World's Best 2016 Awards Rank: #1 Large Ocean Ship
Best for: Grown-ups—no children are allowed on board—looking for a cruise that emphasizes food and culture and doesn’t cost the earth
Sails: The British Isles, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe
At a Glance: A Travel + Leisure World’s Best 2016 winner, placing first in the Large Ocean Ship Category. Best known for its river cruises, Viking debuted its first ocean vessel, the Viking Star, in 2015. With its sleek Nordic design, destination-focused itineraries, and no-nickel-and-diming philosophy, it’s proved to be a game changer.