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Excellent

21,564

Very Good

13,514

Average

9,254

Poor

5,507

Terrible

3,539

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Family Cruises

9,254

Senior Cruises

3,218

Romantic Cruises

2,989

Entertainment Cruises

1,791

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9,254 Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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andrewjb1

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Cruising During Covid with MSC

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MSC are one of the first cruise lines to start operating their ships again following the situation with Covid-19. Whilst they appear to be getting it right and the experience was excellent they could be leading to ...
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Sail Date September 2020


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Misslinder

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

underwhelming

We did Alaska early June. I think you'd do better to do a combo land /sea tour if you really want to feel like you were in Alaska. Here is a quick review; I loved the piano bar, service great and piano guy was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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FLtravelmom3

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, poor ship experience

Pros: Greek itinerary, whole experience of leaving out of Venice was a dream, rock climbing staff, cruise director staff and shore excursion service were excellent, good port excursions, quality food, smooth ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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ThriftyDrifting

1 Review Written

Cruising into the “New World”

As avid cruisers, we had a world trip organised from Feb-Oct 2020, which includes 7 cruises. We even started up our own blog for the trip thriftydrifting.com . A week before our first cruise was to depart our home ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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OceanDuck

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What I thought of my cruise on Britannia

Boarding (Arriving to the Terminal to getting to our room): When we embarked it was a very smooth and good process. We got out the car with out luggage and a porter whipped it away from us to save us the trouble ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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arizoncarl1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Over Priced

Paid over 14k for a 4 person cruise, GF and twin boys. First trip to Alaska so I did not want plain jane instead I opted for a mini-suite and paid for everything months before departure. This also included 2 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Winknee

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Less Than Wowed

I wanted to love RC. We‘ve cruised many times but this was our first on RC. My family and I were less than wowed. I realize the ship is heading to dry dock soon so perhaps they’ll make some necessary repairs but ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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potsie57

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Average Cruise

We booked this cruise at full price over a year ago. We wanted to try MSC, I had read all the reviews and decided to go with an open mind. First off the ship is beautiful and very clean, the only think we didn't ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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colormeelmo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An old ship doing its best

We picked this cruise because it started and ended in San Juan PR where we wanted to have a pre and post cruise beach front resort vacation with this cruise in between. The price on this cruise was a very good ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Kitty7576

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Just Okay

Good price. Six days five night cruise was $179. . Embarkation was average. It takes a bit of time for 2500 people to board a ship so that was not remarkable either way. When we arrived onto the ship we were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Cruise Cynic

7 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Regular Cruise, More Negative Than Positive

We are a family of four from Montreal, Canada, who cruise extensively. We have 9 previous cruises with Carnival, 22 overall. This trip was supposed to be husband, wife, and son only, but my daughter’s school trip ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Lottie57

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Average experience

Well first of all I want to say that the Coronavirus did not impact our cruise whatsoever. We didn't even know about the chaos at home until we disembarked from our cruise on March 14. We booked this "spring ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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2pedersens

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most recent cruise to Panama Canal, Miami to Los Angeles

I chose Norwegian because we cruised Mexico last year and just returned from a Panama Canal cruise. Both cruises have been enjoyable, but recent news, if true will make me think twice about cruising with them again. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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vaznayak

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Underwhelming! Expected So Much More!

After having sailed on Princess, Carnival and the past several times on Disney, we decided to try Royal Caribbean. We decided to try out the Symphony because 1/ it has very high ratings among RC's fleet, 2/ we ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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French Webers

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Love Costa, but not Smeralda

We choose this cruise as we wanted to sample their new flag ship, having cruised twice before on the Diadema, We were at the time able to book a cabin for 5, having done so on the Diadema where we had 1,5 bathrooms ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jimbojude

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Average - barely

We were looking forward to this cruise due to the itinerary. One of the ports of call was Trinidad which was where my father was born so there was a personal connection. WE were disappointed that this 14 day cruse ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cruising Oma53

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not as good as I remember

Embarkation in NOLA was fast. I estimate that we were onboard within 15 minutes from the time we got in line. They said our room would be ready around 1:30 pm and it was. The Free Dining rooms food was not as ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Disbidnesd

1 Review Written

Nice ship bad cabins

Ok so we (group of 12) choose this ship and cruise line for the ports it was going to. I usually cruise with Royal Caribbean and after this cruise with NCL I will he going back. I had read several reviews about ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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TheBearAK

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Ship really needs a designer that knows fun

This was my second time on the Elation, first was pre-2017 upgrades. Pros: Great crew, lots of potential for entertainment. Our stateroom (on G deck) was great. Embarkation at Port Canaveral is the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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RyleeM

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Family made it fun - ship needs something

We sailed 12/28/19-1/2/20 with our adult children and 5 grandchildren aged 3-17. We had 3 balconies and an inside cabin. The ship seemed understaffed, though everyone on staff was nice. This is the first time the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mjl125

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

OKAY simply Okay

We chose this cruise based on their itinerary and length totally forgetting this is the beginning of Spring break, more later.... We left Cape Canaveral on March 3 and returned March 8th. Our destinations were ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Razisko1

1 Review Written

Number of movies and venues was great. Food in dining room terrific.

The cruise was free from a L .V. Casino. We did pay $99 to upgrade to a deluxe balcony from the free inside room. Cabin steward Herman was wonderful, efficient and readily met all of our requests. Dining waiter, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Nelliegal

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lacking Excitement

A group of 11 family and friends ranging in age from 60-80 decided to get together for a cruise. Holland America Koningsdam was chosen because 4 of the group who are experienced cruisers chose to try a different ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Lethal61

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time cruiser and a little disappointed.

Decided that as this was a fun ship we would take our youngest daughter and eldest grandson with us. We were so looking forward to the experience but unfortunately we were a little underwhelmed. The colour scheme of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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PBMCM

1 Review Written

Sea Princess Cruise NZ in February

Always wanted to see New Zealand and we thought that a cruise would provide the best opportunity to visit the various regions. We took the New Zealand 15 day cruise with Princess and were booked on the Sea ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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