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  • 3 Night
    Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    Nassau, Perfect Day at CocoCay ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    3 Night October 2020 Gay & Lesbian Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Nassau
    • Day 3
      Perfect Day at CocoCay
    • Day 4
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    Ship Details

    Mariner of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Something surprising to see or do around every corner, no shortage of action onboard

    Cons

    Some specialty dining reservations were impossible to come by due to the short sailings

    Bottom Line

    Activity-filled, weekend-friendly itineraries and great food make an ideal sailing

    Reviews

    Mariner of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining5.0
    Service4.5
    Value5.0

    Fresh off a massive $120 million renovation that introduced a number of new features to the shi...

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    Prettyprincess25
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Ok but not great
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    dudawg47
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Memory of the Mariner
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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, coffee, and tea
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    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
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  • 4 Day
    Baja Mexico Itinerary

    Leaving:
    Los Angeles
    Visiting:
    Catalina Island, Ensenada ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    4 Night October 2020 Gay & Lesbian Cruise Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Los Angeles
    • Day 2
      Catalina Island (California)
    • Day 3
      Ensenada
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Los Angeles
    Ship Details

    Carnival Inspiration - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Fun-loving vibe, very few extra-fee attractions

    Cons

    Old ship has very few cabin and dining options

    Bottom Line

    Affordable cruise makes for the perfect short getaway

    Reviews

    Carnival Inspiration Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Inspiration is an old ship with a young heart. The 2,056-passenger ship debuted in 199...

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    Dirty Red RPV
    Sail Date Aug 2019
    Wal-Mart cruise or 99 cent store cruise ?
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    axslingerr
    Sail Date Jul 2019
    Our first cruise but we had a great time!
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  • 3 Night
    Bahamas Cruise

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    3 Night October 2020 Gay & Lesbian Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Great Stirrup Cay
    • Day 3
      Nassau
    • Day 4
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Sky - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Jam-packed activity schedule and lively onboard atmosphere

    Cons

    Only sails short, three- to five-night itineraries

    Bottom Line

    Perfectly sized ship for short trips to Bahamas, with fun, festive atmosphere

    Reviews

    Norwegian Sky Reviews

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

    Norwegian Sky is not the newest ship at sea, but it packs a big punch with a fun slate of nonst...

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    lauracruises
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    5 day Cruise
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    Antwilli
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Smaller boat and staterooms
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
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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, 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.

  • 4 Night
    Bahamas Cruise

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Freeport, Nassau ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    4 Night October 2020 Gay & Lesbian Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Freeport
    • Day 3
      Nassau
    • Day 4
      Great Stirrup Cay
    • Day 5
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Sky - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Jam-packed activity schedule and lively onboard atmosphere

    Cons

    Only sails short, three- to five-night itineraries

    Bottom Line

    Perfectly sized ship for short trips to Bahamas, with fun, festive atmosphere

    Reviews

    Norwegian Sky Reviews

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

    Norwegian Sky is not the newest ship at sea, but it packs a big punch with a fun slate of nonst...

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    birmighamcruiser
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    More than met my expectations
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    kaylab327
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Not as good as others but all inclusive was nice
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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, 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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  • 5 Day
    Western Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Tampa
    Visiting:
    Grand Cayman, Cozumel ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    5 Night October 2020 Gay & Lesbian Cruise Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Tampa
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
    • Day 4
      Cozumel
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Tampa
    Ship Details

    Carnival Paradise - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Extremely friendly service and outstanding entertainment

    Cons

    Older ship with limited dining options

    Bottom Line

    Lots of fun to be had onboard; cruises to Cuba offer enrichment

    Reviews

    Carnival Paradise Reviews

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

    Launched in 1998, passengers aren't cruising aboard Carnival Paradise for its snazzy new, over-...

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    sweetsunshine74
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Somewhat disappointing
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    cruise101219
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Summarize our cruise
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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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, 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.

  • 11-day
    Panama Canal Sunfarer

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Half Moon Cay, Aruba ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    11 Night October 2020 Gay & Lesbian Cruise Route (Holland America Line)
    • 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
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 8
      Gatun Lake
    • Day 8
      Panama Canal
    • Day 8
      Colon (Cristobal)
    • Day 9
      Puerto Limon
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Zuiderdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Partnerships and Music Walk mean exciting enrichment and entertainment choices

    Cons

    Pool and some public areas appear dated; cabins could use more storage

    Bottom line

    Continual refurbishments and additions keep older ship fresh for a variety of destinations

    Reviews

    Zuiderdam Reviews

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

    With its traditional heritage and older demographic, you might expect a cruise on Holland Ameri...

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    TickChick
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Good Food and Excellent Service did not make up for many issues
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    rrobo
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Disappointing
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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, coffee, and tea
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 5 Day
    Exotic Eastern Caribbean

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    Amber Cove, Grand Turk ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    5 Night October 2020 Gay & Lesbian Cruise Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
    • Day 4
      Grand Turk
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    Ship Details

    Carnival Elation - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Families will love the water park and Dr. Seuss activities; new dining spots draw crowds

    Cons

    Just one pool, no movies by the pool and little onboard shopping

    Bottom Line

    Enough onboard to keep passengers as busy as they want to be

    Reviews

    Carnival Elation Reviews

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

    Given that Elation was built 20 years ago, it is noticeably smaller than the larger-than-life s...

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    friendswithdave
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Elation - Just OK
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    NancySmith
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    The Elation should be renamed to HELLation! Sell this ship!
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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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, 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.

  • 4 Day
    Bahamas Cruise

    Leaving:
    Charleston
    Visiting:
    Nassau, Charleston ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    4 Night October 2020 Gay & Lesbian Cruise Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Charleston
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Nassau
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Charleston
    Ship Details

    Carnival Sunshine - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Ship offers updated bars, restaurants and revamped kids' spaces.

    Cons

    Adults-only areas, while lovely, are a bit small.

    Bottom Line

    Former Carnival Destiny underwent $155 million makeover, and the improvements are noticeable.

    Reviews

    Carnival Sunshine Reviews

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

    Carnival Sunshine is the result of a 2012 massive, $155 million, 49-day transformation that saw...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    SCGamecock80
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Would Recommend
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    bingo3
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Sunshine review Sept. 22-28, 2019
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