01/23/2013 07:04 am ET Updated Mar 25, 2013

12 Best Cruise Ships In The World (PHOTOS)

The good news from the annual cruise poll: The vessels sailing today are swankier than they've ever been before -- that means nicer staterooms, tastier restaurants and plenty of things to do at sea. Take a look for yourself in this slideshow, then head over to the full poll to see the other ships that made the cut.

These ships don't just welcome you aboard. They roll out the red carpet every morning.

This story originally appeared on Condé Nast Traveler: Top 100 Cruise Ships in the World.

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