Cruise Line Ratings

Cruise Line Ratings

There really is no "best cruise in the world," or "best cruise ship" – only the ship and the cruise that is right for you. After all, it's the overall enjoyment of a cruise as a vacation that's really important.

Costco Travel utilizes the Berlitz Guidebook star ratings to help you select the cruise ship that best suits your expectations. Berlitz uses the following weighted criteria to rate the ships:

The Ship






The Cruise Experience






The Ratings

5 out of 5 stars

An outstanding luxury cruise experience with an exceptional level of attention to detail. Expect superb service from all levels of officers and staff.

4 out of 5 stars

A very good quality all-around cruise experience aboard a ship that offers a range of facilities and services.

3 out of 5 stars

A decent, unpretentious cruise experience, with a moderate amount of space and quality in furnishing and fittings.

2 out of 5 stars

A modest quality cruise experience with less attention to detail and service.

1 out of 5 stars

Expect a very basic cruise experience with minimal attention to service, hospitality and finesse.

Berlitz star system is licensed from Berlitz Ocean Cruising & Cruise Ships 2016* by Douglas Ward ©Apa Publications 2016 Berlitz trademark Reg. US Patent Office and other countries. Marca Registrada. Property of Berlitz Investment Corporation and used under licence from Apa Publications UK Ltd.