2018 Cruisers’ Choice Awards
Get to know the best cruise ships in a variety of categories, based on member review ratings for cruises taken in the last year.

Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation

Harmony of the Seas
1 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Photo by Cruise Critic member Rovertech
Embarkation and disembarkation were remarkably smooth and uneventful. We had successfully used the express disembarkation twice previously, but were not in a hurry this time, and wanted to try the standard exit procedures.
Celebrity Reflection
2 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Photo by Cruise Critic member Geejay522
Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth with no waiting.
Celebrity Silhouette
3 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Photo by Cruise Critic member BlueLobster
Embarkation/disembarkation: fast and easy.
Allure of the Seas
4 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Photo by Cruise Critic member LizzielovesSteve!
Easy embarkation and easy disembarkation. Service and personnel were outstanding.
Eurodam
5 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Photo by Cruise Critic member hloch
Everything from the cabin to the Dining options to the Staff to the Embarkation/Debarkation process was just about perfect.
Grand Princess
6 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Photo by Cruise Critic member firegal2539
Embarkation and Debarkation were the easiest we have ever experienced.
Celebrity Eclipse
7 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Photo by Cruise Critic member mlawrosky
Embarkation and disembarkation were both perfect even with special needs (wheelchair).
Oasis of the Seas
8 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Photo by Cruise Critic member tegraham
Considering the size of the ship and the large number of passengers, the embarkation process was fast and efficient.
Disney Dream
9 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Photo by Cruise Critic member jklein0626
I loved the disembarkation process. Go to an assigned dining room--no buffet or room service--eat, get off the ship. No waiting for your number to be called as you sit in an auditorium or bar somewhere. We were off and through customs by 8:30 a.m.
Celebrity Summit
10 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Photo by Cruise Critic member cchenningsen
Embarkation was very smooth. I'd say we were on the ship within 15 minutes of arrival at the port.

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