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Best Cruises for Couples

U.S. News ranks 20 Best Cruises for Couples 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 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»

#3 Marina (Oceania)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Marina's innovative culinary offerings earn a thumbs-up from cruising gourmands. On this ship, you can participate in cooking demonstrations at the Bon Appétit Culinary Center and delight in decadent French fare at a bistro with dishes crafted ... Reviews & Pictures»

#4 Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Taking her inaugural sailing in 2010, the Queen Elizabeth blends Old World charm with contemporary panache. On the ship, you'll find innovative public spaces like the English country-inspired Games Deck and the Royal Arcade, reminiscent of London's own ... Reviews & Pictures»

#4 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»

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

The first of the Solstice Class ships, the Celebrity Solstice will set the standard for style and elegance on the high seas. Experience well appointed and intelligently designed staterooms as well as a new contemporary class of veranda staterooms called ... Reviews & Pictures»

#7 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»

#8 ms Eurodam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The ms Eurodam was the first in a new class of ships aptly called the Signature Class — an evolution in both style and design. Once on board the 2,104 pampered guests will enjoy more space per person than any ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Discover the newest ship in the Holland America Line, the Nieuw Amsterdam. This stunning vessel offers many of the loved Holland America features including the Explorations Cafe — a cyber coffee house powered by the New York Times, the Pinnacle Grill ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 Ocean Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

On Ocean Princess you'll bond with a smaller community of just 680 passengers as you indulge in the warm, welcoming service for which Princess Cruises is renowned. Celebrate a special occasion or treat yourself to an incredible meal, freshly ... Reviews & Pictures»

#11 Queen Victoria (Cunard)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Warmly reminiscent of a more gracious era, modern technology combines seamlessly with her classic yet contemporary interior. Rejuvenate your spirit at a yoga class, and then head to the Cunard Health Club and Spa for a wide range of treatments ... Reviews & Pictures»

#11 ms Noordam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The ms Noordam launched in 2006 and was a welcoming addition to Holland America's world renowned fleet of premium cruise ships. It is the line's fourth Vista-class ship, joining the ms Westerdam, ms Oosterdam and ms Zuiderdam. The ... Reviews & Pictures»

#13 Emerald Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 2007, Emerald Princess is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet. She offers nearly 900 balcony staterooms from which to take in the colorful sunrise over the ocean or capture a breathtaking sunset sail-in to a ... Reviews & Pictures»

#14 Azamara Quest (Azamara)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.0
    3.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Azamara Quest puts an emphasis on luxury, with 347 staterooms and suites outfitted with amenities like flat-screen TVs, minibars and custom "About Rose" toiletries designed by perfumer Olivier Decoster. Suites grant even more privileges, like butler service, a complimentary ... Reviews & Pictures»

#14 Regatta (Oceania)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

A mid-size ship, the Regatta captures the relaxing ambience of an elegant resort. Over 90 percent of the plush accommodations offer ocean views, and many feature private teak verandas; premium suites also include whirlpools and 24-hour butler service. With exceptional ... Reviews & Pictures»

#16 Insignia (Oceania)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

With luxurious amenities, exceptional service and a country-club casual atmosphere, Oceania's intimate Insignia offers a unique cruising experience. All suites and 60 percent of the staterooms feature private teak verandas from which you can enjoy spectacular views; suites also ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Costa Classica (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Following in the tradition of Costa's older Italian-inspired vessels, the Classica embraces its Italian heritage. Richly embellished public rooms feature rare woods and Carrara marble, exquisitely detailed by the finest European artisans. The Classica's staterooms are generously proportioned ... Reviews & Pictures»

#18 Costa Deliziosa (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Costa Deliziosa is the sister ship to the Costa Luminosa. This elegant and innovative ship features one of the highest proportions of balcony cabins aboard a Costa ship, and each cabin features a Playstation 3 game console. Guests can ... Reviews & Pictures»

#19 MSC Opera (MSC)
  • Overall Rating:3.0-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Since its christening by Godmother Sophia Loren, the MSC Opera has lived up to the connotations of its name: timeless, opulent and grand. A sweeping marble reception area welcomes guests onboard with panoramic windows overlooking the sea. Many of the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#20 Costa Fascinosa (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:2.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Costa Fascinosa offers guests numerous day and night activities, bars and lounges and dining options. Spend the day at the pool catching the rays, relaxing in a whirlpool or watching a movie on the 60-foot poolside screen. Drop the kids ... 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.