Best Cruise Awards

If you're looking for the best Alaska cruise or have a tropical destination in mind, you'll want to see all the kind things people are saying about us! They notice our efforts to perfect small ship cruising, and we are being honored for excellence. So naturally, like a bird with bright plumage, we want to show that off. See our latest awards below. Have a media or PR question? Contact  


USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice

  • 2022: Best Adventure Cruise Line 10 Best
  • 2022: Best River Cruise Line 10 Best

Luxury Lifestyle Awards

  • 2022: Best Luxury Experience Cruise Line - Alaska

Travel Age West Wave Award Nominations

  • 2022: Expedition Curise Line Providing the Best Travel Advisor Support
  • 2022: Small-Ship Cruise Line Providing the Best Travel Agent Support
  • 2022: Best Cruise Line for Alaska Sailings
  • 2022: Best River Cruise Line for U.S. Sailings


Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award 2021

Travel Weekly Magellan Silver Award 2021

Newsweek Future of Travel Awards 2021

Travel Age West Editor's Picks 2021

  • 2021: Small Ship Cruise Line Providing Best Travel Advisor Support Nomination
  • Best River Cruise Line for U.S. Sailings Nomination

Out There Magazine: Experientialist Award 2021

Conde Nast Gold List 2021

USA Today 10 Best Readers'Choice Awards 2021


Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2020


Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards


Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2019

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019

  • 2019: The Top 10 Small-ship Ocean Cruise Lines


Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2018

  • 2018: The Top 10 Small-ship Ocean Cruise Lines


Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards

  • 2018: Best Cruise Line in Alaska (Small Ship Cruise Line)

Northwest Travel & Life Magazine

  • 2018: Top Travel Pick


Ensemble Travel Group Awards

  • 2017: Experiential/Adventure Partner of the Year


Cruise Critic Editor’s Choice

  • 2015: Award for Best Cruise Line for Adventure


cruise Report Editors' Choice Awards

  • 2015: Best Dining (Safari Explorer in Hawaii); Best Excursion (Manta Rays in Hawaii)
  • 2013: Best Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise
  • 2012: Best Adventure Cruise Line; Best Casual Cruise Experience; Most Recommended Cruise
  • 2011: Best Way to See Alaska; Best Crew at Sea; Best Breakfast at Sea

Sunset Travel Awards Finalist

Andrew Harper Readers' Choice Winner

Chuck West New Pioneer Award

  • 2012: Awarded at the Annual Convention of the Alaska Travel Industry Association


  • 2012: Nominee for Best Active & Specialty Travel Provider


  • 2012: Recognition for being a Family Friendly Alaska Travel Business