U.S. News & World Report Releases the 2016 Best Cruises with Disney Cruise Line Earning Top Billing for Families and Caribbean Sailings

Today, U.S. News & World Report released the 2016 Best Cruise Lines Rankings with Disney Cruise Line holding the #1 spots Best Cruise Line for Families and Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean for the third consecutive year. Crystal Cruises earned time line for Best Cruise Lines for Romance, Royal Caribbean earned #1 in Best Cruise Line for the Money for the third year in a row and Regent Seven Seas earned the top spot for cruises in the Mediterranean.

Disney Fantasy Philpsburg, St. Maarten

U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Cruise Lines rankings compared the top 15 cruise lines across six categories. As the cruise market continues to expand, travelers are presented with more ship choices and a wide variety of onboard experiences. The Best Cruise Lines rankings and online tools help travelers narrow their choices by sorting high-quality cruises by brand, region, experiences and budget.

New this year, U.S. News launched the Best Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean ranking. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is No. 1 in the new category. The inaugural list was added in response to the popularity of and traveler demand for trips to the Mediterranean.

“Cruise lines are pioneering the onboard experience with new customizable amenities and expanded entertainment options, and travelers are reaping the benefits,” said Gwen Shearman, travel editor at U.S. News. “The Best Cruise Lines rankings help travelers decipher which cruise lines and ships will meet their expectations and fit their vacation preferences.”

U.S. News 2016 Best Cruise Lines Rankings

Best Cruises For the Money

  1. Royal Caribbean International
  2. Carnival Cruise Lines
  3. Celebrity Cruises

Best Cruises for Families

  1. Disney Cruise Line
  2. Royal Caribbean International
  3. Carnival Cruise Lines

Best Cruises For Romance

  1. Crystal Cruises
  2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  3. Azamara Club Cruises

Best Cruises For Luxury

  1. Crystal Cruises
  2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  3. Azamara Club Cruises

Best Cruises In the Caribbean

  1. Disney Cruise Line
  2. Royal Caribbean International
  3. Celebrity Cruises

Best Cruises In the Mediterranean

  1. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  2. Azamara Club Cruises
  3. Silversea Cruises

Best Cruise Ships for Groups

  1. Allure of the Seas / Silver Spirit / Disney Fantasy (tie)

Best Cruises in the Caribbean

2. Disney Dream
3. Allure of the Seas / Disney Fantasy
10. Disney Magic

Best Cruises in Alaska

  1. Silver Shadow
  2. Celebrity Solstice
  3. Disney Wonder / Seven Seas Mariner

Best Cruise Ship In Europe

  1. Silver Whisper
  2. Crystal Symphony
  3. Riviera
    12. Disney Magic (tie)

Check out the complete rankings for Best Cruise Lines rankings on U.S. News & World Report’s dedicated Cruise ranking webpage.

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other factors such as price class and itinerary offerings.

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One thought on “U.S. News & World Report Releases the 2016 Best Cruises with Disney Cruise Line Earning Top Billing for Families and Caribbean Sailings

  1. Gina

    Yay Disney!! However, I am confused why there are two headings of Best Cruises in the Caribbean and why the Disney Dream is listed under this category? I thought the Dream only sails to the Bahamas?

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