With so many different cruise likes out there, how do you know which will be the best one for you? Well, Cruise Critic just came out with their 2017 Cruisers' Choice Awards, which may make it easier next time you’re planning a vacation on the open seas.
Cruise Critic’s winners are based on ratings and reviews collected during a 12-month period, and if you have kids, it sounds like you can’t go wrong booking a Disney Cruise. Disney nabbed eight top honors, including Best Overall Large Ship for the Disney Dream and Best Overall Mid-Size ship for the Disney Magic.
Other top cruise lines include Viking Ocean Cruises, which was tops in ten categories, and Celebrity Cruise Line's Galapagos-based ship, Celebrity Xpedition, which earned six top honors in the Small Ship class.
Some of this year’s winners include:
Best Cruise Overall
Disney Dream (Large) – Disney Cruise LineDisney Magic (Mid-Size) – Disney Cruise LineViking Sea (Small-Mid) – Viking Ocean CruisesCelebrity Xpedition (Small) – Celebrity Cruises
Best Cruise Ships for Value
Norwegian Sky (Large) – Norwegian Cruise LineCelestyal Crystal (Mid-Size) – Celestyal CruisesViking Star (Small Mid) – Viking Ocean CruisesCelebrity Xpedition (Small) - Celebrity Cruises
Best Cruises for Families
Disney Magic – Disney Cruise Line
Best for First Timers
Viking Star –Viking Ocean Cruises
Source: Cruise Critic
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