13 Best Cruise Liners For Every Sort of Person

Here at M2 we don’t have time to review every single cruise liner out there, but fortunately Cruise Critic can. They’ve just named the winners of its 9th annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards, naming the best cruise lines of the year across dozens of categories, as chosen by the site’s international team of editors.

“Cruising has evolved an incredible amount over the past few years,” explains Colleen McDaniel, Senior Executive Editor of Cruise Critic. “With so many innovations in technology, onboard offerings and the overall vacation experience, there are some great options out there for those looking to plan a cruise. This list – hand-selected by our cruise experts based on their own first-hand experiences and extensive coverage of the industry — highlights those lines that stand out among an impressive line-up helping travelers narrow down their choices and feel confident when making a booking decision.”

In the inaugural luxury category, Seabourn was named the Best Luxury Cruise Line for its impeccable service, creative itineraries and sophisticated touches.  Viking Ocean Cruises was named Best Value for Money for its extensive list of inclusions.

2016 Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards

Best New Ship: Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista – Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, launched in May 2016 – was named the year’s Best New Ship, with editors stating it may be Carnival’s best ship ever. The ship was praised for its wide-ranging amenities, including an onboard water park, brewery and 14 restaurants. The line also won Best Value for Money for the third consecutive year for its affordable fares and complimentary activities and dining venues.

Best Dining: Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line was named Best Dining and Best for Families, with editors highlighting the standout service and food in the line’s dining venues, and the variety of onboard venues for family members of all ages – from kids clubs to adults-only venues.

Best Entertainment: Norwegian Cruise Line


Best Standard Cabins: Holland America Line


Best Inside Cabins: Royal Caribbean International


Best Suites: Royal Caribbean International



Best Itineraries: Celebrity Cruises


Best Shore Excursions: Princess Cruises


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