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  • 7 Night
    Mediterranean - Western Cruise

    Leaving:
    Barcelona
    Visiting:
    Naples, Rome ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    7 Night Western Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Barcelona
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Naples
    • Day 4
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 5
      Florence (Livorno)
    • Day 6
      Cannes
    • Day 7
      Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)
    • Day 8
      Barcelona
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Epic - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Jam-packed with 24/7 entertainment for singles, couples, families and groups

    Cons

    Confusing corridors and congested main decks

    Bottom line

    Fun, fun, fun for everyone

    Reviews

    Norwegian Epic Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    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, 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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  • 7 Night
    Greece & Croatia Cruise

    Leaving:
    Venice
    Visiting:
    Dubrovnik, Kotor ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Eastern Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Venice
    • Day 2
      Dubrovnik
    • Day 3
      Kotor
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Santorini
    • Day 6
      Katakolon (Olympia)
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Venice
    Ship Details

    Rhapsody of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Personalized service and consistent quality in the main dining room and buffet

    Cons

    Entertainment options could be improved; shows amused but rarely wowed

    Bottom Line

    Comfortable, intimate midsize ship offers a solid choice of amenities

    Reviews

    Rhapsody of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    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, 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
    Mediterranean Cruise

    Leaving:
    Rome
    Visiting:
    Santorini, Athens ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    10 Night Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Santorini
    • Day 4
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 5
      Mykonos
    • Day 6
      Chania
    • Day 7
      Malta (Valletta)
    • Day 8
      Taormina (Messina)
    • Day 9
      Naples
    • Day 10
      Florence (Livorno)
    • Day 11
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Jade - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Venues are spread evenly throughout the ship, limiting congestion

    Cons

    Standard cabins are a bit on the small side

    Bottom Line

    Recent refurbishments have the ship looking and feeling like new

    Reviews

    Norwegian Jade Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    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, 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.

  • 2019 Best for Families

    7 Night
    Western Mediterranean Cruise

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Barcelona
    Visiting:
    Palma de Mallorca, Marseille ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Western Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Barcelona
    • Day 2
      Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)
    • Day 3
      Marseille
    • Day 4
      La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
    • Day 5
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 6
      Naples
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Barcelona
    Ship Details

    Allure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Caters to every type of cruiser: families, couples, adventurers, food- and wine-lovers.

    Cons

    Upselling is rampant, and extra fees can quickly add up.

    Bottom Line

    If you want a fun-filled cruise with plentiful activities, you can't beat Allure of the Seas.

    Reviews

    Allure of the Seas Reviews

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

    The 225,282-ton Allure of the Seas was the world's largest cruise ship -- for six years -- befo...

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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, 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.

  • 7 Night
    Greek Isles Cruise

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Venice
    Visiting:
    Kotor, Corfu ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Eastern Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Venice
    • Day 2
      Kotor
    • Day 3
      Corfu
    • Day 4
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 5
      Mykonos
    • Day 6
      Argostoli (Kefalonia)
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Venice
    Ship Details

    Rhapsody of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Personalized service and consistent quality in the main dining room and buffet

    Cons

    Entertainment options could be improved; shows amused but rarely wowed

    Bottom Line

    Comfortable, intimate midsize ship offers a solid choice of amenities

    Reviews

    Rhapsody of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    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, 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.

  • 7 Night
    Mediterranean - Western Cruise

    Leaving:
    Rome
    Visiting:
    Florence, Cannes ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    7 Night Western Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 2
      Florence (Livorno)
    • Day 3
      Cannes
    • Day 4
      Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)
    • Day 5
      Barcelona
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Naples
    • Day 8
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Epic - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Jam-packed with 24/7 entertainment for singles, couples, families and groups

    Cons

    Confusing corridors and congested main decks

    Bottom line

    Fun, fun, fun for everyone

    Reviews

    Norwegian Epic Reviews

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

  • 7 Night
    Mediterranean Cruise

    Leaving:
    Venice
    Visiting:
    Kotor, Corfu ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    7 Night Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Venice
    • Day 2
      Kotor
    • Day 3
      Corfu
    • Day 4
      Santorini
    • Day 5
      Mykonos
    • Day 6
      Argostoli (Kefalonia)
    • Day 7
      Dubrovnik
    • Day 8
      Venice
    Ship Details

    Norwegian Star - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Refurbs have kept original Freestyle ship modern

    Cons

    Constant upcharges may turn some cruisers off

    Bottom Line

    Star provides some of Norwegian's most popular features, on a smaller ship

    Reviews

    Norwegian Star 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?

    • 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, 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.

