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2023 Cruisers' Choice Awards

Get to know the best cruise lines in a variety of categories, based on member review ratings for cruises taken in the last year.

Best Cruises for First Timers

Viking Ocean Cruises

1 of 3 Best Cruises for First Timers

"This was my first cruise and I had always wanted to go to Greece so she thought this would be perfect. I was spoiled ... It was one of my best traveling experiences and I look forward to going again!"

Cruise Critic Member Vmille

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Virgin Voyages

2 of 3 Best Cruises for First Timers

"What a great first time cruise with this different independent cruise line"

Cruise Critic Member spookyfudge

Celebrity Cruises

3 of 3 Best Cruises for First Timers

"Let me tell you...if it is your first time cruising, like it was ours, this is the cruise you want to be on. First off, you don't feel like you're on a ship. It's clean and the interior is beautiful, kudos to the architecture team! Rooms are spacious, new and cleaning is done thoroughly."

Cruise Critic Member lisapatel88

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