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The line between luxury and mainstream cruises might once have been distinct, but that's no longer the case. Cruise lines began to discover travelers didn't always fit squarely into one camp or another. Read more.

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rognsuewbay
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Towards the end of our Rotary Presidents year some members go on holiday to celebrate the year and this year 17 of us joined the 5 day cruise on the recently revamped Queen Victoria. We have sailed on the QM2 a number of times so were ... Read more
PeterCStephenson
Member Since 2017
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Sailed June 2017
My sister-in-law chose the cruise. We had a lowest deck cabin that was small and noisy from the plumbing and the ship's intercom woke us up early in the morning. Other cruises that we have been on, only important information was ... Read more
CalRef1944
Member Since 2017
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This was our first time on Mariner, but we have sailed on the RSSC Navigator and Explorer. We are booked on the Voyager for December. This 7 day cruise was our first to Alaska, cruising Vancouver to Vancouver. One on-board, we asked ... Read more
Kondor
Member Since 2017
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We chose this particular cruise because we had seen the Rhine from Amsterdam to Mainz and we wanted to go further east. The river cruise offered by SCENIC fit out timetable and from Budapest back to Nuremberg fit with our desired ... Read more
John Skipper
Member Since 2017
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The ship-We love the total package and all the amazing varieties of things to do, eat, and be entertained by. The Oasis is an awesome ship. Love the shows, Central Park-is where we renewed our vows for our 50 year Wedding Anniversary- it ... Read more
Cha-Cha
Member Since 2011
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We love Cunard ships, we are now Diamond status so have sailed with them many times, we normally chose them over Princess or P&O as in our experience, their service is the best of them all. This time is was a short cruise which ... Read more
nannysheila
Member Since 2017
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We mainly went to see St Petersburg, but the other ports of call were also interesting. We did not look around Southampton as we've been there several times. The embarkation and disembarking were smooth and speedy, we were very impressed, ... Read more
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