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Travel Weekly proudly presents the 2019 Readers Choice Awards

This year’s winners were announced at the 17th annual Readers Choice Awards Gala at the Conrad New York on Dec. 12. Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and more competed in a total of 79 categories this year. Two rounds of voting ended Nov. 27, and the results were tabulated by Northstar Travel Group, parent company of Travel Weekly. (more…)

Study: Here’s how Port Tampa Bay ranks among top cruise ports

Port Tampa BayPort Tampa Bay is one of the best places to cruise out of in the world, according to the number of passengers it sees. There were nearly 600,000 cruise line embarkations at the Tampa port last year, based on a biennial study from Cruise Lines International Association. The port has seen 47.7 percent growth since 2016. (

2019 Editors’ Picks: Cruise Critic Awards Year’s Best Cruise Lines and Ships

Norwegian Encore (Courtesy NCL)Norwegian Encore, Scenic Eclipse and AmaMagna took top honors as the best new cruise ships of 2019 in Cruise Critic’s 12th annual Editors’ Picks Awards. The awards — divided by ocean, luxury and river cruising — are selected by Cruise Critic’s team of international editors for a variety of categories, including best dining, best cabins and best for families. River cruises and luxury cruises are judged separately.

Cruise Critic Reveals Best Cruise Ships and Lines in 2019 Editors’ Picks Awards

Spirit of Discovery  (Credit Zoe Ayton - Portland Harbour Authority Portland Harbour Authority)Cruise Critic has named the best cruise ships, lines and ports in the annual UK Editors’ Picks Awards, with Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery picking up the award for “Best New Ship” in the Ocean category. The Awards also honours the best in River and Luxury cruising, with AmaMagna scooping “Best New River Ship” and Scenic Eclipse picking up “Best New Ship” in the Luxury category. (

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