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2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

16-night
Norway & Midnight Sun Voyage

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Oslo
Visiting:
Flam, Gudvangen ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Oslo
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Flam
  • Day 3
    Gudvangen
  • Day 4
    Geiranger
  • Day 4
    Alesund
  • Day 5
    Alesund
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Svolvaer
  • Day 7
    Trollfjord
  • Day 8
    Tromso
  • Day 9
    Honnigsvag
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Bodo
  • Day 12
    Trondheim
  • Day 13
    Molde
  • Day 14
    Olden
  • Day 15
    Bergen
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Edinburgh
Ship Details

Azamara Journey - Azamara Club Cruises

Pros

Unique programming, friendly service and impressive commitment to destination cruising

Cons

Limited entertainment options, including a too-small casino, and hit-or-miss theater offerings

Bottom Line

Great choice for a truly grown-up getaway with more time in port

Reviews

Azamara Journey Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
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  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
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29 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
New York
Visiting:
Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard ... see more
Cruise Line:
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Day 1
    New York (Manhattan)
  • Day 2
    Cape Cod
  • Day 2
    Martha's Vineyard
  • Day 3
    Boston
  • Day 4
    Bar Harbor
  • Day 5
    Halifax
  • Day 6
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 7
    Corner Brook
  • Day 8
    Cruising (Labrador Sea)
  • Day 9
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 10
    Nuuk
  • Day 11
    Paamiut
  • Day 12
    Prince Christian Sound
  • Day 13
    Cruising (Denmark Strait)
  • Day 14
    Isafjord
  • Day 15
    Reykjavik
  • Day 16
    Reykjavik
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Torshavn
  • Day 19
    Kirkwall
  • Day 20
    Invergordon
  • Day 21
    Rosyth
  • Day 22
    Newcastle (England)
  • Day 23
    North Sea (Cruising)
  • Day 24
    London
  • Day 25
    Le Havre
  • Day 26
    St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
  • Day 27
    Cobh (Cork)
  • Day 28
    Holyhead
  • Day 29
    Belfast
  • Day 30
    Dublin
Ship Details

Seven Seas Navigator - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Pro: Lovely public spaces, excellent cuisine, free tours, drinks and tips

Con: Entertainment is limited and offerings could use a refresh

Bottom Line: Intimate, all-inclusive ship is a comfortable home base for exploration

Reviews

Seven Seas Navigator Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service4.0
Value4.0

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
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    Still water, cofee, and tea
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21-day
Baltic Jewels & Norwegian Fjords

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Copenhagen, Rostock ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Copenhagen
  • Day 4
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Tallinn
  • Day 7
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 8
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 9
    Helsinki
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Stockholm
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Kiel
  • Day 13
    Aarhus
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Amsterdam
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Eidfjord
  • Day 18
    Alesund
  • Day 19
    Geirangerfjord (Cruising)
  • Day 19
    Geiranger
  • Day 20
    Bergen
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Nieuw Statendam - Holland America Line

Pros

A ship for music-lovers, with venues representing rock, pop, jazz, classical and the blues

Cons

Free dining is strong, but some higher-cover specialty restaurants aren't worth the extra money

Bottom Line

Perfect for the modern cruiser who is interested in exploration, music and culinary arts

Reviews

Nieuw Statendam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Value4.5

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  • 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 Dining

20-day
Icelandic Fjords & Greenland Explorer

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Torshavn, Eskifjordur ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Torshavn
  • Day 4
    Eskifjordur
  • Day 5
    Akureyri
  • Day 5
    Eyjafjordur
  • Day 6
    Isafjord
  • Day 6
    Isafjord
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Nanortalik
  • Day 10
    Paamiut
  • Day 11
    Qaqortoq
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Reykjavik
  • Day 15
    Reykjavik
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Lerwick
  • Day 18
    Invergordon
  • Day 19
    South Queensferry
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Amsterdam
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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    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

26-day
Northern Isles & Jewels Of The Baltic

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Bergen, Alesund ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Bergen
  • Day 4
    Alesund
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 6
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 7
    Eyjafjordur
  • Day 7
    Akureyri
  • Day 8
    Isafjord
  • Day 8
    Isafjord
  • Day 9
    Reykjavik
  • Day 10
    Reykjavik
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Lerwick
  • Day 13
    Invergordon
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Copenhagen
  • Day 16
    Aarhus
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Tallinn
  • Day 19
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 20
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 21
    Helsinki
  • Day 22
    Stockholm
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 25
    Kiel
  • Day 26
    Skagen
  • Day 27
    Copenhagen
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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  • 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.

