We’re Proud to be Named the World’s Best
We strive to provide the best experience at the best value, and we’re honored that our travelers and industry experts acknowledge our commitment to excellence by recognizing us with awards.
Our local Program Directors, attentive crews, and discovery-rich itineraries earned our River Cruises the title of #1 “World’s Best River Cruise Line” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards and our Small Ship Cruises the distinction of “World’s Best” Small Ship Cruise Lines from Travel + Leisure Magazine readers.
#1 World’s Best River Cruise Line 2016
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
#1 for 5 years in a row 2012-2016
Listed among “World’s Best” 2005-2011
Condé Nast Traveler readers are annually asked to rate the world’s best cities, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and more. In the cruise line category, readers rate their experiences based on ship activities/facilities, cabins, crew/service, design/layout, food/dining, itineraries/schedule, and shore excursions.
Best River Cruise Line for Enrichment 2015
Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards
Selected by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors, the Editors’ Picks Awards are designed to showcase excellence in categories including dining, cabins, enrichment, and more.
Ranked Among the World’s Best Cruise Lines 2016
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards
Top 5 “World’s Best” River Cruise Lines 2012-2016
Top 5 “World’s Best” Small Ship Cruise Lines 2009, 2016
Travel + Leisure’s annual “World’s Best Awards” celebrate readers’ favorite travel experiences in a number of different areas, with categories including cruise lines, tour and safari operators, and more.
#2 Best River Cruise Line 2015
USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice Awards
In 2015, readers selected their favorite river cruise lines as part of USA Today 10 Best’s survey of the best of the best on the world’s riverways.
Gold List cruise line
Condé Nast Traveler
Until 2015, Condé Nast Traveler readers were asked annually to participate in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Survey—and the resulting Gold List honor was bestowed to a who’s who of top destinations, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, and more. Those who made the list for five consecutive years—like Grand Circle Cruise Line—also earned a place in the prestigious Platinum Circle.
View additional awards we’ve earned over the years, including accolades for our workplace and for Grand Circle Foundation.
We’ve won a number of other awards over the years, including accolades for our workplace and for Grand Circle Foundation.
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Grand Circle Foundation