These are the best cruise lines and ships


Cruising is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to see the world. Unpack once and take in the sights of the world’s rivers and seas from your floating hotel.

More than 26.6 million passengers boarded cruise ships in 2017, according to the Cruise Lines International Association, and that number is likely to grow. More than 50 cruise lines set sail in all seven regions of the globe, and more than a dozen new vessels are introduced each year. The sheer variety of cruises can be overwhelming.

To help you narrow it down, we asked a panel of cruise industry experts to nominate their favorite lines and ships across 10 categories. For the past four weeks, our readers have been voting daily for their favorites, and the results are in.

Best Adventure Cruise Line: Adventure Canada

While Adventure Canada does indeed lead small ship adventures through the rivers, icy fjords and secluded waterways of Canada, this adventure cruise company also takes travelers to experience landscapes and cultures further afield places like Scotland, Iceland, Ireland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Read more…