Top 10 Best Cruise Ships in the World

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By ,   November 26, 2015 ,   Ships and Lines

Which are the Top 10 cruise ships - the list of best cruise ships in the world is coming next. This survey will show you top 10 best cruise ships and top 20 best river cruise ships. These ships are selected by the following criteria: overall rating, itinerary/schedule, shore excursions/tours, crew/service quality, cabins rating, food/dining options and on-board activities/facilities/fun. The survey is integrated with cruise ship ratings & capacity.

And if the answer to "what are the best cruise ships in the world" doesn't include your top best ship or your top best line - it doesn't really matter. Nowadays, virtually all lines/ships offer nice and comfortable accommodations, great cuisine and free choice dining options, charming clubs, pampering comfort, resort-style experiences, impeccable service, amazing shows and class entertainment, deluxe amenities, iconic shore-excursions, numerous nautical novelties, exclusiveness, safety, and the magic of life on board the floating palaces of the world. Some of them more like floating cities, really!

Top 10 best cruise ships in the world

They are not cities you say? Believe me - they are big! Really really totally big! Just see our list of largest cruise ships in the world - "and you shall doubt no more"!

The world's biggest cruise companies are the owners of all the best ships to Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean, Bermuda, Europe, and soon - to the Moon. Carnival Corporation owns Carnival, Costa, Cunard, HAL, P&O (plus the Australia brand), Princess, Celebrity, Seabourn, AIDA and Ibero, while Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD (RCCL) owns practically the rest - Royal Caribbean International (RCI), Celebrity, Azamara, Pullmantur. No matter what vessel you prefer, you will always be choosing big money well invested into the biggest travel attraction of our times - the magnificent passenger ships for fun. They all are made to provide the "best fun" and unusual attractions via great deals and best of specials for the best YOU - the almighty customer-consumer! You'll enjoy all the pleasures of a pretty nice to absolutely great sea vacation either by affordable ship travel deals with alluringly cheap rates and packages or by some of the best luxury all-inclusive ships deals with top premium packages, simply impeccable service and the "top of the world" feeling of the affluent class.

Top 10 cruise ships in the world

Top 10 cruise ships in the world

Links open in a new window to show you the ship's itinerary/sailing schedule/prices. Based on official data (the results are from readers polls conducted by Conde Nast Traveler). About the ratings methodology: over 46,000 readers of the magazine have rated a total of 376 ships on a 100-point scale. So below are listed only the world's top best of the best in the ever growing cruise travel industry.

line/company ships passengers-cabins (total) Overall Value itinerary - shore excursions service - food staterooms onboard activities

Top 10 Small Cruise Ships ratings

  1. GRAND CIRCLE
  2. LINDBLAD
  3. LINDBLAD
  4. SEABOURN
  5. SEABOURN
  6. SILVERSEA
  7. SILVERSEA
  8. SEABOURN
  9. CELEBRITY
  10. PG CRUISES
  1. Arethusa
  2. National Geographic Explorer
  3. National Geographic Endeavour
  4. Seabourn Pride / Star Pride
  5. Seabourn Odyssey
  6. Silver Explorer
  7. Silver Wind
  8. Seabourn Sojourn
  9. Celebrity Xpedition
  10. Paul Gauguin (ship)
  1. 50-26
  2. 148-81
  3. 96-56
  4. 208-104
  5. 450-225
  6. 132-66
  7. 298-149
  8. 450-225
  9. 96-46
  10. 332-166
  1. 97,1
  2. 94,9
  3. 94,4
  4. 92,9
  5. 92,7
  6. 91,7
  7. 90,9
  8. 90,5
  9. 90,4
  10. 90,3
  1. 100-100
  2. 94,9-97,4
  3. 100-100
  4. 96,8-86,7
  5. 94,6-90,9
  6. 97,2-97,2
  7. 97,3-81,7
  8. 90,3-79,1
  9. 93,8-93,8
  10. 94,2-84,7
  1. 100-100
  2. 100-92,3
  3. 100-92,9
  4. 98,4-95,2
  5. 95,7-97,8
  6. 97,2-86,1
  7. 94,5-94,5
  8. 94,4-91,7
  9. 95,8-83,3
  10. 97,8-93,5
  1. 88
  2. 84,6
  3. 85,7
  4. 92,1
  5. 96,7
  6. 86,1
  7. 93,2
  8. 97,2
  9. 83,3
  10. 88,4
  1. 95,5
  2. 100
  3. 96,4
  4. 88,7
  5. 91,1
  6. 91,7
  7. 86,1
  8. 88,6
  9. 89,4
  10. 85,2

