Read our review of Carnival Cruise Line Multiple bands in multiple venues, late-night movies and gelato near the pool, shows that appeal to all nationalities, discoes that rock until 3 a.m.: On MSC, the line's international clientele and European roots mean that the ships are bumping into the wee hours, with events lasting long after the late dinner seatings have ended.
Read our review of MSC Cruises The Emerald City has long been known for coffee-slinging and fish-tossing at its lively Pike Place Market, along with its Space Needle skyline.
Read our review of Princess Cruises Jedi training, a Frozen-themed deck party, shipwide holiday celebrations: Disney knows best what kids want on vacation, and it delivers.
Families on its four ships can have fun together by the pool or at a show, or go their separate ways with adults-only restaurants and sun decks, and huge kids clubs with activities day and night.
Plus, there's no denying its "The Love Boat" history adds a sentimental touch, and new Luxury Beds designed by sleep expert Dr.
Michael Breus and HGTV designer Candice Olson make it easy to see why the line gets our vote.
Best New Ship Best Ship Refurbishment Best Dining Best Entertainment Best Standard Cabins Best Inside Cabins Best Suites Best Itineraries Best Shore Excursions Best for Adventure Best for Romance Best for Families Best Value for Money Best Nightlife Best North American Homeport The Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards are chosen by Cruise Critic's international team of editors, based on the lines and ships they feel best represent excellence in each of the designated categories. Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Vista, might just be its best ship ever.
With an IMAX theater, water park, beer brewery and aerial recumbent bike thrill ride -- not to mention 13 bars and 14 restaurants (one of which offers fresh fish bought in a local fish market along the ship's itinerary) -- there's little to no chance of being bored on Vista.
Carnival also has excellent children's facilities, fun entertainment and top-deck diversions like ropes courses and water slides -- all gratis -- and it's clear that you get a lot for what you pay.Read our review of Holland America Line Royal Caribbean proves inside cabins can be fun and functional.Several of the cruise line's ships include interior staterooms with virtual balconies that have floor-to-ceiling HD-TVs showing real-time views of oceans and ports -- complete with the sound of the waves.The cruise line's Royal Suite Class ups the ante, with a customized menu of inclusions, amenities and services that make the experience feel special and personal.Read our review of Royal Caribbean International Celebrity has long served coveted destinations like Asia, Bermuda, Australia and Europe, but with a ship now sailing the Caribbean year-round and voyages during special events like New Orleans' Jazz and Heritage Festival, it's clear the line is catering to just about everyone.