Carnival Cruise Lines Wins Six Porthole Awards, Including Best Value and Best Entertainment

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Carnival Cruise Lines took home six Porthole Magazine Annual Readers Choice Awards, earning top honors in the Best Value for the Money and Best Entertainment for the 12th consecutive year.

Since the awards were established in 1999, Carnival Cruise Lines has earned 115 individual honors – the most of any cruise line.

The annual awards are based on on-line and mail-in surveys of Porthole readers who are asked to rate their favorite cruise line in a variety of product- and service-related categories.

Carnival’s 2010 Porthole Readers Choice Awards include:

* Best Value for the Money
* Best Entertainment
* Best Mexican Riviera Itineraries
* Best Casinos
* Best Web Site
* Best Theme Cruises

“Carnival Cruise Lines continues to innovate and evolve the ‘Fun Ship’ vacation experience and to consistently win so many awards in so many different categories year after year is a wonderful testament to these efforts,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO. “Further, to be recognized for providing superior value and entertainment – two core elements of a Carnival cruise – for 12 consecutive years is very gratifying,” he added.

“With six wins this year alone, Carnival Cruise Lines continues to be a reader favorite,” said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine, the leading consumer cruise magazine. “Year after year, Carnival proves that it has a product that cruisers appreciate — from value to entertainment to itineraries. I congratulate them on all of their much-deserved wins.”