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7 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Bar Harbor, Halifax ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 3
    Halifax
  • Day 4
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 5
    Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Quebec City
  • Day 7
    St. Lawrence River (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Montreal
Ship Details

Zaandam - Holland America Line

Pro

Service embodies attention to detail

Con

Seating on pool deck feels limited at times

Bottom Line

Cozy ship with a friendly vibe

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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7 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
King's Wharf, King's Wharf ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    King's Wharf
  • Day 4
    King's Wharf
  • Day 5
    King's Wharf
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Boston
Ship Details

Norwegian Gem - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Easy layout, lots of choice, refitted Haven

Cons

Longer itineraries make cruises less family friendly

Bottom Line

Wide range of dining and entertainment options keep everyone happy

Reviews

Norwegian Gem Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Portland, Bar Harbor ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Portland (Maine)
  • Day 3
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 4
    Saint John (New Brunswick)
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Halifax
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Boston
Ship Details

Serenade of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Has both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as multiple dining venues

Cons

Lack of Royal Caribbean's signature outdoor attractions might disappoint some cruisers

Bottom Line

Good value-for-money choice for families and groups

Reviews

Serenade of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
King's Wharf, King's Wharf ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    King's Wharf
  • Day 5
    King's Wharf
  • Day 6
    King's Wharf
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Boston
Ship Details

Serenade of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Has both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as multiple dining venues

Cons

Lack of Royal Caribbean's signature outdoor attractions might disappoint some cruisers

Bottom Line

Good value-for-money choice for families and groups

Reviews

Serenade of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Service

5 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
King's Wharf, King's Wharf ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    King's Wharf
  • Day 4
    King's Wharf
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Boston
Ship Details

Serenade of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Has both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as multiple dining venues

Cons

Lack of Royal Caribbean's signature outdoor attractions might disappoint some cruisers

Bottom Line

Good value-for-money choice for families and groups

Reviews

Serenade of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

7 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Bar Harbor, Halifax ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 3
    Halifax
  • Day 4
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 5
    Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Saguenay
  • Day 8
    Quebec City
Ship Details

Norwegian Gem - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Easy layout, lots of choice, refitted Haven

Cons

Longer itineraries make cruises less family friendly

Bottom Line

Wide range of dining and entertainment options keep everyone happy

Reviews

Norwegian Gem Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best Overall

12 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Saint John, Halifax ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Saint John (New Brunswick)
  • Day 4
    Halifax
  • Day 5
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Quebec City
  • Day 8
    Quebec City
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Portland (Maine)
  • Day 13
    Boston
Ship Details

Celebrity Summit - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Smaller size means consistent service; heavy emphasis on food and wine, with good results.

Cons

Nighttime entertainment is hit or miss, with some live music shows more snooze fest than snappy.

Bottom Line

The ship presents some of the best features of Celebrity, without being too overwhelming.

Reviews

Celebrity Summit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Dining

7 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Bar Harbor, Halifax ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 3
    Halifax
  • Day 4
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 5
    Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Quebec City
  • Day 7
    St. Lawrence River (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Montreal
Ship Details

Veendam - Holland America Line

Pro

Lanai cabins provide direct access to outdoor deck areas

Con

Service can feel snail-paced at times

Bottom Line

A "no bells and whistles ship," ideal for relaxing

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Saint John, Halifax ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Saint John (New Brunswick)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Halifax
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 7
    Portland (Maine)
  • Day 8
    Boston
Ship Details

Serenade of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Has both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as multiple dining venues

Cons

Lack of Royal Caribbean's signature outdoor attractions might disappoint some cruisers

Bottom Line

Good value-for-money choice for families and groups

Reviews

Serenade of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

2019 Best for Dining

10 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Bar Harbor, Halifax ... see more
Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Halifax
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Day 7
    Gaspe
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Skagen
  • Day 10
    Quepos
  • Day 11
    Montreal
Ship Details

Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

Pros

Service-driven, laid-back luxury, with longer visits in lesser-known ports of call

Cons

Lacks big ship bells and whistles

Bottom Line

Great for active couples looking for romance on a sophisticated ship

Reviews

Star Pride Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

7 Night
Cruise from Boston

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Bar Harbor, Halifax ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 3
    Halifax
  • Day 4
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 5
    Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Quebec City
  • Day 7
    St. Lawrence River (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Montreal
Ship Details

Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Fabulous entertainment, despite ship's small size

Con

Not much variety of dining

Bottom Line

Great value for bucket-list itineraries

Reviews

Amsterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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  • Specialty Fitness Classes

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2019 Best for Service

12 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
St. Maarten, Antigua ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Boston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    St. Maarten
  • Day 6
    Antigua
  • Day 7
    Barbados
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Aruba
  • Day 10
    Curacao
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Serenade of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Has both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as multiple dining venues

Cons

Lack of Royal Caribbean's signature outdoor attractions might disappoint some cruisers

Bottom Line

Good value-for-money choice for families and groups

Reviews

Serenade of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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9 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
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Bar Harbor, Saint John ... see more
Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
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    Boston
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    Bar Harbor
  • Day 4
    Halifax
  • Day 3
    Saint John (New Brunswick)
  • Day 5
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Saguenay Fjord
  • Day 8
    Quebec City
  • Day 7
    Saguenay
  • Day 9
    Quebec City
  • Day 10
    Montreal
  • Day 10
    Montreal
Ship Details

Silver Wind - Silversea Cruises

Pro: All-inclusive pricing, fabulous crew

Con: Minimal onboard entertainment, small casino

Bottom Line: A luxurious cruise experience without being pretentious

Reviews

Silver Wind Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Service

7 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Portland, Bar Harbor ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Boston
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    Portland (Maine)
  • Day 3
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 4
    Halifax
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Saint John (New Brunswick)
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Boston
Ship Details

Serenade of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Has both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as multiple dining venues

Cons

Lack of Royal Caribbean's signature outdoor attractions might disappoint some cruisers

Bottom Line

Good value-for-money choice for families and groups

Reviews

Serenade of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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4 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
King's Wharf, Boston ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Boston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
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    King's Wharf
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Boston
Ship Details

Norwegian Gem - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Easy layout, lots of choice, refitted Haven

Cons

Longer itineraries make cruises less family friendly

Bottom Line

Wide range of dining and entertainment options keep everyone happy

Reviews

Norwegian Gem Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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2019 Best for Embarkation

35 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Bar Harbor, Sydney ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 5
    Corner Brook
  • Day 6
    Red Bay (Canada)
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Paamiut
  • Day 9
    Qaqortoq
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Isafjord
  • Day 12
    Isafjord
  • Day 13
    Eyjafjordur
  • Day 13
    Akureyri
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Bergen
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Rotterdam
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cobh (Cork)
  • Day 21
    Dublin
  • Day 22
    Belfast
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Djupivogur
  • Day 25
    Reykjavik
  • Day 26
    Reykjavik
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Nanortalik
  • Day 30
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    St. Anthony
  • Day 32
    St. John's (Newfoundland)
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Halifax
  • Day 35
    Cruising
  • Day 36
    Boston
Ship Details

Zuiderdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Partnerships and Music Walk mean exciting enrichment and entertainment choices

Cons

Pool and some public areas appear dated; cabins could use more storage

Bottom line

Continual refurbishments and additions keep older ship fresh for a variety of destinations

Reviews

Zuiderdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.5

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
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    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
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2019 Best for Dining

12 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
San Juan, Bonaire ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Boston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    San Juan
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Bonaire
  • Day 8
    Curacao
  • Day 9
    Aruba
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Key West
  • Day 13
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Celebrity Summit - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Smaller size means consistent service; heavy emphasis on food and wine, with good results.

Cons

Nighttime entertainment is hit or miss, with some live music shows more snooze fest than snappy.

Bottom Line

The ship presents some of the best features of Celebrity, without being too overwhelming.

Reviews

Celebrity Summit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
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  • Room Service
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  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
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2019 Best for Value

12 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Portland, Bar Harbor ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Portland (Maine)
  • Day 3
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Quebec City
  • Day 7
    Quebec City
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Day 10
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 11
    Halifax
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Boston
Ship Details

Celebrity Summit - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Smaller size means consistent service; heavy emphasis on food and wine, with good results.

Cons

Nighttime entertainment is hit or miss, with some live music shows more snooze fest than snappy.

Bottom Line

The ship presents some of the best features of Celebrity, without being too overwhelming.

