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Best Cruises in Europe

U.S. News ranks 73 Best Cruises in Europe 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 Silver Spirit (Silversea)
  • Overall Rating:5.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The largest — and newest — ship within the Silversea fleet, Silver Spirit continues paving the way for luxury cruising with innovative features like an 8,300-square-foot spa and the Stars Supper Club, a trendy restaurant with art deco-inspired accents and imaginative ... Reviews & Pictures»

#3 Silver Whisper (Silversea)
  • Overall Rating:5.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

On this ship, guests have a difficult time deciding what's more impressive: the scenery from their well-appointed suites or the decadent meals at La Champagne, a French restaurant affiliated with Relais & Châteaux. According to recent cruisers, extravagance extends ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

On this ship — the newest addition to Celebrity's Solstice Class — you can cozy up in The Alcoves, an exclusive space with cabanas and Wi-Fi (for a fee), or enjoy a soothing spa treatment at the AquaSpa by Elemis. Craving ... Reviews & Pictures»

#5 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»

#6 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»

#6 Royal Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The breathtaking Royal Princess combines classic signature favorites with an evolutionary design and exciting new features. Savor dramatic views from the innovative over-the-water SeaWalk, a glass-bottomed walkway extending more than 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship. Sip a ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

The 694-passenger Azamara Journey impresses guests with its superb amenities, outstanding service and spacious cabins. Past cruisers rave about the comfortable accommodations, appointed with complimentary welcome fruit baskets, Egyptian cotton linens and flat-screen TVs. Seafarers looking to stay in the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 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»

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

The Oasis of the Seas is 220,000 tons and 16 decks high, boasts 2,700 staterooms and features seven distinct neighborhoods to explore. Book a two-story Crown Loft Suite with views from high above, enjoy a sumptuous meal at ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 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»

#12 Riviera (Oceania)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Riviera is seemingly tailor-made for foodies with its hands-on cooking classes at the Bon Appétit Culinary Center, its bounty of gourmet restaurants and its decadent French bistro (with a menu crafted by renowned chef, Jacques Pépin). You ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Staterooms and suites aboard the Celebrity Silhouette — which can accommodate up to 2,886 passengers — come outfitted with flat-screen TVs, minibars and Egyptian cotton threads linens. This Solstice-class member of Celebrity's fleet also touts features like an art studio ... Reviews & Pictures»

#13 Disney Magic (Disney)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Disney Magic, Disney Cruise Line's first ship, offers plenty of areas dedicated to kids and family-friendly entertainment. And thanks to a recent renovation, the ship now houses MARVEL's Avengers Academy, where kids can enjoy surprise visits from ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Liberty of the Seas is one of the biggest ships afloat. This vessel is jam-packed with spectacular features including the Flowrider surf park where guests can try their luck at surfing, canitilevered whirlpools that extend 12 feet beyond the side ... Reviews & Pictures»

#16 Seven Seas Mariner (Regent)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 700-passenger Seven Seas Mariner puts a premium on luxury cruising. Cabins are outfitted with extravagant trappings like L'Occitane bath products, marble bathrooms and large private balconies. Also on board is a teak pool deck — complete with a heated ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Ruby Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

A night of romance can be created wherever you look, from a Piazza singer's sweet serenade to a relaxing couples massage from a cabana in The Sanctuary. Movies Under the Stars is also a cozy venue, where you can ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Navigator of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Ultra-modern, sophisticated and massive, Navigator of the Seas is packed with excitement. Fill your days at sea with ice-skating, miniature golf, simulated golf and rock climbing. Sign up for kickboxing lessons or yoga at the high-tech spa and fitness center ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Serenade of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Explore countless destinations on Serenade of the Seas without ever going ashore. With its hundreds and hundreds of windows, nearly half the ship is made of glass; there are even glass elevators facing the sea. Sail the world with unparalleled ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Independence of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Independence of the Seas is the third ship in Royal Caribbean's Freedom Family. Independence features signature Royal Caribbean amenities, including the FlowRider onboard surf park, a rock climbing wall with views of miles around and the Royal Promenade full ... 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.