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2019 Best for Entertainment

10 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Falmouth, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Falmouth
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 6
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 7
    Limon Bay
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Island Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Comfortable, mid-sized ship; peaceful adults-only sun deck; good variety of food.

Cons

Ship generally feels cramped; bathrooms and standard balconies are also small.

Bottom Line

Ideal for those looking for a traditional cruise ship experience with no surprises.

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Island Princess Reviews

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

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  • Shore Excursions
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    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
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11 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Cartagena, Gatun Lake ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 5
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 5
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 6
    Puerto Limon
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Harvest Caye
  • Day 9
    Roatan
  • Day 10
    Costa Maya
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Miami
Ship Details

Norwegian Pearl - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Plenty of dining, nightlife and family options to easily accommodate short sailings

Cons

Unless you're onboard for a theme charter, evening entertainment might feel a bit dated

Bottom Line

Whether you're just taking a long weekend or sailing with superstars, Norwegian Pearl is a cheerful ship to call home

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Norwegian Pearl Reviews

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

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  • Shore Excursions
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  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, 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

16 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Cartagena, Colon ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 5
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 6
    Panama Canal
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 11
    Huatulco
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 14
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Vision of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Crew works hard to bring the fun; a smaller size ship means it's easier to navigate

Cons

Cabins showing age; fewer options for food, entertainment than larger ships

Bottom Line

Solid option for a value cruise, but set expectations if you're used to bells and whistles

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Vision of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, 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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10 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Falmouth, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Falmouth
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Panama Canal
  • Day 6
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 7
    Limon Bay
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Caribbean Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Varied selection of dining venues, daytime activities and evening entertainment

Cons

Not a lot of active pursuits available onboard

Bottom Line

Port-intensive itineraries and regionally themed activities offer an immersive experience

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Caribbean Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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  • 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, coffee, 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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21 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Los Angeles
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Mazatlan
  • Day 5
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal
  • Day 13
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 14
    Santa Marta
  • Day 15
    Aruba
  • Day 16
    Curacao
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    St. Maarten
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    New York (Manhattan)
Ship Details

Norwegian Bliss - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Gorgeous ship with excellent food and lots of live music

Cons

Many of dining venues and activities cost extra

Bottom Line

A sophisticated ship that offers plenty of fun activities like go-karts and water slides

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Norwegian Bliss Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value3.5

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  • 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, coffee, 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.

15 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Los Angeles
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    San Juan del Sur
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal
  • Day 13
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Emerald Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Friendly crew, well-crafted shore tours, improved specialty dining

Cons

Long queues to enter main dining rooms and upselling in the spa

Bottom Line

Relaxed atmosphere with dining and entertainment options for all ages

Reviews

Emerald Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.5

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  • 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, coffee, 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.

16 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Los Angeles
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Mazatlan
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Aruba
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Miami
Ship Details

Norwegian Joy - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Great selection of dining venues, plus fun activities like go-karts, laser tag and a VR arcade.

Cons

Most dining venues and activities cost extra; and everything requires reservations.

Bottom Line

A fun ship that has plenty to keep you busy.

Reviews

Norwegian Joy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value3.5

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  • 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, coffee, 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.

15 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Cartagena, Panama Canal ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 5
    Panama Canal
  • Day 6
    Fuerte Amador
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 9
    San Juan del Sur
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Huatulco
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Emerald Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Friendly crew, well-crafted shore tours, improved specialty dining

Cons

Long queues to enter main dining rooms and upselling in the spa

Bottom Line

Relaxed atmosphere with dining and entertainment options for all ages

Reviews

Emerald Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.5

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  • Service Gratuities
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  • 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, coffee, 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.

16 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Grand Cayman, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Oceania Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Miami
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 4
    Caribbean Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Spain)
  • Day 6
    Panama Canal
  • Day 7
    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 8
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 9
    San Juan del Sur
  • Day 10
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 11
    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Acapulco
  • Day 13
    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 14
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 15
    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 16
    Los Angeles
  • Day 17
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Sirena - Oceania Cruises

Pros

Cozy, small ship with excellent cuisine

Cons

Standard cabins are small; weak enrichment program

Bottom Line

Port-intensive itineraries in an upmarket setting

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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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, coffee, 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.

