Carnival Cruise Lines has earned five Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards, taking top honors in the Best Value-For-The-Money category for the 16th consecutive year.

Since the awards were established in 1999, Carnival Cruise Lines has earned an unprecedented 135 individual honors – the most of any cruise operator.

The annual awards are based on online 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 2014 Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards include:

  • Best Value-For-The-Money Line
  • Best Line for Short Cruises
  • Best Cruise Director - John Heald
  • Best Mexican Riviera Itineraries
  • Best Website

Carnival’s awards encompassed a broad spectrum of recognition – from nearly 900 convenient three- to five- day cruises annually and cruising’s only year-round Mexican Riviera schedule to providing a superior value through the many dining, bar and entertainment innovations of the Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program, most of which are available free of charge.

Senior Cruise Director John Heald – who, in addition to his cruise director duties, publishes a popular blog that has received 20 million page views since its launch in 2007 -- was also recognized as was, the cruise industry’s most visited website which serves as a helpful resource with information on the line’s ships, itineraries and on-board experiences.

“Winning so many awards in such a wide range of categories speaks volumes to the incredible efforts of our shipboard and shoreside team members at fulfilling our company’s mission statement of creating fun, memorable vacations at a great value,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO.

“So many of the overall votes in our Readers’ Choice Awards came in for Carnival Cruise Lines, which really speaks to the loyal following the line has,” said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. “Clearly, Carnival offers its guests what they’re looking for in terms of value, itinerary options, and fun interaction online, on board, and on shore. I congratulate them on their much-deserved wins this year.”

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