2019 Cruisers’ Choice Awards
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Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions

Carnival Valor
1 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member beachy dani
Our excursion at Cozumel was the Mayan Ball Game with lunch and Mexican folkloric dancing at the Kun Che Mayan Historical Park. It was really terrific for a group with diverse interests. The cooking demonstrations (tortillas, tamales and chocolate), the ball game itself, the Mayan blessing, the tequila tasting and the dancing were all fascinating and the buffet lunch was lovely.
Carnival Splendor
2 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member soexcited08171
As for excursions, my daughter and I did the trike tour in Cozumel and loved it. Highly recommended. My daughter and wife did the zip-line (non Carnival) in Rotan and raved about it.
Carnival Glory
3 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member Sharpet21
We did the ATV excursion on Puerto Rico and it was great fun! Well worth money, given the time length we time length we drove. Trails provided various experiences. The staff were great!
Carnival Triumph
4 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member MJBHRH
Both excursions i was on were good and service was extremely good too.
Carnival Breeze
5 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member ILuv2CruiseWithU2
The excursions were INCREDIBLE!! Snorkeling several times ... The folks managing these trips were knowledgeable, friendly and patient when the need arose.
Carnival Conquest
6 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member gpower15
Excursions great and organized.
Carnival Dream
7 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member lezleena
We enjoyed the ports and excursions very much and felt the value was worth the experience.
Harmony of the Seas
8 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member JMullen1111
Highly recommend the Catamaran, snorkel and beach excursion in St Thomas. Had a fantastic time on that.
Liberty of the Seas
9 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member FLtoTX
In Falmouth we did the zip-lining and it was fantastic! I would go back in a heartbeat.
Allure of the Seas
10 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member firefighterman
All of the islands and shore excursions were excellent.

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