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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

A Shootout of the Best Premium Cruise Lines

In the premium category of cruise travel you have the Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line and Holland America Line brands, and the competition is tight. So, we thought we would put the four of them head to head to see which win in our six review categories below.

Design ~ Winner: Cunard Line

The Solstice-class from Celebrity is a fine example of modern exterior architecture and fantastic boutique interiors, and Holland America is showing the best of old-school and new-school with its latest Koningsdam. But Cunard and Disney are hard to beat for their vintage looks, the former of which wins for the Queen Mary 2 alone as the only genuine ocean liner, structurally built to withstand repeat transatlantic crossings, operating today.

Accommodations ~ Winner: Celebrity Cruises

All the ships in this category offer comfortable cabins and suites, and Disney will always be a leader for being the first to offer family-friendly staterooms with split bathrooms, which have since been adopted by Holland America. However, Celebrity Cruises was one of the first lines to offer more thoughtful storage and spacious private bathrooms extending to larger showers on the Solstice and beyond, and that started a favorable trend industry-wide.

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