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2019 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 Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions

Coral Princess
1 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member ChaosCoordinator
Ports and excursions were excellent. We chose several excursions though Princess and they were well organized ... Very impressed with the cruise and land tour including all transfers.
Grandeur of the Seas
2 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member Korianto
The two Shore excursions offered by Royal Carribean that we took were of exceptional quality.
MSC Sinfonia
3 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member ADVentive
There were plenty of shore excursions to choose from if you wanted to book any - we booked a few & really enjoyed each of them.
Zuiderdam
4 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member NorthwestNova
Shore excursions were well run with interesting itineraries.
Oosterdam
5 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member antoniush
Our excursions were outstanding. We went to go see the rainforest in Puerto Rico and took tours of almost every other port ... Our last day at Half Moon Cay (Holland America's private island it shares with Carnival) was outstanding. We had such a good time on a tour and then a barbecue that was free to guests.
Westerdam
6 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member Whitby1
The ports we visited were very interesting and the excursions were all great!
Marella Discovery
7 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member Music-Man
All ship excursions were very good value ... they were extremely interesting and informative - one of the benefits of a good tour guide.
Marella Discovery 2
8 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member cosytoes
We always booked our excursions through TUI on the cruise ... everything we did added value to our holiiday experience and was unique & great for getting out of the country -- what we wanted to see, do and experience.
Marella Dream
9 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member red dukesy
We booked a couple of the optional excursions, which were most enjoyable and extremely well organised with our transport on quayside at the allotted time.
Marella Explorer
10 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Shore Excursions
Photo by Cruise Critic member santrah
We did excursions. One was to Rome - we arrived back to a band playing and staff with trays of ice cold water and the captain and staff saying welcome back madam. I felt like royalty.

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