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Best Cruises for Singles

U.S. News ranks 20 Best Cruises for Singles based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Silver Spirit is the top-ranked ship overall. But you can sort the rankings to find the best ship and itinerary for you.

#1 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»

#2 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»

#3 Azamara Journey (Azamara)
  • Overall Rating:4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • 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»

#4 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»

#5 ms Zuiderdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • 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»

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

As you set sail on the Queen Mary 2, you might feel like you've been transported back in time. After all, this ship showcases the style of a traditional luxury liner with its grandiose galas and elegant dining options ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6 Nautica (Oceania)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The luxurious Nautica combines casual elegance, personalized service and warm conviviality to create the relaxed atmosphere of a private country club at sea. All suites offer butler service, and 70 percent of suites and staterooms feature private teak verandas. Savor ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8 Island Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Thanks to its compact size, Island Princess can access hard-to-reach ports of call along the Panama Canal. And with the capacity to carry up to 1,974 passengers and 900 crew members, travelers can expect a more intimate onboard experience ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Pacific Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • 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»

#9 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»

#9 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»

#12 Azamara Quest (Azamara)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.0
    3.0
  • 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»

#13 ms Rotterdam (Holland America)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    2.5
    2.5
  • 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»

#13 Norwegian Epic (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 1,081-foot-long Norwegian Epic, which maintains a crew of 1,753 to cater to 4,100 passengers, has been navigating the Mediterranean and the Caribbean since 2010. It was aboard this ship that Norwegian premiered its Studio staterooms, designed ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Aboard the Century, you'll find enticing amenities, advanced technology and a sophisticated atmosphere. Celebrity Century's 10 decks feature the world-class AquaSpa by Elemis, the two-tiered Grand Restaurant and Michael's Club, an intimate piano bar. Catch a Las ... Reviews & Pictures»

#16 Costa neoRomantica (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Fresh from a $120 million makeover in 2012 (the ship first debuted in 1993), Costa neoRomantica sets itself apart from the line's older ships with modern amenities, including a Samsara Spa and a brand new spa cabin category. The ... Reviews & Pictures»

#17 Costa Magica (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2004, the 3,470-passenger Costa Magica features four pools (including one with a retractable glass roof), five Jacuzzis and 5,500 pieces of art work. Costa Magica offers a similar style and design to its sister ship, Costa ... Reviews & Pictures»

#18 Costa Favolosa (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Like other Corcordia-class ships, the 3,800-passenger Costa Favolosa caters to families. Introduced in 2011, the ship boasts a wealth of new, big-ship amenities, including a 4D cinema, four pools, a water slide and designated kids clubs. While younger guests ... Reviews & Pictures»

#18 Costa Deliziosa (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 2010, Costa Deliziosa is the sister ship to Costa Luminosa. While the ship can carry up to 2,260 passengers, thanks to a nearly 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio, the ship doesn't skimp on personalized service. The ship is ... Reviews & Pictures»

#20 MSC Poesia (MSC)
  • Overall Rating:3.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

MSC Poesia is the third spectacular vessel in the MSC Cruise Line's "Musica" family of ships. This massive superliner is elegant and luxurious with a spectacular waterfall in the foyer, a Zen garden in the sushi bar and a ... 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.