Cruise Critic Names the Best Ships in Every Category for 2015

See which cruise line really cleaned up.

— -- Do not book your next cruise vacation without consulting this list.

The experts at have announced the winners of the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards. The awards name the best cruise ships of the year based entirely on consumer reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website.

“Being named to this list of winners is one of the highest forms of praise cruise lines can receive,” said Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic. “The awards represent the compilation of thousands of reviews Cruise Critic received over the past year, so it’s truly representative of the experiences of those who have sailed on the ships firsthand.”

First-place winners include:

Best Cruises Overall

Disney Dream (Large); Disney Wonder (Mid-Size); Pacific Princess (Small)

Best Cruise Ship Cabins

Disney Fantasy (Large); Oceania Riviera (Mid-Size); Regent Seven Seas Voyager (Small)

Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam (Large); Oceania Riviera (Mid-Size); Azamara Quest (Small)

Best Cruise Ships for Embarkation

Disney Fantasy (Large); Disney Magic (Mid-Size); Crystal Symphony (Small)

Best Cruise Ships for Entertainment

Disney Dream (Large); Disney Magic (Mid-Size); Pacific Princess (Small)

Best Cruise Ships for Fitness

Celebrity Equinox (Large); Oceania Riviera (Mid-Size); Azamara Quest (Small)

Best Cruise Ship Public Rooms

Disney Dream (Large); Oceania Riviera (Mid-Size); Crystal Serenity (Small)

Best Cruise Ships for Service

Disney Fantasy (Large); Disney Wonder (Mid-Size); Regent Seven Seas Voyager (Small)

Best Cruise Ship Shore Excursions

Norwegian Pride of America (Large); Coral Princess (Mid-Size); Silversea Silver Galapagos (Small)

Best Cruise Ships for Value

Carnival Liberty (Large); Holland America Zuiderdam (Mid-Size); Pacific Princess (Small)

The Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards are awarded in three ship classes, based on passenger capacity (Large: 2,000+ passengers; Mid-Size: 1,200 to 1,999 passengers; Small: 1,199 or fewer passengers) and are calculated using the ratings submitted with each Cruise Critic member review.

More winners and the complete list can be found at 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards.