Many people enjoy cruise vacations, and rightly so. You can get tons of information about cruises on the internet but if you want some specific information about different cruise ships, then cruise lines ratings can be very helpful.
The ratings are in stars and start obviously at 1 and go up to 5 or 6. Of course 5 or 6 is the very best and you can be assured that this is wonderful ship with expensive décor, large cabins and great food. These ships will also have a very large staff so that your every need is met. For all intents and purposes, you've picked up the ideal ship and the only things that could be of any concern at all would be the weather and the ports of call. Of course, this is probably a really expensive cruise.
Ratings can also help you to shop around so you can find the best cruise for you, which of course is a great advantage. The thing is if you go into this cruising adventure with your eyes closed, then you might well be stuck on board for a certain number of days and you can not change anything. If you check out the ratings, then you have more power to decide which cruise line is best for your personal needs.
So how do cruise ship ratings actually help? First off they give you lots of information on which type of cruise as well as the quality of that cruise. Of course, the cruise line itself will definitely give you the 'rosy picture' and that is to be expected. Another good thing to do is to check out a cruise ship travel agency. There people who want to help you, do know what they are talking about as that is their job. Once you've got their insights, you can always check again online and do your own research. This way you will have done everything possible to ensure that the cruise you choose is the right one for you.
Probably the best ratings come from people who have actually gone on the cruise and the cruise ship that you want to take. Please bear in mind that these comments are strictly subjective and rarely impartial. However, if you find several comments about the cleanlines of the cabins, then I would imagine that something you would have to check into.
You can go to forums or message boards to find comments from cruise line customers and would-be customers.
So if you are planning on going on a cruise, which can be a wonderful experience and adventure, do check out the cruise line ratings as well as research well the cruise line you are considering.