Top 10 Cruise Ships in the World

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Top 10 Cruise Ships in the World

The Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships 2011 is now out and available "in all good book shops" as they say. The guide is a "bible" of cruise ships and the author Douglas Ward and his team go around the world travelling on the ships and rating them out of a possible 2000 points. The criteria and point breakdown is as follows:-
  • Ship - 500 points
  • Accommodation - 200 points
  • Food - 400 points
  • Service - 400 points
  • Entertainment 100 points
  • Cruise - 400 points

Of course how a reviewer rates a ship is all very subjective. You may rate entertainment as a major factor in your cruise, possibly as much as 50% of your enjoyment of the trip - but this ratings system only gives it 5% allocation. However - the guide is a great resource for new to cruise clients and has a lot of additional information in it.

The Top 10 cruise ships in the world, as rated by the Berlitz guide.

1. Europa (1,853 points)

2. SeaDream II (1,788)

3. Seabourn Odyssey (1,787)

4. Seabourn Sojourn (1,787)

5. SeaDream I (1,786)

6. Seabourn Legend (1,774)

7. Silver Spirit (1,772)

8. Seabourn Spirit (1,770)

9. Seabourn Pride (1,769)

10. Silver Whisper (1,753)

So do you agree? All the ships in the top 10 are certainly worthy of being there - however if a perfect cruise for you involves rock climbing walls, kids clubs and plenty of entertainment options then your own top 10 would look very different. Let us know your favourites and why.

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