The U.S. News & World Report has announced its annual best cruise line rankings for 2022. These rankings are meant to provide up-to-date information on the leading cruise lines for future travelers. This year’s report also included a survey indicating the desire to cruise among regular travelers.
As the United States and the world begins to reopen to international travel following pandemic related restrictions, U.S. News surveyed travelers to understand the effects of COVID-19 on cruiser sentiments. The report found cruisers – both first-time and longtime – are booked at higher levels than before the pandemic.
In a good sign for continued recovery of the cruise line industry, survey data also revealed that of the frequent travelers who indicated that they would cruise again, 20% are already signed up for their next sailing.
“Though most avenues of travel have been impacted throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the cruise industry has seen the most challenges,” said Nicola Wood, travel editor at U.S. News.
Disney Cruise Line Rankings
Disney Cruise Line was once again recognized as the Best Cruise Line for Families. DCL has won that award every year since U.S. News began ranking cruise lines. Additionally, for the eighth consecutive year, Disney is also the No. 1 Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean.
The Best Cruise Lines rankings are based on each cruise line’s level of service as determined by US News & World Report editors, scores given by travelers, and a health rating based on inspection scores by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The full U.S. News cruise line report help travelers select the best cruise by brand, region, traveler type and budget.