Carnival Cruise Lines led the way once again in Porthole Cruise Magazineâ€™s â€œReader Choice Awards,â€ winning in nine different categories, including two new categories â€“ Best Web Site and Best Mexican Itineraries.
Porthole Cruise Magazineâ€™s â€œReaders Choice Awardsâ€ are determined by thousands of the publicationâ€™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 101 â€œReaders Choice Awardsâ€ â€“ the most of any cruise line.
Carnivalâ€™s 2008 â€œReaders Choice Awardsâ€ include:
- Best Megaship (Carnival Freedom)
- Best Childrenâ€™s Programs
- Best Value-for-the-Money
- Best Short-Duration Cruise
- Best Shore Excursions
- Best Web Site
- Best Main Dining Room Cuisine
- Best Entertainment
- Best Mexican Itineraries
â€œCarnival is truly honored by the consistent recognition over the past nine years by the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine,â€ said Lynn Torrent, Carnivalâ€™s senior vice president of sales and guest services. â€œWinning so many awards â€“ in so many different categories â€“ is a wonderful validation of our efforts to provide guests with fun and memorable vacations at affordable prices.â€
â€œCarnival Cruise Lines continues to shine in categories that run the gamut,â€ said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. â€œWhether on board or on shore, Carnival is a leader in the cruise industry, and our readers clearly recognize that. I congratulate them on all of their much-deserved wins.â€
Established in 1993, Porthole Cruise Magazine is a consumer publication offering readers a variety of information about cruising including ship reviews, news, details on popular ports of call and travel tips.
Carnival is the worldâ€™s largest and most popular cruise line, with 22 â€œFun Shipsâ€ operating voyages of three to 18 days in length to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe and South America. The line currently has two 130,000-ton ships on order â€” Carnival Dream, set to debut Sept. 21, 2009, and Carnival Magic, scheduled to enter service in June 2011.
For additional information on Carnivalâ€™s â€œFun Shipâ€ vacations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.
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