Less than half of the cabins onboard have balconies

Bottom Line

A good choice for Southern Caribbean cruises requiring fewer at sea days

Reviews

Adventure of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
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, cofee, 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
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
San Juan
Visiting:
Barbados, St. Lucia ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Juan
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Barbados
  • Day 4
    St. Lucia
  • Day 5
    Antigua
  • Day 6
    St. Kitts
  • Day 7
    St. Thomas
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Celebrity Summit - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Smaller size means consistent service; heavy emphasis on food and wine, with good results.

Cons

Nighttime entertainment is hit or miss, with some live music shows more snooze fest than snappy.

Bottom Line

The ship presents some of the best features of Celebrity, without being too overwhelming.

Reviews

Celebrity Summit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
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, cofee, 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
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
San Juan
Visiting:
Tortola, St. Maarten ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Juan
  • Day 2
    Tortola
  • Day 3
    St. Maarten
  • Day 4
    Dominica
  • Day 5
    Barbados
  • Day 6
    Grenada
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Celebrity Summit - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Smaller size means consistent service; heavy emphasis on food and wine, with good results.

Cons

Nighttime entertainment is hit or miss, with some live music shows more snooze fest than snappy.

Bottom Line

The ship presents some of the best features of Celebrity, without being too overwhelming.

Reviews

Celebrity Summit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
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, cofee, 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 Families

7 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

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

  • Day 1
    San Juan
  • Day 2
    St. Thomas
  • Day 3
    St. Kitts
  • Day 4
    Antigua
  • Day 5
    St. Lucia
  • Day 6
    Barbados
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Freedom of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

A dizzying number of onboard activities and top-notch entertainment ensure you'll never be bored.

Cons

The ship's central Royal Promenade is a bit like a shopping mall, and sales pitches are at every turn.

Bottom Line

Despite its age, the ship still shines, and there's something for every age group.

Reviews

Freedom of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
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, cofee, 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 Value

7 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
San Juan
Visiting:
St. Kitts, Aruba ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Juan
  • Day 2
    St. Kitts
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Aruba
  • Day 5
    Curacao
  • Day 6
    Bonaire
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Celebrity Summit - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Smaller size means consistent service; heavy emphasis on food and wine, with good results.

Cons

Nighttime entertainment is hit or miss, with some live music shows more snooze fest than snappy.

Bottom Line

The ship presents some of the best features of Celebrity, without being too overwhelming.

Reviews

Celebrity Summit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
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, cofee, 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
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
San Juan
Visiting:
St. Thomas, St. Kitts ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Juan
  • Day 2
    St. Thomas
  • Day 3
    St. Kitts
  • Day 4
    Antigua
  • Day 5
    St. Lucia
  • Day 6
    Barbados
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Celebrity Summit - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Smaller size means consistent service; heavy emphasis on food and wine, with good results.

Cons

Nighttime entertainment is hit or miss, with some live music shows more snooze fest than snappy.

Bottom Line

The ship presents some of the best features of Celebrity, without being too overwhelming.

Reviews

Celebrity Summit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Embarkation

9 Night
Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Grand Cayman, Curacao ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Curacao
  • Day 6
    Bonaire
  • Day 7
    Aruba
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    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
Dining

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7-day
Southern Caribbean Itine

Leaving:
San Juan
Visiting:
St. Thomas, St. Maarten ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    St. Kitts
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    St. Lucia
  • Day 6
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  • Day 7
    Cruising
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    San Juan
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Carnival Fascination - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Offers inexpensive seven-night sailings

Cons

Departs from San Juan and Barbados, requiring flights

Bottom Line

Older ship that's great for simple warm-weather getaways

Reviews

Carnival Fascination Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
San Juan
Visiting:
Barbados, Grenada ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Grenada
  • Day 5
    Dominica
  • Day 6
    St. Maarten
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    St. Thomas
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Vision of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Crew works hard to bring the fun; a smaller size ship means it's easier to navigate

Cons

Cabins showing age; fewer options for food, entertainment than larger ships

Bottom Line

Solid option for a value cruise, but set expectations if you're used to bells and whistles

Reviews

Vision of the Seas Reviews

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

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8 Day
Exotic Southern Caribbea

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Aruba
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    Curacao
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    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 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Aruba, Curacao ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Cruising
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    Aruba
  • Day 5
    Curacao
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    Bonaire
  • Day 7
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Adventure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Newly installed FlowRiders and water slides are sure to please

Cons

Less than half of the cabins onboard have balconies

Bottom Line

A good choice for Southern Caribbean cruises requiring fewer at sea days

Reviews

Adventure of the Seas Reviews

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

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2019 Best Overall

7 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
San Juan
Visiting:
St. Thomas, St. Maarten ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Dominica
  • Day 5
    Barbados
  • Day 6
    Grenada
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Celebrity Summit - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Smaller size means consistent service; heavy emphasis on food and wine, with good results.

