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The Leader in Small Ship and River Cruising Worldwide
Worldwide Discovery at Extraordinary Value Since 1958

Travel with the World's Best

At Grand Circle, our #1 goal is to deliver our travelers the best travel experience at the best value—to lead as the best cruise line and travel company in the industry.

We’re extremely gratified when our travelers and industry experts recognize that commitment, and honor us by giving us award-winning high marks in independent surveys.

Click each icon below to see some of our most recent accolades:

Now that you’ve seen our accolades, click here to start planning your next vacation with the world’s best today!

#1 World’s Best River Cruise Line 2015

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
#1 for 4 years in a row 2012-2015
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
Listed among “World’s Best” 2012-2015

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
2006-2014

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.

Click here to see the other commendations we’ve collected over the years, including awards we’ve received for our workplace and for Grand Circle Foundation.

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