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Best Cruise Lines For 2017

Dorathy Gass

For those already planning their 2017 vacation and are hoping to hop aboard a cruise, here is some good news: U.S. News & World Report travel editors have developed a guide when it comes to the best of the best cruise lines, as well as a comprehensive list for vacation-goers who may have differing needs and wants while on a cruise. They have ranked their options in categories to assist with navigation and here are some results.

When it comes to budget-friendly vacation goers, the report lists Celebrity Cruises as the best option. This line also got top spot when it came to best Mediterranean cruise line as well. No surprise that Disney was a big winner in the report, with its cruise line snagging number one in the best family cruise and best Caribbean itinerary categories. Crystal Cruises is also a company to look out for, if and when you are planning on heading out to the high seas (or ocean for that matter), grabbing the best cruise line for the categories of luxury and couples. Silver medal honors goes to Royal Caribbean International for snagging the second
spot in both the best value for money and family cruise categories.

MSN reported that when ranking these cruise lines, the travel editors zeroed in on reputation with past travelers, ship quality, price, itinerary offerings, class, as well as U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health assessments. In the end, 15 cruise lines were reviewed within six categories. Interestingly enough, the U.S. News & World Report isn’t the only guide out there when it comes to cruises. Cruise Critic editors recently crowned Carnival Cruises as the best line when it came to value and the bang for your buck and Princess Cruises grabbed the top spot as best line when it comes to romance. No big surprise here, Disney once again snagged the top sport in this report as well, under their best family cruise category.

Approximately 24 million people have embarked on a cruise adventure this year, with an expected increase in cruise-goers come 2017. With reports that help outline experiences and value, such as like the two above, it makes it far easier to assess just which line would fit you and your holiday needs.