Best Cruise Line for Money: Royal Caribbean – "Having the ability to accommodate thousands of guests per ship allows Royal Caribbean to keep rates low," says the U.S. News and World Report rankings on Best Cruise Lines. "Cruisers won't have trouble finding itineraries costing less than $100 per person per day."
Best Cruise for Singles: "Silver Spirit" – This 270-cabin luxury ship tops the rankings for best cruise ships for singles. U.S. News and World Report doesn't include specific reasons why singles should book this trip (no juicy stories, sorry). It simply cites expert and user reviews. The "Silver Spirit" also places number one in the Best Cruise in the Mediterranean category.
Best Cruise for Families: "Disney Dream" – Character meet and greets, diverse kids' programs and kid-free zones for parents are reasons this Disney ship is named the best for family cruises.
Best Affordable Cruise: Celebrity "Reflection" – Affordable doesn't mean uncomfortable. The Celebrity "Reflection" is equipped with cool features such as a system that allows guests to change mattress settings with iPhones or iPads.
Best Cruise for Couples: Crystal "Symphony" – Somewhere between the cruise for singles and the cruise for families, the most romantic cruise for couples on vacation is the stylish Crystal "Symphony."