21-day
Norwegian Fjords & Baltic Jewels

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Flam, Stavanger ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Flam
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Stavanger
  • Day 5
    Kristiansund
  • Day 6
    Oslo
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Amsterdam
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Copenhagen
  • Day 11
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Tallinn
  • Day 14
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 15
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 16
    Helsinki
  • Day 17
    Stockholm
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Kiel
  • Day 20
    Aarhus
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Nieuw Statendam - Holland America Line

Pros

A ship for music-lovers, with venues representing rock, pop, jazz, classical and the blues

Cons

Free dining is strong, but some higher-cover specialty restaurants aren't worth the extra money

Bottom Line

Perfect for the modern cruiser who is interested in exploration, music and culinary arts

Reviews

Nieuw Statendam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Value4.5

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  • 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 Public Rooms

19-day
Jewels Of The Baltic & Viking Sagas

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Aarhus, Tallinn ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Aarhus
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Tallinn
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    Helsinki
  • Day 8
    Stockholm
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 11
    Kiel
  • Day 12
    Skagen
  • Day 13
    Copenhagen
  • Day 14
    Oslo
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Kristiansund
  • Day 16
    Bergen
  • Day 17
    Eidfjord
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Stavanger
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Rotterdam
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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  • 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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26 Nights
Explorer Combination

Leaving:
Stockholm
Visiting:
Stockholm, Helsinki ... see more
Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises
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  • Day 1
    Stockholm
  • Day 2
    Stockholm
  • Day 3
    Helsinki
  • Day 4
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    Tallinn
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 10
    Copenhagen
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Amsterdam
  • Day 13
    Amsterdam
  • Day 14
    Amsterdam
  • Day 15
    Brugge (Bruges)
  • Day 16
    Honfleur
  • Day 17
    Honfleur
  • Day 18
    St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Bordeaux
  • Day 21
    Bordeaux
  • Day 22
    Bordeaux
  • Day 22
    Le Verdon
  • Day 23
    St. Jean de Luz
  • Day 24
    Bilbao
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Lisbon
  • Day 27
    Lisbon
Ship Details

Crystal Serenity - Crystal Cruises

Pros

Extensive enrichment and entertainment, inclusive fares, top-notch service.

Cons

Can feel clubby with many older, repeat passengers.

Bottom Line

You'll be pampered but never bored on luxury's largest ship.

Reviews

Crystal Serenity Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.5
Value4.0

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    Main dining room and/or buffet
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  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
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  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
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2019 Best for Public Rooms

16-day
Northern Isles

Leaving:
Rotterdam
Visiting:
Eidfjord, Alesund ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Rotterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Eidfjord
  • Day 4
    Alesund
  • Day 5
    Geirangerfjord (Cruising)
  • Day 5
    Geiranger
  • Day 6
    Bergen
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 8
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 9
    Eyjafjordur
  • Day 9
    Akureyri
  • Day 10
    Isafjord
  • Day 10
    Isafjord
  • Day 11
    Reykjavik
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Torshavn
  • Day 14
    Lerwick
  • Day 15
    Invergordon
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Amsterdam
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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 Entertainment

28 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Southampton
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Skagen, Klaipeda ... see more
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Princess Cruises
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    Skagen
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    Klaipeda
  • Day 6
    Visby
  • Day 7
    Stockholm
  • Day 8
    Helsinki
  • Day 9
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 10
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 11
    Tallinn
  • Day 12
    Riga
  • Day 13
    Cruising
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    Helsingborg
  • Day 14
    Copenhagen
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    Copenhagen
  • Day 16
    Fredericia
  • Day 17
    Kristiansund
  • Day 18
    Bergen
  • Day 19
    Alesund
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Torshavn
  • Day 22
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 23
    Akureyri
  • Day 24
    Grundarfjordur
  • Day 25
    Reykjavik
  • Day 26
    Cruising
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Cornwall
  • Day 29
    Southampton
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.

