Cruise Critic Announces 2019 Editors’ Picks – DCL Named Best for Families for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, announced the winners of its 12th annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards, naming the best cruise lines of the year across dozens of categories, as chosen by the site’s international team of editors.

Cruise Critic Editor Awards 2019 Disney Dream

In this year’s Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards, Disney Cruise Line earned Best for Families for the fourth consecutive year.

“The Disney brand is synonymous with family fun and entertainment, and we strive to deliver unforgettable vacation experiences at every opportunity, for the young and young at heart,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Signature Experiences. “Our talented cast and crew members are at the heart of all we do,whether they make magic on the high seas or in destinations around the world.”

Adventures by Disney picked up a Best for Families Editor’s Pick Award for their river cruises with their partnership with AmaWaterways. Additionally, AmaWaterways earned top marks as the Best for River Cruise Line and Best for Active Cruisers.

2019 Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards

Ocean Category

  • Best New Ship: Norwegian Encore
  • Best Ship Refurbishment: Oasis of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)
  • Best for Adventure: UnCruise Adventures
  • Best Cabins: Celebrity Cruises
  • Best Dining: Holland America Line
  • Best Entertainment: Royal Caribbean International
  • Best for Families: Disney Cruise Line
  • Best Itineraries: Holland America Line
  • Best Nightlife: MSC Cruises
  • Best Service: Carnival Cruise Line
  • Best Shore Excursions: Princess Cruises
  • Best for Solo Travelers: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best Suites: Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Value for Money: Carnival Cruise Line
  • Best North American Homeport: Seattle, WA

River Category

  • Best River Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
  • Best New River Cruise Ship: AmaMagna (AmaWaterways)
  • Best Ship Refurbishment: S.S. Bon Voyage (Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection)
  • Best for Active Cruisers: AmaWaterways
  • Best Cabins: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Best Dining: Crystal River Cruises
  • Best Enrichment: Scenic
  • Best for Families: Adventures by Disney
  • Best for First-Timers: Viking River Cruises
  • Best Itineraries: Viking River Cruises
  • Best for Luxury: Crystal River Cruises
  • Best Service: Tauck River Cruising
  • Best Shore Excursions: Avalon Waterways
  • Best for Solo Travelers: Vantage Deluxe World Travel
  • Best Value for Money: Emerald Waterways

Luxury Category

  • Best Luxury Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
  • Best New Luxury Ship: Scenic Eclipse
  • Best Ship Refurbishment: Insignia (Oceania Cruises)
  • Best for Adventure: Ponant
  • Best Cabins: Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Best Dining: Oceania Cruises
  • Best Enrichment: Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Best Itineraries: Azamara
  • Best for Romance: SeaDream Yacht Club
  • Best Service: Silversea Cruises
  • Best Shore Excursions: Windstar Cruises
  • Best for Solo Travelers: Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Best Spa: Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Best Value for Money: Viking Ocean Cruises

“This year’s awards clearly show there’s truly a cruise for every type of traveler,” explains Colleen McDaniel, Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic. “From innovative new ships with groundbreaking features, to standout offerings for foodies, families and frugal travelers, there are fantastic options for travelers of all kinds. This year’s list of winners includes lines with celebrity chefs at the helm of their kitchens, family fun like over-the-top shows and character meet-and-greets, and ships with full offerings of complimentary perks – sailing to every corner of the globe. Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser or a first-timer, these are the lines to sail for an unforgettable experience.”

To view the full details on each category, visit the 2019 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards.

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