  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    7 Night
    Mediterranean - Eastern Cruise

    Leaving:
    Venice
    Visiting:
    Split, Santorini ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    MSC Cruises
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    7 Night Eastern Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (MSC Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Venice
    • Day 2
      Split
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Santorini
    • Day 4
      Mykonos
    • Day 5
      Mykonos
    • Day 6
      Dubrovnik
    • Day 7
      Ancona
    • Day 8
      Venice
    Ship Details

    MSC Sinfonia - MSC Cruises

    Intimate, mid-sized ship

    Primarily geared to Europeans

    Night owls can howl at the hip Pasha Club

    Reviews

    MSC Sinfonia Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    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, 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
    Venice, Turkey & Greek Islands

    Leaving:
    Venice
    Visiting:
    Katakolon, Santorini ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celebrity Cruises
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    10 Night Eastern Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Celebrity Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Venice
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Katakolon (Olympia)
    • Day 4
      Santorini
    • Day 5
      Kusadasi
    • Day 6
      Mykonos
    • Day 7
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 8
      Chania
    • Day 9
      Corfu
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Venice
    Ship Details

    Celebrity Constellation - Celebrity Cruises

    Pros

    Officers and crew are friendly and accessible

    Cons

    From drinks to the spa to dining, there's an upsell

    Bottom Line

    Constellation sailings are a great value for the money

    Reviews

    Celebrity Constellation Reviews

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

    Affectionately known as "Connie" by its fans, the 2,034-­passenger Celebrity Constellation ...

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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, 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.

  • 7 Night
    Mediterranean Cruise

    Leaving:
    Venice
    Visiting:
    Kotor, Corfu ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Cruise Itinerary

    7 Night Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Venice
    • Day 2
      Kotor
    • Day 3
      Corfu
    • Day 4
      Santorini
    • Day 5
      Mykonos
    • Day 6
      Argostoli (Kefalonia)
    • Day 7
      Dubrovnik
    • Day 8
      Venice
    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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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
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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
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  • 2019 Best for Families

    11 Night
    Italy, France & Spain Cruise

    Leaving:
    Rome
    Visiting:
    La Spezia, Portofino ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    11 Night Western Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 2
      La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
    • Day 3
      Portofino
    • Day 4
      Marseille
    • Day 5
      Sete
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Cartagena (Spain)
    • Day 8
      Gibraltar
    • Day 9
      Malaga
    • Day 10
      Cruising
    • Day 11
      Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)
    • Day 12
      Barcelona
    Ship Details

    Jewel of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    Few gimmicks, great service, rarely raucous

    Cons

    Costly extras, unimaginative entertainment

    Bottom line

    Uncomplicated classic cruising with all the traditional trimmings

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    Jewel of the Seas Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    3.5/5
    Cabins3.0
    Dining3.0
    Service5.0
    Value3.0

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  • 7 Nights
    Iberian Influences

    Leaving:
    Barcelona
    Visiting:
    Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Crystal Cruises
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    7 Night Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Crystal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Barcelona
    • Day 2
      Barcelona
    • Day 3
      Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)
    • Day 4
      Valencia
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Malaga
    • Day 7
      Gibraltar
    • Day 8
      Lisbon
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    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.

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    Crystal Serenity Reviews

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

    The 980-passenger Crystal Serenity takes the best of big-ship cruising and the best of luxury t...

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  • 2019 Best for Fitness & Recreation

    7 Night
    Greek Isles Cruise

    Leaving:
    Rome
    Visiting:
    Santorini, Mykonos ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Royal Caribbean International
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    7 Night Eastern Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Royal Caribbean International)
    • Day 1
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Santorini
    • Day 4
      Mykonos
    • Day 5
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Naples
    • Day 8
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
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    Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

    Pros

    A wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment for every generation

    Cons

    The high passenger capacity means queuing is inevitable

    Bottom Line

    With a broad range of activities, Explorer has something for everyone, from active cruisers to families

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    Explorer of the Seas Reviews

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    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    The second of five in the revolutionary Voyager-class series that started with

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  • 11 Night
    Mediterranean Cruise

    Leaving:
    Rome
    Visiting:
    Santorini, Athens ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    11 Night Mediterranean Family Cruise Route (Norwegian Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Santorini
    • Day 4
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 5
      Mykonos
    • Day 6
      Rhodes
    • Day 7
      Chania
    • Day 8
      Malta (Valletta)
    • Day 9
      Taormina (Messina)
    • Day 10
      Naples
    • Day 11
      Florence (Livorno)
    • Day 12
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
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    Norwegian Jade - Norwegian Cruise Line

    Pros

    Venues are spread evenly throughout the ship, limiting congestion

    Cons

    Standard cabins are a bit on the small side

    Bottom Line

    Recent refurbishments have the ship looking and feeling like new

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    Norwegian Jade Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    Launched in 2006, Norwegian Jade isn't Norwegian Cruise Line's newest vessel, but via the

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