See the lines and ships that best represent excellence in ocean, river and luxury cruising, chosen by Cruise Critic's international team of editors.
Best for Luxury
"Silversea is supremely spacious, elegant yet relaxed, with butlers assigned to every suite. Foodies will also relish the wide range of options for such small ships, from Japanese to jazz-themed supper clubs and some of the best Italian food afloat. Offering the luxury of time-saving convenience, the line brings these indulgences to local shores, with Silver Muse offering more than 20 Australian departures every summer season."
Best New Luxury Ship
"Cruisers might book Scenic Eclipse because it's equipped with two helicopters and a six-person submarine, but they'll come back because of the 200-passenger ship's chic design, generously sized suites and incredible dining offerings. Australian company Scenic pulled out all the stops with its first ocean ship, which seamlessly combines luxury and soft-adventure travel to exotic destinations, including the Arctic and Antarctica."
Best Value for Money
"A cruise on a Viking ship means rarely having to reach for your wallet once onboard. With included perks such as specialty dining and shore excursions, it's easy to feel spoiled. Viking's no nickel-and-diming policy means passengers know what they're paying for upfront and appreciate the value of a cruise that includes excellent dining, large staterooms and friendly, intuitive service."
Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards
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Cruisers' Choice Awards
Get to know the best cruise ships in a variety of categories, based on member review ratings for cruises taken in the last year.