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Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review site names best-rated cruise ships

Cruise Critic has named the best ships of the year, based on customer reviews posted on its website.

In the Large Ship category, Celebrity Cruises was the top-rated cruise line overall, winning six awards. The line's newest, and largest ship, Celebrity Reflection won Best Overall, Best Cabins and Best Value. Celebrity Silhouette received Best Service and Best Public Rooms, while Celebrity Infinity, which offers sailings to destinations such as the Panama Canal, Africa and Colombia, was commended in the Best Shore Excursions category.

Oceania Cruise's Riviera scored highly in the Mid-Size category, with the line maintaining all of its six first place rankings from 2016, including Best Overall, Best Dining, and Best Service.

Thomson Cruises' Thomson Spirit also took three Mid-Size awards for Best Entertainment, Best Shore Excursions, and Best Value.

In the Small Ship category, Viking Ocean Cruises won eight accolades. Viking Star took awards for Best Overall, Best Embarkation, Best Public Rooms, Best Service and Best Value, while Viking Sea won Best Cabins, Best Entertainment and Best Fitness and Recreation. Voyages to Antiquity's Aegean Odyssey won Best Shore Excursions.

Royal Caribbean's 2016 launch, Harmony of the Seas, was rated Best for Families. The line's Freedom of the Seas took Best for First-Timers.

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