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Best Royal Caribbean Cruises

U.S. News ranks 21 Royal Caribbean Cruises based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Oasis of the Seas is the top-ranked ship overall. But you can sort the rankings to find the best ship and itinerary for you.

#1 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»

#2 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»

#2 Allure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • 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»

#4 Freedom of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Experience an action-packed vacation on board the Freedom of the Seas. This 160,000-ton vessel features a rock-climbing wall with eleven routes, a FlowRider surf park, cantilevered whirlpools that extend 12-feet beyond the side of the ship, an H20 Zone ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

The state-of-the-art Mariner of the Seas offers the perfect ambiance for explorers of all ages. On board, a rock-climbing wall towers 200 feet over the ocean. Other innovative options include an ice-skating rink, basketball court and a nine-hole miniature golf ... Reviews & Pictures»

#5 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»

#5 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»

#5 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»

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

You'll spot a different view around every corner on Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas, built with dramatic glass walls and a retractable canopy. Enjoy panoramic vistas while savoring a brandy in the Viking Crown Lounge and Explorers ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

The Jewel of the Seas offers innovative amenities and a myriad of onboard adventures. Designed to expand your horizons, this floating gem features a 10-story glass Centrum and panoramic sea-view elevators. Scale the rock-climbing wall and be the first to ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Voyager of the Seas was built with the active traveler in mind. This beautiful ship is a revolutionary marvel of naval engineering. The Voyager features everything from a rock-climbing wall perched 200 feet above the ocean to a nine-hole golf ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Introduced in 2001, Adventure of the Seas is Royal Caribbean's third Voyager-class ship. Fresh from a facelift in 2014, the ship boasts modern amenities, including a Concierge Lounge exclusive to passengers staying in suite accommodations, plus an outdoor movie ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Get out and see the world aboard the spectacular Radiance of the Seas. No matter what your destination, you'll be able to enjoy impressive features like an African-themed solarium, a rock-climbing wall and numerous entertainment options. Indulge in premium ... Reviews & Pictures»

#14 Explorer of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • 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»

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

The Grandeur of the Seas gets its character and inspiration from early Hollywood motion pictures. Enjoy a refreshing vacation cocktail while taking in stunning sea views from the Singin' in the Rain Lounge, or savor a delicious meal in the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#15 Splendour of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Sail the Splendor of the Seas to Europe and beyond, and you'll experience luxury sailing as it was meant to be. Marvel at the Crystal Canopy, which by day admits the sun and by night closes to create a ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Sail on the Majesty of the Seas and get treated like royalty on a ship built for a king. Visit the Casino Royale for a game of Caribbean stud poker, or sit on top of the world in the Viking ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Introduced in 2002 and renovated in 2013, Brilliance of the Seas is a midsize ship in Royal Caribbean's Radiance class. With 848 crew members catering to up to 2,543 guests, the ship maintains a relatively low crew-to-passenger ratio ... Reviews & Pictures»

#19 Vision of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

See the world on the Vision of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's roaming resort. Enjoy first-class service and amenities as the Vision sails from balmy Mexico to glacier-filled Alaska and the panoramic Pacific Northwest. As you travel from port to ... Reviews & Pictures»

#19 Legend of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Thousands of windows showcase the world's most memorable coastlines and ports. Whether you're cruising the Inside Passage or docked in Cozumel, you'll remember why you came aboard. Filled with an endless supply of entertainment and relaxation options ... 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.