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 Today's Cruise Choices.
 Should You Take it or Leave It?

  Of ships and sails and cruise traveler tales.

Some people remember, when they were kids and it was time for dinner in their house, they didn't have much choice about what to eat. The house rule: Take it or Leave it!  So, if you didn't take it, you might go to bed hungry.

When it comes to choosing a cruise vacation the rules are different.  We all know that some people love to cruise. Year-in and year-out they're sailing somewhere on the 7 seas. Some took a cruise, just once. They hated it. Others could take or leave it.

So, your thinking about going on a cruise.

Good.  Now's a great time to go. Looking for fair and impartial advice ...who isn't. How about  a great deal?...everyone wants that!

Starting to search for cruise ship reviews on the Internet, visit some 3rd party sites, read the blogs for advice, do some social networking, or just visiting your neighborhood travel agent?

When it comes to advice, there's a ton of it out there. Some good, some bad, some, not very accurate. Everyone these days has to put their two-cents of an opinion out there for view.

Confused about all the choices? 

Today you have so many choices. Lots of them. Over 350 cruise ships. 8,700 sailings. 480 prime destinations. 18 close to home departure ports.  Entertainment, dining and sightseeing choices, way too many to list here.
What if, you could read detailed and comprehensive cruise reviews from professional travel writers and your fellow cruise travelers. Oh, not the cruise ship review sites that have tens of thousands or more articles or reviews to read.  You'll be there all night. As a matter a fact several nights just to find what you want, then who knows how long to filter out all the cruise review information and mis-information.
That's a daunting task you know you don't have time for.
Instead here at Cruise Traveler Magazine's Cruise Reviews Online you can now read thousands of the best cruise line reviews and cruise ship reviews by travelers and cruise experts on today's most popular cruise ships. You will find the information is unbiased and unedited, the writers sharing their cruise experience, good or bad with you. You can Take it or Leave It. If you don't like one ship, there's always another. Lots of ships in the sea.

Not only can you read the reviews, If you have cruised before, you can write a cruise

review of your experience to help other cruise travelers make intelligent, informed decisions.

So, as a well informed traveler, here at Cruise Reviews Online you have lots of choices, including the entitlement of your opinion. Unlike your choices as a kid, when it comes to choosing a cruise, you can take it or leave it.

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Your Top 20 Cruise Line & Ship Ratings

The scores shown below reflect the average overall satisfaction ratings submitted by Cruise Report readers. Click on a link for more information about the cruise line and it's fleet of ships. Cruise Ship Ratings and Cruise Reviews. Check out the ratings then read hundreds of cruise reviews by travelers and cruise experts of today's most popular cruise ships. Unbiased and unedited, they share their experience with you.















Holland America


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Royal Caribbean


Sea Dream




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Note: These scores do not reflect the opinions of the editors of Cruise Report or Cruise Direct Online

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Cruise Travel Advisors, Authors and Publishers Raye & Marty Trencher are a husband and wife team with more than 30 years experience cruising the world sailing thousands of nautical miles, visiting ports of call, inspecting ships, sampling itineraries and critiquing shore excursions They are the Editors and Publishers of Cruise Traveler Magazine and Cruise Reviews & Reports. Their mission is plain and simple.  Provide tips and resources to help first-time cruisers and seasoned travelers navigate the web in search of the best cruise deals, objective cruise reviews and cruise destination information. Read Cruise Reports: Fair, unedited and unbiased cruise ship and cruise line reviews by cruise travelers, consumers like you and professional travel writers from Cruise Reports.

Cruise Reviews & Reports: A fair, unedited and unbiased resource of cruise ship reviews ratings and rankings, cruise line reviews, cruise ship listings, cruise destinations, cruise reports, cruise line reviews, ratings and cruise ship reviews, ratings by travelers and cruise experts on today's most popular cruise ships. NEW Cruise Reports, Cruise Reviews and Ship Reviews posted and updated weekly. 30 cruise lines, 350 cruise ships, 8,700 sailings cruise search: sailings, cruise deals, departure dates, ports-of-call, consumer reviews, editorial reviews, ship ratings and expert advice. " One of the most recognized leading resources for cruise lines, cruise ships and destination port reviews, ratings and rankings from professional travel writers, seasoned and first time cruisers."

