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10 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Santorini, Athens ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Santorini
  • Day 4
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 5
    Mykonos
  • Day 6
    Chania
  • Day 7
    Malta (Valletta)
  • Day 8
    Taormina (Messina)
  • Day 9
    Naples
  • Day 10
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 11
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Norwegian Jade - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Venues are spread evenly throughout the ship, limiting congestion

Cons

Standard cabins are a bit on the small side

Bottom Line

Recent refurbishments have the ship looking and feeling like new

Reviews

Norwegian Jade Reviews

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

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    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
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Florence, Cannes ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 3
    Cannes
  • Day 4
    Palma de Mallorca
  • Day 5
    Barcelona
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Naples
  • Day 8
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

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

Reviews

Norwegian Epic Reviews

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

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
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    Still water, coffee, and tea
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    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
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  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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11 Night
Mediterranean Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Santorini, Athens ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Santorini
  • Day 4
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 5
    Mykonos
  • Day 6
    Rhodes
  • Day 7
    Chania
  • Day 8
    Malta (Valletta)
  • Day 9
    Taormina (Messina)
  • Day 10
    Naples
  • Day 11
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 12
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Norwegian Jade - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Venues are spread evenly throughout the ship, limiting congestion

Cons

Standard cabins are a bit on the small side

Bottom Line

Recent refurbishments have the ship looking and feeling like new

Reviews

Norwegian Jade Reviews

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

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  • 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

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2019 Best for Families

7 Night
Greek Isles Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Santorini, Mykonos ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Santorini
  • Day 4
    Mykonos
  • Day 5
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 6
    Katakolon (Olympia)
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

Reviews

Jewel of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value3.0

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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    Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • Alcohol
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7 Nights
Ligurian Sea Medley

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Portofino, Monaco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Portofino
  • Day 3
    Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Day 4
    Saint-Tropez
  • Day 5
    Corsica (Ajaccio)
  • Day 6
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 7
    Portovenere
  • Day 8
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

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
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • Alcohol
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10-night
Amalfi & Dalmatian Coast Voyage

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Positano, Sorrento ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Positano (Amalfi)
  • Day 3
    Sorrento
  • Day 4
    Taormina (Messina)
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Kotor
  • Day 7
    Dubrovnik
  • Day 8
    Hvar
  • Day 9
    Zadar
  • Day 10
    Venice
  • Day 11
    Venice
Ship Details

Azamara Pursuit - Azamara

Pro: Beautifully renovated ship that offers intimate spaces and lively atmosphere.

Con: Most cabins, especially the bathrooms, are small and feel tight.

Bottom Line: Perfectly sized to sail into more remote ports; the shore experience is integrated onboard.

Reviews

Azamara Pursuit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5
Cabins
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11-day
Ancient Empires

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Katakolon, Athens ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Katakolon (Olympia)
  • Day 4
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 5
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 6
    Mykonos
  • Day 7
    Kusadasi
  • Day 8
    Rhodes
  • Day 9
    Santorini
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Naples
  • Day 12
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Koningsdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Outstanding service, exceptional cuisine, great entertainment options

Cons

Music Walk does not have a clear identity and needs individual rooms

Bottom Line

Most luxurious HAL ship will appeal to many types of cruisers

Reviews

Koningsdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Alcohol
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Palermo, Sardinia ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Palermo
  • Day 3
    Sardinia
  • Day 4
    Palma de Mallorca
  • Day 5
    Valencia
  • Day 6
    Marseille
  • Day 7
    Genoa
  • Day 8
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

MSC Divina - MSC Cruises

Pros

Excellent entertainment options and fun that lasts late into the night

Cons

Not much dining variety, compared to other mainstream cruise lines

Bottom Line

Family-friendly fares and Italian touches make Divina a good choice

Reviews

MSC Divina Reviews

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

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  • 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
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    Including smoothies and blended drinks
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2019 Best for Embarkation

11 Night
Amalfi Coast & Greek Isles

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Catania, Malta ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Catania
  • Day 3
    Malta (Valletta)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Santorini
  • Day 6
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 7
    Mykonos
  • Day 8
    Nafplion
  • Day 9
    Katakolon (Olympia)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Naples
  • Day 12
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
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
Dining4.5

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    Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • Alcohol
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2019 Best Overall

7 Night
Western Mediterranean Cruise

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Naples, Barcelona ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Naples
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Barcelona
  • Day 5
    Palma de Mallorca
  • Day 6
    Marseille
  • Day 7
    La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
  • Day 8
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Packed with activities, restaurants and bars, Oasis is manageable despite its size.

