So Torn! Trying to decide which cruise to book for our 20th....

Hello, and thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

My hubby and I are planning a cruise to celebrate our 20th anniversary and I don't want to make a poor decision. The only cruises we have done so far have been family cruises on Disney. We're going to try something different this time around, but we're very torn. We're stuck between doing a 7 night Carribbean cruise on Harmony of the Seas (Royal Carribbean), getting a regular verandah cabin, deluxe beverage package, specialty dining package and the Key OR 7 night on Norwegian's Breakaway from New Orleans in a Haven cabin, taking advantage of all offers.

A bit about our traveling style: when we're sans kids we really like to have fun. We aren't very uptight about things, but we do like to escape crowds if they get to be too much. The bigger ships seem to get pretty packed at times, especially by the pools so that is a little bit of a concern, but we like to be part of the party sometimes too. We love the idea of being VIPs for this special occasion too. I started leaning towards the NCL cruise because of that VIP experience, but then read some reviews about Breakaway that weren't great. The NCL cruise would be a price difference of about $1k.

SO, we would love some advice from more seasoned cruisers who have maybe had both experiences. What would you do for this special occasion?

Sorry for the essay!

12 Answers

If you decide to go on Breakaway try the spa package for the week or even a spa balcony. The spa is a spoiler. We had it for our trip on the Breakaway and loved it.

Another suggestion if you have never done it: my parents took me and my sister on a European cruise for their 20th anniversary! We flew from Boston to London, caught a connection to Rome and then stayed there 3 days before the cruise. Then we got on the ship and cruised to Athens, Santorini, and Ephasis before hearing back to Rome. Then we flew from Rome back to London, spent 3 days in London and then flew back to Boston. It's still our favorite cruise....19 years later.

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