Travel + Leisure Names Disney Cruise Line Top Ocean Cruise Line in 2020 World’s Best Awards

Travel + Leisure readers once again ranked Disney Cruise Line as the top ocean cruise line among those ships carrying 2,200 passengers or more. As part of the publication’s annual World’s Best Awards, readers were asked to rate cruise lines on their service, staterooms, food, destinations, excursions and value. This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on March 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. Travel + Leisure points out the results reflect readers’ experiences before the pandemic, and they hope that this year’s honorees will inspire your trips to come — whenever they may be.

The Top 10 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines

  1. Disney Cruise Line
  2. Cunard
  3. Holland America Line
  4. Celebrity Cruises
  5. Princess Cruises
  6. Royal Caribbean International
  7. Norwegian Cruise Line
  8. Carnival Cruise Line
  9. MSC Cruises
  10. Costa Cruises

Each year, thousands of Travel + Leisure readers vote on their favorite destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, rental-car agencies, and more as part of the publication’s annual reader’s survey.

Voters simply love Disney Cruise Line, a perennial favorite in the World’s Best Awards. While Disney’s first-place score this year dropped slightly from last year’s, Disney repeats as winner thanks to nearly flawless service, plus a range of ships and itineraries that appeal to all ages. “They’re my favorite cruise line,” said one representative reader, who specifically mentioned the food, the entertainment, and the stateroom design. “Disney cruises have the same imagination and commitment to excellence we’ve come to expect from all things Disney,” said another reader. While some may think of the line as just for families, many readers mentioned that it’s a winner for adults-only trips as well. Said one reader, “I’ve cruised with Disney 20 times now and am never disappointed. Castaway Cay is the best cruise line private island, hands down. They’re great for kids, but the ships are also ideal for adult couples. Disney does the best job of any cruise line at keeping the adults-only areas just that.”

Travel + Leisure – The Top 10 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines
Travel Leisure Worlds Best Awards 2020 August Cover

The 2020 survey results will be published in the August issue of Travel + Leisure and are available online now.

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