There can’t be any doubting it; if you’re a fan of cruise ships and cruising, then it’s a great time to be alive. All of the major cruise lines, as well as the smaller niche ones, have been pulling out all the stops when it comes to making sure their vessels have all the bells and whistles. As a result, the seas are literally teeming with some of the very best cruise ships the entire world has ever seen.
As with any competition, though, the cream always rises to the top. That’s why we thought it would be fun to rank the top 15 best cruise ships in the world according to passenger ratings. It’s a fairly diverse list, but there are definitely a few cruise lines that managed to land a couple of their vessels on the list. Even so, you’ll find there’s something for everyone here, from the couple looking for a luxurious and romantic cruise ship, to the family looking for a vessel that will keep everyone entertained.
So, let’s get’s get on with it, shall we? Let’s take a look at the very best cruise ships on the planet today!
Only one of Oceania cruise’s ships on this list, the Marina puts a focus on providing almost one-to-one service to its 1,250 passengers.
14. Silver Shadow
One of the larger ships in Silversea’s line of luxury ships, the Silver Shadow has high-class and high-tech amenities that will appeal to the discerning traveler.
13. Oasis of the Seas
The flagship of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class line, the Oasis of the Seas is as big as big gets and is an experience unto itself.
12. Freedom of the Seas
Still larger, but only two-thirds the size of the Oasis of the Seas, the Freedom of the Seas has long been a favorite in RCI’s line.
11. Queen Elizabeth
Having just received an updated in 2014, the Queen Elizabeth is a big reason that so many have such a high opinion of the Cunard line.