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  • 20 Night
    Panama Canal Cruise

    Leaving:
    New York
    Visiting:
    Curacao, Aruba ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    • Day 1
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Curacao
    • Day 6
      Aruba
    • Day 7
      Santa Marta
    • Day 8
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 9
      Panama Canal
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 12
      Corinto
    • Day 13
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
    • Day 16
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 17
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Los Angeles
    • Day 20
      Santa Barbara
    • Day 21
      San Francisco
    • Day 21
      San Francisco
    • Day 21
      San Francisco
    • Day 21
      San Francisco
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Gem - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Easy layout, lots of choice, refitted Haven

    Cons

    Longer itineraries make cruises less family friendly

    Bottom Line

    Wide range of dining and entertainment options keep everyone happy

    Reviews

    Norwegian Gem Reviews

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

  • 10 Night
    Transcanal Cruise

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Falmouth, Cartagena ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Falmouth
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 6
      Colon (Cristobal)
    • Day 6
      Panama Canal
    • Day 7
      Limon Bay
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 11
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 11
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 11
      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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    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 Value

    18 Night
    Panama Canal Cruise

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Cartagena, Colon ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 5
      Colon (Cristobal)
    • Day 6
      Panama Canal
    • Day 7
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 8
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 9
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 10
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 11
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 12
      Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
    • Day 13
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 14
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 15
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 16
      San Diego
    • Day 17
      Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
    • Day 18
      San Francisco
    • Day 19
      San Francisco
    Ship Details

    Seven Seas Mariner - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

    Pros

    Cruise fare covers nearly everything: drinks, tips and excellent variety of excursions

    Cons

    Prices are among the industry's highest, even for entry-level suites

    Bottom Line

    Inclusive nature and great service means a Mariner cruise is all about relaxing

    Reviews

    Seven Seas Mariner Reviews

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

  • 16 Night
    Panama Canal Cruise

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 4
      Mazatlan
    • Day 5
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Gatun Lake
    • Day 13
      Panama Canal
    • Day 14
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Cruising
    • Day 17
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Joy - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Great selection of dining venues, plus fun activities like go-karts, laser tag and a VR arcade.

    Cons

    Most dining venues and activities cost extra; and everything requires reservations.

    Bottom Line

    A fun ship that has plenty to keep you busy.

    Reviews

    Norwegian Joy Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value3.5

    Norwegian Joy is packed with engaging activities and spaces, and while there's no doubt it has ...

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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.

  • 21 Night
    Panama Canal Cruise

    Leaving:
    San Francisco
    Visiting:
    Santa Barbara, Los Angeles ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    • Day 1
      San Francisco
    • Day 2
      Santa Barbara
    • Day 3
      Los Angeles
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 6
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 7
      Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 10
      Corinto
    • Day 11
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Panama Canal
    • Day 14
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 15
      Santa Marta
    • Day 16
      Aruba
    • Day 17
      Curacao
    • Day 18
      Bonaire
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 22
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 22
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 22
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 22
      New York (Manhattan)
    • Day 22
      New York (Manhattan)
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Gem - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Easy layout, lots of choice, refitted Haven

    Cons

    Longer itineraries make cruises less family friendly

    Bottom Line

    Wide range of dining and entertainment options keep everyone happy

    Reviews

    Norwegian Gem Reviews

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

  • 15 Night
    Transcanal Cruise

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Cartagena, Panama Canal ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 5
      Panama Canal
    • Day 6
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 9
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Huatulco
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    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

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

  • 2019 Best for Public Rooms

    16-day
    Panama Canal

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

    Rotterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Pool deck never feels overcrowded

    Cons

    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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    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.

  • 15 Night
    Transcanal Cruise

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Princess Cruises
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    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Puerto Vallarta
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Huatulco
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      San Juan del Sur
    • Day 9
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Fuerte Amador (Balboa)
    • Day 12
      Panama Canal
    • Day 13
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 16
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    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

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

  • 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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    Cruise Itinerary

    • 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
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      Curacao
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    Rotterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Pool deck never feels overcrowded

    Cons

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

    Bottom Line

    Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

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    Rotterdam Reviews

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    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
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  • 10 Night
    Transcanal Cruise

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
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    Grand Cayman, Cartagena ... see more
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      Cartagena (Colombia)
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      Colon (Cristobal)
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      Panama Canal
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      Limon Bay
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      Cruising
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      Falmouth
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      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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    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
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    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    18-day
    Panama Canal

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    San Diego
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      Puerto Vallarta
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      Manzanillo
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      Huatulco
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      Puerto Chiapas
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      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
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      Corinto
    • Day 11
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
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      Cruising
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      Panama Canal
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      Panama Canal
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      Panama Canal (Cruising)
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      Aruba
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Half Moon Cay
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      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
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    Oosterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lacks attractions for active cruisers

    Bottom Line

    Good service and excellent evening entertainment combine to please

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    Oosterdam Reviews

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    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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  • 2019 Best for Service

    15 Night
    Panama Canal Cruise

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      Aruba
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      Panama Canal
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      Puerto Quepos
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      Puerto Chiapas
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      Cruising
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      Cabo San Lucas
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Los Angeles
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      Los Angeles
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      Los Angeles
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      Los Angeles
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
    • Day 16
      Los Angeles
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    Pacific Princess - Princess Cruises

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  • 14 Night
    Carnival Journeys - Panama Can

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      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
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      Aruba
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      Curacao
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      Cruising
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      Panama Canal
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      Puerto Limon
    • Day 11
      Cruising
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      Roatan
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      Cozumel
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      Cruising
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      Galveston
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    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

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    Carnival Freedom Reviews

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

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  • 8 Day
    Panama Canal Cruise

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      Puerto Limon
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      Panama Canal
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      Cruising
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      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
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      Tampa
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    Carnival Legend - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Plenty of fun activities, free food options, a thrilling water slide and adults-only deck

    Cons

    Outrageous decor is not to everybody's tastes

    Bottom Line

    Family-friendly ship with American touches but an Australian vibe

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    Carnival Legend Reviews

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    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.5
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

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