Is a cruise in your future for 2020? It's worth taking a look at the best cruise lines of 2019 if you're planning a voyage in the year ahead.
Which cruise lines offer the best? Cruise Critic just announced the winners of the 2019 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards. The awards recognize the best cruise lines across different categories. The full list of winners among ocean cruise lines can be found here. Here's a look at the highlights:
- Norwegian Encore won in the category of Best New Ship of the Year for 2019.
- Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas won for Best Ship Refurbishment.
- Disney Cruise Line took home top place in the category of Best for Families.
- Holland America won in the categories of Best Itineraries and Best Dining.
- Royal Caribbean International won for Best Entertainment and Best Suites.
- Princess Cruises won in the category of Best for Solo Travelers.
- MSC Cruises earned the top spot in the category of Best Nightlife.
- Celebrity Cruises won the award for Top Cabins.
What about luxury cruise lines? Crystal Cruises was named the Best Luxury Cruise Line for 2019. SeaDream Yacht Club was named Best for Romance. What about travelers looking for affordability from a luxury line? Viking Ocean Cruises won in the category of Best Value for the Money. The full list of winning luxury cruise lines can be found here.
The 2019 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards also took a look at river cruises. AmaWaterways won in the category of Best River Cruise Line this year. Emerald Waterways won the award for Best Value for the Money. The full list of winning river cruise lines can be found here.