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Best Cruise Lines for 2014 According to U.S. News & World Report

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Dec 10, 2013 11:12 AM EST

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There are dozens of cruise lines to choose from when booking your next trip. However some are better than others at certain things. To help travelers choose the best of the best, U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and rankings, released its ranking of the Best Cruise Lines in 2014.

After a year full of cruise accidents and malfunctions, U.S. News wanted to rank the best cruise lines to help travelers select a line that consistently delivers a high-quality experience. The list also allows travelers to search for ships and itineraries that suit their specific needs, so they can choose the best cruise for them personally.

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The 20014 Best Cruise Line rankings consist of 15 of the world's most popular cruise lines and how they perform in five different categories including: Best Luxury Cruise Lines, Best Cruise Lines for the Money, Best Cruise Lines for Romance, Best Cruise Lines for Families and Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean. The top three cruise lines chosen in each category were those that were given a "Best" designation by U.S. News.

"There are excellent cruise deals to take advantage of right now, but many would-be travelers don't know where to start," said Liz Weiss, travel editor for U.S. News. "Our goal is to solve that problem by identifying cruise lines and ships that consistently meet the highest expectations of passengers and critics. From there, we help travelers narrow down their choices to find the cruise that's best for them, whether they are seeking a deal, a romantic getaway or a great family vacation."

The cruise line were ranked based on expert evaluations of ship quality, reputation among travelers (as expressed through reviews and ratings collected by Cruiseline.com) and results from health evaluations conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This data was analyzed among 15 cruise lines, which includes 148 ships, to determine which line offers the best experience.

U.S. News 2014 Best Cruise Lines
*See the full Best Cruise Lines rankings online

Best Cruise Lines for the Money                  

Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean

#1 Royal Caribbean International                      

#1 Disney Cruise Line

#2 Disney Cruise Line                                      

#2 Royal Caribbean International

#3 Celebrity Cruises                                         

#3 Silversea Cruises

   

Best Cruise Lines for Families

Best Cruise Lines for Romance

#1 Disney Cruise Line

#1 Crystal Cruises

#2 Royal Caribbean International

#2 Cunard Line

#3 Celebrity Cruises

#3 Azamara Club Cruises

   

Best Luxury Cruise Lines          

 

#1 Crystal Cruises     

 

#2 Silversea Cruises   

 

#3 Regent Seven Seas Cruises   

 

 

 

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