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World's Best Family Hotels and Cruises

On deck on one of Disney Cruise Line's Ships.

Photo: Buff Strickland

Top Cruise Lines for Families

Large-Ship (600 or more passengers)

1. Disney Cruise Line
Score: 96.35

2. Royal Caribbean International
Score: 83.14

3. Carnival Cruise Lines
Score: 80.59

4. Princess Cruises
Score: 76.64

5. Norwegian Cruise Line
Score: 74.49

Small-Ship (fewer than 600 passengers)

1. Lindblad Expeditions
Score: 86.90

2. Cruise West
Score: 81.00

3. Yachts of Seabourn
Score: 61.85

4. Windstar Cruises
Score: 60.00

5. Silversea Cruises
Score: 56.23

River Cruising

1. Abercrombie & Kent
Score: 87.37

2. Tauck
Score: 76.15

3. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Score: 68.33

4. Avalon Waterways
Score: 65.71

5. Viking River Cruises
Score: 64.33

Methodology: Rankings are based on reader evaluations collected in Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards survey. Respondents rated hotels on how well they cater to families. Scores are indexed averages of responses, rounded to the nearest hundredth of a point; in the event of a true tie, properties share the same ranking. For full survey details, visit TravelandLeisure.com/worldsbest/methodology.

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