Top 5 cruise lines in 2022 as voted by cruisers from around the world
Under this denomination are grouped the most popular cruise companies that exist today, focused on a multigenerational traveler and where families are their main public. They usually have large fleets to which they add new ships every year. Their ships can accommodate a large number of passengers (betting on large or mega-size ships) and offer a large number of services, different restaurants, children's programs, and many leisure options.
MSC Cruises is the world's third largest cruise line. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, it is part of the MSC Group, the world's leading privately owned shipping and logistics group with more than 300 years of maritime tradition. It currently operates a fleet of 22 ships.
Founded in 1968, Royal Caribbean International is the largest shipping company of the Royal Caribbean Group. It is currently the second largest passenger transportation company in the world and famous for having the largest cruise ships in the world. Its fleet consists of 26 ships.
Costa Cruises is one of the shipping companies part of the Carnival Corporation. In 2023 it celebrates its 75th anniversary since its first passenger ship, the SS Anna C , sailed from Genoa to Buenos Aires in 1948. Maintaining its Italian heritage, its modern fleet consists of 10 ships.
Norwegian Cruise Line, also known as Norwegian, is an American cruise line founded in 1966 and headquartered in Miami. It is the third largest cruise line in the world by passengers, and belongs to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. It currently has 18 ships in its fleet
Carnival Cruise Line is one of the 10 shipping lines part of Carnival Corporation, being the largest passenger transportation company in the world. In the years since its founding in 1972, the company has carried more than 90 million passengers. Today it has a fleet of 25 ships of all sizes and styles.
These were the results after voting for the favorite generalist cruise lines and reasons for choice
-Data extracted from the Cruceroadicto Awards control panel segmented by generalist cruise lines
PREMIUM AND UPPER PREMIUM
Halfway between luxury and generalist cruises, premium cruise lines have ships of medium and small size (no more than 2,500 passengers) that present an experience where the details on board and the design of the itinerary are taken care of. Although we can find many of the services on board of the generalist cruises, we will have a superior gastronomy, decoration with details of exclusivity and less number of passengers.
Celebrity Cruises is the second largest brand (by fleet) of the Royal Caribbean Group. Of Greek origin, its Celebrity brand was established in 1990, and joined RCCL in 1997. Celebrity is a premium cruise line, with the comforts of the best hotels, premium services, sophistication, style, elegance and technological innovations. It has 15 ships including those of the expedition division in the Galapagos.
Princess Cruises is one of the premium cruise lines within the Carnival Corporation. Founded in 1965 by Stanley McDonald, it was popularly famous when its ships participated in the television series "Vacation at Sea" (The Love Boat). It currently has 15 ships in its fleet.
Seattle-based Holland America Line was founded in 1873 as a shipping and passenger line, carrying millions of passengers since its inception. In 1989 it became a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation. Combining the best of its nautical tradition with the most modern ships, it has 11 ships in its fleet.
Cunard Line is a premium British-American shipping company, part of the Carniva Corporation since 2005. Founded in 1839, it is one of the oldest passenger companies in the world. Mixing its classicism with the latest generation ships, it has 3 of them called "the queens of the ocean".
Azamara is an upper premium cruise line owned by Sycamore Partners that currently operates four ships. Defined by the spirit of travel and elegance, Azamara's cruises are distinguished by their designed itineraries, fine dining and high service.
These are the results after voting for the favorite premium cruise lines and reasons for choice
-Data extracted from the Cruceroadicto Awards control panel segmented by premium and upper premium cruise line.