Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community


  • Content Count

  • Joined

About maylee7615

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
  • Interests
    Traveling! Hiking, art, foodie, live music.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    So far, Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
  1. Hello! I'm currently planning a family cruise for New Years week - with travelers ranging from 25 yrs - 90 yrs. Before I ask for advice - here's a bit about us! We have previously gone on two cruises, one on the Norwegian Sun traveling to Alaska, and one on the Holland America Westerdam traveling on the west coast/Mexico. We enjoyed Holland America much better than NCL - we felt that NCL lacked quality in both food and entertainment, and upcharged for everything once we were on the ship. Holland America we enjoyed a lot - we felt the food was great, the entertainment was pretty good, but when researching for the next voyage, I've read that Holland America seems 'old' and lacks activities. Here are the cruises we're currently considering: 1. Holland America Nieuw Statendam 7 day Western Caribbean Holiday 2. Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise 3. Celebrity Equinox Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise 4. Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise Once again, my concern with Holland America is that it seems like the reviews paint this line as a ship for old people with a lack of things to do - but knowing this is a new ship I'm hopeful that it'll be fresh and exciting! I've heard great things about Royal Caribbean in general, but friends have warned that ships this big may have a lot of long lines, limited areas to relax (fight to get lounge chairs, no where to sit at the buffet, etc). I'm also concerned that this ship will have a lot to do for the younger members of the family, but the older members will not enjoy it. Also, I've read that Royal Caribbean upsells more than the others on this list. And then Celebrity- I've read great things about the quality of this line but from my research it seems pretty similar to Holland America, with potentially limited things to do on ship aside from eating and fitness classes. I'd love to hear some of your thoughts! I'm sure any of these would make for a great trip, but any advice or experiences you can share would be greatly appreciated! Thanks 🙂
  • Create New...