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Best Cruises for Couples

U.S. News ranks 14 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: $$$$

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 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»

#2 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»

#4 Seven Seas Navigator (Regent)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • 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»

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

Welcomed to the fleet in 2002 (and upgraded in 2012), the 690-guest Ocean Princess offers more personalized service than today's floating resorts. Carrying 338 crew members, the ship offers a more boutique-like atmosphere than its mainstream competitors. On the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#5 ms Eurodam (Holland America)
  • 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 around the Caribbean before crossing the Atlantic to ... Reviews & Pictures»

#7 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»

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

Inaugurated in 2006, the ms Noordam is the youngest of Holland America's Vista-class ships, which are characterized by their spacious spas, additional staterooms equipped with verandas and extensive dining options. Aboard the ms Noordam, guests have four onboard restaurants ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Like its sister ship, Azamara Journey, Quest appeals to travelers seeking an intimate atmosphere. While the ship can carry nearly 700 guests, thanks to a low crew-to-passenger ratio (there are 408 crew members on board) the ship maintains a higher ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 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»

#11 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»

#12 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»

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

Launched in 2010, Costa Deliziosa is the sister ship to Costa Luminosa. While the ship can carry up to 2,260 passengers, thanks to a nearly 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio, the ship doesn't skimp on personalized service. The ship is ... Reviews & Pictures»

#14 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»

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.