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Best Cruises for Singles

U.S. News ranks 51 Best Cruises for Singles based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Silver Whisper 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
Silver Whisper Silversea Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 5.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Built in 2001 and refurbished in 2010, Silver Whisper can accommodate up to 382 passengers who are seeking a luxury experience. With more than 300 staff members on board and a nearly 1-to-1 crew-to-guest ratio, the ship paves the way ... Reviews & Pictures»

#2
Riviera Oceania Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • 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 the line's signature luxury service. Past cruisers applauded the friendly staff, and added that ... Reviews & Pictures»

#3
Crystal Serenity Crystal Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Crystal Serenity first set sail in 2003, but thanks to a $17 million refurbishment in 2013, the ship now features new Crystal Penthouses and a series of renovated restaurants. A main highlight is the new herb garden (added to the ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in October 2012, the 3,046-passenger Celebrity Reflection is Celebrity's newest ship. With more amenities than its Solstice-class siblings, Reflection sets itself apart with features like a top-deck Lawn Club complete open-air grills and the Game On interactive ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Silver Shadow Silversea Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Silver Shadow, along with its sister ship, Silver Whisper, is slightly larger than the older Silversea ships (but not as big as the Silver Spirit). Silver Shadow is also among the most recently refurbished. Built in 2000 and renovated in ... Reviews & Pictures»

#6
Marina Oceania Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Oceania's Marina accommodates up to 1,250 passengers and 800 crew members, maintaining the personalized service that the line is known for. Built in 2011, Marina offers signature Oceania amenities like the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, casino, pool and whirlpools ... Reviews & Pictures»

#7
Azamara Journey Azamara Club Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 686-passenger Azamara Journey attracts travelers 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 megaships ... Reviews & Pictures»

#8
Island Princess Princess Cruises
  • 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 more intimate onboard experiences than ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Queen Mary 2 Cunard Line
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Originally introduced in 2004 and last renovated in 2011, the 3,090-passenger Queen Mary 2 is Cunard's flagship. The largest ship in the fleet, it is known for offering frequent trans-Atlantic crossings between New York City and Southampton, England ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Jewel of the Seas Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2004 and carrying almost half as many travelers as other megaships in the fleet, Jewel of the Seas can accommodate up to 2,502 and 859 crew members. As one of the smaller Royal Caribbean ships, recent cruises ... Reviews & Pictures»

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ms Oosterdam Holland America Line
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • 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»

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Coral Princess Princess Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Designed to navigate the Panama Canal, the ships smaller size allows it to reach remote ports of call along the West Coast and Alaska. With nearly 2,000 passengers and guest-to-crew ratio of 2-to-1, the ship offers a more intimate ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Ruby Princess Princess Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

With offerings like movie screenings beneath the stars and couples' massages at the adults-only Sanctuary, Ruby Princess caters to couples. Debuted in 2008 and refurbished in 2011, the ship is offering itineraries in Alaska, California and Canada in 2016. And ... Reviews & Pictures»

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ms Prinsendam Holland America Line
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • 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 2016, the ship will make voyages ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Vision of the Seas Royal Caribbean International
  • 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 Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class amenities that include new dining venues, updated nighttime entertainment and a poolside movie screen. Past cruisers especially praise ... Reviews & Pictures»

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ms Zuiderdam Holland America Line
  • 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»

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Brilliance of the Seas Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2002 and renovated in 2013, Brilliance of the Seas houses 2,543 passengers and 848 staff members. Recent cruisers say all the crew members they encountered were friendly and attentive. Plus, the size of the ship is big ... Reviews & Pictures»

#18
Queen Victoria Cunard Line
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    3.5
    3.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Built in 2007, Queen Victoria is Cunard's smallest ship. Carrying around 2,015 passengers, Queen Victoria features a 1-to-2 crew-to-guest ratio, affording cruisers more tailored onboard experiences than larger luxury competitors. Previous passengers highlight the attention to detail and ... Reviews & Pictures»

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ms Amsterdam Holland America Line
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Inaugurated in 2000 and named for the Dutch capital, the ms Amsterdam can carry up to 1,380 passengers. With a nearly 2-to-1 passengers-to-crew ratio, recent cruisers say the ship hardly ever feels crowded. Aboard the ms Amsterdam, you'll ... Reviews & Pictures»

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Grand Princess Princess Cruises
  • Overall Rating: 4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.5
    4.5
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 1998, the 2,606-passenger Grand Princess was the first — and largest — Princess ship to debut some large-scale amenities, including a 28,000-square-foot food galley and a top-deck disco (later relocated to the center of the boat). And thanks ... 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.