Best cruise ships of 2019 include Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Marella

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THE best cruise ships of 2019 have been named by experts at Cruise Critic.

Among the winners are ships that cater to families, first timers, solo travellers and ones that offer great value for money.

Saga's Spirit of Discovery was named best new ocean ship
Saga Cruises

Saga’s Spirit of Discovery was named best new ocean ship[/caption]

The 11th annual UK Editors’ Picks Awards is split into three separate categories – ocean, river and luxury.

Each of the categories has winners for awards such as best dining and best entertainment.

For ocean cruises, Saga’s Spirit of Discovery, which was named in Dover by the Duchess of Cornwall earlier this year, was awarded the title of best new ship.

While for families, MSC Cruises was handed the accolade.

This year’s best ocean cruise for nightlife was Norwegian Cruise Line.

And while Saga was best for solo travellers, it was Marella Cruises that was the best value for money.

Celebrity Cruises had the best dining options on the seas
Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises had the best dining options on the seas[/caption]

Royal Caribbean had the best suites
sbw-photo/Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean had the best suites[/caption]

Best for family was MSC Cruises
MSC

Best for family was MSC Cruises[/caption]

Best ocean cruise ships

Best New Ship: Spirit of Discovery

Best Ship Refurbishment: Marella Explorer 2

Best for Adventure: Hurtigruten

Best Cabins: Celebrity Cruises

Best Dining: Celebrity Cruises

Best Entertainment: MSC Cruises

Best for Families: MCS Cruises

Best Itineraries: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Best Nightlife: Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Service: Celestyal Cruises

Best Shore Excursions: Hurtigruten

Best for Solo Travellers: Saga Cruises

Best Suites: Royal Caribbean International

Best Value for Money: Marella Cruises

Best UK Departure Port: Dover

Best UK & British Isles Port of Call: Belfast

The best new cruise ship for river cruising this year was AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna, which is double the size of most river cruise ships and holds a full-sized pool

For families, it was Adventures by Disney, who will be launching a new ship in 2021.

Solo travellers should book with Riviera Travel according to Cruise Critic’s experts, while Emerald Waterways offered the best value for money.

Emerald Waterways offered the best value for money
Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways offered the best value for money[/caption]

Viking River Cruises was the best for first time cruisers
Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises was the best for first time cruisers[/caption]

AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna was named the best new ship
AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna was named the best new ship[/caption]

Best river cruse ships

Best River Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best New River Ship: AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna

Best Ship Refurbishment: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s S.S. Bon Voyage

Best for Active Cruisers: AmaWaterways

Best Cabins: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best Dining: Crystal River Cruises

Best for Families: Adventures by Disney

Best for First-Timers: Viking River Cruises

Best Itineraries: Viking River Cruises

Best for Enrichment: Scenic

Best for Luxury: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best Service: Crystal River Cruises

Best Shore Excursions: Scenic

Best for Solo Travellers: Riviera Travel

Best Value for Money: Emerald Waterways

Finally, in the luxury category, Scenic Eclipse was named the best new ship this year.

There’s no family award in the luxury category, but plenty of options for adults.

Best for romance was SeaDream Yacht Club, while best spa was on Viking Ocean Cruises – the latter was also named best value for money.

And if you’re going solo, booked with Seabourn Cruise Line.

Scenic Eclipse was named the best new ship this year
Scenic Ocean Cruises

Scenic Eclipse was named the best new ship this year[/caption]

Viking Ocean Cruises offered the best value for money
Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises offered the best value for money[/caption]

If you're looking for romance, book with SeaDream Yacht Club
SeaDream

If you’re looking for romance, book with SeaDream Yacht Club[/caption]

Best luxury cruise ships

Best Luxury Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises

Best New Luxury Ship: Scenic Eclipse

Best Ship Refurbishment: Oceania Cruises’ Insignia

Best for Adventure: Silversea Cruises

Best Cabins: Seabourn Cruise Line

Best Dining: Oceania Cruises

Best Enrichment: Viking Ocean Cruises

Best Itineraries: Azamara

Best for Romance: SeaDream Yacht Club

Best Service: Silversea Cruises

Best Shore Excursions: Windstar Cruises

Best for Solo Travellers: Seabourn Cruise Line

Best Spa: Viking Ocean Cruises

Best Value for Money: Viking Ocean Cruises


There are lots of exciting cruise ships launching next year, including one with a rollercoaster on board.

Virgin will also be launching their first ship, which will be adult-only.

Sun Online Travel previously revealed some tips everyone going on a cruise should know.

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