Cruise Critic U.K.'s 2017 Cruisers' Choice Awards Winners Revealed

February 15, 2017
Celebrity Reflection Cruise Critic UK's 2017 Cruisers' Choice Awards

(11 a.m. GMT) -- Celebrity Cruises has been named the top-rated cruise line across the most categories in this year's Cruise Critic UK's annual Cruisers' Choice Awards.

The line's newest ship, Celebrity Reflection, won Best Overall, Best Cabins and Best Value. Celebrity Silhouette received Best Service and Best Public Rooms.

Meanwhile, Celebrity Infinity, which offers sailings to destinations such as the Panama Canal, Africa and Colombia, was commended in the Best Shore Excursions category.

Did your favourite make the list? See the full list of the 2017 Cruisers' Choice Award winners.

Cruise Critic's annual Cruisers' Choice Awards are based solely on the ratings from everyday cruisers' reviews. This year's awards include reviews submitted for cruises taken during 2016, and they're given in four categories: Large (2,000 passengers or more), Mid-Size (1,200-1,999), and Small (1,199 or fewer).

Once again, Oceania Cruise’s Riviera scored highly in the Mid-Size category, with the line maintaining all of its six first place rankings from 2016, including Best Overall, Best Dining, and Best Service. Thomson Cruises’ Thomson Spirit also took three Mid-Size awards for Best Entertainment, Best Shore Excursions, and Best Value.

In the Small Ship category, Viking Ocean Cruises has continued to impress cruisers, riding the waves with eight accolades. The line’s first ship, Viking Star launched in 2015, followed by Viking Sea in 2016. Viking Star took awards for Best Overall, Best Embarkation, Best Public Rooms, Best Service and Best Value, while Viking Sea won Best Cabins, Best Entertainment and Best Fitness and Recreation. Voyages to Antiquity’s Aegean Odyssey won Best Shore Excursions.

Royal Caribbean’s 2016 launch, Harmony of the Seas, which is famed for its 10-story dry slide, The Ultimate Abyss, and currently the largest ship in the world, was rated Best for Families. The line’s Freedom of the Seas took Best for First-Timers.

--By Adam Coulter, U.K. Editor