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Best Cruises for Couples

U.S. News ranks 22 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)
  • 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 Celebrity Reflection (Celebrity)
  • 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»

#2 Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
  • 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»

#4 Celebrity Solstice (Celebrity)
  • 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»

#4 Seven Seas Navigator (Regent)
  • 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»

#6 Celebrity Silhouette (Celebrity)
  • 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»

#7 Celebrity Constellation (Celebrity)
  • 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»

#7 Celebrity Eclipse (Celebrity)
  • 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»

#7 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 to the Caribbean before crossing the Atlantic to ... Reviews & Pictures»

#10 Queen Mary 2 (Cunard)
  • 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»

#10 Celebrity Infinity (Celebrity)
  • 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»

#12 Celebrity Equinox (Celebrity)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2009, the 2,850-passenger Equinox offers a mix of classic Celebrity amenities and modern innovations. Among other venues and services exclusive to Equinox are the Gastrobar, which serves comfort food and craft beer, and Slush, which offers frozen ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 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 and extensive dining options. Aboard the ms Noordam, guests have four onboard restaurants to choose from. While past ... Reviews & Pictures»

#12 Azamara Quest (Azamara)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • 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»

#15 Queen Victoria (Cunard)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Built in 2007, Queen Victoria is Cunard's smallest ship. Carrying around 2,015 passengers, Queen Victoria features a 1-to-2 crew-to-guest ratio, affording cruisers more tailored onboard experiences than larger luxury competitors. Previous passengers highlight the attention to detail and ... Reviews & Pictures»

#16 Celebrity Summit (Celebrity)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

First introduced in 2001, the 2,158-passenger Celebrity Summit was brought up to date with its newer Solstice-class siblings during a 2012 renovation. Part of the Millennium Class, Summit is known for a variety of unique activities and acts, such ... Reviews & Pictures»

#16 Insignia (Oceania)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Along with sister ships, Regatta and Nautica, Oceania's Insignia underwent a $50 million makeover in 2014. The revamp introduced new stateroom furnishings, an overhauled Canyon Ranch SpaClub, a nine-hole mini-golf course and more. Built in 1998, the 684-passenger Insignia ... Reviews & Pictures»

#18 Regatta (Oceania)
  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Built in 1998, Oceania's Regatta underwent a $50 million renovation in June 2014. New fabrics, furnishings and larger bathrooms with oversized showers were one particular area of focus for the overhaul. Inside and Ocean View staterooms on Regatta are ... Reviews & Pictures»

#19 Costa Luminosa (Costa)
  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Costa Luminosa may transport up to 2,836 passengers (and 1,050 crew members), but reviewers said it never feels overly crowded. With 11 bars and plenty of entertainment options — including a 4-D cinema, golf and Grand Prix simulators and ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Launched in 2009, Costa Pacifica is among Costa's largest ships. Like its nearly identical sister ships (Costa Fascinosa, Costa Favolosa and Costa Serena), the 3,780-passenger Costa Pacifica caters to those in pursuit of large-ship facilities and onboard entertainment ... 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.