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December 6, 2015

The Top Ships of 2015: Consumer Reviews Determine "Best In" Ultra-Luxury, Ultra-Premium, Upscale Contemporary, Premium, and River Cruise Categories

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The Top Rated Ships of 2015

CruiseCompete has reviews from thousands of cruise travelers who provide insight into cruise lines, ships, amenities, service, dining and the destinations the lines visit. This information is particularly helpful to cruise consumers when choosing their  cruise vacation.

CruiseCompete has tabulated the ratings and the top ships by category are listed below.

Read full reviews of the ships listed below, and others, here.

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One of the most significant aspects of the ultra-luxury and ultra-premium lines are the amenities included in their cruise packages. These ships are designed to feel like floating country clubs or boutique hotels; one where a passenger’s every whim is indulged and there’s no need to keep a wallet handy for extra expenses.

Ultra-Luxury Lines:

Line

Ship

Rating

1.  Crystal Cruises

Crystal Serenity

4.89

2.  Regent Seven Seas Cruises     

Seven Seas Voyager

4.83

3.  Paul Gauguin

MS Paul Gauguin

4.81

4.  Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Mariner

4.78

5.  Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Navigator

4.75

6.  SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream I

4.72

7.  Seabourn

Seabourn Spirit

4.62

8.  Silversea Cruises

Silver Shadow

4.57

9.  Crystal Cruises

Crystal Symphony

4.56

10.  Seabourn

Seabourn Sojourn

4.56

 

Ultra-Premium lines:

Line

Ship

Rating

1.  Azamara Club Cruises             

Azamara Quest

4.83

2.  Cunard Line

Queen Victoria

4.59

3.  Oceania Cruises

Oceania Insignia

4.56

4.  Cunard Line

Queen Mary 2

4.44

5.  Oceania Cruises

Oceania Regatta

4.43

6.  Cunard Line

Queen Elizabeth

4.38

7.  Oceania Cruises

Oceania Marina

4.38

8.  Oceania Cruises

Oceania Nautica

4.37

9.  Oceania Cruises

Oceania Riviera

4.35

10.  Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Journey

4.33

 

The Upscale Contemporary and Premium lines cater to travelers seeking luxurious accommodations, enhanced dining, excellent service, extensive activities, and enrichment opportunities. The onboard experience is sophisticated and the service above average.

Upscale Contemporary Lines:

Line

Ship

Rating

MSC Cruises

MSC Splendida

4.5

Royal Caribbean International

RCL Allure of the Seas

4.49

Royal Caribbean International

RCL Oasis of the Seas

4.4

Norwegian Cruise Line

NCL Norwegian Sky

4.38

Royal Caribbean International

RCL Majesty of the Seas

4.37

Norwegian Cruise Line

NCL Norwegian Epic

4.36

Norwegian Cruise Line

NCL Norwegian Jade

4.33

Royal Caribbean International

RCL Liberty of the Seas

4.32

Royal Caribbean International

RCL Navigator of the Seas

4.28

Royal Caribbean International

RCL Radiance of the Seas

4.25

 

Premium lines:

Line

Ship

Rating

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Fantasy

4.7

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Reflection

4.67

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Wonder

4.6

Holland America Line

HAL Zaandam

4.56

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Dream

4.55

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Eclipse

4.5

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Magic

4.47

Holland America Line

HAL Eurodam

4.46

Princess Cruises

Star Princess

4.44

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Solstice

4.4

 
 
The River cruise lines provide a unique experience because passengers sail directly into the heart of every destination and dock in the middle of town, then walk right off the ship and move easily into whatever city or town they are visiting. You spend less time getting there, and more time being there.

River Lines:

Line

Ship

Rating

  1. AmaWaterways

AmaLotus

5

  1. Scenic Cruises

Scenic Ruby

5

  1. Viking Cruises

Viking Aegir

4.8

  1. AmaWaterways

AmaLyra

4.71

  1. AmaWaterways

AmaPrima

6.62

  1. Scenic Cruises

Scenic Crystal

4.62

  1. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

River Duchess

4.62

  1. AmaWaterways

AmaCerto

4.56

  1. Avalon Waterways

Avalon Expression

4.56

  1. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

River Baroness

4.56

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