*Cruise Traveler Magazine is a cruise travel blog and online magazine offering an unbiased cruise guide, latest cruise news, cruise reviews, tips, feature cruise articles, and need to know information about cruising. Featuring consumer written Cruise Reviews. Spotlighting Cruise Ship Ratings and Cruise Line Rankings. Editorially independent of cruise lines.

It is important that you know about our relationships with cruise travelers just like you, the cruise lines and travel providers we report on and how they affect our unbiased and unedited cruise reviews, and travel-related articles.
First, our cruise reports are editorially independent of the cruise lines, destination marketers and consumers.

We report it, as we see it.

The good and the bad. Consumers who submit reviews are not subject to editorial review and revision so long as their review is on point and does not contain comments that anyone with common sense would find offensive. Consumer reviews that inform and help others make better decisions is what we like. We support Cruise Reviews & Reports, primarily through our other commercial-based web sites that generate income for us. We do not get paid by any travel supplier including the cruise lines to write articles or reviews for them. Further, we don't submit in advance text of what we write to anyone, nor remove comments that the cruise line might object to.

We call it like it is!
And finally, we do not cruise for free! While others may take that free cruise, get invited on press trips and inaugural cruises, we prefer to travel like you and experience for ourselves what's on offer. That way you really get an unbiased and unedited report. We want you to trust our reporting. In the end, it's up to you to decide if we have meet your expectations and provided you with the information you're looking for.

Here's are some examples of the type of cruise reviews/articles we write:

Grand Asia Cruise on Diamond Princess:  Asia - 17 Day Grand Asia

Viking Ocean Cruises Read Review

Viking Star Read Review

Rhine Getaway River Cruise Read Review

Viking Longship Idi Read Review

Norwegian Cruise Line Read Review

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour Read Review

"Expert Advice for First Time Cruisers and Seasoned Travelers."

About The Cruise Ship Reviews

NEW Cruise Reviews, Ship Reviews, Ratings, & Cruise Line Rankings. The most comprehensive fair, unedited and unbiased reviews of hundreds of cruise ships, from over 30 cruise lines. Submitted by consumers and cruise experts on today's most popular cruise ships.
Find detailed reviews on cruise lines, cruise ships, cruise destinations, shore excursions and more!
• Cruise lines can't pay to be on Cruise Reviews & Reports.
• Cruise Ship Reviews come from real people like you, people who have actually cruised, not anonymous users
• Featuring fresh takes and reality checked cruise reviews from Cruise Reviews & Reports signature lineup of contributing editors
• Ratings and reviews for over 30 name brand cruise lines and ships. Literally thousands of first-hand cruise reports.
• Over 8,700 sailings ,350 Cruise Ships ,24 Major Cruise Lines ,1,600 Deck Plan images ,2,500 itinerary maps ,Hundreds of port descriptions, Thousands of In-depth Consumer authored Cruise Reviews, Cruise Ship Ratings and Rankings.
• Professionally written reviews and editorial content by staff travel writers. And, assistance and help if you need it.
• Cruise Ship Ratings from all the top rating services'

Most Recent Cruise Report Reviews
Ship Review Title Month
ms Koningsdam Mini-Review of ms Koningsdam Nov
Star Pride Windstar Star Pride Review Nov
Viking Alruna Viking Alruna Rhine Getaway May
ms Grace Tauck ms Grace Review May
Silver Shadow Sailing Through Southeast Asia Jan
Viking Star Viking Star Review Oct
MSC Splendida Extra Protein with Salad Sep
Celebrity Silhouette Another Good Celebrity Cruise Sep
Seven Seas Explorer The Most Luxurious Ship Jul
Ocean Endeavour Adventures in Canada Jul
Viking Star Best Cruise Ever Apr
Nautica Oceania Cruises Can't Be Beat Jan
Celebrity Equinox Caribbean Cruise on Equinox Jan

Cruise Line Rankings

The score shown below reflects the average overall satisfaction ratings submitted by readers. Some cruise lines have received fewer ratings which may make the score less meaningful. Individual cruise ships may have higher or lower ratings that the cruise line overall. You may have your own opinion and may rate your favorite ships more favorable. So, take these ratings as just a reflection of a few cruises as they may not reflect the opinions of a majority of cruises.

