The winners announced for Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards 2008

Cruise Critic, the world's leading resource for cruise reviews and news, today announced the winners of the 2008 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards. The awards honor the world's top cruise lines for outstanding performance in 10 major areas. "The Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards recognize cruise lines that are best in class," said Editor in Chief Carolyn Spencer Brown. "This year's winners are setting standards in the cruise industry by offering a consistently superior cruising experience."

Ten Best in Class winners were recognized for: Best Family Cruises, Best Luxury Cruises, Best Dining, Best for Romance, Best Spa and Fitness, Best Cabins, Best Value for Money, Best Itineraries, Best Entertainment and Best Shore Excursions. Three additional sub-category winners were also selected for family, luxury, dining, romance, spa and fitness, and cabins.



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The 2008 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards winners are:

  • Best in Class – Best Cruise Ships
  • Best Family Cruise Ships – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Luxury Cruise Ships – Crystal Cruises
  • Best Dining – Oceania Cruises
  • Best for Romance – Princess Cruises
  • Best Spa and Fitness – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Cabins – Holland America Line
  • Best Value for Money – Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Best Itineraries – Azamara Cruises
  • Best Entertainment – Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best Shore Excursions – Carnival Cruise Lines

Best in Category

Best Family Cruises

  • Best Kids Programs – Disney Cruise Line
  • Best Teen Programs – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Multi-Generational – Princess Cruises – Grand Class

Best Luxury Cruises

  • Best Luxury Dining – Crystal Cruises
  • Best Luxury Service – SeaDream Yacht Club
  • Best Luxury Staterooms – Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best Dining

  • Best Main Restaurant – Carnival Cruise Lines – Conquest Class
  • Best Specialty Restaurants – Oceania Cruises
  • Best Healthful & Alternative Dining – Celebrity Cruises

Best for Romance

  • Best for Honeymoons – Windstar Cruises
  • Best for Weddings – Princess Cruises
  • Best for Couples – Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Paul Gauguin

Best Spa, Recreation and Fitness

  • Best Pool Deck – Royal Caribbean International – Voyager/Freedom Classes
  • Best for Fitness Enthusiasts – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Spas - Costa Cruises' Samsara Spa – Concordia Class

Best Cabins

  • Best Standard Staterooms – Holland America Line – Signature Class
  • Best Suites – Norwegian Cruise Line – Jewel Class
  • Best Family Cabins – Disney Cruise Line

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