Cruise Critic announced its list, naming the best lines and ships, which span three categories: luxury, ocean and river. We also ranked the best cruises on an analysis of health ratings, in order to find out the top-ranked overall based on region, type and ship, so here’s the scoop. Cruising the high seas means that a whopping 21 ships are launching in 2019, so the good news is that you can find one for you, whether you’re a woman or a multigenerational family, but where to start?
Seabourn Line is the best cruise line recognized for service for solo traveler, due to its modern fleet with staterooms and public spaces, high standards, fares, itineraries and partnership with chef Thomas Keller for fine dining. This one is a brand-new ship, with a high rating. #1 in cruises, Ovation is the newest addition, a ship which has an intimate crew-to-passenger ratio, and although some travelers felt service was not up to standard, Seabourn Ovation adheres to luxury, with all-suite accommodations, experiences and onboard activities, boasting standard amenities like a flat-screen TVs, as well as spa-style baths available. Come nighttime, there is the alfresco Bar, casino or dancing, and passengers also have a variety of eateries, including The Grill which serves classics, or one of four other fine dining venues.
Viking Ocean Cruises
Named best luxury ship and best spa, Viking Orion is perfect for astronomy lectures and its thermal spa is among the standout elements.
In case you want to find out which the best cruises are, you ought to know that it probably depends on the cruiser and the cruise ship, because it is subjective, but glancing at the GOT selections, it’s evident that when it comes to cruising, there is a range of priorities such as ship size, stateroom size, appeal of public spaces, excellence of beverages, availability of beauty services and choices of excursions. Plus, Dom Perignon dinners and F1 simulators can make for a very good year. Most cruisers approaching retirement are especially mindful of the “all-inclusive” pricing, but the best cruises go beyond what is expected and over the years, cruise lines have been trying to capture different segments, although cruisers recognize that the one interested in exhibition cruising is different from the one who wants to visit ports and enjoy dining.
Thrills with the Royal Caribbean
The private island in the Bahamas re-opens in May with new features like a zip line and freshwater pool, but which ship should you sail if you crave a short getaway? If your bucket list is never near completion, you ought to know that there’s a cruise for you, and it’s no surprise this cruise line gets cruising right with its range of activities like skating rinks, a fun-for-everyone kind of time. If it’s some real R&R you crave, Symphony of the Seas is the largest ship which will hit the island on its sailings, and features 22 grab-and-go spots, a slide and its own boardwalk, so even after seven nights you won’t get all.