Carnival Cruise Line was a big winner in Travel Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Awards, taking home top honors in four categories – Best Family Cruise Line, Best Group Program, Best Short Itinerary Program, as well as Best Domestic Cruise Line for the seventh year in a row.
Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy was joined by Carnival Corporation President and CEO Josh Weinstein, Ken Tate, Carnival Cruise Line’s chief commercial officer, and Adolfo Perez, senior vice president of global sales and trade marketing at the awards ceremony in New York City on Wednesday.
“These honors are especially complementary to our mission at Carnival, and all-the-more special because they are awarded through votes from Travel Weekly readers, who know the cruise industry very well. I’m elated that the work of our 40,000 employees is being recognized with these great distinctions. Our team members create the truly memorable experience our guests know and love on every sailing,” said Duffy.
In addition to taking home top honors for the cruise line, Duffy presented the Travel Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award to former Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald.
Known as America’s Cruise Line, Carnival’s honor of Best Domestic Cruise Line speaks to its wide range of itineraries, with two- to 16-day sailings from convenient homeports on the east and west coasts and the Gulf of Mexico. Carnival operates from more U.S. homeports than any other cruise line, and roughly half of the population is within a five-hour drive to one of them. The Best Family Cruise Line honor recognizes Carnival’s multi-generational approach to family fun, with offerings that meet all ages and interests including WaterWorks aqua parks and Serenity adults-only retreats.
In the past month, Carnival has been recognized with several top honors, including Best Mainstream Cruise Line by The Points Guy readers. Carnival was also ranked “Most Trusted Cruise Line” by Reader’s Digest and “Best Value for the Money” in Cruise Critic’s Editors’ Picks Awards.