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green_rd May 19th, 2009 10:38 AM

Best of Cruising? (part II)
From Fodor's The Complete Guide to European Cruises, 2008 edition.

Just picked this volume up at the local library. I'll try to be brief since it is copyrighted material. What do you think - who's overrated, who did they ignore?

Best Specialty Restaurants
Carnival Cruise Line
Celebrity Millennium class
Crystal Cruises
Queen Mary 2

Best Regular Dining Room Cuisine
Carnival Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
SeaDream Yacht Club

Best Access for Travelers with Disabilities
Holland America Line
Princess Cruises
Silversea Cruises

Best Shops On Board
Carnival Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruises
Princes Cruise Line

Best Service
SeaDream Yacht Club
Silversea Cruises
Windstar Cruises

Best Fun & Funky Activities
Carnival contests
Costa toga party
Ocean Village

Best Enrichment Programs
Crystal Cruises
Cunard Line
Holland America Line

Best Beds
Carnival Cruise Line
Holland America Line
Oceania Cruises
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

colorcrazie May 19th, 2009 04:07 PM

That sums it up for me!

skymaster May 19th, 2009 06:29 PM

I too pretty much agree with 95% of the list. They just confirmed my reasoning on sailing mostly Carnival for the last couple of years. GREAT BARGAINS IMO.


misguidedangel May 19th, 2009 08:56 PM

Well, if you read between the lines it confirms tht Carnival does a good job and still provides a big bang for less bucks!!!

dlm2005 May 22nd, 2009 08:27 AM

It's interesting how few times Royal Caribbean made the lists.....

green_rd May 29th, 2009 08:13 AM

Good point James - especially for a book focusing on Europe.

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