The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line Wins in Nine Different Categories; Has Earned an Unprecedented 92 Awards Over Past Eight Years

            MIAMI (December 3, 2007) - Carnival Cruise Lines led the way once again in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s “Reader Choice Awards,” winning in nine different categories.

            Porthole Cruise Magazine’s “Readers Choice Awards” are determined by thousands of the publication’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 92 “Readers Choice Awards” – the most of any cruise line. 

            Carnival’s 2007 Readers Choice Awards include:

  • Best Megaship (Carnival Liberty)
  • Best Children’s Programs
  • Best Value-for-the-Money
  • Best Short-Duration Cruise
  • Best Shore Excursions
  • Best Onboard Activities
  • Best Main Dining Room Cuisine
  • Best Entertainment
  • Best Party Line

             “Carnival is constantly striving to deliver truly memorable vacations for our guests in every aspect of their cruise experience and these awards are not only an honor but an affirmation of those efforts,” said Vicki Freed, Carnival’s senior vice president of sales and guest services.

            “Carnival Cruise Lines continually is at the forefront of our Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. “Clearly, our readers appreciate the value and quality of the line and that shows in their votes.”

            Established in 1993, Porthole Cruise Magazine is a consumer publication offering its readers a variety of information about cruising including ship reviews, news, details on popular ports of call and travel tips.

            Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 "Fun Ships" operating voyages ranging from three to 18 days in length to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, New England, Canada, Bermuda, Europe, the Greek Isles and South America.

            The line currently has three new ships on order, including the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, set to launch Carnival’s first Northern European cruise program July 13, 2008, and the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic – to be the largest “Fun Ships” ever constructed when they enter service in June 2009 and October 2011, respectively.

            For additional information on Carnival’s "Fun Ship" vacations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit

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Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:  CCL; NYSE:  CUK), is a proud member of the exclusive World’s Leading Cruise Lines.  Our exclusive alliance also includes Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, and The Yachts of Seabourn.  Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets.  Together, we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations.