Shown here with a plaque listing Carnival Cruise Lines’ eight 2009 Readers Choice Awards from Porthole Magazine are Carnival President and CEO Gerry Cahill (right) and Porthole Editor-In-Chief Bill Panoff.The presentation took place yesterday at the Cruise Shipping Miami convention, an annual gathering of top cruise line executives, vendors and suppliers.

Since the awards were established in 1999, Carnival has taken home an unprecedented 109 “Readers Choice Awards” – the most of any cruise line.