Cons

Nighttime entertainment is hit or miss, with some live music shows more snooze fest than snappy.

Bottom Line

The ship presents some of the best features of Celebrity, without being too overwhelming.

Reviews

Celebrity Summit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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8 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Bonaire, Aruba ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Cruising
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    Bonaire
  • Day 5
    Aruba
  • Day 6
    Curacao
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Adventure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Newly installed FlowRiders and water slides are sure to please

Cons

Less than half of the cabins onboard have balconies

Bottom Line

A good choice for Southern Caribbean cruises requiring fewer at sea days

Reviews

Adventure of the Seas Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Leaving:
San Juan
Visiting:
Punta Cana, St. Thomas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Punta Cana
  • Day 3
    St. Thomas
  • Day 4
    Martinique
  • Day 5
    St. Lucia
  • Day 6
    Barbados
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Vision of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Crew works hard to bring the fun; a smaller size ship means it's easier to navigate

Cons

Cabins showing age; fewer options for food, entertainment than larger ships

Bottom Line

Solid option for a value cruise, but set expectations if you're used to bells and whistles

Reviews

Vision of the Seas Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

9 Night
Southern Caribbean Holiday

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Labadee, Bonaire ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Cruising
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    Labadee
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    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Bonaire
  • Day 6
    Aruba
  • Day 7
    Curacao
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Miami
Ship Details

Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

A wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment for every generation

Cons

The high passenger capacity means queuing is inevitable

Bottom Line

With a broad range of activities, Explorer has something for everyone, from active cruisers to families

Reviews

Explorer of the Seas Reviews

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

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8 Day
Exotic Southern Caribbea

Leaving:
Miami
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Aruba, Bonaire ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Bonaire
  • Day 6
    Curacao
  • Day 7
    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Miami
Ship Details

Carnival Horizon - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Activity-packed ship with plenty to do without massive upcharges

Cons

Finding a spot for some peace and quiet is tricky

Bottom Line

Great value, perfect for families

Reviews

Carnival Horizon Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

7 Night
Southern Caribbean Cruise

Cruise Critic Favorite
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San Juan
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Cruise Line:
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    Cruising
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    Bonaire
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    Aruba
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    Curacao
  • Day 6
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    St. Maarten
  • Day 8
    San Juan
Ship Details

Freedom of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

A dizzying number of onboard activities and top-notch entertainment ensure you'll never be bored.

Cons

The ship's central Royal Promenade is a bit like a shopping mall, and sales pitches are at every turn.

Bottom Line

Despite its age, the ship still shines, and there's something for every age group.

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Freedom of the Seas Reviews

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

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7-day
Southern Caribbean Holiday

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Half Moon Cay, Aruba ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Half Moon Cay
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Aruba
  • Day 5
    Curacao
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • 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

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8 Day
Exotic Southern Caribbea

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Grand Turk, La Romana ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Grand Turk
  • Day 4
    La Romana (Casa de Campo)
  • Day 5
    Curacao
  • Day 6
    Aruba
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    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

Reviews

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
Southern Caribbean Itine

Leaving:
Barbados
Visiting:
San Juan, St. Thomas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Carnival Cruise Line
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    Barbados
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    San Juan
  • Day 4
    St. Thomas
  • Day 5
    St. Maarten
  • Day 6
    St. Kitts
  • Day 7
    St. Lucia
  • Day 8
    Barbados
Ship Details

Carnival Fascination - Carnival Cruise Line

Pros

Offers inexpensive seven-night sailings

Cons

Departs from San Juan and Barbados, requiring flights

Bottom Line

Older ship that's great for simple warm-weather getaways

Reviews

Carnival Fascination Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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    Still water, cofee, and tea
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