Consumer travel site Cruise Critic has revealed the winners of its 2008 Editors' Picks Awards.
The awards are held to honour the best-performing cruise lines and focus on ten main areas, including value, entertainment and itineraries.
Cruise Critic editor-in-chief Carolyn Spencer Brown commented: "The Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards recognise cruise lines that are best in class."
"This year's winners are setting standards in the cruise industry by offering a consistently superior cruising experience."Royal Caribbean Cruises
scooped a number of awards including Best Family cruise Ships, Best Teen Programmes and Best Pool Deck, with the cruise line also singled out as being particularly appealing for fitness enthusiasts.
For those who prefer the finer things in life, a voyage with Crystal Cruises looks like an ideal option, with the cruise line winning both the Best Luxury Cruise Ships category and Best Luxury Dining.
In other news, Cruise Critic announced earlier this month that there are some "fabulous" cruise deals on the market for autumn.
Written by Fiona Mayers