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Best Cruises in Europe

U.S. News ranks 56 Best Cruises in Europe based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Riviera 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 Riviera (Oceania)
  • 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»

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

Built in 2009, Silver Spirit is the newest addition to the Silversea Cruises fleet. While Silver Spirit can carry up to 540 guests (more than any other Silversea vessel) it doesn't compromise on service: the crew-to-passenger ratio is just ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Unveiled in 2010, the 6,318-passenger Allure of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship. Along with Royal Caribbean's signature amenities, like rock-climbing walls, casinos and ice-skating rinks, the ship houses seven unique neighborhoods that house a ... Reviews & Pictures»

#2 Crystal Serenity (Crystal)
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Crystal Serenity first set sail in 2003, but thanks to a $17 million renovation in 2013, the ship now features new Crystal Penthouses and a series of restaurants, including Tastes, which specializes in international cuisine. A main highlight is the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#5 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»

#5 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»

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

Oceania's Marina accommodates 800 crew members and up to 1,250 passengers (slightly more than Oceania's older ships, Regatta, Nautica and Insignia); however the crew-to-guest ratio aboard this vessel is lower, allowing for equally attentive service. Built in ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 Azamara Journey (Azamara)
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 686-passenger Azamara Journey attracts those who like large-ship amenities and enriching onboard programs (think expert-led lecture series and sommelier-led wine tastings) without the crowds. With 408 crew members, Journey offers a higher level of personalization than today's floating ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Serenade of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • 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»

#9 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»

#9 Disney Magic (Disney)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The first ship in the Disney fleet, the 2,700-passenger Disney Magic was introduced in 1998 and was renovated in the fall of 2013 to add new features including additional children's clubs, the AquaDunk waterslide and play areas, new ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Seven Seas Mariner (Regent)
  • 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»

#9 Seven Seas Voyager (Regent)
  • 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»

#14 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»

#14 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»

#14 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»

#14 ms Nieuw Amsterdam (Holland America)
  • 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»

#14 ms Rotterdam (Holland America)
  • 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»

#14 Island Princess (Princess)
  • 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»

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

After undergoing a multimillion dollar refurbishment in May 2014, Nautica (built in 2000) has emerged with a new stateroom decor, a cook-to-order steak and lobster grill at the Terrace Café and the addition of a coffee bar and putting green ... 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.