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About Ponta Delgada

The Azores form an archipelago of nine beautiful mountainous islands, located well out in the Atlantic Ocean, significantly closer to Europe than North America. Ponta Delgada, the chief port and administrative center on the island of Sao Miguel, lies 900 miles west of Lisbon. Cruise ships on repositioning voyages between North America and Europe often call there.

Discovered in the 15th century by exploring Flemish and Portuguese sailors, Sao Miguel Island became a favorite stopover for passing ships because of fresh farm food and the abundance of fish in the surrounding waters. Ponta Delgada attained city status one hundred years later, and today the city's population numbers 45,000 with a further 20,000 residing in smaller towns and on the countryside. Since 1976, the Azores have status as an autonomous region of the Portuguese Republic.

Volcanic activity has produced some pretty spectacular scenery on the island, along with some of the highest mountains in "Europe" (if you include the rise from the seabed). Visitors stream out of Ponta Delgada to climb the crater rims for breathtaking views down onto blue and green lakes, hike the mountain and nature trails, and gaze out to sea from mighty headlands.

Unlike the Canary Islands, where travelers go for predictably hot weather and good beaches, the Azores draw a different type of visitor -- one who appreciates the natural beauty of a subtropical environment that produces pineapples, good wines and creamy white cheeses. Hence, beach and resort hotels are few by comparison.

Cruise-ship visitors to Ponta Delgada will often drive out into the countryside for visits to small villages and natural volcanic wonders. There's usually time afterward for a relaxed amble through the lovely port city, noted for its squares paved with black and white tiles, beautiful churches, and public buildings with their white-painted facades and brown-black volcanic stone trim. Fish and shellfish fans will discover moderately priced restaurants, some right outside the cruise terminal.


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  • 15 Night
    Cruise to Ponta Delgada

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Ponta Delgada, Lisbon ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    15 Night Cruise to Ponta Delgada Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
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      Seville
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      Cartagena (Spain)
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      Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)
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      Barcelona
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    Norwegian Epic - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Jam-packed with 24/7 entertainment for singles, couples, families and groups

    Cons

    Confusing corridors and congested main decks

    Bottom line

    Fun, fun, fun for everyone

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    Norwegian Epic Reviews

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

    With so much going on, Norwegian Epic is a cruise ship with broad appeal. The ship was one of t...

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    massfamilyof4
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Good ship, great itinerary.
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Just Finished my 2nd and Last Cruise on the EPIC - Poor Customer Service !!!!
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  • 12 Night
    Cruise to Ponta Delgada

    Leaving:
    Bayonne
    Visiting:
    Ponta Delgada, Cobh ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    12 Night Cruise to Ponta Delgada Route (Royal Caribbean International)
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      Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
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      Paris
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      Southampton
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    Anthem of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Cruisers are spoiled for choice when it comes to activities, restaurants

    Cons

    For-fee dining, additional activities can come with hefty price tag

    Bottom Line

    Ship is fun, beautiful and perfect for families and those looking for a resort experience

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    Anthem of the Seas Reviews

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    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
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    Service5.0
    Value3.0

    Anthem of the Seas is the second ship in Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class. The 4,180-passenger c...

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    KarateLois
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    A mixture of traditional and non-traditional cruising features
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    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Anthem of the Seas - Accessible Ocean View 9670
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  • 14 Night
    Cruise to Ponta Delgada

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Ponta Delgada, Barcelona ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    14 Night Cruise to Ponta Delgada Route (Celebrity Cruises)
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      Marseille
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      La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
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      Rome (Civitavecchia)
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    Celebrity Infinity - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Indoor solarium and pool ideal in bad weather.

    Cons

    Ship appears tired in decor; many dining options carry extra fee.

    Bottom Line

    A comfortable ship with excellent outdoor spaces and a choice of cabins and dining.

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    Celebrity Infinity Reviews

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    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
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    The 90,940-ton, 2,170-passenger Celebrity Infinity is one of Celebrity Cruises' four vessels kn...

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    Sail Date Apr 2019
    Fantastic Cruise, Service, Food, Spa, and Activities for Suite Seniors.
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Very Disappointing
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  • 14 Night
    Cruise to Ponta Delgada

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Ponta Delgada, Agadir ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    14 Night Cruise to Ponta Delgada Route (Celebrity Cruises)
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      Miami
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      Cruising
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      Agadir
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      Alicante
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      Barcelona
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    Celebrity Infinity - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Indoor solarium and pool ideal in bad weather.

    Cons

    Ship appears tired in decor; many dining options carry extra fee.

    Bottom Line

    A comfortable ship with excellent outdoor spaces and a choice of cabins and dining.

    Reviews

    Celebrity Infinity Reviews

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

    The 90,940-ton, 2,170-passenger Celebrity Infinity is one of Celebrity Cruises' four vessels kn...

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    JanetAndTony
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Great Christmas Cruise
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Loved the Infinity!!!
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  • 14 Night
    Cruise to Ponta Delgada

    Leaving:
    Tampa
    Visiting:
    King's Wharf, Ponta Delgada ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    14 Night Cruise to Ponta Delgada Route (Royal Caribbean International)
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      Tampa
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      King's Wharf
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      Malaga
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      Valencia
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      Tarragona
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    Rhapsody of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Personalized service and consistent quality in the main dining room and buffet

    Cons

    Entertainment options could be improved; shows amused but rarely wowed

    Bottom Line

    Comfortable, intimate midsize ship offers a solid choice of amenities

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    Rhapsody of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    3.5/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    When people think of Royal Caribbean, they often imagine mega-vessels with an interminable rost...

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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Very relaxing cruise on one of RCL's smaller ships
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    OK Cruise, could have been better.
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      Soda and Juice
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 116 Night
    Cruise to Ponta Delgada

    Leaving:
    Miami
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    Ocho Rios, Cartagena ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    116 Night Cruise to Ponta Delgada Route (Crystal Cruises)
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    Crystal Serenity - Crystal Cruises

    Pros

    Extensive enrichment and entertainment, inclusive fares, top-notch service.

    Cons

    Can feel clubby with many older, repeat passengers.

    Bottom Line

    You'll be pampered but never bored on luxury's largest ship.

    Reviews

    Crystal Serenity Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    5.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.5
    Value4.0

    The 980-passenger Crystal Serenity takes the best of big-ship cruising and the best of luxury t...

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    CruiserFromMaine
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    We had a great cruise on the Serenity
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    Sail Date Dec 2019
    What is wrong Crystal?!
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