WORLD'S BEST CRUISE SHIPS

World's Best Large Ships

The numbers add up, with a minimum of 1,500 passengers on each of these ships. More of you enjoy cruising in this category than any other. Celebrity Cruises takes top honors with the new Infinity.

  1. Infinity
    Celebrity Cruises, 85.8 overall
  2. Sea Princess
    Princess Cruise Line, 82.5 overall
  3. Mercury
    Celebrity Cruises, 81.8 overall
  4. Dawn Princess
    Princess Cruise Line, 81.6 overall
  5. Galaxy
    Celebrity Cruises, 81.1 overall
  6. Enchantment of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 81.0 overall
  7. Century
    Celebrity Cruises, 80.9 overall
  8. Disney Wonder
    Disney Cruise Line, 80.9 overall
  9. Star Princess
    Princess Cruise Line, 80.3 overall
  10. Millennium
    Celebrity Cruises, 79.5 overall
  11. Grand Princess
    Princess Cruise Line, 78.3 overall
  12. Explorer of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 77.2 overall
  13. Legend of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 76.8 overall
  14. Sun Princess
    Princess Cruise Line, 76.7 overall
  15. Rhapsody of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 75.8 overall
  16. Voyager of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 73.8 overall
  17. Splendour of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 73.7 overall
  18. Grandeur of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 73.3 overall
  19. Disney Magic
    Disney Cruise Line, 72.8 overall
  20. Queen Elizabeth 2
    Cunard Cruise Line, 72.0 overall
  21. Majesty of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 71.7 overall
  22. Radiance of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 70.9 overall
  23. Regal Princess
    Princess Cruise Line, 68.8 overall
  24. CostaRomantica
    Costa Cruises, 68.3 overall
  25. Vision of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 67.7 overall
  26. Monarch of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 67.5 overall
  27. Norwegian Sky
    Norwegian Cruise Line, 67.3 overall
  28. Paradise
    Carnival Cruise Line, 67.3 overall

World's Best Medium Ships

Not large or small, but in no way a compromise, these ships—carrying from 500 to 1,500 passengers—strike a balance between grandeur and intimacy. The Seven Seas Mariner joins Crystal's two ships at the top.

  1. Crystal Symphony
    Crystal Cruises, 94.5 overall
  2. Seven Seas Mariner
    Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line, 87.3 overall
  3. Crystal Harmony
    Crystal Cruises, 87.2 overall
  4. Ryndam
    Holland America Cruise Line, 86.0 overall
  5. Amsterdam
    Holland America Cruise Line, 85.0 overall
  6. Rotterdam
    Holland America Cruise Line, 84.9 overall
  7. Zaandam
    Holland America Cruise Line, 84.8 overall
  8. Prinsendam
    Holland America Cruise Line, 84.5 overall
  9. Maasdam
    Holland America Cruise Line, 83.4 overall
  10. Volendam
    Holland America Cruise Line, 82.4 overall
  11. Statendam
    Holland America Cruise Line, 80.7 overall
  12. Veendam
    Holland America Cruise Line, 80.5 overall
  13. Horizon
    Celebrity Cruises, 79.4 overall
  14. Royal Princess
    Princess Cruise Line, 78.0 overall
  15. Caronia
    Cunard Cruise Line, 76.0 overall
  16. Crown Odyssey
    Orient Lines, 75.0 overall
  17. Marco Polo
    Orient Lines, 73.8 overall
  18. Noordam
    Holland America Cruise Line, 73.6 overall
  19. Zenith
    Zenith Cruise Line, 72.8 overall

World's Best Small Ships

"Shallow" is a compliment when it refers to harbors, as these 24 ships carrying no more than 500 passengers each prove. This category contains nine of the ten highest-rated ships, led by the peerless Seabourn Spirit.

  1. Seabourn Spirit
    Seabourn Cruise Line, 95.1 overall
  2. Silver Shadow
    Silversea Cruise Line, 94.5 overall
  3. Silver Wind
    Silversea Cruise Line, 93.3 overall
  4. Paul Gauguin
    Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line, 92.4 overall
  5. Wind Spirit
    Windstar Cruise Line, 92.4 overall
  6. Silver Cloud
    Silversea Cruise Line, 91.6 overall
  7. Seabourn Legend
    Seabourn Cruise Line, 89.9 overall
  8. Hanseatic
    Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line, 89.0 overall
  9. Song of Flower
    Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line, 89.0 overall
  10. Seven Seas Navigator
    Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line, 88.9 overall
  11. Seabourn Pride
    Seabourn Cruise Line, 85.6 overall
  12. Royal Clipper
    Star Clippers Cruise Line, 85.5 overall
  13. Philae
    Oberoi Nile Cruises, 85.4 overall
  14. Radisson Diamond
    Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line, 85.0 overall
  15. Wind Star
    Windstar Cruise Line, 84.3 overall
  16. Wind Surf
    Windstar Cruise Line, 79.6 overall
  17. Clipper Adventurer
    Clipper Cruise Line, 76.3 overall
  18. Explorer
    Abercrombie & Kent Cruise Line, 76.3 overall
  19. Yorktown Clipper
    Clipper Cruise Line, 76.0 overall
  20. Odysseus
    Royal Olympic Cruises, 74.8 overall
  21. Nantucket Clipper
    Clipper Cruise Line, 74.1 overall
  22. Sea Lion
    Linblad Expeditions Cruise Line, 71.4 overall
  23. American Queen
    Delta Queen Steamboat Co. Cruise Line, 70.2 overall
  24. Mississippi Queen
    Delta Steamboat Co. Cruise Line, 68.1 overall

 

 

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