Poll picks top ships of all sizes

NEW YORK - Disney Wonder, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Summit, Disney Magic, and Princess Cruises' Coral Princess were voted the best large ships in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's ninth annual cruise poll.

In the category of best small ships, the readers' poll named Grand Circle Small Ship Cruises' Bizet; Sea Cloud Cruises' Sea Cloud; Oberoi's Oberoi Philae; and Uniworld's River Baroness and River Duchess.

Among medium-size ships, the top five named in the readers' poll were Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony; Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner, both of which are Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships; and Viking Line's Viking XPRS.

The magazine's poll, in last month's issue, was based on 11,000 readers' votes on more than 400 ships. Each vessel was judged on activities/facilities, cabins, crews/service, design/layout, food/dining, itineraries/schedule, and shore excursions.

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