The winners of the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards have been announced, naming the best cruise ships of the year, based solely on member reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website.
Disney Cruise Line's Disney Dream was named Best Large Ship; this is the third year in a row a Disney ship has received top honors in Cruise Critic's annual Cruisers' Choice Awards. The ship also took the top spot in the Best Entertainment and Best Cruises to the Bahamas categories.
Back-to-back wins were also nabbed by Oceania Cruises' Riviera and Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Liberty. Riviera won Best Cabins and Best Dining in the Mid-Size category, while Liberty was named Best Value-for-Money in the Large Ship category.
Top nods for Best Shore Excursions went to cruise ships sailing unique, best-seen-by-cruise itineraries like Silverseas's Silver Galapagos, which won in the Small Ship category and Princess' Coral Princess, which won for Mid-Size Ship. Coral Princess sails full and partial transits of the Panama Canal.
Other winners this year include:
Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam -- Best Ship for Dining, Large
Holland America's Zuiderdam -- Best Ship for Value, Mid-Size
Regent Seven Seas Voyager -- Best Ship for Service, Small
Celebrity Reflection -- Best Mediterranean Cruises
Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas -- Best Alaska Cruises
Cruisers' Choice Awards are given in three ship classes: Small (1,199 or fewer passengers), Mid-Size (1,200 to 1,999 passengers) and Large (2,000 or more passengers).
For the full list of winners, visit the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards.