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 Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms

Queen Victoria
1 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms
Photo by Cruise Critic member CheapIrish
We found the public rooms spacious and well appointed. The theater/showroom is large enough to accommodate all of the passengers in the two shows each evening without reservations.
Riviera
2 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms
Photo by Cruise Critic member Golferhhi
Oceania is clearly focusing on ensuring the vessel is well maintained. All public areas were very clean. The crew was constantly cleaning and performing maintenance. Great to see this level of care and attention.
Grandeur of the Seas
3 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms
Photo by Cruise Critic member Catsclaw
I like the layout of the ship--it's small enough to be manageable but large enough to not feel claustrophobic. The public spaces are very comfortable.
Coral Princess
4 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms
Photo by Cruise Critic member Beachiekeen1
It was very clean with many nice public areas. Cleanliness on the ship was obviously a priority for Princess which was much appreciated by all those on board.
Marina
5 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms
Photo by Cruise Critic member macc
Every inch of the ship was spotless, had beautifully decorated public rooms (including the bars), and was decorated with modern art (all over!!)
Zuiderdam
6 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms
Photo by Cruise Critic member russianrex
The interior looked brand-new. You coulda said the ship was 16 weeks old and I woulda believed it. It seemed everything was new - carpeting, furniture, facilities, new layouts of many public rooms.
Marella Discovery
7 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms
Photo by Cruise Critic member Jayrb582
Onboard the public areas were clean and modern, plenty of seating and excellent service.
Marella Dream
8 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms
Photo by Cruise Critic member Marella
All of the public areas are well decorated and comfortable…
Marella Explorer
9 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms
Photo by Cruise Critic member Marella
All the public rooms were light and welcoming and the ship was clean throughout.
Rotterdam
10 of 10 Best Mid-Size Cruise Ships for Public Rooms
Photo by Cruise Critic member rotjeknor
Lots of public areas to just enjoy the cruising experience as well as interesting ports.

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