(8:17 a.m. EDT) -- The votes have been tallied and the envelopes prepared. Once again, Cruise Critic is showcasing the best of the best in cruise travel with Cruise Critic's 6th Annual Editors' Picks Awards. Categories range from the all-encompassing "Best New Ship," "Best Value for Money" and "Best U.S. Port" to the more specific "Best for Luxury," "Best Suites," "Best Cruise Ship Bar" and "Best for Adventure."
2013's 18 awards were hand-picked by Cruise Critic's editorial staff, experts in the field who have a combined 100 years of cruise experience.
"Cruise Critic's editorial team is out traveling the world on cruise ships 12 months of the year," says Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor in chief. "Editors' Picks gives us a chance to highlight the true excellence that we experience."
Want to know which lines earned the nod for best inside cabins, best dining and best entertainment? Curious to know which ship was given top honors for best itineraries? The envelope please…