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Big ship vs. small ship: how to choose the cruise for you

Fueled by crab legs and Cajun shrimp, we club-hopped our way around our mega-size cruise ship, catching the finale of a lavish musical production in the theater, followed by a pop-in at a late-night comedy show. Still raring to go, we decamped to a cozy lounge, where a performer played piano, sang, and teased the audience. After a rousing sing-along of “Sweet Caroline” we called it a night.

“This is nothing like my Alaska cruise,” our companion said as we trudged to our cabins. “For entertainment, there was this guy who talked about whales. The next night, same guy — talking about sea otters.”

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