Looking to make your next adventure a sea-faring one? Or maybe you want an all-inclusive vacation that doesn’t require a ton of planning? We have the skinny on the world’s best and worst cruise line operators.
Generally speaking, if you’re booking a cruise, you’ll fall into one of three categories: mainstream, premium or luxury. Mainstream cruises come in all types, but they are generally the most affordable. While many cater to hard-partiers, there’s plenty of room for families and folks looking for real adventure. Premium lines tend to be more laid-back and thus attract an older clientele. The food and cabins are far better on these boats, but you’ll pay more for the privilege — and the serenity. Lastly, luxury cruises will run over $400 a night, but you’ll see and feel the difference. The food will be some of the best you’ve ever had, and the room will be larger than your own home (maybe).
With all this in mind, check out how each of the best-known cruise lines rank before booking your next voyage.