A Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice of the Best River Boats:
Each year Condé Nast Traveller magazine conducts a readers’ poll to vote for the best passenger ship in the various categories. Given the ever increasing popularity of river cruising, river cruise ships are now a category of the Condé Nast Traveller survey.
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.
With Viking launching ten new “Longships” in 2013 (Viking Aegir, Viking Atla, Viking Bragi, Viking Embla, Viking Forseti, Viking Jarl, Viking Rinda, Viking Skadi, Viking Tor and Viking Var) and another twelve to come in 2014, it’s not surprising that with the largest river boat fleet, several of their boats are in the top river boats list.
Top Ten River Boats
Of the Top Ten river boats selected by Condé Nast readers, five were from Viking River Cruises, two from Grand Circle and two from Tauck. It should be noted that the Condé Nast survey is mostly an American survey. Nevertheless, here are the results:
|Riverboat||Operator||No.of Passengers||Overall Score|
|3||River Allegro||Grand Circle||90||97.2|