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Best Cruises for Singles

U.S. News ranks 52 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 Island Princess (Princess)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • 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»

#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»

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

Carrying up to 2,502 passengers and 859 crew members, Jewel of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's smaller ships. Introduced in 2004 and a member of the line's Radiance class, Jewel of the Seas welcomes almost ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

Designed to navigate the Panama Canal, Coral Princess carries only 1,974 passengers. Its small size allows it to reach remote ports of call along the West Coast and Alaska's Inside Passage. And with an almost 2-to-1 guest-to-staff ratio ... Reviews & Pictures»

#10 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»

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

Thanks to a dry dock in 2013, the 2,514-passenger Vision of the Seas now offers some of the amenities available on ships in Royal Caribbean's Oasis class. Introduced in 1998, the Vision-class ship now boasts five new dining ... Reviews & Pictures»

#10 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»

#10 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»

#10 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»

#15 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»

#15 Brilliance of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • 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»

#17 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»

#18 Norwegian Pearl (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Norwegian Pearl — which debuted in 2006 — splits its time between the Caribbean, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, shuttling up to 2,394 passengers (and 1,099 crew members) around beaches and glaciers. A member of Norwegian's Jewel class, Pearl ... Reviews & Pictures»

#18 Norwegian Getaway (Norwegian)
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2014, the 3,969-passenger Getaway is Norwegian's newest ship. With features like a quarter-mile-long "Waterfront" area that's lined with shops, bars and restaurants, the ship distinguishes itself from mainstream midsize competitors. While sailing around the Caribbean ... Reviews & Pictures»

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

In a class all its own, Majesty of the Seas is one of the smaller ships within the fleet, welcoming up to 2,767 guests. Built in 1992 and refurbished in 2007, Majesty of the Seas is designed for shorter ... Reviews & Pictures»

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