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San Diego Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

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San Diego

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Family Cruises


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Romantic Cruises


Repositioning Cruises


Group and Theme Cruises


33 San Diego Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

bajabob avatar


2 Reviews Written

"Is this the first time they have done this"


This was a once in a life time deal to sail to the Panama Canal and see what it was all about. We have sailed on RCL and Princess in the past. Lots of factors involved in deciding on this cruise but location, ...
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Sail Date October 2018

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2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal

Excellent value and an excellent ship. We opted for a Signature Suite 6045 which was well worth the money. Room Stewards (Nyoman and Yusep) were attentive and always accommodating with a smile. We had thoughts of ...
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Sail Date January 2018

agbells avatar


2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Weekend Getaway

we have a 2 yr old and would also love to have a getaway ..so what did we decide on? what better vacation than a cruise?! With a toddler in tow, we knew we wanted something convenient and easy travel. Therefore we ...
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Sail Date May 2017

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Alberta Traveller

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise Itinerary, Well Worn Ship, Cabin 5188

We chose MS Westerdam for our Panama trip, decidedly for the itinerary. The number and destination of ports compared to cruise duration was exactly what we wanted. All the stops were very interesting. We booked ...
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Sail Date March 2017

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceeded Expectations

My mom and I booked this cruise through Craft Cruises as a knitting cruise - so we didn't specifically choose this ship, it just happened to be the ship and the itinerary associated with the craft trip. Having said ...
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Sail Date February 2017

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6 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Spruced up last year, the food and accommodations on Quest are excellent.

Cruising out of San Diego, CA has the benefits of a clean well run cruise terminal, a beautiful city and every tourist accommodation. Still, the first and last two days on board are spent reaching the Sea of ...
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Sail Date February 2017

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Everything we hoped it would be and so much more

This was my family's first cruise and we were not disappointed. In fact, we were surprised at how attentive the staff was and how well-cared-for we felt. We had no pre-conceptions or notions as to how cruises ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The best Hawaiian itinerary in my opinion; you should do this.

Beautiful San Diego,We arrived 1 day early, Dec 3rd, Watched the sunset at Sunset Cliffs.There was the evening Christmas Parade. The King's Inn, authentic Mexican food for dinner next door. Embarkation at ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Tales of the South (and North) Pacific

Just completed a wonderful cruise aboard the Ms Amsterdam, visiting most of the Polynesian islands. Service was exceptional aboard HAL's flagship, especially for those with a Neptune and Pinnacle suite on the ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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34 Reviews Written

112 Helpful Votes

Groove Cruise Cabo Review

I’m a 34 year old male who traveled solo on the Norwegian Sun for the full-ship charter called the Groove Cruise. The charter was from October 28 to November 2, 2016. This was my 36th cruise and 23rd time with ...
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Sail Date October 2016

agb79 avatar


3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great for a First Cruise

This was my first-ever cruise. As of writing this review, I've now gone on a couple more cruises, both with Carnival, and looking back, the 5 day Baja Mexico cruise was a perfect little get-away. The ship was ...
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Sail Date March 2012

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7 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Pleasant Escape

We chose this cruise as we were already going to be in California for our son's wedding 3 days prior to embarkation. We drove down from Pasadena, spent a day enjoying San Diego, dropped off the rental car and ...
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Sail Date October 2013

fleetmac avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Much Better Than Expected

We were booked on The Smooth Jazz Cruise so we didn't have a choice of ships. After reading some really negative reviews about the Westerdam I was apprehensive about the quality of food and service on the ship. We ...
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Sail Date October 2013

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Better Food-Better Service Please!

We went on a theme cruise, The Soul Train Cruise. Everything regarding the actual soul train activities were superb! We had so much fun. We stayed in a room with a veranda. Our room was nice, with a nice view. Our ...
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Sail Date October 2013

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stub's dad

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

Never having been at sea 5 days in a row, we were afraid we might get bored. Not the case. We loved every minute of it! The activities were diversified and abundant. The entertainment was quality, plentiful, and ...
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Sail Date March 2013

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6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wine Cruise but no special wine events

I admit it, I've become a travel snob and thought the wine themed cruise would be special on Celebrity but it was not. I asked around and found out the wine themed events were for wine groups that booked the cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2012

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2 Reviews Written

Celebrity Century is Great!

From the moment we left San Duego on Saturday until we left the following Sunday in Vancouver, it went very well. We got on cleanly, the buffet food was well cooked and the Dining room restuarant was beautiful. Many ...
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Sail Date May 2011

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7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

So Sad...It Could Have Been Better

We arrived at the terminal at about 3:00 after driving from the Phoenix area. Except for a minor problem with the new to us car, it was an uneventful trip across IS 8. Since most of the passengers were on board ...
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Sail Date March 2011

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2 Reviews Written

Fantastic Family Cruise Feb.11-20

The cruise was really great. There were a couple little things that were irritating, so I'll address those first. 1) The decaf on the Lido deck was NOT decaf. It took me 4 days to figure out why I was so jittery. I ...
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Sail Date February 2011

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1 Review Written

Just back from Spirit Dec 10, 2010 Mexican Riviera Cruise

Embarkation went really smooth once we got to the ship after fog delays in flying into San Diego. We boarded the ship at apx 12:15 and were told our rooms would be ready at 1:00pm so we took this time to purchase ...
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Sail Date December 2010

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3 Reviews Written

Aloha and Mahalo, Hawaii - March 2010

This was my family's first-ever trip to Hawaii - so we were looking forward to this trip w/ much anticipation. We went with a group of experienced cruisers - some had cruised to Hawaii before aboard Zaandam, others ...
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Sail Date March 2010

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Cruisin Dave

2 Reviews Written

Carnival Spirit Valentine Cruise

Carnival Spirit Valentine Cruise This was our fifth cruise on Carnival and our first 8 day cruise. We stayed at the Holiday Inn on the Bay, across from the Cruise Terminal, and what a wonderful experience it was ...
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Sail Date February 2010

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1 Review Written

The worst Cruise I have ever been on and worst Vacation Ever

We traveled to San Diego for the 9 night Mexican Rivera cruise. I should have realized with the check in and pre-cruise customer service that this was going to be a very interesting cruise. Having traveled on Disney ...
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Sail Date January 2010

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1 Review Written

Family reunion aboard Carnival Elation

We gathered 25 of 29 extended family members from across the U.S. for four nights on Carnival Elation. We ranged from 81 to 4 years old. The oldest (my dad) was also confined to a wheelchair. On balance, I think we ...
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Sail Date January 2010

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4 Reviews Written

Spirit cruise was perfect!

DH (Wolfie48) and I just returned from a cruise on the Spirit with 26 of our friends. Here is a review of some of our activities, but with such a large group, we tend to do less around the ship and spend time with ...
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Sail Date March 2009

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