Star ratings illustrate how cruise ships compare. Factors considered in rating a cruise ship include layout and décor of public rooms, stateroom size and amenities, quality of food and service, fitness and recreation, children's programs (if available), onboard entertainment, itinerary, and overall passenger satisfaction.

While ratings are informative tools, selection of a particular cruise vacation need not be based on ratings alone. When selecting a ship, please also consider the age of fellow passengers, onboard atmosphere, and availability of programs that reflect your lifestyle and special interests.

Additional Star Ratings

Dining – Rates the quality of food & service
Entertainment – Rates the quality of onboard entertainment
Family – Rates the quality of family-focused programming

Cruise ship star ratings are provided by, an award-winning cruise community. This objective information can help you choose just the right ship for your next cruise vacation.

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