Best Ocean &

River Cruise Lines


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Everyone knows Cruise Critic, but maybe you aren’t aware that Cruise Critic Editors recognize the best in the cruise industry every year.


For 2018 I agree 96%: based on my personal experience and the experience of my clients, I disagree that Princess has the best cabins (not suites!) in cruising industry and disagree that Carnival has the best service.


But Cruise Critic Editors are right.


The remaining winners deserve their awards!

I am especially happy for Royal Caribbean International who have the best suite program in the contemporary segment of ocean cruising.


This gives guests an opportunity to combine the best entertainment at sea with high levels of pampering service that only luxury brands can offer.

Please contact me if you need assistance from one of the top cruise advisors in the industry. ”

Nadia Jastrjembskaia,
Elite Cruise Counsellor and Luxury Cruise Specialist, CLIA
Aurora Cruises and Travel


Best New Ship: Celebrity Edge
Best Ship Refurbishment: Mariner of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
Best for Adventure: Lindblad Expeditions
Best Cabins: Princess Cruises
Best Dining: Celebrity Cruises
Best Entertainment: Royal Caribbean International
Best for Families: Disney Cruise Line
Best Itineraries: Princess Cruises
Best Nightlife: Carnival Cruise Line
Best Service: Carnival Cruise Line
Best Shore Excursions: Princess Cruises
Best for Solo Travelers: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Suites: Royal Caribbean International
Best Value for Money: Holland America Line
Best North American Homeport: San Juan, Puerto Rico


Best River Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Best New River Cruise Ship: The A (U by Uniworld)
Best Ship Refurbishment: S.S. Beatrice (Uniworld)
Best for Active Cruisers: AmaWaterways
Best Cabins: Avalon Waterways
Best Dining: Crystal River Cruises
Best Enrichment: American Queen Steamboat Company
Best for Families: Adventures by Disney
Best for First-Timers: Viking River Cruises
Best Itineraries: Viking River Cruises
Best for Luxury: Crystal River Cruises
Best Service: Tauck River Cruising
Best Shore Excursions: Scenic
Best for Solo Travelers: American Cruise Lines
Best Value for Money: Emerald Waterways


Best Luxury Cruise Line: Seabourn Cruise Line
Best New Luxury Ship: Viking Orion
Best Ship Refurbishment: Silver Spirit (Silversea Cruises)
Best for Adventure: Silversea Cruises
Best Cabins: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Best Dining: Oceania Cruises
Best Enrichment: Crystal Cruises
Best Itineraries: Ponant
Best for Romance: Windstar Cruises
Best Service: Seabourn Cruise Line
Best Shore Excursions: Azamara Club Cruises
Best for Solo Travelers: Seabourn Cruise Line
Best Spa: Viking Ocean Cruises
Best Value for Money: Viking Ocean Cruises

Call us at 772 335-7017 to book.

To know the best cruise lines is not enough – you need someone who can make a precise match.

There aren’t too many choices if you wish to work with the best. The number of Elite Cruise Counsellors in the world is extremely limited – around 100 total.

Why not take an advantage of the knowledge and expertise of Nadia Jastrjembskaia, one of the top experts in cruising industry – Elite Cruise Counsellor and Luxury Cruise Specialist from Cruise Line International Association and Managing Director of Aurora Cruises and Travel. Call her at 772 335-7017 today to schedule an appointment.