The new traveltruth 2.0 ratings of the World’s Top Five Cruise lines is out and there have been some changes since the last ratings were completed in Januarfy of 2011. The World of Residensea maintains its position as the # 1 rated cruise line. But Silverseas and Crystal Cruises have increased their standings, occupying the # 2 and # 3 positions respectively. The Yachts of Seabourn and Regent Seven Seas round out the list of the “World’s Top Five Cruise Lines.

traveltruth updates its ratings every six months and accepts no adevrtising or financial considerations. Ratings are based on the leading industry and consumer travel reporting services as well as personal feedback from a cadre of over 1,000 experienvced luxury cruises across the United States. Several new Leadership Awards were established in 2011. The current winners are:

THE VERY BEST DINING AT SEA – The World of Residensea                   Runner-Up: Crystal Cruiises

THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT AT SEA – Crystal Cruises                             Runner-Up – Regent Seven Seas

THE WARMEST/MOST FRIENDLY CREW – Crystal Cruises                      Runner-Up – The Yachts of Seabourn

THE BEST STANDARD CABINS – The World of Residensea                        Runner-Up – Regent Seven Seas

THE VERY BEST SUITES AT SEA – The World of Residensea                      Runner-Up – The Yachts of Seabourn