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1,972 Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


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nevada1

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Sapphire Cruise to Hawaii, American Samoa and Tahiti 2011

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The 28 day Sapphire Princess cruise from LA to the South Seas ran the gamut of service and enjoyment. THE EXCELLENT: Our mini-suite and our steward, Dionie. We had an AA mini-suite that more than fulfilled our ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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EZLUCAS

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Inaugural Magic Cruise

The Magic's inaugural cruise started with much fanfare on Sunday as my family listened to Maroon Five from our window at the Harbor House in Galveston. The next day my 11-year-old Platinum Cruiser was the first ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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Angeldancer

1 Review Written

3 Amazing nights

My husband and I flew into Sydney airport from Melbourne and how easy it was to jump on the train and head for Circular Quay Station, 20 minutes later and we were there. Getting off the train but while still on the ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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harvo

1 Review Written

Is it wise to book when the first brochure is released ?

For this cruise to the Red Sea for Petra in Jordan ,we travelled to the NEC Cruise Show in October 2010.We were informed the ship was almost full and we were offered a total of 4 cabins to choose from.We thought we ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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Toller33

1 Review Written

Never Again

Being my first review I'm a little intimidated. It seems that those who respond to negative reviews often do so by criticizing the author's grammar, sentence structure and overall literacy. I don't claim to be ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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Informed reviewer

2 Reviews Written

No Wow Factor

We are in are early 50's and have been on six cruises, twice to Alaska and 3 times on Celebrity to the Caribbean. When this ship was announced out of Cape Liberty we were thrilled to avoid the tedious process of ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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jt10s

2 Reviews Written

Medicane and Medicare: Hazards on the High Seas

Remember the end of the 1985 movie Cocoon when all the rejuvenated elderly folks went with the aliens to their world where people never get ill, age or die? Well, they're back with a vengeance and I think I know ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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jeande607

1 Review Written

Poesia Caribbean

After reading many reviews about MSC Poesia, I was anxious to experience the cruise for myself. The ship is gorgeous and spotless. We were greeted on arrival and escorted to our cabin by the cabin stewards. They ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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intrepid23

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A great holiday on the Diamond

We are a couple in our mid fifties on our third only cruise, the first two being on the Costa Deliziosa and the Queen Mary. We choose a cruise mainly on its itinerary and secondly on the quality of the boat. This ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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ddanorman

1 Review Written

ddanorman

Due to a lack of proper sanitation/hygienic conditions on the ship, there was an outbreak (publicly announced throughout the ship) of a gastrointestinal virus which I contracted. My immune system was not up to ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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BobTroll

4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A good way to visit Egypt, without staying there !

Renaissance Cruises operated eight little ships with unglamorous names (R1 to R8). Renaissance went bankrupt approximately ten years ago, when the former P&O Princess Group purchased R3 and R4. These ships became ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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Dazzadd

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

If you were healthy getting on the ship then god help you!

Before I start and give my review of this cruise, I would just like to tell you my travelling companion and I have worked in the travel industry for over twenty years and we have both held senior positions on cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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geminitraveler2

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

MSC POESIA - a great cruise

I read the many critical reviews but booked 3 consecutive cruises totaling 23 nights for a relatively low price anyway. I am writing my first cruise review after taking 10 cruises because my great experience and ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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MRS Birmingham

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

OH YAAAAYYY

We have just returned from a wonderful cruise and have the obligatory air con cold to prove it. We booked an internal room as we have found as its so dark this is the best sleep we ever get. We never sleep in long ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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UKAirlineTraveller

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Value for Money - Just not for us

Carnival Paradise One disappointing thing to note which was totally out of the cruise lines control was the weather, we left an unusually warm London for an equally unusual cold and wet LA. This may have had an ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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spunky50

2 Reviews Written

12 day Eastern Mediterranean Cruise - loved it.

Just recently returned from a 12-day Eastern Mediterranean trip, over all we had a great time. The Solstice staff were engaging and happy to make the stay on the ship as enjoyable as they can. We did not partake in ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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roselilyoz

22 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Relaxing in the South Pacific

We have just returned from a very enjoyable cruise on Dawn Princess, my partner and I travelling this time with our 80 year old mother and her friend. We had previously been on this ship 2 years ago, on the final ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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Mike Smith

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Small is beautiful.

Smooth and well organised embarkation, nice welcome from staff as we entered the ship. The cabin was spacious with ample storage, we had a wardrobe each with space for shoes & suitcases, the cabin was clean & tidy ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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47jag

2 Reviews Written

Never Go Back

I have just joined Cruise Critic on the recommendation of one of the passengers ( ??? on the treadmill. Hi Annette) on this years trip. I have to echo the opinions of CLEMENTJR with respect to cost cutting, food ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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greekgoer

1 Review Written

Darn the Ryndam

Damn the Ryndam We waited over two months to write this post after the end of the cruise; we wanted to be as fair as possible and reflect on it after digesting what had really gone on. The cruise started ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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Theo Cay

7 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Pleasant Surprise

Our cruise on the MSC Poesia turned out to be one of our best ever. We were concerned about the many negative reviews we had seen prior to sailing, but were pleasantly surprised! THE FOOD: It's about what you'd ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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roadbliss

1 Review Written

Boston to Tampa 14 night annual repositioning - Oct 2011

Hey - I'm from Vancouver, Canada -â€" thanks for reading my review: Having had a previously positive experience on NCL - repositioning from New York to New Orleans - my wife and I decided to book ourselves ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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oldbold

1 Review Written

Reasonable cruise with some let-downs

Basically, this was a good cruise. The stateroom was quite adequate, clean and well maintained. Meals in the main dining room were very good and the waiter service excellent. Unfortunately, the same could not be ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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BeadBabe

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A fun and fanciful review

It's taken me this long to get home, settled in, and down off the clouds after my back to back cruises on the Norwegian Sky. What an incredible cruise, and what an even more incredible crew!! My trip starts out ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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