2016 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards: Carnival Vista crowned Best New Ship

Cruise Critic’s team of international editors has announced the 2016 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards. The awards are given to cruise lines in a variety of categories and the most prominent ones feature on the list. Luxury cruises have been given their own set of awards and river lines are judged separately.

2016 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards: Carnival Vista crowned Best New Ship

The trio of Carnival Vista, Crystal Mozart and Regent Seven Seas Explorer too home the title of best new cruise ships at annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks awards. Carnival Cruise Line won Best Value for Money for the third consecutive year and Disney Cruise Line was named Best Dining and Best for Families.

In the rivers category, Viking River Cruises received Best Itineraries for the second year in a row and AmaWaterways was named the year’s Best River Cruise Line for its attractive amenities. Emerald Waterways received Best Value for Money — also for the second consecutive year.

2016 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards: Carnival Vista crowned Best New Ship

In the luxury category, Seabourn was named the Best Luxury Cruise Line while Viking Ocean Cruises was named Best Value for Money.  Seattle was named the Best U.S. Homeport for its numerous attractions and new Central Link light rail system.

2016 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

  • Best New Ship: Carnival Vista
  • Best Ship Refurbishment: Cunard’s Queen Mary 2
  • Best Dining: Disney Cruise Line
  • Best Entertainment: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best Standard Cabins: Holland America Line
  • Best Inside Cabins: Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Suites: Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Itineraries: Celebrity Cruises
  • Best Shore Excursions: Princess Cruises
  • Best for Adventure: Lindblad Expeditions
  • Best for Romance: Princess Cruises
  • Best for Families: Disney Cruise Line
  • Best Value for Money: Carnival Cruise Line
  • Best Nightlife: MSC Cruises
  • Best North American Homeport: Seattle, WA

2016 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks: Luxury Category

  • Best Luxury Cruise Line: Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Best New Luxury Ship: Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer
  • Best Refurbishment: Azamara Journey/Azamara Quest
  • Best Dining: Oceania Cruises
  • Best Cabins: Regent Seven Seas
  • Best Itineraries: Silversea Cruises
  • Best Shore Excursions: Azamara Club Cruises
  • Best Enrichment: Crystal Cruises
  • Best for Romance: Windstar Cruises
  • Best Value for Money: Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Best Spa: Viking Ocean Cruises

2016 Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks: River Category

  • Best River Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
  • Best New River Cruise Ship: Crystal Mozart
  • Best Luxury River Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Best Dining: Tauck River Cruising
  • Best Cabins: Avalon Waterways
  • Best Itineraries: Viking River Cruises
  • Best Shore Excursions: Scenic
  • Best Enrichment: American Cruise Lines
  • Best for Active Cruisers: AmaWaterways
  • Best for Families: Adventures by Disney/AmaWaterways
  • Best Value for Money: Emerald Waterways

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