World's Best 2016 Awards Rank: #9 Large Ocean Ship
Best for: Couples, Anglophiles, and cruising traditionalists looking for a taste of throwback glamour
Sails: Australia and New Zealand, Bermuda, the British Isles, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, Panama Canal, the South Pacific, South America, World Cruise
At a Glance: A Travel + Leisure World’s Best 2016 winner, placing ninth in the Large Ocean Ship category. Elegant and opulent, Queen Victoria harkens back to the golden age of cruising. This is a ship for travelers who prefer ballroom dancing to bumper cars, who’d rather spend their days at sea in a two-floor, wood-paneled library than negotiating a rope course.