Cons

Mall-like interior means it's hard to see the ocean; expect lines at popular venues.

Bottom Line

Innovative and energetic, Oasis appeals most to active cruisers and families.

Reviews

Oasis of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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2019 Best for Dining

7 Night
Eastern Med & Adriatic Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Taormina, Malta ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Taormina (Messina)
  • Day 3
    Malta (Valletta)
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Argostoli
  • Day 6
    Dubrovnik
  • Day 7
    Koper
  • Day 8
    Venice
Ship Details

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

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10-day
Mediterranean Rivieras

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Cartagena, Gibraltar ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Rome (Civitavecchia)
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    Gibraltar
  • Day 5
    Malaga
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Barcelona
  • Day 8
    Marseille
  • Day 9
    Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Day 10
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 11
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Koningsdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Outstanding service, exceptional cuisine, great entertainment options

Cons

Music Walk does not have a clear identity and needs individual rooms

Bottom Line

Most luxurious HAL ship will appeal to many types of cruisers

Reviews

Koningsdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value5.0

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7 Night
Mediterranean - Western Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Cannes, Palma de Mallorca ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
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    Cannes
  • Day 3
    Palma de Mallorca
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    Barcelona
  • Day 5
    Corsica (Ajaccio)
  • Day 6
    Genoa
  • Day 7
    La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
  • Day 8
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

MSC Seaview - MSC Cruises

Pros

Outstanding activities, specialty restaurants and kids club.

Cons

Still work to be done on service and food quality.

Bottom Line

Beautiful ship, where the fun never stops and perfectly designed for warm-weather sailing.

Reviews

MSC Seaview Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Embarkation

10 Night
Italy, Spain & Monaco Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Naples, Barcelona ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Rome (Civitavecchia)
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    Naples
  • Day 3
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  • Day 4
    Barcelona
  • Day 5
    Barcelona
  • Day 6
    Palma de Mallorca
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Day 9
    Portofino
  • Day 10
    La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
  • Day 11
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
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
Dining4.5

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2019 Best for First Timers

3 Night
Western Mediterranean Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Naples, Barcelona ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Packed with activities, restaurants and bars, Oasis is manageable despite its size.

Cons

Mall-like interior means it's hard to see the ocean; expect lines at popular venues.

Bottom Line

Innovative and energetic, Oasis appeals most to active cruisers and families.

Reviews

Oasis of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.0

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Western Mediterranean Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Cartagena, Barcelona ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cartagena (Spain)
  • Day 4
    Barcelona
  • Day 5
    Palma de Mallorca
  • Day 6
    Corsica (Ajaccio)
  • Day 7
    Portofino
  • Day 8
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

Cons

Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

Bottom line

Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

Reviews

Jewel of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service5.0
Value3.0

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2019 Best for Embarkation

9 Night
Western Mediterranean Cruise

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Naples, Palma de Mallorca ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Rome (Civitavecchia)
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    Naples
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Palma de Mallorca
  • Day 5
    Barcelona
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Day 8
    Portofino
  • Day 9
    La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
  • Day 10
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
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
Dining4.5

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2019 Best for Service

19-day
Mediterranean Rivieras & Voyage Of The Explorers

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Florence, Monaco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Rome (Civitavecchia)
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    Florence (Livorno)
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    Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Day 4
    Barcelona
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Malaga
  • Day 7
    Gibraltar
  • Day 8
    Lisbon
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Ponta Delgada
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    St. John's (Newfoundland)
  • Day 16
    St. Pierre
  • Day 17
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 18
    Halifax
  • Day 19
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 20
    Boston
Ship Details

Veendam - Holland America Line

Pro

Lanai cabins provide direct access to outdoor deck areas

Con

Service can feel snail-paced at times

Bottom Line

A "no bells and whistles ship," ideal for relaxing

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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21-day
Ancient Empires & Mediterranean Rivieras

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Katakolon, Athens ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Katakolon (Olympia)
  • Day 4
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 5
    Athens (Piraeus)
  • Day 6
    Mykonos
  • Day 7
    Kusadasi
  • Day 8
    Rhodes
  • Day 9
    Santorini
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Naples
  • Day 12
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cartagena (Spain)
  • Day 15
    Gibraltar
  • Day 16
    Malaga
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Barcelona
  • Day 19
    Marseille
  • Day 20
    Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Day 21
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 22
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Koningsdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Outstanding service, exceptional cuisine, great entertainment options

