Porthole Cruise Magazine Reveals Winners of 20th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Porthole Cruise Magazine, the nation’s leading cruise travel magazine, is pleased to announce the winners of its 20th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The champions in 36 cruise-line categories and 15 destination categories were determined by thousands of ballots completed by the magazine’s readers and online fans who voted on their favorite cruise ships, favorite onboard amenities, and, for the first time ever, favorite cruise destinations.

“For 20 years, Porthole readers have consistently selected the best that the cruise industry has to offer,” says Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief. “To be recognized by such a discerning group is a genuine honor, and every Readers’ Choice Award winner can take a great deal of pride in having earned these votes.”

The complete list of Readers’ Choice Awards winners is published in the November/December 2018 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine (on newsstands November 13) as well as online at Porthole.com/RCA2018.

These are the Readers’ Choice Award winners for 2018:

THE BEST SHIPS
Best Ocean Ship — Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Cruise Line
Best River Ship — AmaCerto, AmaWaterways
Best Luxury Ship — Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Cruise Line
Best Value-for-the-Money Line — Carnival Cruise Line
Most Family-Oriented Line — Disney Cruise Line
Best Cruise Line for Teens — Royal Caribbean International
Best Cruise Line for Solo Travelers — Norwegian Cruise Line
Most Romantic Cruise Line — Windstar Cruises
Most Eco-Friendly Cruise Line — Holland America Line
Best Expedition Cruise Line — Silversea Cruises
Best Shore Excursions — Holland America Line
Best Private Island — Holland America Line
Best Multi-Generational Cruise Line — Princess Cruises

THE BEST ONBOARD EXPERIENCES
Best Onboard Activities — Royal Caribbean International
Best Onboard Enrichment — Cunard Line
Best Main Dining Room Cuisine — Regent Seven Seas
Best Specialty Restaurants — Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Accommodations — Crystal Cruises
Best Computer Facilities — Carnival Cruise Line
Best Casinos — Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Wellness Program — Seabourn Cruise Line
Best Spa Facilities — Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Fitness Facilities — Royal Caribbean International
Best Onboard Shopping — Princess Cruises
Best Medical Facilities — Holland America Line
Best Facilities for Guests with Disabilities — Holland America Line
Best Children’s Programs — Disney Cruise Line
Best Entertainment — Disney Cruise Line
Best Service — Cunard Line
Best Theme Cruises — MSC Cruises
Best Signature Cocktail — The Isaac, Princess Cruises
Best Cruise Director — Matt Mitcham, Carnival Cruise Line
Best Nightlife — Princess Cruises
Best Onboard Technology — Royal Caribbean International
Best Ship Application — MSC for Me, MSC Cruises

THE BEST DESTINATIONS
Best Caribbean Cruise Destination — St. Maarten
Best Caribbean Shopping Port — Cozumel
Best Caribbean Beach Port — St.Thomas
Best Alaska Port — Juneau
Best Canada/New England Port — Quebec City
Best Hawaiian Cruise Destination — Maui
Best Mexican Port — Cabo San Lucas
Best Central America Cruise Destination — Belize City
Best South America Cruise Destination — Cartagena
Best Northern Europe Cruise Destination — Copenhagen
Best Mediterranean Cruise Destination — Barcelona
Best Asia/Pacific Cruise Destination — Hong Kong
Best South Pacific Cruise Destination — Tahiti
Best Middle East/Africa Cruise Destination — Cape Town
Best Australia/New Zealand Cruise Destination — Sydney
Best World Cruise — Cunard Line

(Porthole Cruise Magazine)

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