10 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Grand Cayman, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Panama Canal
  • Day 6
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 7
    Limon Bay
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Falmouth
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Caribbean Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Varied selection of dining venues, daytime activities and evening entertainment

Cons

Not a lot of active pursuits available onboard

Bottom Line

Port-intensive itineraries and regionally themed activities offer an immersive experience

Reviews

Caribbean Princess Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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16 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Great Stirrup Cay, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Miami
  • Day 2
    Great Stirrup Cay
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Panama Canal
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Mazatlan
  • Day 14
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 15
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Norwegian Joy - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Great selection of dining venues, plus fun activities like go-karts, laser tag and a VR arcade.

Cons

Most dining venues and activities cost extra; and everything requires reservations.

Bottom Line

A fun ship that has plenty to keep you busy.

Reviews

Norwegian Joy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value3.5

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2019 Best for Service

16 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta ... see more
Cruise Line:
Royal Caribbean International
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    Cruising
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    Cabo San Lucas
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    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 13
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Vision of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

Crew works hard to bring the fun; a smaller size ship means it's easier to navigate

Cons

Cabins showing age; fewer options for food, entertainment than larger ships

Bottom Line

Solid option for a value cruise, but set expectations if you're used to bells and whistles

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Vision of the Seas Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining3.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best for Public Rooms

21 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Vancouver
Visiting:
San Francisco, San Diego ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Cruising
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  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    San Diego
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Huatulco
  • Day 12
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 13
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 14
    Corinto
  • Day 15
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Panama Canal
  • Day 17
    Panama Canal
  • Day 17
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Aruba
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Unique entertainment options and a high standard of service that sets it apart

Con

Overcrowded at times and occasionally inconsistent fee-based dining

Bottom Line

A great choice for a pampered, laid-back vacation -- particularly for music lovers

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Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

Nieuw Amsterdam is a ship whose name is associated with a rich and celebrated history for Holla...

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21 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
San Francisco
Visiting:
Santa Barbara, Los Angeles ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    San Francisco
  • Day 2
    Santa Barbara
  • Day 3
    Los Angeles
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 6
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 7
    Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 10
    Corinto
  • Day 11
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Panama Canal
  • Day 14
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 15
    Santa Marta
  • Day 16
    Aruba
  • Day 17
    Curacao
  • Day 18
    Bonaire
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    New York (Manhattan)
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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16 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Great Stirrup Cay, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Miami
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    Great Stirrup Cay
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Panama Canal
  • Day 7
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 15
    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Los Angeles
Ship Details

Norwegian Joy - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Great selection of dining venues, plus fun activities like go-karts, laser tag and a VR arcade.

Cons

Most dining venues and activities cost extra; and everything requires reservations.

Bottom Line

A fun ship that has plenty to keep you busy.

Reviews

Norwegian Joy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value3.5

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
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16 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Los Angeles
Visiting:
Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Los Angeles
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    Cruising
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    Cabo San Lucas
  • Day 4
    Mazatlan
  • Day 5
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 13
    Panama Canal
  • Day 14
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Miami
Ship Details

Norwegian Joy - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Great selection of dining venues, plus fun activities like go-karts, laser tag and a VR arcade.

Cons

Most dining venues and activities cost extra; and everything requires reservations.

Bottom Line

A fun ship that has plenty to keep you busy.

Reviews

Norwegian Joy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value3.5

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
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14 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Tampa
Visiting:
Key West, Falmouth ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Cruising
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    Falmouth
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Santa Marta
  • Day 7
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 8
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 8
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 9
    Puerto Limon
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Roatan
  • Day 12
    Harvest Caye
  • Day 13
    Costa Maya
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Tampa
Ship Details

Norwegian Dawn - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Tons of dining, bars and activities keep everyone entertained; refurb is modern, not tacky

Cons

Less-than-perfect ship has confusing layout and occasional maintenance issues

Bottom Line

Enthusiastic crowd has a fun time onboard, despite upcharges and an older ship

Reviews

Norwegian Dawn Reviews

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

Norwegian Dawn is a ship you love despite its flaws. Built in 2002 as the third ship in the Nor...