Reviews

Celebrity Summit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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    Still water, cofee, and tea
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2019 Best for Value

12 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Portland, Saint John ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Boston
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    Portland (Maine)
  • Day 3
    Saint John (New Brunswick)
  • Day 4
    Halifax
  • Day 5
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 6
    St. Pierre
  • Day 7
    Corner Brook
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Baie-Comeau
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Saguenay Fjord
  • Day 13
    Quebec City
Ship Details

Zuiderdam - Holland America Line

Pros

Partnerships and Music Walk mean exciting enrichment and entertainment choices

Cons

Pool and some public areas appear dated; cabins could use more storage

Bottom line

Continual refurbishments and additions keep older ship fresh for a variety of destinations

Reviews

Zuiderdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.5

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    Still water, cofee, and tea
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14 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
St. Thomas, St. Maarten ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Boston
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    St. Thomas
  • Day 6
    St. Maarten
  • Day 7
    Antigua
  • Day 8
    Barbados
  • Day 9
    St. Lucia
  • Day 10
    St. Kitts
  • Day 11
    Tortola
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Boston
Ship Details

Norwegian Gem - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Easy layout, lots of choice, refitted Haven

Cons

Longer itineraries make cruises less family friendly

Bottom Line

Wide range of dining and entertainment options keep everyone happy

Reviews

Norwegian Gem Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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7 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Bar Harbor, Halifax ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Boston
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    Bar Harbor
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    Halifax
  • Day 4
    Sydney (Nova Scotia)
  • Day 5
    Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Quebec City
  • Day 7
    St. Lawrence River (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Montreal
Ship Details

Zaandam - Holland America Line

Pro

Service embodies attention to detail

Con

Seating on pool deck feels limited at times

Bottom Line

Cozy ship with a friendly vibe

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

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    Still water, cofee, and tea
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2019 Best for Value

12 Night
Cruise from Boston

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
Halifax, Sydney ... see more
Cruise Line:
Celebrity Cruises
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    Portland (Maine)
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    Boston
Ship Details

Celebrity Summit - Celebrity Cruises

Pros

Smaller size means consistent service; heavy emphasis on food and wine, with good results.

Cons

Nighttime entertainment is hit or miss, with some live music shows more snooze fest than snappy.

Bottom Line

The ship presents some of the best features of Celebrity, without being too overwhelming.

Reviews

Celebrity Summit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

Immediately upon stepping foot onboard Celebrity Summit, one gets a sense of the ship's elegant...

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5 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
Visiting:
King's Wharf, King's Wharf ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Boston
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Norwegian Gem - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Easy layout, lots of choice, refitted Haven

Cons

Longer itineraries make cruises less family friendly

Bottom Line

Wide range of dining and entertainment options keep everyone happy

Reviews

Norwegian Gem Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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10 Night
Cruise from Boston

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Boston
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Portland, Saint John ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Boston
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    Portland (Maine)
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    Saint John (New Brunswick)
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    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Corner Brook
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    Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Day 8
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  • Day 10
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 11
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Ship Details

Brilliance of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Good dining for line's pricing, particularly at Windjammer and specialty restaurants

Cons

Air quality is smoky throughout ship despite smoking restrictions

Bottom Line

This comfortable, midsize ship is a good choice for theme cruises or short itineraries

Reviews

Brilliance of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.5

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    Still water, cofee, and tea
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35 Night
Cruise from Boston

Leaving:
Boston
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Bar Harbor, Red Bay ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Boston
  • Day 2
    Bar Harbor
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  • Day 4
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  • Day 5
    Red Bay (Canada)
  • Day 6
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    Qaqortoq
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    Reykjavik
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    Geiranger
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    Amsterdam
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    Akureyri
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    Eyjafjordur
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    Isafjord
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    Isafjord
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Nanortalik
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    St. Anthony
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    St. John's (Newfoundland)
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    Halifax
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    Cruising
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    Boston
Ship Details

Zaandam - Holland America Line

Pro

Service embodies attention to detail

Con

Seating on pool deck feels limited at times

Bottom Line

Cozy ship with a friendly vibe

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service3.0
Value4.0

For passengers who have traveled on any of Holland America's Statendam-class or Rotterdam-class...

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