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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. Marina 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 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»

#2 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»

#3 Voyager of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • 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»

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

The introduction of bold colors to a line best known for refined decor caught some experts off guard when they set foot on the ms Oosterdam, one of Holland America's Vista-class ships. That shock still hasn't quite worn ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Despite receiving a $54 million refurbishment in 2012, Rhapsody of the Seas is still often described as "old" by many past cruisers. Introduced to the fleet in 1997, this Vision-class ship lacks some of the flashier amenities hallmark to some ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 Radiance of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • 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»

#7 Diamond Princess (Princess)
  • 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»

#8 Golden Princess (Princess)
  • 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»

#8 Sun Princess (Princess)
  • 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»

#10 Pacific Princess (Princess)
  • 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»

#11 Sea Princess (Princess)
  • 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»

#12 Dawn Princess (Princess)
  • 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»

#12 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.