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2019 Cruisers' Choice Awards

Get to know the best cruise ships in a variety of categories, based on member review ratings for cruises taken in the last year.

Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Viking Sky

1 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member Bluffton Gal

"The dining experiences were perfect in every way. I never could run out of choices and my drinks never ran low. The food was superb and the employees were wonderful in every way."

Member Review: dfanyo


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Wind Spirit

2 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member null

"The food was incredible, every meal every day. I took a galley tour and was impressed that everything is fresh, the only frozen item is ice cream. Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables with every meal. Loads of healthy choices and plenty of unhealthy ones, but plenty of choices."

Member Review: Slarrabee

Silver Galapagos

3 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member bruce.gustin@rrps.net

"The dining on the ship is amazing. They have their own chef on board and the selection and presentation of the food is outstanding."

Member Review: gustin Butterfly83

Viking Sea

4 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member BlBrTravel

"The food was excellent, with a huge range of variety. The hardest decisions I had to make for those 2 weeks aboard ship were which amazing restaurant to eat at each night!"

Member Review: SuzannePerreault

Viking Star

5 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member steverhodes

"Such a 5-star experience!!!! Both the food and the service were over the top!!! Fabulous!!!!"

Member Review: Karlawebb

Zhao Shang Yi Dun (Viking Sun)

6 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member AvgMom2

"Service on Viking is impeccable and the food is delicious so you 'come home' every night to a luxury floating hotel."

Member Review: TravelLynn

Paul Gauguin

7 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member Cstar2013

"The food and service were the best we've experienced on any of our cruises. Whether in the main dining room or either specialty restaurant, service quality was high and the food was excellent."

Member Review: cynalan

Viking Orion

8 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member Ajcrabb83

"The food; oh my, the food. Spectacular at every meal and every venue, whether it was room service breakfast, sit down dinners at the Chef's Table, or (my preference) cruising the buffet at every meal."

Member Review: neilfrobinson

Crystal Symphony

9 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member samuelsships

"The food was second to none and it didn't matter if you ate in the main dining room or a specialty restaurant."

Member Review: Lido lounge lizard

Wind Surf

10 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member danalhf

"The food was out of this world. It was the best we had during our entire European vacation."

Member Review: Lanan5

Seven Seas Explorer

11 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member kittycrews

"Dining, oh the food, everything and anything my heart desired, ordering on or off the menu. Attention to detail was evident down to the Versace table setting and Chihuly Glass Chandelier and art."

Member Review: llam

Celebrity Equinox

12 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member bestofXs

"Murano was everyone's favorite restaurant. Both the food and service was so over the top we booked it twice."

Member Review: Beachhead Sailor

Seabourn Odyssey

13 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member GGS

"As expected all meals were a 10. Even the buffet had a tremendous selection of beautifully prepared food, lots of seating and never rushed. Always exceptional service and you just could not go long before a server was at your elbow for anything."

Member Review: CanaMan

Riviera

14 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member canmcatcot

"We are 'foodies' and Oceania Riviera did not disappoint."

Member Review: Mike in AR

Balmoral

15 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member Fred. Olsen

"The food was truly amazing - buffet breakfasts and lunches were really good - and the five course meal at night in our restaurant (The Avon) was exceptional, very good quality food and variety."

Member Review: parkseygirl

Star Pride

16 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member GrandmaP2

"The food and service were the best we've had on a cruise - bar none. It is a major focus for Windstar. Can't say enough about how great it is."

Member Review: Fridaynightlights

Celebrity Eclipse

17 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member tjteddy1

"The food in the Oceanview Cafe was excellent, something for everyone."

Member Review: skip.brandy

Celebrity Reflection

18 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member DreadPirateRobert1

"We dined in Qsine twice - a must try for the uninitiated - great food, great service and such a unique experience."

Member Review: pxy cda

Celebrity Silhouette

19 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member coopero271

"We have always been happy with the food on Celebrity, but the meals on Silhouette were the best I have ever had."

Member Review: Sunnnie1

Pacific Princess

20 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member LorraineE

"The food was very good in the buffet and main dining area. Good variety and quality ... And the service was great in all dining venues."

Member Review: mlkdsk

Azamara Journey

21 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member ajb1605

"The dining experience was also wonderful, with varied choices each and every night and we did not have a single disappointing meal."

Member Review: Sa Bom 24

Marina

22 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member macc

"We love Oceania for its amazing service and outstanding food quality and variety."

Member Review: SedonaJoel

Allure of the Seas

23 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member jungai lee

"The food was delectable, the chef even came out to visit our table a few nights and that was a really nice touch."

Member Review: Btrfly08

Celebrity Summit

24 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member wtang

"One of the best things about the ship was the food! Breakfast at the Oceanview Buffet offered tons of variety. While the overall menu didn’t change, there were so many things to choose from that I never got bored."

Member Review: LauraKKH

Queen Victoria

25 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member jnap1210

"The food on Queen Victoria is excellent. One can choose to eat in the Britannia restaurant - which is silver service all the time ie. breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or can choose the more relaxed style of the Lido restaurant which is self service."

Member Review: Tom - Cardiff

Harmony of the Seas

26 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member Snowboarders

"The food was great, and the variety of restaurant choices were amazing. The service in all the dining facilities was excellent."

Member Review: anna1963

Celebrity Infinity

27 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member Kim in Florida

"The food in Luminae was, as usual, top notch, and the waiter and assistant waiter were wonderful. They knew what our likes and dislikes were from the second day on."

Member Review: KiminFlorida Phxazzcruisers

Enchantment of the Seas

28 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member jacobkbarros

"The food was delicious!!! So much to eat and the service in the dining room was outstanding!!"

Member Review: Zzz top

Nieuw Amsterdam

29 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member russianrex

"I was so happy that HAL has a menu that has vegan options in the MDR…The food was really good."

Member Review: cruisingnewtoit

Grandeur of the Seas

30 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member hisfuzziness

"Food quality was exceptional. If an item was not on the menu, the dining staff would go out of the way to accommodate us."

Member Review: Eggp3446

Marella Celebration

31 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member Saldev

"The food was out of this world. We ate mainly in the Meridian Restaurant where the service was second to none. It was like dining in a very plush restaurant every meal time."

Member Review: Chuds73

MSC Sinfonia

32 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member anusharaju

"The food was really good and between meals, snacked on the excellent pizza, burgers, chips etc. when we felt peckish. You can never go hungry on this cruise!"

Member Review: vivienne.cox

Rotterdam

33 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member tpes911

"We did reserved dining and it did not disappoint. Food is top notch, service was kind and entertaining, we had so much fun meeting the staff."

Member Review: Kristeng

Veendam

34 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member alanjmckee

"As usual for Holland America, the food was of a high quality."

Member Review: lneilan

Oosterdam

35 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Dining

Photo by Cruise Critic member heathman

"All of the meals were fantastic no matter where it was, the Lido or the main dining room. Everything was amazing, the consistency, the flavor, the quality of the food."

Member Review: Toolgirl63


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