- - Friday, November 27, 2015

Global demand for cruising reached more than 22 million passengers in 2014, up 68 percent from 13.1 million passengers in 2004, according to a new study from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Since 2013, demand for cruising grew 3.4 percent, from 21.3 million passengers.

A survey by U.S. News & World Report this month factored in a number of elements, such as expert opinion and CDC reports to come up with a comprehensive list of the best cruise lines according to category.
For the Money
1. Royal Caribbean International
2. Carnival Cruise Lines
3. Celebrity Cruises

For Families
1. Disney Cruise Line
2. Royal Caribbean International
3. Carnival Cruise Lines

For Romance
1. Crystal Cruises
2. Regent Seven Seas
3. Azamara Club Cruises

For Luxury
1. Crystal Cruises
2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
3. Azamara Club Cruises

In the Caribbean
1. Disney Cruise Line
2. Royal Caribbean International
3. Celebrity Cruises

In the Mediterranean
1. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
2. Azamara Club Cruises
3. Silversea Cruises

Lark Gould reports on travel and the travel industry from Los Angeles, covering travel trends and destinations on Travel-Intel.com and  etravel.news.

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