• Jimmy DeFlippo/Disney Cruise Line

    Cruises in 2011

    From mega-ships to tall-mast schooners, and from sailing circuits debuting in our own backyard to those kicking off halfway around the globe, the top 10 cruises in 2011 cover all of the bases.

  • Celebrity Cruises

    Cruises in 2011 - Best Big Ship Debut

    Celebrity Silhouette, the fourth installment in Celebrity's much-lauded Solstice class of ships – due out in July – is on our radar as the most anticipated big ship debut for 2011.

  • Erick Larrieu/Compagnie du Ponant

    Cruises in 2011 - Best Small Ship Debut

    While your dream of owning a private yacht may be a few years off yet, there's no reason you can't indulge in a yacht-like cruise aboard Compagnie du Ponant's latest small ship, L’Austral.

  • Avalon Waterways

    Cruises in 2011 - Best River Ship Debut

    Avalon Waterways' Avalon Panorama will hold 64 Panorama Suites, each sporting 200 square feet of space along with panoramic windows that open to transform the room into an open-air balcony.

  • Orion Expedition Cruises

    Cruises in 2011 - Best Expedition Ship Debut

    Following a $21-million refurbishment in 2009, Orion Expedition's Orion II boasts just 50 ocean-view cabins, with a lavish décor of wood and polished brass accented by fine art and antiques.

  • American Safari Cruises

    Cruises in 2011 - Best New Domestic Itinerary

    American Safari Cruises provides personalized experience and flexible itineraries, offering easy access to Hawaii's off-the-beaten-path ports, secluded beaches, and hidden coves.

  • Cunard Cruises

    Cruises in 2011 - Best New Exotic Itinerary

    Cunard – embarking on new Mediterranean and Holy Land itineraries in 2011 – outfits its iconic ships with opulent ballrooms and plush trimmings, evoking glamorous, early-20th-century ocean liners.

  • Photos.com

    Cruises in 2011 - Best New Port of Call

    For cruisers, Libya has been a coveted port-of-call since 2006. Visiting the nation is still a heated issue, but in November 2010 the final barrier for actual entry for American travelers was removed.

  • Hapag Lloyd

    Cruises in 2011 - Best New Adventure Itinerary

    Explorers spent half of the last millennium searching for a northern route from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Cruisers can take in the frigid landscape aboard Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' MS Hanseatic.

  • Oceania Cruises

    Cruises in 2011 - Best New Culinary Cruise

    Oceania Cruises' Marina leads the epicurean armada with 10 dining venues (eight of which are inclusive) and a Bon Appétit Culinary Center – the world's first hands-on cooking school at sea.

  • Jimmy DeFlippo/Disney Cruise Line

    Cruises in 2011 - Best New Family Cruise

    For Disney Dream, Disney Cruise Line created a ship that is 40 percent larger than others in its fleet and equipped it with over-the-top features like the first water coaster at sea.

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