Most Trusted cruise operators

Most Trusted cruise operators
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While cruises might seem like a distant memory to many in the past year, the cruise line industry is now raring to set sail. Cruises are an exceptionally fun way to travel, but it’s important to know which cruise lines are considered the most reliable and trustworthy.

Here at Reader’s Digest, we’re committed to bringing you the most trusted brands in Australia. We teamed up with the research firm Catalyst Research to seek out the truth about your attitude, praises and preferences about all the brands you know and love. When it comes to choosing which brands to rely on for your home and family, we know just how important it is to have only the best brands you can trust. Find out the full results of Australia’s Most Trusted Brands across 72 categories.

After surveying over 3,000 Australians, we can now bring you the most trusted cruise operators of 2021. The winner? Royal Caribbean.


Most trusted cruise operator: Royal Caribbean

Most trusted cruise operator: Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean

According to our data, people love Royal Caribbean for many different reasons. “They have high standards and offer very personal service,” said one respondent.

“A hardworking cruise line that ensures your holiday is a relaxing and memorable one,” replied another.

Royal Caribbean is bringing world-class, technologically-advanced ships to local waters, with amazing ‘Only On Royal’ activities, such as the North Star observation capsule, sky-diving simulators and bumper cars. With ships sailing from both Sydney and Brisbane from summer 2022-2023, guests have even more choice with departure points.

Royal Caribbean has also assembled a taskforce of the world’s leading medical and scientific experts – the Healthy Sail Panel – to help establish measures to keep guests healthy and safe, including upgraded air filtration systems and upgraded onboard medical facilities and medical care.

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Highly commended cruise operator: Cunard

Highly commended cruise operator: Cunard

Cunard passengers can travel in luxury on any number of voyages on Cunard’s three magnificent ships: the flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth, with guests able to experience a world of freedom and possibility, from learning fencing or tango, listening to an astronaut, or simply relaxing with a cocktail in one of the beautiful atriums.

“I think Cunard offer premium quality cruises which makes me think of them as offering a higher quality experience than other operators,” said one happy guest.

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Highly commended cruise operator: P&O Cruises

Highly commended cruise operator: P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises

P&O’s local heritage coupled with an inherent understanding of how Aussies like to cruise is infused into everything it delivers, with the cruise line taking pride in leveraging local Australian talent and entertainment, locally sourced food and beverages, top Aussie chefs and unique live shows. In 2021, P&O Cruises is welcoming two grand class ships, Pacific Adventure® and Pacific Encounter, both with a huge range of signature and new features. Enhanced health measures and protocols, improved impacts on the natural environment, as well as a refresh of onboard experiences including personalised digital applications, all await returning and new guests.

“Wonderful experience. Everything that was promised was delivered,” enthused a previous guest.

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