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Best Cruises for Couples

U.S. News ranks 60 Best Cruises for Couples based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Crystal Symphony is the top-ranked ship overall. But you can filter your search based on price, region, traveler type and brand to find the best ship and itinerary for you.

#1
Crystal Symphony Crystal Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 5.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Thanks to a $15 million facelift in September 2014, Crystal Symphony (first launched in 1995) now boasts a handful of innovative amenities and renovated areas, including updated spa and casino venues and an outdoor Fitness Garden with cardio training machines ... Reviews & Pictures»

#2
Riviera Oceania Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 2012, Riviera is Oceania's newest ship. Similar to sister ship Marina, Riviera can accommodate 800 crew members and 1,250 passengers, maintaining a lower crew-to-guest ratio than Oceania's older ships. Past cruisers said there were always ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in October 2012, the 3,046-passenger Celebrity Reflection is Celebrity's newest ship. With more features than its Solstice-class siblings, including a top-deck Lawn Club complete with an art studio and open-air grill, along with three additional suite class ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Queen Elizabeth Cunard Line
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The newest Cunard ship, Queen Elizabeth first set sail in 2010. With a capacity for a little more than 2,050 guests, Queen Elizabeth maintains a 1-to-2 crew-to-passenger ratio, providing more customization than you might find on a larger ship ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Celebrity Solstice Celebrity Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Inaugurated in 2008, the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice was the first ship to debut in the line's Solstice class. With innovative features, including a top-deck half-acre Lawn Club and Hot Glass Show, Celebrity Solstice distinguishes itself from its predecessors ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Independence of the Seas Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

A member of Royal Caribbean's Freedom class, Independence of the Seas shares several characteristics with its sister ships, including the capacity to accommodate up to 4,375 passengers. Though recent cruisers assure that the 1,360 crew members are ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Seven Seas Navigator Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Carrying only 490 passengers, Seven Seas Navigator offers guests intimate surroundings, with all-suite accommodations outfitted with marble bathrooms, L'Occitane bath products and (in most guestrooms) a private balcony. While the ship first launched in 1999, it boats modern facilities ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Serenade of the Seas Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Serenade of the Seas first debuted in 2003 but don't underestimate what a facelift can add: After a $29 million upgrade in 2012, Serenade of the Seas now features more dining options, including Giovanni's Table — an Italian eatery ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Celebrity Silhouette Celebrity Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

With a capacity for 2,886 passengers and 1,233 crew members, Celebrity Silhouette transports more cruisers than other Celebrity ships (apart from the brand-new Celebrity Reflection). However, Celebrity Silhouette (which was introduced in 2011) offers a nearly 1-to-3 crew-to-guest ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Seven Seas Mariner Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 700-passenger Seven Seas Mariner, along with its sister ships, Seven Seas Navigator and Seven Seas Voyager, appeals to travelers seeking tailored onboard experiences. The ship maintains a nearly 1-to-1 crew-to-guest ratio with 445 crew members catering to guests, offering ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Seven Seas Voyager Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Built in 2003, and renovated in 2008, Seven Seas Voyager is Regent Seven Seas' newest ship. Carrying up to 700 guests and 447 crew members, Seven Seas Voyager offers a nearly 1-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio, offering a higher standard of service ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Celebrity Constellation Celebrity Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Inaugurated in 2002, Celebrity's Constellation is a member of the Millennium class. Constellation can accommodate up to 2,038 passengers and 999 crew members, allowing for a 1-to-2 staff-to-guest ratio and more attention paid to cruisers than on the ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Celebrity Eclipse Celebrity Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced to the Celebrity fleet in 2010, Eclipse can carry up to 2,850 passengers and 1,255 crew members. Eclipse is part of Celebrity's Solstice Class, which contains the line's largest vessels. What's more, 85 percent ... Reviews & Pictures»

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ms Eurodam Holland America Line
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The midsize ms Eurodam has been sailing around the globe since 2008; in 2015, the ship (which can carry up to 2,104 passengers and 929 staff members) will make its way to the Caribbean before crossing the Atlantic to ... Reviews & Pictures»

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ms Nieuw Amsterdam Holland America Line
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Borrowing its name from the city of New Amsterdam (now known as New York City), this 2,106-passenger member of the Holland America fleet is famous for its extensive art collection. Valued at more than $3 million, the ms Nieuw ... Reviews & Pictures»

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ms Rotterdam Holland America Line
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

A renovation in 2009 brought major changes aboard the ms Rotterdam, which has been sailing since 1997. The ship — which can carry 1,404 passengers and 600 crew members — welcomed the fleet's newest cabin category, the Lanai stateroom. These ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Island Princess Princess Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Thanks to its compact size, Island Princess can access hard-to-reach ports of call along the Panama Canal. And with the capacity to carry up to 1,974 passengers and 900 crew members, travelers can expect a more intimate onboard experience ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Queen Mary 2 Cunard Line
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2003 and refurbished in 2008 and again in 2011, the 3,090-passenger Queen Mary 2 is Cunard's flagship. Known for offering frequent trans-Atlantic crossings between New York City and Southampton, England, Queen Mary 2 is Cunard's ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Jewel of the Seas Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Carrying up to 2,502 passengers and 859 crew members, Jewel of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's smaller ships. Introduced in 2004 and a member of the line's Radiance class, Jewel of the Seas welcomes almost ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Celebrity Infinity Celebrity Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Celebrity Infinity debuted in 2001 and was updated in 2011 to upgrade many of the ship's staterooms and public areas. The 2011 refurbishment also introduced new venues like Cellar Masters wine bar and Martini Bar & Crush and Qsine, an ... 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 22 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.