Best Cruise Lines Overall

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The best cruise lines overall as ranked by verified reviews submitted over the past 12 months. This list is continuously updated as we receive new reviews from our members, so be sure to check back often! Note, a minimum of 40 reviews are required to be part of this list.

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AmaWaterways

Category: River    Ship Size: S, XL
4.7
121 reviews Ratings
AmaWaterways

Set sail out on the worlds most famous waterways aboard the intimate ships of AmaWaterways. These modern vessels cruise the rivers and canals of Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia and Africa making stops in town and city centers where guests can walk right off and explore the destination. After a day of sight seeing climb aboard your floating hotel and enjoy a gourmet dinner, ...

Cruises from $1567

Crystal Cruises

Category: Luxury    Ship Size: S, M, XL
4.4
183 reviews Ratings
Crystal Cruises

Travelers who want excellent service without stuffiness or dated formality flock to these two medium-size luxury ships, which wow passengers as they circumvent the globe. The two specialty restaurants are especially memorable: Silk Road, the Nobu Matsuhisa spot, serves up sushi and Japanese cuisine; Prego, helmed by Piero Selvaggio of L.A.’s Valentino, offers California-in...

Cruises from $1649

Disney Cruise Line

Category: Mainstream    Ship Size: M, L, XL
4.4
2516 reviews Ratings
Disney Cruise Line

This is easily the most expensive of the family-friendly lines, but you get what you pay for: There is no better choice for those traveling with children. As you would expect, both daytime activities (game shows, character appearances, and contests) and nighttime entertainment (first-run movies and live productions) are outstanding and focus on Disney characters. Most stat...

Cruises from $660

Windstar Cruises

Category: Premium    Ship Size: S, XL
4.3
152 reviews Ratings
Windstar Cruises

Families with older teens and couples — including honeymooners — who like the idea of sailing, without the need for actual wind, book cruises on these ships. The open teak decks, towering masts, and flapping sails look majestic, even when the engines are doing the work. You can water-ski, sail, kayak, and snorkel off the ships’ retractable marinas when at anchor, three to ...

Cruises from $999

Viking Ocean Cruises

Category: Premium    Ship Size: S
4.3
194 reviews Ratings
Viking Ocean Cruises

Ushering in a new era of ocean cruising, Viking brings their signature award-winning river cruise experience to the sea. Continuing the Viking tradition of destination focus and longer time in ports, Viking Star debuts in 2015, to be joined by sister ships Viking Sea and Viking Sky in 2016. Accommodating just 930 guests, these elegant state-of-the-art ships will feature al...

Cruises from $1999

Avalon Waterways

Category: River    Ship Size: S, XL
4.3
74 reviews Ratings
Avalon Waterways

Sail on the enchanted waterways of Europe, Egypt, China and Southeast Asia aboard the exceptional river-cruise ships of Avalon Waterways. These sleek vessels were designed to offer panoramic views, elegant dining rooms and lounges, as well as relaxing and spacious staterooms. Immerse yourself at each destination with expert local guides and tours. After a fun day of explor...

Cruises from $689

Azamara Club Cruises

Category: Premium    Ship Size: S, XL
4.2
246 reviews Ratings
Azamara Club Cruises

Explore the hidden corners of the world onboard these well-appointed, intimate ships. Indulge in sumptuous cuisine, pampering spa treatments and outstanding butler service that will fulfill all your needs. Other onboard highlights include plush accommodations, stimulating enrichment programs and diverse nightly entertainment.

Cruises from $915

P&O Cruises

Category:    Ship Size: M, XL
4.2
911 reviews Ratings
P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises is the oldest cruise line in the world, and the largest cruise company catering to the British market. Their ships are immediately recognizable thanks to the Union Jack painted on the hull. It’s not an all-inclusive line, but gratuities are included in the fare. Passengers who sail with P&O are generally British, and the lowest average age is around 50 except d...

Seabourn

Category: Luxury    Ship Size: S, XL
4.2
150 reviews Ratings
Seabourn

These ships can dock in smaller ports, like the mouth of a fjord or Kotor, Montenegro. But you’ll remember the onboard experience as much as the destinations: The line’s spa suites offer direct access to the thermal area, which is considered the finest at sea. Best of all, most itineraries offer a Marina Day, when the crew unfurls a marina complete with a saltwater pool.

Cruises from $2149

Uniworld River Cruises

Category: River    Ship Size: S, XL
4.2
61 reviews Ratings
Uniworld River Cruises

For over 30 years Uniworld has been a pioneer in river cruising by escorting guests to the greatest destinations in the world. Beautiful ships glide along gentle waterways, dock right in the heart of each city and allow you to explore your enchanted destination. With sumptuous cuisine, impeccable service and lavishly appointed staterooms you'll experience the comfortable...

Cruises from $2239