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Best cruise ships in the world: Cruise Critic

travel Updated: Feb 28, 2013 13:06 IST

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Travelers at Cruise Critic, an offshoot of online review site TripAdvisor, have given the latest luxury liner from Disney top marks for being the best overall large ship in the world.

In the Cruise Critics Cruisers’ Choice Awards, which counts more than 100,000 reviews on their site, the Disney Fantasy came out on top across five categories, including Best Overall Ship, Best Cabins, Best Entertainment, Best Public Rooms and Best Service.

Here are the best cruise ships in the world for 2013, according to readers of Cruise Critic:

Best Large Ships
Disney Fantasy: Best Overall Large Ship, Best Cabins, Best Entertainment, Best Public Rooms, Best Service
Disney Dream: Best Shore Excursions
Celebrity Reflection: Best Dining
Allure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean): Best for Fitness, Best for Embarkation
Celebrity Eclipse: Best Value for Money

Best Mid-Sized Ships
Noordam (Holland America): Best Overall Mid-Sized Ship
Marina (Oceania): Best Cabins, Best Dining, Best Public Rooms
Thomson Dream: Best Entertainment, Best Service
Westerdam (Holland America): Best for Fitness, Best Shore Excursions
Norwegian Spirit: Best Value for Money
Celebrity Summit:Best for Embarkation

Best Small Ships
Azamara Quest: Best Overall Small Ship, Best for Fitness, Best for Service
Azamara Journey: Best Value for Money
Crystal Serenity: Best Dining, Best Entertainment
Crystal Symphony: Best Public Rooms
Seabourn Odyssey: Best Cabins
Seven Seas Navigator (Regent): Best Shore Excursions
Wind Surf (Windstar):Best for Embarkation

Best for Families (all ship sizes): Disney Fantasy

Best Destination Cruises
Best Cruise to Alaska: Volendam (Holland America)
Best Cruise to the Bahamas: Disney Dream
Best Cruise to the Caribbean: Disney Fantasy
Best Cruise to the Mediterranean: Riviera (Oceania)
Best from Florida: Disney Fantasy
Best from the Northeast: Norwegian Star
Best from the West Coast Westerdam (Holland America)