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Best Cruises in the Caribbean

U.S. News ranks 84 Best Cruises in the Caribbean based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Crystal Symphony is the top-ranked ship overall. But you can sort the rankings to find the best ship and itinerary for you.

#1 Crystal Symphony (Crystal)
  • Overall Rating:5.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Crystal Symphony's calling card isn't only its delectable cuisine or its stylish staterooms. Seafarers opt for this vessel year after year for its superior service and stimulating onboard entertainment. Instead of simply lingering by the pool, you ... Reviews & Pictures»

#2 Silver Spirit (Silversea)
  • Overall Rating:5.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The largest — and newest — ship within the Silversea fleet, Silver Spirit continues paving the way for luxury cruising with innovative features like an 8,300-square-foot spa and the Stars Supper Club, a trendy restaurant with art deco-inspired accents and imaginative ... Reviews & Pictures»

#3 Silver Whisper (Silversea)
  • Overall Rating:5.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

On this ship, guests have a difficult time deciding what's more impressive: the scenery from their well-appointed suites or the decadent meals at La Champagne, a French restaurant affiliated with Relais & Châteaux. According to recent cruisers, extravagance extends ... Reviews & Pictures»

#4 Celebrity Reflection (Celebrity)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

On this ship — the newest addition to Celebrity's Solstice Class — you can cozy up in The Alcoves, an exclusive space with cabanas and Wi-Fi (for a fee), or enjoy a soothing spa treatment at the AquaSpa by Elemis. Craving ... Reviews & Pictures»

#5 Crystal Serenity (Crystal)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity — with its personal butlers, language classes (taught at the Creative Learning Institute) and wine and food tastings — sets the standard for luxury cruising. This ship particularly impresses guests with its genuine and attentive staff and ... Reviews & Pictures»

#5 Disney Dream (Disney)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Disney Dream, one of Disney's newest vessels, prides itself on its family-focused activities, inventive onboard features and stylish Art Deco interior design. Cruising clans will appreciate the first water coaster at sea, the AquaDuck, as well as the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#7 Disney Fantasy (Disney)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Disney's latest ship features elaborate offerings geared towards youngsters and adults. On board, you'll find plenty of kids' programming — including character meet-and-greets at the Oceaneer's Club and Broadway-style productions — as well as youth-focused facilities, like the AquaDuck ... Reviews & Pictures»

#7 Royal Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The breathtaking Royal Princess combines classic signature favorites with an evolutionary design and exciting new features. Savor dramatic views from the innovative over-the-water SeaWalk, a glass-bottomed walkway extending more than 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship. Sip a ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Oasis of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Oasis of the Seas is 220,000 tons and 16 decks high, boasts 2,700 staterooms and features seven distinct neighborhoods to explore. Book a two-story Crown Loft Suite with views from high above, enjoy a sumptuous meal at ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Silver Cloud (Silversea)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

If you can't charter a private yacht to take you away to far-flung locales, Silver Cloud may be the next best thing. On this ship, you can unwind with a rejuvenating body wrap at the Spa at Silversea before ... Reviews & Pictures»

#11 Riviera (Oceania)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Riviera is seemingly tailor-made for foodies with its hands-on cooking classes at the Bon Appétit Culinary Center, its bounty of gourmet restaurants and its decadent French bistro (with a menu crafted by renowned chef, Jacques Pépin). You ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Celebrity Silhouette (Celebrity)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Staterooms and suites aboard the Celebrity Silhouette — which can accommodate up to 2,886 passengers — come outfitted with flat-screen TVs, minibars and Egyptian cotton threads linens. This Solstice-class member of Celebrity's fleet also touts features like an art studio ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Disney Magic (Disney)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Disney Magic, Disney Cruise Line's first ship, offers plenty of areas dedicated to kids and family-friendly entertainment. And thanks to a recent renovation, the ship now houses MARVEL's Avengers Academy, where kids can enjoy surprise visits from ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Liberty of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Liberty of the Seas is one of the biggest ships afloat. This vessel is jam-packed with spectacular features including the Flowrider surf park where guests can try their luck at surfing, canitilevered whirlpools that extend 12 feet beyond the side ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Allure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Discover non-stop fun aboard the second ship in the Royal Caribbean Oasis class family, Allure of the Seas. Ride a wave on the FlowRider, catch water ballet at the Aquatheater or fly across the open air atrium on a Zip ... Reviews & Pictures»

#16 Freedom of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Experience an action-packed vacation on board the Freedom of the Seas. This 160,000-ton vessel features a rock-climbing wall with eleven routes, a FlowRider surf park, cantilevered whirlpools that extend 12-feet beyond the side of the ship, an H20 Zone ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Disney Wonder (Disney)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

On the Disney Wonder, you can slip way to the adults-only pool area, or indulge in a memorable meal at the exclusive Palo restaurant. Meanwhile, the kiddos can dress up in ornate costumes and enjoy age-appropriate programming, such as Toy ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Ruby Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

A night of romance can be created wherever you look, from a Piazza singer's sweet serenade to a relaxing couples massage from a cabana in The Sanctuary. Movies Under the Stars is also a cozy venue, where you can ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Seven Seas Navigator (Regent)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Carrying only 490 passengers, the Seven Seas Navigator envelopes guests in elegant surroundings, with all-suite accommodations outfitted with spacious marble bathrooms, L'Occitane bath products and (in most guestrooms) a private balcony. After you've settled into your digs, take ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Navigator of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Ultra-modern, sophisticated and massive, Navigator of the Seas is packed with excitement. Fill your days at sea with ice-skating, miniature golf, simulated golf and rock climbing. Sign up for kickboxing lessons or yoga at the high-tech spa and fitness center ... Reviews & Pictures»

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.