Disney Dream Named Best Cruise Ship for Families
Carnival Magic, Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam and Disney's Fantasy and Magic also winners
Families are an expanding demographic in the cruising industry, with more and more kids boarding ships each year. In response cruise companies are coming out with crazy cool amenities especially for families.
After four weeks of voting USA TODAY 10Best readers have selected their top 10 cruise ships for families.
While many ships are catering to kids and families, Disney Cruise Line still has its edge and managed to snag three of the top five spots on our winners list. Disney Dream, which debuted in 2011, took home top honors, with the Disney Fantasy and Magic coming in fourth and fifth respectively.
Runner up for best cruise ship for families, Carnival Magic sails from Galveston to the Caribbean and wins points with families thanks to its water slides and ropes course at sea.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Cruise Ship for Families are as follows:
- Dream - Disney
- Magic - Carnival
- Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America
- Fantasy - Disney
- Magic - Disney
- Allure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean
- Breakaway - Norwegian
- Wonder - Disney
- Breeze - Carnival
- Freedom of the Seas - Royal Caribbean
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Stewart Chiron (The Cruise Guy), Linda Coffman (CruiseDiva.com) and Doug Parker (Cruise Radio) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of all things cruising.
Additional nominees included Carnival's Sunshine and Liberty, Celebrity Reflection, Royal and Regal Princess, Norwegian's Pearl, Epic and Getaway, and Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA TODAY.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo