Carnival Vista – Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, launched in May 2016 – was named the year's Best New Ship, with editors stating it may be Carnival's best ship ever. The ship was praised for its wide-ranging amenities, including an onboard water park, brewery and 14 restaurants. The line also won Best Value for Money for the third consecutive year for its affordable fares and complimentary activities and dining venues.Disney Cruise Line was named Best Dining and Best for Families, with editors highlighting the standout service and food in the line's dining venues, and the variety of onboard venues for family members of all ages – from kids clubs to adults-only venues. In the river category, AmaWaterways was named the year's Best River Cruise Line for its attractive amenities for a wide range of travelers – including families and active cruisers – helping to expand river cruising's audience and offerings. The line was also named Best for Families for its new partnership with Adventures by Disney. Viking River Cruises received Best Itineraries for the second year in a row, for providing river cruising's widest range of river options. Emerald Waterways received Best Value for Money – also for the second consecutive year – for its competitive pricing and number of base price inclusions. In the inaugural luxury category, Seabourn was named the Best Luxury Cruise Line for its impeccable service, creative itineraries and sophisticated touches. Viking Ocean Cruises was named Best Value for Money for its extensive list of inclusions. Seattle was named the Best U.S. Homeport in this year's Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards for its numerous attractions and new Central Link light rail system, making it easier than ever for cruisers to enjoy the port's charms. 2016 Cruise Critic Editor's Picks Awards Best New Ship: Carnival Vista Best Ship Refurbishment: Cunard's Queen Mary 2 Best Dining: Disney Cruise Line Best Entertainment: Norwegian Cruise Line Best Standard Cabins: Holland America Line Best Inside Cabins: Royal Caribbean International Best Suites: Royal Caribbean International Best Itineraries: Celebrity Cruises Best Shore Excursions: Princess Cruises Best for Adventure: Lindblad Expeditions Best for Romance: Princess Cruises Best for Families: Disney Cruise Line Best Value for Money: Carnival Cruise Line Best Nightlife: MSC Cruises Best North American Homeport: Seattle, WA River Category Best River Cruise Line: AmaWaterways Best New River Cruise Ship: Crystal Mozart Best Luxury River Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Best Dining: Tauck River Cruising Best Cabins: Avalon Waterways Best Itineraries: Viking River Cruises Best Shore Excursions: Scenic Best Enrichment: American Cruise Lines Best for Active Cruisers: AmaWaterways Best for Families: Adventures by Disney/AmaWaterways Best Value for Money: Emerald Waterways Luxury Category Best Luxury Cruise Line: Seabourn Cruise Line Best New Luxury Ship: Regent's Seven Seas Explorer Best Refurbishment: Azamara Journey/Azamara Quest Best Dining: Oceania Cruises Best Cabins: Regent Seven Seas Best Itineraries: Silversea Cruises Best Shore Excursions: Azamara Club Cruises Best Enrichment: Crystal Cruises Best for Romance: Windstar Cruises Best Value for Money: Viking Ocean Cruises Best Spa: Viking Ocean Cruises To view the full details on each category, visit the 2016 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards. About Cruise Critic Cruise Critic® is an online cruise guide, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The site features more than 160,000 cruise reviews and hosts the world's largest online cruise community where travelers share experiences and opinions with fellow cruisers. Cruise Critic was the first consumer cruise site on the Internet, launched in October 1995 by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.