What's the best Cruise?

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We took this cruise as part of our honeymoon and could not be more pleased with our cruise experience. We opted for a cabin upgrade, which was an excellent choice, as it allowed better view of all the stunning Rhine scenery. Service was top-notch, food and drinks were all exemplary (including the wine, which was included in the package), and the sights were breathtaking the entire time. We were even assigned a personal translator for the duration of our cruise, so we wouldn't miss a thing. Overall, we highly recommend this cruise to anyone wanting to experience the magic of Moselle and Rhine Valley!

This is the first river cruise I have ever been on, and it was one of my favorite experiences of all time. The cruise was calm and laid back with smooth sailing the whole way. Staff was wonderful, the food and drinks were all excellent, and wine was served with every meal, which was a great touch. I chose an eight-day cruise going from Budapest to Vienna, and there were so many beautiful sights along the way, including Austria's stunning Wachau Valley. From the guided sightseeing in Budapest to the spectacular romance of Venice, this is one cruise I won't soon forget!

You haven't really cruised until you've taken a luxury cruise with Silversea. I'd cruised before with Princess, Carnival and other popular cruise lines, but Silversea is an entirely different experience. The rooms are incredibly luxurious, and the onboard spas, restaurants, pools and entertainment amenities are second to none! I cruised with Silversea on this Hong Kong to Tokyo cruise, stopping at ports in Shanghai, Beijing, Hiroshima and Osaka along the way. My cruise package included onboard credits, guided tours, and also a stay at the Grande Hotel during our stop in Hong Kong. Once you've cruised with Silversea, ,you'll have a hard time going back to regular cruise providers.

I've cruised the Mexican Riviera a few times, and so far Carnival has been my favorite cruise line for this trip. This 8-Day cruise itinerary with an overnight stay in Puerto Vallarta is the best! Few other cruise destinations offer the chance to swim with dolphins, zip line through dense forests and go tequila tasting before watching a Mariachi show. Plus, with two days to spend in Puerto Vallarta, you'll have time to see and do plenty. This cruise also stops for a day in Cabo San Lucas, one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Carnival's ships are always clean, luxurious, and well-staffed, and there's no shortage of dining options or after-hours entertainment. I'll be taking this cruise again for sure.

Wanted to experience Europe's gorgeous Mediterranean, and this cruise caught my eye. Booked a room with a view last summer for our 20-year wedding anniversary, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made! Embarking from Barcelona, this cruise visits several ports en route to a final destination in Rome, with excursions available for before, during and after the voyage! We toured Marseille (the oldest city in France), medieval Monaco, the St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Colosseum and so many other iconic locations. Viking includes five major guided tours at different ports, so you don't have to feel lost if you don't know the local languages. This was a fantastic way for me to experience the Mediterranean, and I wouldn't hesitate to cruise again with Viking.

If you want to visit some of the best Caribbean ports for cheap, then you can't go wrong with this Eastern Caribbean cruise offered by Carnival. My wife and I took this cruise last year and it was a blast! It stops in St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk, plus there are a few leisurely days at sea. This cruise offers some amazing excursions, such as snorkel cruises, jet boat experiences, schooner rides, and even giant slides down the sides of hills! But what my wife and I loved most was just the blissful relaxation under the Caribbean sun. We've vacationed all over, and there's nothing quite like the Caribbean.

I'd never been to Australia or New Zealand before embarking on this cruise. What an adventure! We departed from Sydney and traveled to the New Zealand cities of Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, and Dunedin, then cruised Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound before returning to Sydney. We saw lots of penguins during our trip to Akaroa, and in Auckland we watched Maori cultural song and dance at the Auckland Museum. Norwegian is my favorite cruise line, and I haven't sailed with anyone else in the past decade.

My wife had always wanted to experience Glacier Bay, so I booked this cruise as her Christmas present a few years ago. We loved it! Glacier Bay was everything we thought it would be and more. We won't soon forget the thunderous sounds of glacial ice crashing into the frigid waters! We also enjoyed the various stops in Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Victoria, B.C. With so much to do at each port, we might need to do this cruise again! The crew was fantastic, too - extremely helpful and attentive to our needs. The food lacked a bit of variety (not much in the way of spices), but meals were good and the fine dining options were delightful. After this, I'd recommend Princess Cruises to anyone.