The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line Wins in Nine Different Categories


(TVLW) Carnival Cruise Lines led the way once again in Porthole Magazine’s “Reader Choice Awards,” winning in nine different categories.

Porthole Cruise Magazine’s “Readers Choice Awards” are determined by thousands of the publication’s readers who vote on their favorite cruise line in a wide variety of categories. Since the awards were established in 1999, Carnival has taken home an unprecedented 92 “Readers Choice Awards” — the most of any cruise line.

Carnival’s 2007 Readers Choice Awards include:

— Best Megaship (Carnival Liberty)
— Best Children’s Programs
— Best Value-for-the-Money
— Best Short-Duration Cruise
— Best Shore Excursions
— Best Onboard Activities
— Best Main Dining Room Cuisine
— Best Entertainment
— Best Party Line

“Carnival is constantly striving to deliver truly memorable vacations for our guests in every aspect of their cruise experience and these awards are not only an honor but an affirmation of those efforts,” said Vicki Freed, Carnival’s senior vice president of sales and guest services.

“Carnival Cruise Lines continually is at the forefront of our Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. “Clearly, our readers appreciate the value and quality of the line and that shows in their votes.”

Established in 1993, Porthole Cruise Magazine is a consumer publication offering its readers a variety of information about cruising including ship reviews, news, details on popular ports of call and travel tips.

Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 “Fun Ships” operating voyages ranging from three to 18 days in length to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, New England, Canada, Bermuda, Europe, the Greek Isles and South America.

The line currently has three new ships on order, including the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, set to launch Carnival’s first Northern European cruise program July 13, 2008, and the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic – – to be the largest “Fun Ships” ever constructed when they enter service in June 2009 and October 2011, respectively.