Cons

Music Walk does not have a clear identity and needs individual rooms

Bottom Line

Most luxurious HAL ship will appeal to many types of cruisers

Reviews

Koningsdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value5.0

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13-day
Mediterranean Legends

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Dubrovnik, Kotor ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Cruising
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    Dubrovnik
  • Day 4
    Kotor
  • Day 5
    Split
  • Day 6
    Koper
  • Day 7
    Rijeka
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Kefalonia
  • Day 10
    Catania
  • Day 11
    Malta (Valletta)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Naples
  • Day 14
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Koningsdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Outstanding service, exceptional cuisine, great entertainment options

Cons

Music Walk does not have a clear identity and needs individual rooms

Bottom Line

Most luxurious HAL ship will appeal to many types of cruisers

Reviews

Koningsdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value5.0

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23-day
Best Of The Mediterranean

Leaving:
Rome
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Cartagena, Gibraltar ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cartagena (Spain)
  • Day 4
    Gibraltar
  • Day 5
    Malaga
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Barcelona
  • Day 8
    Marseille
  • Day 9
    Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Day 10
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 11
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Dubrovnik
  • Day 14
    Kotor
  • Day 15
    Split
  • Day 16
    Koper
  • Day 17
    Rijeka
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Kefalonia
  • Day 20
    Catania
  • Day 21
    Malta (Valletta)
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Naples
  • Day 24
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

Koningsdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Outstanding service, exceptional cuisine, great entertainment options

Cons

Music Walk does not have a clear identity and needs individual rooms

Bottom Line

Most luxurious HAL ship will appeal to many types of cruisers

Reviews

Koningsdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.5
Service5.0
Value5.0

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2019 Best Overall

7 Night
Iconic Western Mediterranean

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Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Florence, Florence ... see more
Cruise Line:
Viking Ocean Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 3
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 4
    Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Day 5
    Marseille
  • Day 6
    Sete
  • Day 7
    Barcelona
  • Day 8
    Barcelona
Ship Details

Viking Star - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

One of cruising's most beautiful small ships

Cons

No casino and no amenities for families with young kids

Bottom Line

Terrific value for money on port-intensive cruises

Reviews

Viking Star Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

6 Night
Civitavecchia (rome) To Civitavecchia (rom

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Corsica, Ponza ... see more
Cruise Line:
SeaDream Yacht Club
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  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Corsica (Ajaccio)
  • Day 3
    Ponza
  • Day 4
    Capri
  • Day 4
    Positano (Amalfi)
  • Day 5
    Positano (Amalfi)
  • Day 5
    Positano (Amalfi)
  • Day 6
    Positano (Amalfi)
  • Day 7
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
Ship Details

SeaDream II - SeaDream Yacht Club

Pros

All-inclusive, ultra-small ship with amazing food and service

Cons

Limited onboard entertainment, especially if you don't like to socialize over drinks

Bottom Line

Closest most people will get to a vacation on a private yacht

Reviews

SeaDream II Reviews

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

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11 Night
Italy, Montenegro, Croatia

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Ponza, Palmarola ... see more
Cruise Line:
Star Clippers
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Ponza
  • Day 2
    Palmarola
  • Day 3
    Sorrento
  • Day 4
    Taormina (Messina)
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Corfu
  • Day 7
    Kotor
  • Day 8
    Durres (Tirana)
  • Day 9
    Hvar
  • Day 10
    Rovinj
  • Day 11
    Piran
  • Day 12
    Venice
Ship Details

Royal Clipper - Star Clippers

Pros

A classic clipper ship whose sails aren't just for show; it's powered by wind, when possible

Cons

Minimal entertainment venues and planned activities

Bottom Line

A good choice for adults seeking the ambiance of an old-fashioned sailing ship

Reviews

Royal Clipper Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Embarkation

7-day
Mediterranean Rivieras

Leaving:
Rome
Visiting:
Florence, Monaco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • Day 2
    Florence (Livorno)
  • Day 3
    Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  • Day 4
    Barcelona
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Malaga
  • Day 7
    Gibraltar
  • Day 8
    Lisbon
Ship Details

Veendam - Holland America Line

Pro

Lanai cabins provide direct access to outdoor deck areas

Con

Service can feel snail-paced at times

Bottom Line

A "no bells and whistles ship," ideal for relaxing

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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