Best Large-Ship Cruise Lines
No. 5 Cunard
Cunard’s three legendary liners exude the Old World elegance reminiscent of cruising’s Golden Age. Several nods to tradition are on display on the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth: Art Deco chandeliers, inlaid-wood ballroom floors, outdoor courts for croquet and paddle tennis, and supper clubs hosted in Kew Gardens-inspired conservatories.
What’s New: In December, the Queen Mary 2 emerged from an update with new stateroom furniture and bedding; upgraded equipment in the Canyon Ranch spa; and a brand-new look for the Golden Lion Pub.
Number of Ships: 3.
Destinations: Cunard is the only line that offers regularly scheduled transatlantic crossings. Additional routes include many in Europe (the British Isles, the Baltic, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean), as well as the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, and a popular around-the-world cruise.