Best cruise ships and cruise lines of 2023, according to readers (

Cruising is among the most popular ways to see the world. Unpack once and take in the sights of the world’s rivers and seas from your floating hotel, all while enjoying top-notch entertainment, dining and amenities.

More than a dozen new vessels are introduced each year, making the sheer variety of cruises overwhelming.

To help narrow it down, we asked a panel of cruise industry experts to nominate their top picks for cruise lines and ships across 12 categories. Then, readers voted for their favorites.

The results are in.

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