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Best Cruises for Singles

U.S. News ranks 30 Best Cruises for Singles 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 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»

#3 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»

#4 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»

#5 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»

#5 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»

#7 Queen Mary 2 (Cunard)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2003 and refurbished in 2008 and again in 2011, the 3,090-passenger Queen Mary 2 is Cunard's flagship. Known for offering frequent trans-Atlantic crossings between New York City and Southampton, England, Queen Mary 2 is Cunard's ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 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»

#8 Celebrity Equinox (Celebrity)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2009, the 2,850-passenger Equinox offers a mix of classic Celebrity amenities and modern innovations. Among other venues and services exclusive to Equinox are the Gastrobar, which serves comfort food and craft beer, and Slush, which offers frozen ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Launched in 2002, the ms Prinsendam is one of Holland America's smallest ships. Carrying up to 835 passengers (plus 470 crew members), the ms Prinsendam can navigate to remote ports of call. (In 2015, the ms Prinsendam will spend ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Like its sister ship, Azamara Journey, Quest appeals to travelers seeking an intimate atmosphere. While the ship can carry nearly 700 guests, thanks to a low crew-to-passenger ratio (there are 408 crew members on board) the ship maintains a higher ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

The ms Zuiderdam first set sail in 2002 as the first of Holland America's Vista-class ships. Aboard the ship, guests can admire an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures by famed artists like Andy Warhol and Frank Lloyd Wright ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

The ms Ryndam is one of only a few Holland America ships to feature Mix, a three-part lounge area where the bars specialize in specific drinks: Champagne, martinis and spirits and ales. For some, that may be convincing enough. For ... Reviews & Pictures»

#14 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»

#15 Carnival Imagination (Carnival)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

While Carnival Imagination is one of the line's smallest ships, it offers versatile activities, entertainment, lodging and dining options — a hallmark of Carnival Cruise Lines. In the casino, guests will find table games like poker, blackjack and roulette, along ... Reviews & Pictures»

#15 Carnival Valor (Carnival)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 2,980-passenger Carnival Valor features a mélange of activities and amenities geared toward a variety of traveler styles and age groups. The ship was introduced in 2004 and last refurbished 2011 to include additions like the massive pool ... Reviews & Pictures»

#15 Carnival Elation (Carnival)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 1998, the 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation is one of Carnival's smallest ships. And thanks to a renovation in 2009, Carnival Elation lures cruisers with fresh onboard entertainment offerings along with three cabin category choices geared toward a ... Reviews & Pictures»

#18 Carnival Sensation (Carnival)
  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Though Carnival Sensation first debuted in 1993, thanks to an update in 2009, the ship boasts a revamped pool area, an adults-only sun area and a sprawling water park, among other facilities. But despite its facelift, Carnival Sensation feels a ... Reviews & Pictures»

#18 Carnival Victory (Carnival)
  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Carnival Victory, which launched in 2000 and was refurbished in 2010, can carry up to 2,754 passengers and 1,100 crew members. Despite being a fairly large ship, Carnival Victory earns high marks from reviewers who describe the service ... Reviews & Pictures»

#20 Celebrity Century (Celebrity)
  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 1,814-passenger Celebrity Century made its debut in 1995 and was last refurbished in 2006 to update its staterooms and add more than 300 new verandas. Stateroom renovations included flat-screen TVs, new mattresses with Egyptian cotton sheets, wireless Internet ... 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.