Reviews

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 Entertainment

16 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Southampton
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Haugesund, Hellesylt ... see more
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Princess Cruises
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    Hellesylt
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    Geiranger
  • Day 5
    Cruising
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    Tromso
  • Day 7
    Honnigsvag
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Spitsbergen (Svalbard)
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Trondheim
  • Day 13
    Alesund
  • Day 14
    Skjolden
  • Day 15
    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Southampton
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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.

Reviews

Island Princess Reviews

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

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21 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
New York
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Southampton, Bergen ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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    New York (Manhattan)
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Southampton
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Bergen
  • Day 11
    Alesund
  • Day 12
    Flam
  • Day 12
    Aurlandsfjord
  • Day 12
    Flam
  • Day 13
    Stavanger
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Southampton
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    New York (Manhattan)
Ship Details

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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23 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
New York
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    Cruising
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    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Southampton
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Hamburg
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Brugge (Bruges)
  • Day 13
    St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Hamburg
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Southampton
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    New York (Manhattan)
Ship Details

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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2019 Best for Service

24-day
Jewels Of The Baltic & Northern Isles

Cruise Critic Favorite
Leaving:
Copenhagen
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Tallinn, St. Petersburg ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    Helsinki
  • Day 7
    Stockholm
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 10
    Kiel
  • Day 11
    Copenhagen
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Bergen
  • Day 14
    Alesund
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 16
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 17
    Eyjafjordur
  • Day 17
    Akureyri
  • Day 18
    Isafjord
  • Day 18
    Isafjord
  • Day 19
    Reykjavik
  • Day 20
    Reykjavik
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Lerwick
  • Day 23
    Invergordon
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Copenhagen
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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17-nt
Norway Intensive North Cape Voyage

Leaving:
Southampton
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Stavanger, Bergen ... see more
Cruise Line:
Azamara Club Cruises
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    Gudvangen
  • Day 6
    Geiranger
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Svolvaer
  • Day 8
    Trollfjord
  • Day 9
    Tromso
  • Day 10
    Honnigsvag
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Alta
  • Day 12
    Harstad
  • Day 13
    Bodo
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Alesund
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Southampton
Ship Details

Azamara Pursuit - Azamara Club Cruises

Pro: Beautifully renovated ship that offers intimate spaces and lively atmosphere.

Con: Most cabins, especially the bathrooms, are small and feel tight.

Bottom Line: Perfectly sized to sail into more remote ports; the shore experience is integrated onboard.

Reviews

Azamara Pursuit Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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0.0/5
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2019 Best for Public Rooms

28-day
Baltic British & Irish Explorer

Leaving:
Amsterdam
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Aarhus, Rostock ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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    St. Petersburg
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    Helsinki
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    Copenhagen
  • Day 12
    Copenhagen
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  • Day 13
    Cruising
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    Amsterdam
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    Plymouth
  • Day 18
    Ilfracombe
  • Day 19
    Fishguard
  • Day 20
    Holyhead
  • Day 21
    Liverpool
  • Day 22
    Belfast
  • Day 23
    Dublin
  • Day 24
    Dublin
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Isle of Portland (England)
  • Day 27
    St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
  • Day 28
    Dover
  • Day 29
    Amsterdam
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
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4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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21 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Hamburg
Visiting:
Invergordon, Seydisfjordur ... see more
Cruise Line:
MSC Cruises
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    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 6
    Akureyri
  • Day 7
    Cruising
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    Prince Christian Sound
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Nuuk
  • Day 11
    Ilulissat
  • Day 12
    Ilulissat
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Qaqortoq
  • Day 15
    Cruising
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Isafjord
  • Day 18
    Reykjavik
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Kirkwall
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Hamburg
Ship Details

MSC Orchestra - MSC Cruises

Captivating port-intensive itineraries

Wine Bar has a terrific antipasto

Supersized pool-side movie screen

Reviews

MSC Orchestra Reviews

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

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21 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

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  • Day 1
    New York (Manhattan)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Southampton
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Stavanger
  • Day 11
    Flam
  • Day 11
    Aurlandsfjord
  • Day 11
    Flam
  • Day 12
    Alesund
  • Day 13
    Bergen
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Southampton
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    New York (Manhattan)
Ship Details

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
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  • 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
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2019 Best for Public Rooms

16 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
Southampton
Visiting:
Bornholm, Gdynia ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Southampton
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Bornholm
  • Day 5
    Gdynia
  • Day 6
    Klaipeda
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 9
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 11
    Riga
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 14
    Copenhagen
  • Day 15
    Gothenburg
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Southampton
Ship Details

