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Disney Cruise Line Wins Gold Badges from U.S. News & World Report

Disney Cruise Line Wins U.S. News & World Report Awards The DIS Disney-Dream-Ship-001

For the sixth consecutive year, Disney Cruise Line has received top honors from U.S. News & World Report in their annual rankings.

In the just-released 2019 rankings, U.S. News once again named Disney #1 for families and #1 in the Caribbean! The rankings are based on several categories, including ship quality, reputation, health assessments, price class, and itinerary.

When ranking cruise vacations for families, U.S. News commented that finding something that the entire family would enjoy can be tough. Upon awarding the gold badge to Disney Cruise Line, U.S. News added:

Does it get more kid-friendly than Disney? From its signature Sail-Away Celebration to its pirate-themed dinners and nighttime fireworks, Disney earns a nod of approval from passengers for its roster full of entertainment. Disney characters can be found on board engaging with children, and the line’s ships also offer adults-only dining areas.

Royal Caribbean International and Carnival Cruise Line came in second and third in cruises for families.

When looking at cruise lines that sail in the Caribbean, U.S. News factored in the variety, number, and percentage of Caribbean itineraries. U.S. News said of Disney Cruise Line:

Disney’s ships sail to a variety of ports across the Caribbean, including Barbados, Jamaica and St. Lucia. Plus, most of Disney’s Caribbean cruises stop at Castaway Cay – the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas. In addition to offering character greetings and waterslides, the exclusive island boasts less-congested beaches and prime snorkeling.

Seabourn Cruise Line came in second for Caribbean cruises, with Celebrity Cruises third.

For more information about a family or Caribbean cruise aboard Disney Cruise Line, visit Dreams Unlimited Travel.

Sources: Disney Parks Blog / U.S. News & World Report


Tom is the former host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, and is now providing Disneyland content from the parks. He enjoys traveling with friends and spending time with family, including his son and grandson. In his spare time he volunteers with Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


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