Carnival (100+)


Celebrity (100+)


Costa (36)


Crystal (9)


Cunard (9)


Disney (26)


Holland America (83)


Norwegian Cruise Line (100+)


Oceania (3)


Princess (100+)


Regent (18)


Royal Caribbean (100+)


Sea Dream (4)


Silversea (4)


Viking (11)


Windstar (4)


The number of reviews submitted is indicated in parenthesis (). These scores do not reflect the opinions or ratings of Cruise Reviews Online the world's leading website for informative cruise reviews.

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If you've never cruised before, you probably have a boatload of questions. That's why we created this indispensible first-time cruiser's guide, filled with useful cruising tips, expert advice, and more. Find answers to your most pressing questions, get advice on how to choose the perfect ship, cruise line, and stateroom, use the cruise destinations guide to plan your trip, and learn more about the action-packed activities that await onboard. Get your sea legs before you sail with our first-time cruiser tips.

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Cruise Line with Highest Guest Satisfaction (less than 1,100 passengers)Our Editor's Choice Awards
Crystal Cruises
Cruise Line with Highest Guest Satisfaction (more than 1,100 passengers)
Princess Cruises
Best Cruise Line for a Multigenerational Group (ocean-going)
Royal Caribbean International
Best Shore Excursions (ocean-going)
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Best New Ship (ocean-going)

Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International
Best Onboard Dining (ocean-going/less than 1,100 passengers)
Crystal Cruises
Best Onboard Dining (ocean-going/more than 1,100 passengers)
Celebrity Cruises
Best Refurbished Ship (ocean-going)
Regatta, Oceania Cruises
Best Overall Cruise Line for River Cruising
Viking River Cruises
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Viking River Cruises
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AmaSonata, AmaWaterways
Best Staterooms (River Cruise)
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Best Onboard Dining (River Cruise)
Best Shore Excursions (River Cruise)
Viking River Cruises
Best Theme Cruise (River Cruise)

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Best River Cruise Accommodations - Veranda Suite - Viking River Cruises - Cruise Report
European river boats are not usually recognized for having big, roomy accommodations. Well, that has all changed now that Viking River Cruises offers a Veranda Suite on its fleet of Viking Longships. We found the two-room Veranda Suite to be a worthwhile upgrade for those seeking the ultimate in comfort while sailing the calm rivers of the Danube (or, whichever river your Viking Longship sails). The Veranda Suite delivers a level of comfort and style normally only found in suites on ocean-going vessels.

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Because there’s much more of Alaska to see beyond the shoreline, Princess® offers signature Land & Sea Vacations. Discover Denali National Park, home to the tallest mountain in North America - 20,320-foot Denali - and Wrangell-St. Elias, America’s largest national park. And see wildlife from eagles to moose to bears at home in the wild, often very near to your Princess Wilderness Lodge® or from your seat on a comfortable Princess rail car. Princess is pleased to offer pre-paid meal packages for the land portion of the Alaska Land & Sea Vacations. Learn More About Alaska Cruises and Alaskan Cruisetours

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In a place as spectacular as Alaska, you want to experience the best. Try your luck at gold panning or meet a sled dog team, go fishing for salmon or bear watching, take a flightseeing tour or explore a native totem park, and much more. Book directly with the cruise line or plan your own excursions with the Shore Excursions Group. Alaska cruise season is here, and we want you to find the best excursions deals for your upcoming cruise! With Shore Excursions Group special offers, you can save over $100 per cabin vs. cruise line prices on the most popular excursions like Whale Watching and Helicopter Trips! It's easy! Click here to check out what's new this season in Alaska!