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Above, you'll find the ten cruise ships that consistently exceed expectations across the board, based on verified feedback we've received from our customers post-cruise. These savvy travelers - singles, couples, parents, grandparents, and other types of passengers - have rated just about everything found aboard their ships on a scale of one to five: the cabins, the food/dining, the activities and amenities, the service and the staff, and more (many have even taken the time to rate the ports that they've visited), and these are the vessels that earned the highest cumulative scores.

You'll find all of your favorite cruise lines represented here - Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and others - along with, perhaps, a surprise or two. Use these ratings, as well as our customers' accompanying and often detailed commentary, to make informed choices about which cruise ships to sail. And whenever you're ready to reserve a sailing aboard one of the world's best cruise ships, our experts will be here to assist you; book with us and you'll pay the absolute lowest price for that sailing, guaranteed.

Remember: we update our top-rated cruise ships quarterly, so be sure to check back periodically to see which vessels have made (or exited) the list. We also hope you'll take a few minutes to rate any ship that you sail aboard by completing the survey we'll send you after you've cruised; we value your opinions (and your fellow cruisers will, too).
The Best Of The Best: Our Top 10 Cruise Ships
Based On Feedback From The People Who Know Them Inside & Out: Our Valued Customers
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Which cruise ships provide the best service? Are there cruise ships that make catering to families a priority? Which mega-vessel delivers the biggest bang for your buck? And how do the newest ships compare to the perennial favorites? There are plenty of factors to consider when you're trying to determine which cruise ship is right for you, but pinpointing that cruise ship has never been easier, because your fellow cruisers have already done a ton of research for you - and we've compiled their findings here.

Disney Dream | Disney Cruise Line

Disney Dream
Bigger and bolder than anything that's come before, Disney Dream draws upon today's advanced technologies to provide families with cruising's most cutting-edge experience. Examples include virtual portholes (with real-time views) in all interior staterooms, amazing Star Wars-themed additions to the ship's Oceaneer Club, and "Enchanted Art" that magically comes to life whenever you pause to view it. Learn more about the Disney Dream.

Disney Fantasy | Disney Cruise Line

Disney Fantasy
Packed with all of the family-friendly features guests have come to expect from Mickey & Co. as well as several "firsts" for a Disney ship. Fleet debuts include two new musical productions (Wishes, geared towards teens, plus a live adaptation of the animated film Aladdin), the Midship Detective Agency (starring Jim Henson's Muppets), and Europa (Fantasy's adults-only "district"). Learn more about the Disney Fantasy.

Celebrity Eclipse | Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Eclipse
Consistently ranked among the world's top "large" ships by passengers and cruise professionals alike, Celebrity Eclipse blends the very best features of her Solstice-class sisters (e.g. the Lawn Club, the Hot Glass Show) with fresh offerings like the World Class Bar and the Gastrobar (craft cocktails and craft beer/bites, respectively) plus an all-new restaurant (Luminae) exclusively reserved for suite guests. Learn more about the Celebrity Eclipse.

Disney Magic | Disney Cruise Line

Disney Magic | Disney Cruise Line Cruises
The magnificent Magic combines the grace and beauty of history's bygone ocean liners with all of the modern conveniences you'd expect to find aboard a contemporary cruise ship. At sea, there's something for everyone, from offerings for the littlest passengers (including Disney's Oceaneer Club, now featuring MARVEL'S Avengers Academy) to adults-only fare for the grown-ups (e.g. Fathoms). Learn more about the Disney Magic.

Harmony of the Seas | Royal Caribbean Cruises

Harmony of the Seas
The latest addition to Royal Caribbean's legendary Oasis-class and the largest passenger ship on Earth, home to 7 distinct "neighborhoods", 20 unique dining options, and the Gold Anchor Services of nearly 2,400 crew members. Groundbreaking amenities include the tallest waterslide at sea ("The Ultimate Abyss") and the Bionic Bar (where the bartenders are - wait for it - actual robots). Learn more about the Harmony Of The Seas.

