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Best Cruises in the Pacific

U.S. News ranks 13 Best Cruises in the Pacific based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Celebrity Solstice 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
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»

#2
Voyager of the Seas Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Royal Caribbean is in the midst of a fleetwide refurbishment, and Voyager of the Seas is about to receive some of the big-ship amenities the line is known for. During its renovation, this Voyager-class ship will be outfitted with a ... Reviews & Pictures»

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ms Noordam Holland America Line
  • 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»

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

Inaugrated in 2000, Explorer of the Seas is one Royal Caribbean's five Voyager-class ships. The ship can carry up to 3,840 passengers and 1,185 crew members, maintaining a crew-to-guest ratio of 1 to 3 — relatively low compared ... Reviews & Pictures»

#5
Radiance of the Seas Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Welcomed to the fleet in 2001, Radiance of the Seas consistently receives high praise for its attentive staff. One of the smaller ships within the fleet, Radiance of the Seas welcomes up to 2,466 guests (less than half of ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6
Diamond Princess Princess Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 2,670-guest Diamond Princess first debuted in 2004, sailing to popular destinations across Southeast Asia. Today, the ship still offers Asia- and Australia-focused itineraries and thanks to a major upgrade in 2010, the ship is outfitted with new amenities ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

On the 2,600-passenger Golden Princess, travelers can count on a higher level of personalization than they would likely find on larger ships, thanks to a low crew-to-guest ratio (the ship carries 1,100 staff members). Apart from more tailored ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Thanks to a $30 million facelift in 2013, the 1,998-passenger Sun Princess features top-of-the-line amenities, like a new seafood venue, a revamped spa facility and a modern atrium. And critics agree the ship's upgraded interior design sets it ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9
Pacific Princess Princess Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Like its sister ship, Ocean Princess, the 680-passenger Pacific Princess caters to travelers looking for a more personalized onboard experience than what's offered on the megaships sailing today. Past cruisers describe the ship's staff as warm and gracious ... Reviews & Pictures»

#10
Legend of the Seas Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Welcoming up to 2,074 guests and 726 crew members, Legend of the Seas is noticeably smaller than some of Royal Caribbean's larger ships. And recent cruisers of this Vision-class ship like it that way, complimenting the ship's ... Reviews & Pictures»

#11
Sea Princess Princess Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 1998 (and able to accommodate 1,998 passengers), Sea Princess offers the refined setting and stylish details of its Sun-class siblings, complete with a four-tier atrium and marble accents. But thanks to a refurbishment in 2012, the ship ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Dawn Princess Princess Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 1997, Dawn Princess is part of the line's Sun class. In 2015, the ship will offer sailings to New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. Unlike larger Princess ships, Dawn Princess has a more intimate atmosphere and ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Costa Pacifica Costa Cruises
  • 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.