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2019 Best for Service

15 Night
Panama Canal Eastbound Cruise

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 13
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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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    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
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15-day
Panama Canal

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Corinto
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Half Moon Cay
  • Day 16
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Eurodam - Holland America Line

Pros

Midsized ship with great dining, entertainment and enrichment options, and good service

Cons

Busy Lido Market and spa reception; tired Club HAL spaces for kids; challenging internet

Bottom Line

Perfect combination of modern amenities and entertainment with traditional ship ambiance

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

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  • Wi-Fi
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  • 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
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2019 Best for Dining

16-day
Panama Canal

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Corinto
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Aruba
  • Day 14
    Curacao
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

Bottom Line

Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

Reviews

Rotterdam Reviews

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

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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, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Public Rooms

16-day
Panama Canal

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 8
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 9
    Corinto
  • Day 10
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Aruba
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Unique entertainment options and a high standard of service that sets it apart

Con

Overcrowded at times and occasionally inconsistent fee-based dining

Bottom Line

A great choice for a pampered, laid-back vacation -- particularly for music lovers

Reviews

Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

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

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  • 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

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17-day
Panama Canal Holiday

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, La Paz ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    La Paz
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Manzanillo
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Huatulco
  • Day 9
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 10
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 11
    Corinto
  • Day 12
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 14
    Panama Canal
  • Day 14
    Panama Canal
  • Day 15
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Fabulous entertainment, despite ship's small size

Con

Not much variety of dining

Bottom Line

Great value for bucket-list itineraries

Reviews

Amsterdam Reviews

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

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, 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.

17-day
Panama Canal

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Chiapas ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Corinto
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Aruba
  • Day 14
    Curacao
  • Day 15
    Bonaire
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Volendam - Holland America Line

Pros

Incredibly polished service from friendly, well-trained crew

Cons

Does show its age in several areas throughout the ship

Bottom Line

Nice variety of activities, amenities and enrichment on a manageable midsize vessel

Reviews

Volendam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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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, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Public Rooms

16-day
Panama Canal

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Corinto
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Curacao
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Half Moon Cay
  • Day 17
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

Bottom Line

Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

Reviews

Rotterdam Reviews

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

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  • 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, cofee, 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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14-night
Very Merrytime Eastbound Panama Canal Cruise From San Diego Ending In Galveston

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta ... see more
Cruise Line:
Disney Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 10
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 13
    Cozumel
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Galveston
Ship Details

Disney Wonder - Disney Cruise Line

Pros

Only ship in the fleet with "Frozen, a Musical Spectacular" and Tiana's Place restaurant

Cons

Most activities need to be booked in advance, leaving those who didn't out of luck

Bottom Line

Most notable for its unique kids club spaces, modern adult areas and Alaska itineraries

Reviews

Disney Wonder Reviews

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

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  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, 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

15-day
Panama Canal

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    San Diego
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Corinto
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Curacao
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

Bottom Line

Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

Reviews

Rotterdam Reviews

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

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
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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, 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.

19-day
Panama Canal

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Volendam - Holland America Line

Pros

Incredibly polished service from friendly, well-trained crew

Cons

Does show its age in several areas throughout the ship

Bottom Line

Nice variety of activities, amenities and enrichment on a manageable midsize vessel

Reviews

Volendam Reviews

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4.0/5
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Panama Canal

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Zaandam - Holland America Line

Pro

Service embodies attention to detail

Con

Seating on pool deck feels limited at times

Bottom Line

Cozy ship with a friendly vibe

Reviews
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4.0/5
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Dining3.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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18-day
Panama Canal

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Oosterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

The addition of the line's signature Music Walk has reinvigorated nightlife onboard

Con

Lacks attractions for active cruisers

Bottom Line

Good service and excellent evening entertainment combine to please

Reviews

Oosterdam Reviews

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

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Panama Canal

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Eurodam - Holland America Line

Pros

Midsized ship with great dining, entertainment and enrichment options, and good service

Cons

Busy Lido Market and spa reception; tired Club HAL spaces for kids; challenging internet

Bottom Line

Perfect combination of modern amenities and entertainment with traditional ship ambiance

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

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Panama Canal Holiday

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Zaandam - Holland America Line

Pro

Service embodies attention to detail

Con

Seating on pool deck feels limited at times

Bottom Line

Cozy ship with a friendly vibe

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

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Zaandam - Holland America Line

Pro

Service embodies attention to detail

Con

Seating on pool deck feels limited at times

Bottom Line

Cozy ship with a friendly vibe

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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15 Night
Transcanal Cruise

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Ship Details

Emerald Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Friendly crew, well-crafted shore tours, improved specialty dining

Cons

Long queues to enter main dining rooms and upselling in the spa

Bottom Line

Relaxed atmosphere with dining and entertainment options for all ages

Reviews

Emerald Princess Reviews

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4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
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