Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Award Winners Unveiled

(7:30 a.m. EDT) — Cruise Critic declared the winners of its 11th yearly Cruise Critic Cruises’ Selection Awards Tuesday at the yearly Seatrade Cruise World-wide meeting in Fort Lauderdale, naming the most well-liked cruises centered on client reviews and rankings shared on Cruise Critic around the earlier 12 months.

Cruise Critic is the world’s biggest on the web cruise local community, with additional than 650,000 cruise evaluations that address 700 vessels across the world.

“While this is our eleventh yr announcing our Cruisers’ Decision Awards, this year’s awards are some of the most significant to-day,” shared Colleen McDaniel, Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic.

“Our awards were being paused for the past two years, because of to the pandemic and the worries it introduced the sector. With the prosperous return of the cruise business, and a world demand from customers that continues to grow, this year’s awards are positioned to be far more critical and impactful than ever ahead of. And as the cruise sector has returned to its new usual, it proceeds to confirm its resiliency and determination to providing friends definitely unforgettable vacations — as evident by this year’s checklist of winners.”

Cruisers Option Awards Reveal Viking, Virgin Voyages Take Best Honors

Funnel on Scarlet Lady (Photo by Adam Coulter)

Funnel on Scarlet Lady (Picture by Adam Coulter)

Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Awards expose two strains taking leading honors.

In the Significant Ship classification. Virgin Voyages was the dominant winner, using dwelling just about every award the Huge Ship class from Best Over-all to Greatest Eating, Ideal Company and Greatest Price for Money. Its debut ship, the adults-only Scarlet Girl, won Cruise Critic’s Best New Ship of the Yr award for 2021 as portion of Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Preference Awards.

Cruise Critic users agreed, noting:

“This was the most wonderful cruise I have ever been on. It was super chill … achieved so many new individuals, and the personnel had been totally supurb. If you are looking for a true getaway, this is it!” — Cruise Critic Member Strubette.

“The crew was amazingly welcoming, and it was astounding to see all of the crew members remaining delighted, snug, and allowed to be themselves. This really provides to the in general visitor/crew practical experience, because when you can tell that somebody likes where they work, it changes all the things.” – Cruise Critic Member rsibs94.

Viking Octantis in Antarctica (Photo/Viking Expeditions)

Viking Octantis in Antarctica (Photo/Viking Expeditions)

River, ocean and expedition line Viking furthermore swept the awards in Cruise Critic Readers’ Decision little ship categories. Viking gained Greatest River Cruise Line of the Yr by Cruise Critic viewers, although the line drew accolades from travellers for its oceangoing ships and nimble fleet of new expedition ships that involve Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris.

“We might be getting spoiled with Viking’s constantly exceptional ships, crews, food & accommodations, but that is why we maintain going again to Viking.” – Cruise Critic Member RHunt8218.

Oceania Cruises Wins Accolades for Its Sumptuous Midsize Ships



Premium line Oceania Cruises swept the Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Decision awards in the Midsize category, successful every award inside of. Cruisers significantly applauded the line’s assistance and dining, when other people highlighted the line’s robust value for income.

“Food was uniformly wonderful! We favor Waves in the AM and the Terrace Café in the PM, feeding on outdoors with the wind & perspective in the AM, and the stars in the PM.” – Cruise Critic Member MEFlowa.

“We ended up so amazed by the company. You can convey to the team are extremely perfectly-experienced and consider satisfaction in their perform. On arrival, our stewardess arrived into our room to give us a tour of the stateroom and usually warmly greeted us in the hallway. Bartenders remembered our preferred beverages and every single crew member we passed stopped to greet us.” – Cruise Critic Member DC225

The whole 2023 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Preference Awards can be seen below.