World's Best 2016 Awards Rank: #2 River Ship
Best for: High-end cruisers looking for luxury and Old World grandeur (Minimalists need not apply)
Sails: The Danube River, the Main River, and the Rhine River
At a Glance: A Travel + Leisure World’s Best 2016 winner, placing second in the River Ship category. Like its sister ships, the S.S. Antoinette and S.S. Catherine—the “S.S.” stands for “super ship”—the S.S. Maria Theresa is pure opulence. Expect antique furnishings, gilded everything, and Baroque décor fit for an empress.