Some cruise ships that both experts and travelers recommend as of 2015 are Crystal Symphony, Silver Whisper, Riviera, Disney Dream and Silver Spirit. Crystal Symphony from Crystal Cruises regularly embarks on a variety of voyages, from European journeys to tropical cruises. It receives good ratings for its luxury cruises, couple cruises and European cruises based on both expert and traveler reviews and ratings.
Newly renovated in 2014, Crystal Symphony gives guests a luxurious journey across oceans with on-board casinos, spas and fitness areas. Guests can choose among eight restaurants and cafés, such as The Sushi Bar. Other amenities include the Creative Learning Institute, which offers cooking and language classes.
Another highly recommended ship is the Silver Whisper from Silversea Cruises. It shares good ratings with Crystal Symphony for luxury cruises and European cruises. It also boasts one of the top slots for the best cruises for singles, according to U.S. News. Although it is a small cruise ship with a one-to-one passenger-to-crew ratio, it still offers rooms that have full baths and private balconies. Guests can work out in the ship's gym, unwind in the spa and enjoy a show at the Viennese theater.
Disney Cruise Lines offers several cruise ships, such as the Disney Dream, a large 4,000-passenger boat. It comes highly recommended for both affordability and group cruises. The ship caters to families with the activity deck, where children can play games, mini golf and basketball, while adults can enjoy the nightclubs and lounges of the District.