Celebrity Reflection | Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity's newest ship, the cruise line's fifth and final Solstice-class vessel, is more than just a mirror image of her sisters. For starters, she's a lot bigger, home to an expanded pool deck and dozens of additional staterooms (including Celebrity's first-ever AquaClass, Reflection, and Signature Suites). Other notable debuts include the Alcoves on the Lawn Club and Sushi on Five. Learn more about the Celebrity Reflection.

Coral Princess | Princess Cruises

Coral Princess
First launched in 2003, then the beneficiary of an enormous makeover in 2009 (and a subsequent refurb in 2016), Coral Princess is comfortably mid-sized, one of only two ships in the fleet (Island Princess being the other) nimble enough to navigate several of cruising's narrowest and most beautiful waterways, yet still roomy enough to accommodate many of Princess' most popular shipboard features. Learn more about the Coral Princess.

Island Princess | Princess Cruises

Island Princess
Custom-built for cruising the Panama Canal, Island Princess also plies the waters of Alaska during the summer months. Ship highlights include The Voice of the Ocean (television's hugely popular singing competition, transported to the sea), "Festivals of the World" (gala events that pay homage to everything from Rio's Carnival to Munich's Oktoberfest), and New Orleans-inspired dining at the Bayou Café. Learn more about the Island Princess.

Celebrity Silhouette | Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Silhouette
Big-ship choice, small-ship sophistication. All of the Celebrity and Solstice-class hallmarks are present - the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, the Lawn Club, and more - but you'll encounter plenty of new features too, including The Porch (reservation-free dining, modeled after the classic oceanfront venues found in the Hamptons) and a multi-million-dollar collection of contemporary art. Learn more about the Celebrity Silhouette.

Celebrity Equinox | Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Equinox
Stylish and spacious, Celebrity Equinox has recently undergone a series of stem-to-stern enhancements that have left her looking better than ever before. Cool down poolside with a fresh-frozen cocktail courtesy of Slush, shop duty-free at an all-new Michael Kors boutique, or pay a visit to the perennially popular Lawn Club, a half-acre of real, manicured grass that covers the ship's top deck. Learn more about the Celebrity Equinox.
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† "Cash Back" offer is valid for select Carnival, Holland America, MSC Cruises, and Norwegian sailings departing on or before 12/31/19; excludes all AmaWaterways, American Queen Steamboat, Avalon Waterways, Azamara, Celebrity, Disney, Crystal Ocean, Crystal River, Cunard, Hurtigruten, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Ponant, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea, Uniworld River, Viking Ocean, Viking River, Virgin Voyages and Windstar sailings. "Cash Back" amount for cruise bookings may not exceed 10% of total value of cruise. Amount will be credited to card used for purchase 4 - 6 weeks after the online redemption form, found on your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted post-cruise and no later than 60 days from the date on which you return). Proof/folio submission, detailing your onboard spending, is also required. Proof/folio may be submitted via email at, via fax at (978) 570-1992 (Attn: Onboard Spending Reimbursement), or via mail (Onboard Reimbursement Department, c/o World Travel Holdings, 100 Fordham Road, Building C, 2nd Floor, Wilmington, MA, 01887).

‡ "Onboard Spending" offer is valid for select Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean sailings departing on or before 12/31/19; excludes all AmaWaterways, American Queen Steamboat, Avalon Waterways, Azamara, Crystal Ocean, Crystal River, Cunard, Hurtigruten, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Ponant, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea, Uniworld River, Viking Ocean, Viking River, Virgin Voyages, and Windstar sailings. Onboard spending amount for cruise bookings may not exceed 10% of total value of cruise. Spending amount will be credited to your onboard account after our online redemption form, which may be accessed via the link that will be included with your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted no later than 21 days prior to departure or "Onboard Spending" offer will be forfeited). Spending amount is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash; unused portions will expire if not redeemed on or before the final night of your sailing. Onboard credit will appear in a passenger's onboard account on the day of embarkation. Not valid for cancelled or rebooked cruises. Gift Card, "Cash Back" and "Onboard Spending" are not combinable. Additional restrictions may apply to each offer; please contact our experts for more information.
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