(cruise news) The Best Cruise Lines of 2017

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U.S. News & World Report Releases the 2017 Best Cruise Lines

Washington, D.C. – Nov. 15, 2016 – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2017 Best Cruise Lines rankings, evaluating 15 top cruise lines across six categories.

Twenty-four million passengers are expected to take a cruise this year and interest continues to climb. The rankings help travelers select the best cruise by brand, region, itinerary and budget.

The 2017 Best Cruise Lines

2017 BEST CRUISE LINES RANKINGS

Best Cruise Lines For The Money

  1. Celebrity Cruises
  2. Royal Caribbean International
  3. Norwegian Cruise Line
  4. Carnival Cruise Lines
  5. Princess Cruises
  6. Holland America Line
  7. Costa Cruises
  8. MSC Cruises

Best Luxury Cruise Lines

  1. Crystal Cruises
  2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  3. Oceania Cruises
  4. Silversea Cruises
  5. Azamara Club Cruises

Best Cruise Lines In The Mediterranean

  1. Celebrity Cruises
  2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  3. Oceania Cruises
  4. Silversea Cruises
  5. Azamara Club Cruises
  6. Costa Cruises
  7. Royal Caribbean International
  8. Norwegian Cruise Line
  9. MSC Cruises
  10. Cunard
  11. Holland America Line
  12. Princess Cruises

Best Cruise Lines In The Caribbean

  1. Disney Cruise Line
  2. .Celebrity Cruises
  3. Crystal Cruises
  4. Royal Caribbean International
  5. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  6. Carnival Cruise Lines
  7. Oceania Cruises
  8. Silversea Cruises
  9. Norwegian Cruise Line
  10. Holland America Line
  11. Princess Cruises
  12. Costa Cruises
  13. MSC Cruises

Best Cruise Lines For Families

  1. Disney Cruise Line
  2. Royal Caribbean International
  3. Carnival Cruise Lines
  4. Norwegian Cruise Line
  5. MSC Cruises

Best Cruise Lines For Couples

  1. Crystal Cruises
  2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  3. Azamara Club Cruises
  4. Oceania Cruises
  5. Celebrity Cruises
  6. Cunard
  7. Holland America Line

Recap

  • For the first time, Celebrity Cruises is named the No. 1 Best Cruise Line for the Money and the No. 1 Best Cruise Line in the Mediterranean.
  • Disney Cruise Line earns distinctions both as the Best Cruise Line for Families and the Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Crystal Cruises continues its reign as the Best Luxury Cruise Line and the Best Cruise Lines for Couples.

“Cruise lines are going above and beyond to reach new audiences and keep existing customers happy by offering high-quality amenities, brand-new ships and updated itineraries – but that doesn’t mean choosing one is easy,” said Gwen Shearman, travel editor at U.S. News. “The Best Cruise Lines rankings help travelers sort through their options by showcasing the lines and ships that meet the high expectations of travelers and critics alike.”

The methodology for the Best Cruise Lines rankings factors in expert evaluations of cruise ship quality, reputation among travelers, results from health assessments conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other factors such as price class and itinerary offerings.