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

$1000

Oceanview

$1238

Balcony

$1569

Suite

$6527

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

$659

Oceanview

$835

Balcony

$976

Suite

$2821

Rating

4.2

16 Nights Panama Canal from Los Angeles
Details

Cruise line and ship

Norwegian Joy

Port

Los Angeles

Date

Oct 11, 2019

Interior

$999

Oceanview

$1149

Balcony

$1249

Suite

$1599

Rating

4.0

16 Nights Panama Canal from Miami
Details

Cruise line and ship

Norwegian Joy

Port

Miami, Florida

Date

Nov 08, 2019

Interior

$1049

Oceanview

$1629

Balcony

$2229

Suite

$2829

Rating

4.0

11 Days Caribbean/Bahamas
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Reflection

Port

Fort Lauderdale

Date

Dec 09, 2019

Interior

$999

Oceanview

$1199

Balcony

$1399

Suite

$4049

Rating

4.2

16 Night Canary Islands & Argentina
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Silhouette

Port

Barcelona

Date

Nov 20, 2020

Interior

$1609

Oceanview

$1979

Balcony

$2179

Suite

$5349

Rating

4.0

5 Nights Pacific Coastal from Vancouver
Details

Cruise line and ship

Norwegian Joy

Port

Vancouver

Date

Oct 06, 2019

Interior

$319

Oceanview

$349

Balcony

$369

Suite

$419

Rating

4.0

15 Night South America Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Eclipse

Port

San Diego

Date

Mar 15, 2020

Interior

$1834

Oceanview

$2164

Balcony

$2414

Suite

$6949

Rating

4.2

12 Nights Panama Canal from Miami
Details

Cruise line and ship

Norwegian Joy

Port

Miami, Florida

Date

Oct 27, 2019

Interior

$1099

Oceanview

$1449

Balcony

$1779

Suite

$1979

Rating

4.0

10 Days Caribbean/Bahamas
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Equinox

Port

Fort Lauderdale

Date

Sep 13, 2019

Interior

$1049

Oceanview

$1599

Balcony

$1599

Suite

$3649

Rating

4.3


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