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Old April 20th, 2011, 10:40 AM
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My fiance and I are getting married in early Novemeber and want to do a cruise to the Carribbean right after. We want to do the southern and eastern islands: St. Lucia, St. Marteen, Barbados, Antigua. We want to avoid Puerto Rico, Haiti. We're split between Holland America, Princess, Celebrity, and possibily NCL. The problem is that we cannot decide on which cruise line because we read so many conflicting reviews like: Holland America is mostly a elderly crowd but good service or Princess has too many people but fun activites. We are both in our early 20's and love to gamble, drink, and want a fun crowd but sometimes prefer some relaxation and solitude and dont want to hunt for a chair in the sun. My fiance is a chef so we want something with great food and excellent service and by the way she hates crowds. Any suggesstions or commments will be appreciated.
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McChristian- first off congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Going by what you have said i would say Celebrity would be a good choice for you. Celebrity is basically one-step above the mainstream cruise lines, service and food excellent, no problem with crowds, but the atsmophere is a bit more laid-back when it comes to activities and night-life. Princess would be my next choice, never felt crowded at all on Princess, just the opposite. Princess service is very good, food is good, activites and night-life is good
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Old April 20th, 2011, 01:35 PM
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If you want to avoid PR, and get a true southern itinerary, then you will have to take a 10/11 day cruise from Florida. Southern based itineraries, leave from Florida, and San Juan for the deep southern.

With your description of wishes, my first thought was Celebrity, Solstice class.. Eclipse, Equinox, Solstice, Silouette. Upscale gorgeous, high end hotel decor.. Spa cabins offer nice ammenities..these ships are fantastic...Not sure if this class, has the route you are looking for, though

I will give you my opinion..avoid HAL, based on what you mentioned...Princess has ships that are not gigantic, like the new NCL Epic, or RCI Oasis & Allure, so that could work.

The eastern itineraries, can include Antigua, St. Lucia,and St Maarten, but not Barbados.

Contact a cruise specialist ta....talk and discuss "everything"..and don't forget to buy insurance.
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totally agree with all of Trip's suggestions
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I also have plan for my honeymoon,but not so early,maybe in 2012
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