2017 Cruise Lines Rankings – by US News & World Report

ByRick Deutsch

2017 Cruise Lines Rankings – by US News & World Report

Main area of ship

Inside a luxury cruise liner

The highly respected media source, US News and World Report, released the results of an intensive survey of industry experts and passengers on which lines are the best in the six major categories.

The things they looked at:  Quality, reputation,  CDC assessments (think Norwalk and Norovirus), price and itineraries.

Here you go!

Category

Price

  1. Celebrity Cruises
  2. Royal Caribbean International
  3. Norwegian Cruise Line

Luxury

  1. Crystal Cruises
  2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  3. Oceania Cruises

Family friendly

  1. Disney Cruise Line
  2. Royal Caribbean International
  3. Carnival Cruise Lines

For Couples

  1. Crystal Cruises
  2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  3. Azamara Club Cruises

Mediterranean Voyages

  1. Celebrity Cruises
  2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  3. Oceania Cruises

Caribbean trips

  1. Disney Cruise Line
  2. Celebrity Cruises
  3. Crystal Cruises

These are the top of the bunch. I’ve sailed for free, by speaking, on many of them. Ships not listed are very good also, but you can only list three as the top. $41 Billion will be spent on cruising in 2016. That comes from over 22 million people – world-wide.  An estimated 11  million of those are from North America.

The  Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association. They classify ships as Ultra-luxury, Luxury, Contemporary and Premium. We’ll discuss those in a future blog. Keep checking back.  Read about the good work that CLIA does.

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