Top 10 Medium-size Cruise Ships ratings

  1. CRYSTAL
  2. CRYSTAL
  3. REGENT
  4. OCEANIA
  5. REGENT
  6. SILVERSEA
  7. OCEANIA
  8. OCEANIA
  9. AZAMARA
  10. AZAMARA
  1. Crystal Symphony
  2. Crystal Serenity
  3. Seven Seas Voyager
  4. Marina (ship)
  5. Seven Seas Mariner
  6. Silver Spirit
  7. Regatta (ship)
  8. Nautica (ship)
  9. Azamara Quest
  10. Azamara Journey
  1. 922-461
  2. 1070-535
  3. 700-350
  4. 1250-625
  5. 700-350
  6. 540-270
  7. 684-342
  8. 684-342
  9. 694-347
  10. 694-347
  1. 94,5
  2. 94
  3. 91,9
  4. 91,3
  5. 91,2
  6. 88,2
  7. 87,9
  8. 87,6
  9. 87,3
  10. 87,3
  1. 94,7-90,2
  2. 94,3-86,7
  3. 95,1-82,2
  4. 93,5-67,6
  5. 93,6-84,5
  6. 94,3-81,7
  7. 95-66,8
  8. 96,8-69,6
  9. 96,2-79,7
  10. 92,7-79,3
  1. 98,2-95,9
  2. 97,1-97,1
  3. 93,9-91
  4. 97,6-98,2
  5. 94,9-90,6
  6. 91,8-87,7
  7. 98,3-96,7
  8. 94,8-90,8
  9. 95,6-88,7
  10. 94,9-91
  1. 91,5
  2. 91,8
  3. 96,3
  4. 95,2
  5. 94
  6. 92,6
  7. 91,3
  8. 87,6
  9. 84,3
  10. 84,2
  1. 94,1
  2. 94,2
  3. 90,1
  4. 88,6
  5. 87,9
  6. 85
  7. 73,8
  8. 79,3
  9. 77,6
  10. 78,5.

Top 10 Big/Large Cruise Ships ratings

  1. DISNEY
  2. DISNEY
  3. DISNEY
  4. CELEBRITY
  5. CELEBRITY
  6. CUNARD
  7. CELEBRITY
  8. DISNEY
  9. ROYAL CARIBBEAN
  1. Disney Magic
  2. Disney Wonder
  3. Disney Dream
  4. Celebrity Eclipse
  5. Celebrity Equinox
  6. RMS Queen Mary 2 (ship)
  7. Celebrity Solstice
  8. Disney Fantasy
  9. Oasis of the Seas
  10. Emerald Princess
  1. 2713-877
  2. 2713-877
  3. 4000-1250
  4. 2850-1426
  5. 2850-1426
  6. 2620-1296
  7. 2850-1426
  8. 4000-1250
  9. 5400-2706
  10. 3080-1532
  1. 89,9
  2. 89.6
  3. 89,5
  4. 88,6
  5. 88,2
  6. 87
  7. 86,2
  8. 84,8
  9. 83,7
  10. 82,7
  1. 91,6-81,3
  2. 87,6-81
  3. 80,1-80
  4. 85,2-70,6
  5. 91,5-71,6
  6. 87,7-74,1
  7. 85,2-72,5
  8. 85,7-73,7
  9. 70,7-67,9
  10. 91,3-76
  1. 96,2-85,7
  2. 96,3-84,3
  3. 95,7-87,2
  4. 93,8-89,3
  5. 93,9-87,3
  6. 92,4-88,4
  7. 90,8-86,6
  8. 95,2-71,4
  9. 88,8-84,4
  10. 88,7-77,4
  1. 91,6
  2. 90,5
  3. 95,7
  4. 94,1
  5. 90,2
  6. 85,8
  7. 90,3
  8. 90,5
  9. 86
  10. 83,2
  1. 92
  2. 93,8
  3. 95,2
  4. 91
  5. 88,2
  6. 85,6
  7. 85,5
  8. 90,5
  9. 92,9
  10. 78,3.

Top 20 best river cruise ships ratings

Prices on these luxury boats start from around US$250 PP per night, all-outside cabins. For detailed itineraries and prices you can check the list of all riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All river passenger shipping line companies and their fleets are listed there.

line/company luxury river boats passengers-cabins (total) Overall Value itineraries-tours service - food cabins activities
  1. GRAND CIRCLE
  2. GRAND CIRCLE
  3. GRAND CIRCLE
  4. GRAND CIRCLE
  5. UNIWORLD
  6. GRAND CIRCLE
  7. GRAND CIRCLE
  8. UNIWORLD
  9. VIKING
  10. UNIWORLD
  11. UNIWORLD
  12. UNIWORLD
  13. GRAND CIRCLE
  14. GRAND CIRCLE
  15. UNIWORLD
  16. VIKING
  17. VIKING
  18. GRAND CIRCLE
  19. UNIWORLD
  20. VIKING
  1. MS Provence
  2. River Allegro
  3. River Adagio
  4. MS Chardonnay
  5. SS Antoinette
  6. River Concerto
  7. MS Bizet
  8. River Beatrice
  9. Viking Prestige
  10. River Queen
  11. River Ambassador
  12. River Princess
  13. River Harmony
  14. River Aria
  15. River Countess
  16. Viking Helvetia
  17. Viking Legend
  18. MS Tikhi Don
  19. River Baroness
  20. Viking Neptune
  1. 46-27
  2. 90-48
  3. 164-82
  4. 46-27
  5. 164-80
  6. 140-70
  7. 120-60
  8. 162-81
  9. 188-99
  10. 132-66
  11. 120-59
  12. 132-66
  13. 140-70
  14. 164-82
  15. 134-67
  16. 198-99
  17. 189-98
  18. 216-110
  19. 120-60
  20. 150-75
  1. 98,1
  2. 97,7
  3. 96,5
  4. 95,7
  5. 95,5
  6. 95,4
  7. 95
  8. 94,8
  9. 94,6
  10. 94,4
  11. 94,3
  12. 94,1
  13. 93,9
  14. 93,5
  15. 93,3
  16. 93,3
  17. 93,1
  18. 92,9
  19. 92,3
  20. 92,3
  1. 100-100
  2. 98-95,4
  3. 100-100
  4. 97,7-100
  5. 95,2-96,8
  6. 100-100
  7. 96,8-94,7
  8. 97-97
  9. 97,8-96,4
  10. 97,8-97,8
  11. 95,5-93,9
  12. 97-100
  13. 97,6-96,3
  14. 96,6-95,5
  15. 95,7-95,7
  16. 96,8-95,1
  17. 96,9-94,9
  18. 96-98
  19. 98,8-98,8
  20. 98,7-97
  1. 100-95,7
  2. 99,1-98,2
  3. 100-92,9
  4. 100-95,3
  5. 98,4-93,7
  6. 100-95,2
  7. 96,8-96,8
  8. 95,5-94,8
  9. 98,5-93,4
  10. 95,6-92,2
  11. 98,5-95,5
  12. 98,5-95,5
  13. 98,8-95,1
  14. 95,5-90,9
  15. 97,9-97,9
  16. 96,3-91,4
  17. 96,9-90,9
  18. 98-98
  19. 98,8-96,5
  20. 98-91,1
  1. 100
  2. 92,7
  3. 85,7
  4. 90,7
  5. 95,2
  6. 90,3
  7. 91,6
  8. 93,3
  9. 91,2
  10. 88,9
  11. 86,4
  12. 92,4
  13. 84,1
  14. 92
  15. 87,2
  16. 91,4
  17. 90
  18. 84
  19. 75,6
  20. 86,8
  1. 91,3
  2. 93,5
  3. 96,4
  4. 90,5
  5. 92,1
  6. 88,5
  7. 92,6
  8. 91,7
  9. 91
  10. 95,5
  11. 93,8
  12. 86,2
  13. 91,5
  14. 92
  15. 87,2
  16. 89,5
  17. 89,9
  18. 88
  19. 87,1
  20. 84,7.

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