2019 Cruisers’ Choice Awards
Get to know the best cruise ships in a variety of categories, based on member review ratings for cruises taken in the last year.
Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
1 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
There can't be a cruise line that does embarkation better than Princess.
Harmony of the Seas
2 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
This was by far the easiest embarkation and disembarkation we have ever experienced. One would think that a large ship would have long lines, but rarely did we encounter a line or have to wait for something.
Symphony of the Seas
3 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Embarkation was quite simply the easiest, quickest we’d ever experienced! From taxi to walking on the ship: 12 minutes! Royal has this down!
Allure of the Seas
4 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Embarkation was the fastest we'd ever experienced. From the time we got out of the Uber to the time we walked on the ship was about 15 minutes. Everything was very organized and Royal Caribbean's new terminal was spacious and worked great.
5 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Embarkation was a snap. We had downloaded the app; we had taken and added our own photos at home when we did online check-in; and key cards are waiting for you outside your cabin!
6 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Princess embarkation is expertly orchestrated.
7 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Embarkation was done very smoothly. Everyone has a specific boarding time. The cruise staff handles all your luggage and delivers them right to your cabin.
Explorer of the Seas
8 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
This is my second time on this ship and I would go again. Embarkation and disembarkation was a breeze, no waiting.
9 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
Embarkation was a super fast, as soon you walk on the ship they greet you with a glass of bubbles, nice touch.
10 of 10 Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation
The embarkation experience went pretty smooth - especially with the Faster to the Fun package with an appointment time. I think we made it on board in record time, I'd be surprised if it took 20 minutes from the time we walked into the cruise center until we put our carry ons in our cabin.