Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of their 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines in the world. Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports–thereby creating our largest-ever list of Readers’ Choice Award winners.
Disney Cruise Line received their 15th consecutive recognition in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards earning the number one spot in the Large Ship Cruise category, but dropped four spots and out of the top 5 in the Medium Ship category to 6th place. AmaWaterways, the line Adventures by Disney partners with for ABV river cruises, earned a fifth place spot in the river cruise category.
“Few things are as gratifying as seeing our business recognized by travelers who have countless vacation choices,” said Anthony Connelly, president of Disney Cruise Line. “This is a testament to the unwavering commitment of our Cast and Crew Members and the excellence they bring to their roles daily.”
The top midsize cruise line was once again Crystal Cruises and the small cruise line award went to Seabourn Cruise Line. Viking River Cruises earned the award for top river cruise line. Presented below are the top 5* in each cruise category.
Large Ship Cruise Lines Reader Ratings (more than 2500 passengers)
- Disney Cruise Line (Dream & Fantasy) (89.60)
- Cunard Line (89.26)
- Princess Cruises (87.88)
- MSC Cruises (85.73)
- Holland America Line (84.57)
Medium Ship Cruise Line Reader Ratings (500 to 2000 passengers)
- Crystal Cruises (92.20)
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises (88.92)
- Viking Ocean Cruises (88.47)
- Cunard (88.46)
- Oceana Cruises (87.61)
- Disney Cruise Line (Magic & Wonder) (86.86)*
Small Ship Cruise Line Reader Ratings
- Seabourn Cruise Line (92.61)
- Crystal Cruises (91.63)
- Windstar Cruises (90.04)
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises (89.77)
- Paul Gauguin Cruises (89.71)
River Ship Line Reader Ratings
- Viking River Cruises (96.28)
- Grand Circle Cruise Line (95.03)
- Uniworld Boutique River Cruises (94.72)
- Tauck (94.47)
- AmaWaterways (93.22)
The full list of cruise line awards can be found here as each category features the top 10.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017. For more on the Readers Choice Awards page and a complete list of awards visit www.CNTraveler.com/rca. To learn more about how the awards were calculated check out this page.