The 10 Most Praised Upscale Contemporary and Premium Cruise Ships in 2015

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Insider Report from CruiseCompete Consumer Reviews Disclose Best Cruise Ships for Discerning Cruise Travelers

DETROIT (Dec. 17, 2015) – For those discriminating travelers who select and critique the Upscale Contemporary and Premium sector, even those ships have variable rankings.

CruiseCompete has reviews from thousands of cruise travelers, who provide insight into cruise lines, ships, amenities, service, dining and the destinations the lines visit. This information is particularly helpful to cruise consumers when choosing their next Upscale Contemporary or Premium cruise vacation. Read the actual ship reviews on CruiseCompete.

CruiseCompete has tabulated the ratings given to Upscale Contemporary cruise ships in its reviews, and the results are below for the Upscale Contemporary category:


Line Ship Rating
MSC Cruises MSC Splendida 4.5
Royal Caribbean International RCL Allure of the Seas 4.49
Royal Caribbean International RCL Oasis of the Seas 4.4
Norwegian Cruise Line NCL Norwegian Sky 4.38
Royal Caribbean International RCL Majesty of the Seas 4.37
Norwegian Cruise Line NCL Norwegian Epic 4.36
Norwegian Cruise Line NCL Norwegian Jade 4.33
Royal Caribbean International RCL Liberty of the Seas 4.32
Royal Caribbean International RCL Navigator of the Seas 4.28
Royal Caribbean International RCL Radiance of the Seas 4.25

CruiseCompete has also tabulated the ratings given to Premium cruise ships in its reviews, and the results are below for the Premium category:

Line Ship Rating
Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy 4.7
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Reflection 4.67
Disney Cruise Line Disney Wonder 4.6
Holland America Line HAL Zaandam 4.56
Disney Cruise Line Disney Dream 4.55
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Eclipse 4.5
Disney Cruise Line Disney Magic 4.47
Holland America Line HAL Eurodam 4.46
Princess Cruises Star Princess 4.44
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Solstice 4.4

Read full reviews of these ships, and others, here.

Want to know more about the worldwide ports these ships visit? Read port reviews here.

The Upscale Contemporary and Premium lines cater to travelers seeking luxurious accommodations, enhanced dining, excellent service, extensive activities, and enrichment opportunities. The onboard experience is sophisticated and the service above average.


To see what’s included on the Upscale Contemporary lines, please click here.
To see what’s included on the Premium lines, please click here.

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