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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 Value

Silver Galapagos

1 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Silversea does an excellent job for the value."

Member Review: Ptibi


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Silver Galapagos Cruise Reviews (24)

Viking Sky

2 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"The value is unbelievable for all the extras you are given with no corners cut!"

Member Review: mastertom

Viking Sea

3 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"We are so glad we did as it proved to be the best ship we have been on. It was great value for money with the included excursions and spa."

Member Review: Cornishe traveller

Viking Star

4 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

Photo by Cruise Critic member DMcK

"We thought it was a great value and appreciated all of the extras that were included, especially the included excursions and wine and beer with lunch and dinner."

Member Review: StevenSheryl

Viking Sun

5 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"When comparing this itinerary to other lines, you get more ports, included and quality excursions, included wine and beer, and exceptional service."

Member Review: QuahogTiger

Wind Spirit

6 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"I am glad we did a cruise rather than flying into Papeete and then visiting an island or two. Many tourists only go to Tahiti and an island like Moorea or Bora Bora. This cruise allowed us to visit multiple islands and motus and I felt like we got a better feel for French Polynesia as a result."

Member Review: Shoeguyl

Viking Orion

7 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"These folks know what it costs to offer a 5 star trip and do not nickel and dime you along the way. Viking does not do anything on the 'cheap'. They truly make it a 5 star experience."

Member Review: R McLeod

Paul Gauguin

8 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"We would recommend to anyone. Best value for money."

Member Review: B Mellin

Celebrity Equinox

9 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"The Equinox is an excellent value for an outstanding vacation. The longer cruises are wonderful, but even a shorter one on her would be great! She is a great ship with a fabulous Captain!"

Member Review: MJ Traveler

Celebrity Eclipse

10 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Celebrity is still top of our list for quality and value for money."

Member Review: yossisue

Carnival Inspiration

11 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Carnival did a great job providing top value for the price paid."

Member Review: EL Capitan Z

MSC Sinfonia

12 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Absolutely an amazing trip. The staff were very friendly and excellent value for money. Entertainment galore and food exceptional. The experience is one to remember."

Member Review: Stephanie Bellingan

Celebrity Summit

13 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"All in all one of the nicest and most complete cruise experiences ever."

Member Review: theeshopper

Crystal Symphony

14 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"If you have never experienced an all inclusive cruise, you should not think twice. It is worth every penny."

Member Review: AveandJoe

Regal Princess

15 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"The ship is clean and nicely appointed and the food was excellent, including the buffet. Princess offered shore excursions that were reasonably priced and interesting. And we have found they always have a variety of diverse and talented entertainment onboard. All in all, a great value and a superb cruise!"

Member Review: NanRouHolmes

L'Austral

16 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Itinerary, service standards and inclusions were very good. Food was excellent and the cabins are spacious and comfortable."

Member Review: pjmcnally

Seabourn Odyssey

17 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Having never to think about costs onboard was much more enjoyable than imagined."

Member Review: happy cruzer

Marella Celebration

18 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"We chose this cruise as it offered good value for money (food, drinks and tips included) and also offered 5 island visits ... The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The service in the restaurants was great and the food really good. The choice, presentation and service were all excellent."

Member Review: Jazzimum32

Celebrity Reflection

19 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"We would recommend Celebrity to anyone looking for a good value all round cruise."

Member Review: Reviewer007

Seven Seas Explorer

20 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Everything about this cruise was amazing and exceeded our expectations in every way ... We found the cruise to be exceptional value, even the washing and ironing was an extra freebie."

Member Review: Helen-Louise

Allure of the Seas

21 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"You cannot go wrong with value for your dollar with Royal Caribbean."

Member Review: Cruisingisawayof life

Nieuw Amsterdam

22 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Overall, good value for the dollar and would recommend this ship."

Member Review: PBACRUISER

Pacific Princess

23 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

Photo by Cruise Critic member Jenny Brown

"The cruise reminded me of why I cruise. The ship is beautifully appointed and has nearly all of the amenities of the larger ships."

Member Review: OhioDogLover

Carnival Breeze

24 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Carnival provides good value for cruising."

Member Review: tmos213

Harmony of the Seas

25 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Overall, it was a good relaxing vacation and a great value for your money."

Member Review: FJKcruising

Grandeur of the Seas

26 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"The staff are amazing. The food is great. The dining room service and buffet service are fantastic. The boat is clean, the rooms are clean. There are many activities … We really enjoyed this cruise and it's great value."

Member Review: HeloiseCDN

Coral Princess

27 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"This cruise went above and beyond what we have come to expect. Every single crew member we encountered went above and beyond what we expected to ensure we had a wonderful time on board."

Member Review: Flyboy Ed

Seven Seas Mariner

28 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"This is truly an all inclusive, high quality cruise experience. The rate per day on this trip was excellent value for money."

Member Review: kenno

Oosterdam

29 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"The Oosterdam did not disappoint! Everything was awesome, from the amazing service to the great food, to the terrific verandah stateroom. We are already looking forward to booking our next cruise."

Member Review: robcressman

Marella Discovery

30 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"All in all, we had a brilliant cruise on a great ship with exceptional staff and service for very good value for money...and yes...we will definitely be taking another Marella cruise."

Member Review: napoleon10

Riviera

31 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Incredible value for the buck."

Member Review: Dianee

Zuiderdam

32 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

Photo by Cruise Critic member Clolou1

"Provides excellent value for the money."

Member Review: COLGATE

Wind Surf

33 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

Photo by Cruise Critic member argentinizado

"In terms of value, it was a really affordable way to go to some of our favorite places."

Member Review: Aspensean

Marella Dream

34 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Overall this cruise (Canarian Flavours) on the Marella Dream was great value for money! Wouldn't hesitate to book another cruise on the Marella Dream."

Member Review: TeresaP123

Marella Explorer

35 of 35 Best Cruise Ships for Value

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"Based on our experience on this ship for the first time, we will have no hesitation in returning. It provided excellent value for money."

Member Review: johnharneiss


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