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
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2019 Best for Dining

16 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    San Diego
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
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    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 8
    Corinto
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 11
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Aruba
  • Day 14
    Curacao
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

Bottom Line

Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

Reviews

Rotterdam Reviews

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

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12 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Great Stirrup Cay, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Day 2
    Great Stirrup Cay
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 6
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 7
    Puerto Limon
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Roatan
  • Day 10
    Harvest Caye
  • Day 11
    Costa Maya
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Miami
Ship Details

Norwegian Joy - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Great selection of dining venues, plus fun activities like go-karts, laser tag and a VR arcade.

Cons

Most dining venues and activities cost extra; and everything requires reservations.

Bottom Line

A fun ship that has plenty to keep you busy.

Reviews

Norwegian Joy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value3.5

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  • Butler Service
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    Still water, coffee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
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  • Alcohol
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12 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Curacao, Bonaire ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Miami
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    Curacao
  • Day 5
    Bonaire
  • Day 6
    Aruba
  • Day 7
    Santa Marta
  • Day 8
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 9
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 9
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 10
    Puerto Limon
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Miami
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Norwegian Joy - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Great selection of dining venues, plus fun activities like go-karts, laser tag and a VR arcade.

Cons

Most dining venues and activities cost extra; and everything requires reservations.

Bottom Line

A fun ship that has plenty to keep you busy.

Reviews

Norwegian Joy Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value3.5

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2019 Best for Public Rooms

16 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
San Diego
Visiting:
Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Cruising
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    Huatulco
  • Day 7
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 8
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 9
    Corinto
  • Day 10
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal
  • Day 12
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Aruba
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Unique entertainment options and a high standard of service that sets it apart

Con

Overcrowded at times and occasionally inconsistent fee-based dining

Bottom Line

A great choice for a pampered, laid-back vacation -- particularly for music lovers

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Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.5
Dining4.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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11 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Miami
Visiting:
Curacao, Aruba ... see more
Cruise Line:
Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Aruba
  • Day 6
    Santa Marta
  • Day 7
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 8
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 8
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Grand Cayman
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Miami
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Norwegian Pearl - Norwegian Cruise Line

Pros

Plenty of dining, nightlife and family options to easily accommodate short sailings

Cons

Unless you're onboard for a theme charter, evening entertainment might feel a bit dated

Bottom Line

Whether you're just taking a long weekend or sailing with superstars, Norwegian Pearl is a cheerful ship to call home

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Norwegian Pearl Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Entertainment

10 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
Amber Cove, Cartagena ... see more
Cruise Line:
Princess Cruises
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    Cruising
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    Amber Cove
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Day 6
    Gatun Lake
  • Day 6
    Colon (Cristobal)
  • Day 7
    Limon Bay
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Falmouth
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ship Details

Island Princess - Princess Cruises

Pros

Comfortable, mid-sized ship; peaceful adults-only sun deck; good variety of food.

Cons

Ship generally feels cramped; bathrooms and standard balconies are also small.

Bottom Line

Ideal for those looking for a traditional cruise ship experience with no surprises.

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Island Princess Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Public Rooms

16 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

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Leaving:
Fort Lauderdale
Visiting:
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Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Curacao
  • Day 5
    Aruba
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 7
    Panama Canal
  • Day 7
    Panama Canal
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 10
    Corinto
  • Day 11
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 12
    Huatulco
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    San Diego
Ship Details

Rotterdam - Holland America Line

Pro

Pool deck never feels overcrowded

Con

Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

Bottom Line

Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

Reviews

Rotterdam Reviews

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

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2019 Best for Service

18 Night
Cruise to the Panama Canal & Central America

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
San Diego
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Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    Puerto Vallarta
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    Manzanillo
  • Day 6
    Cruising
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    Huatulco
  • Day 8
    Puerto Chiapas
  • Day 9
    Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
  • Day 10
    Corinto
  • Day 11
    Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Panama Canal
  • Day 13
    Panama Canal
  • Day 13
    Panama Canal (Cruising)
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Aruba
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Half Moon Cay
  • Day 19
    Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)