A Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice of the Best River Boats:
Cruising is a huge industry. If you’ve ever wondered how many people choose cruising holidays, it seems that some 13 million travellers boarded cruise ships last year, 70 percent of whom are Americans – think Caribbean cruises.
Each year Condé Nast Traveller magazine conducts a readers’ poll to vote for the best passenger ships. This is the eleventh year of the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Survey and for the first time this year, river boats is included as a new category.
The Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Survey rates each river boat based on seven criteria: itineraries, shore excursions, crew/service, cabins, food/dining, activities/facilities and design/layout. Each river boat is then judged on the highest overall score. Only boats that receive the required minimum number of responses were eligible to be included in the rankings.
Of the Top Ten river boats selected by Condé Nast readers, five are from Uniworld River Cruises, 4 from Grand Circle and 1 from Viking River Cruises. Here are the results:
|Riverboat||Operator||No.of Passengers||Overall Score|
|3||River Concerto||Grand Circle||140||92.2|
|10||River Harmony||Grand Circle||140||88.7|
Congratulations to Uniworld and Grand Circle for their clean sweep of the river boat poll.Do YOU have any ideas on this? Please comment.