American travelers vote for their top cruise ships

Top cruise line for large ships according to Conde Nast magazine Traveler’s readers in 2008 is Celebrity Cruises. Celebrity was considered tops in ambience/décor, food/restuarants, service/staff and standard/comfort of cabins. P&O Cruises was top for child-friendliness and Royal Caribbean International topped the list for nightlife/entertainment.

Top three Cruise lines were
1. Celebrity Cruises
2. Crystal Cruises
3 . Royal Caribbean International

Of the small ship lines, Traveler’s readers considered Windstar Cruises to be the best for itinerary/variety of destinations and child-friendliness. Silversea was considered to have the best food/restuarants and Seabourn (The Yachts of Seabourn) line was tops for environmental friendliness.

Top three small ship cruise lines were:
1. Windstar
2. Silversea Cruises
3. Star Cruises

Find out more about the poll.
Our new photo gallery is a quick tour of the Celebrity Mercury – photos taken by me when it was docked in Sydney in February last year.
A quick scan through this blog will show you when some of the ships from these lines have visited Australian ports.
The current Celebrity ship plying Australian ports is the Celebrity Millenium which is cruising around the South Pacific and New Zealand – if you would like info on this ship please contact me – martin@travelchoice.com.au