Queen Victoria - Cunard Line

Pros

Stylish and sophisticated, offering world-wide itineraries

Cons

Passengers who don't like to dress up will feel out of place

Bottom line

Queen Victoria is more traditional and formal than most ships, with an elegant atmosphere

Reviews

Queen Victoria Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
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

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25 Night
Europe - Northern Cruise

Leaving:
New York
Visiting:
Southampton, Hamburg ... see more
Cruise Line:
Cunard Line
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    New York (Manhattan)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Southampton
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Hamburg
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Alesund
  • Day 13
    Olden
  • Day 13
    Innvikfjorden
  • Day 13
    Nordfjord
  • Day 14
    Flam
  • Day 14
    Aurlandsfjord
  • Day 14
    Flam
  • Day 15
    Bergen
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Hamburg
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Southampton
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Cruising
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    New York (Manhattan)
Ship Details

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) - Cunard Line

Pros

Phenomenal enrichment, excellent specialty dining and only kennels at sea

Cons

Poor food quality in dining room, abysmally slow internet and mediocre nighttime entertainment

Bottom Line

QM2 retains its unique sense of occasion, melding tradition with fresh touches

Reviews

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value3.5

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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 Public Rooms

34-day
Icelandic Fjords Greenland & Baltic Explorer

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Torshavn, Eskifjordur ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Torshavn
  • Day 4
    Eskifjordur
  • Day 5
    Akureyri
  • Day 5
    Eyjafjordur
  • Day 6
    Isafjord
  • Day 6
    Isafjord
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Nanortalik
  • Day 10
    Paamiut
  • Day 11
    Qaqortoq
  • Day 12
    Cruising
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Reykjavik
  • Day 15
    Reykjavik
  • Day 16
    Cruising
  • Day 17
    Lerwick
  • Day 18
    Invergordon
  • Day 19
    South Queensferry
  • Day 20
    Cruising
  • Day 21
    Amsterdam
  • Day 22
    Cruising
  • Day 23
    Aarhus
  • Day 24
    Rostock (Warnemunde)
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Tallinn
  • Day 27
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 28
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 29
    Helsinki
  • Day 30
    Cruising
  • Day 31
    Copenhagen
  • Day 32
    Copenhagen
  • Day 33
    Oslo
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Cruising
  • Day 35
    Amsterdam
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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  • 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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21-day
Viking Sagas & Northern Isles

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Oslo, Kristiansund ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Oslo
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Kristiansund
  • Day 5
    Stavanger
  • Day 6
    Flam
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Amsterdam
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Newcastle (England)
  • Day 11
    South Queensferry
  • Day 12
    South Queensferry
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Reykjavik
  • Day 15
    Reykjavik
  • Day 16
    Isafjord
  • Day 16
    Isafjord
  • Day 17
    Akureyri
  • Day 17
    Eyjafjordur
  • Day 18
    Cruising
  • Day 19
    Alesund
  • Day 20
    Bergen
  • Day 21
    Cruising
  • Day 22
    Amsterdam
Ship Details

Nieuw Statendam - Holland America Line

Pros

A ship for music-lovers, with venues representing rock, pop, jazz, classical and the blues

Cons

Free dining is strong, but some higher-cover specialty restaurants aren't worth the extra money

Bottom Line

Perfect for the modern cruiser who is interested in exploration, music and culinary arts

Reviews

Nieuw Statendam Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Value4.5

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  • 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 Public Rooms

23-day
Viking Sagas & Northern Isles

Leaving:
Rotterdam
Visiting:
Flam, Stavanger ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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  • Day 1
    Rotterdam
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Flam
  • Day 4
    Stavanger
  • Day 5
    Kristiansund
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Oslo
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Rotterdam
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Eidfjord
  • Day 11
    Alesund
  • Day 12
    Geirangerfjord (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Geiranger
  • Day 13
    Bergen
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 15
    Seydisfjordur
  • Day 16
    Eyjafjordur
  • Day 16
    Akureyri
  • Day 17
    Isafjord
  • Day 17
    Isafjord
  • Day 18
    Reykjavik
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Torshavn
  • Day 21
    Lerwick
  • Day 22
    Invergordon
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Amsterdam
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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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 Service

28-day
British Isles & Baltic Explorer

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
St. Peter Port, Ilfracombe ... see more
Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
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