U.S. News & World Report ranks cruise lines

By Tom Stieghorst

U.S. News & World Report is the latest magazine to issue rankings of cruise lines and ships.The magazine’s inaugural cruise issue puts Royal Caribbean International atop the list of “best cruise lines for the money” and ranks Crystal and Silversea as the No. 1 and No. 2 luxury lines, respectively.Disney tops the “best cruise lines for families” category while Crystal is ranked first in “best cruise lines for romance.”

The rankings also include best cruise recommendations by budget, traveler type, region and brand.

Other magazines that rank cruises include Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler.