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It’s winter time and many seniors love to get away on a cruise for a winter escape holiday.  If you’re wondering what the best cruise line to book your next cruise with is, read on.   Every year, Cruise Critic Editors’ pick the best of the best cruise line companies in a number of categories.  This year’s 2015 U.S. Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks awards for world’s best cruise ship awards goes to the Viking Cruise line.  The Viking Star won in the “Best New Ship of 2015” – ocean liners category.

Other winners of the 2015 award include Azamara Club Cruises for best excursions.  Winner of the best river boat cruise is Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Best value for money cruise line award went to Carnival Cruise Lines.  For further information on the winners for world’s best cruise ship from the U.S. Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks awards, read on:read more in this article which first appeared in CNN Travel:

Viking Star was named Best New Ship of 2015 in the ocean category, with judges loving its boutique style and stylish restaurants.

But this is no Viking longboat — it’s a state of the art cruise liner that has earned rave reviews from judges.

Viking Star won the Best New Ship of 2015 in the ocean category.

The 930-passenger ship was praised for its “more inclusive price structure from its river offerings” as well as the complimentary Wi-Fi, alcoholic beverages at lunch and dinner and a free shore excursion in every port.

Azamara Club Cruises scored highly with the judges as well, winning the Best Shore Excursions award for the second year in succession, while Carnival Cruise Line snagged the Best Value-for-Money award, commended for its “range of affordable fares and well-rounded offerings onboard.”

There was a big win for Un-Cruise in the Best for Adventure category.

The line offers hiking, kayaking and snorkeling experiences across Alaska, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, Baja Mexico and the enchanting Galapagos.

Next year it’s heading to Costa Rica, too.

…In the river category, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection stole the show with editors singling out the line’s “lavish onboard offerings and amenities, new itineraries and innovative excursion offerings.”

Uniworld’s S.S. Maria Theresa wowed the editors with its style and sophistication.

The line won the Best River Cruise Line, Best New River Ship — for the new S.S. Maria Theresa — and Best Shore Excursions.

The S.S. Maria Theresa is a beautifully styled baroque vessel that sails down the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers with 150 guests on board.

2015 U.S Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards (Ocean)

Best New Ship: Viking Star (Viking Ocean Cruises)

Best Ship Refurbishment: Star Breeze (Windstar Cruises)

Best for Luxury: Crystal Cruises

Read more at CNN Travel