Which Cruise Ship Is Best For You?

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Finding the cruise ship that caters to your needs practically guarantees a great cruise vacation. | Author: Maurício Mascaro

Whether you’re just beginning the search for your perfect cruise or you’re already well on your way to a dream vacation, finding the best cruise ship is an important step. When starting the search for your next cruise getaway, often the very first step will be exploring the myriad cruise ship options available. While it may seem efficient to simply google “best cruise ship,” it’s important to first realize that this varies greatly from person to person. That’s why we recommend you first answer this question: What is most important to me when I’m on a cruise? If you need some help answering that question, we simplified it further for you with our Cruise-Finder, which matches you to sailings based on certain preferences. 

If you already know what you’re looking for, take a look at our breakdown of some of the best cruise ships by category below, or start your search now!

Best Budget Cruise Ships

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Best Luxury Cruise Ships

If traveling in comfort, style, and top-tier service appeals most to you, you can’t go wrong with these luxury cruise ships.

Best Family Cruise Ships

A cruise is a great way to plan a vacation the whole family will enjoy. Take a look at our top picks for family cruise ships below!

Still looking for the best cruise ship for you?

If these suggestions didn’t quite hit the nail on the head, don’t worry! There’s plenty more ships in the sea. Start your search here or try out our Cruise-Finder to quickly and easily get matched with your perfect cruise now!

14 Night Ic
Details

Cruise line and ship

Allure of the Seas

Port

Barcelona

Date

Nov 01, 2020

Interior

$1607

Oceanview

-

Balcony

-

Suite

$3973

Rating

4.2

12 Night Spanish Transatlantic Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Allure of the Seas

Port

Fort Lauderdale

Date

Mar 01, 2020

Interior

$790

Oceanview

$1300

Balcony

$1020

Suite

$2290

Rating

4.2

16 Night Canary Islands & Argentina
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Silhouette

Port

Barcelona

Date

Nov 20, 2020

Interior

$1569

Oceanview

$1799

Balcony

$2399

Suite

$4999

Rating

4.0

15 Night South America Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Eclipse

Port

San Diego

Date

Mar 15, 2020

Interior

$1999

Oceanview

$2249

Balcony

$2349

Suite

$6599

Rating

4.2

15 Night Bering Sea & Japan Transpacific
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Eclipse

Port

Vancouver

Date

Sep 25, 2020

Interior

$1359

Oceanview

$1549

Balcony

$1799

Suite

$4199

Rating

4.2

5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Equinox

Port

Fort Lauderdale

Date

Jan 04, 2020

Interior

$949

Oceanview

-

Balcony

$1049

Suite

-

Rating

4.3

7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Oasis of the Seas

Port

Fort Lauderdale

Date

Dec 06, 2020

Interior

$757

Oceanview

$923

Balcony

$960

Suite

$1940

Rating

4.1

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
Details

Cruise line and ship

Allure of the Seas

Port

Miami, Florida

Date

Dec 06, 2020

Interior

$797

Oceanview

$866

Balcony

$916

Suite

$1701

Rating

4.2

7 Night Perfect Day Bahamas Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Oasis of the Seas

Port

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

Date

Oct 04, 2020

Interior

$839

Oceanview

$981

Balcony

$1010

Suite

$1728

Rating

4.1

7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Allure of the Seas

Port

Miami, Florida

Date

Dec 13, 2020

Interior

$767

Oceanview

$876

Balcony

$916

Suite

$1671

Rating

4.2


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