Carnival Cruise Line has earned five Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards, including top honors in the Best Value for the Money Line category for the 17th consecutive year.

Since the awards were established in 1999, Carnival Cruise Line has earned an unprecedented 140 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 2015 Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards include:

  • Best Value for the Money Line
  • Best Line for Short Cruises
  • Best Cruise Director – John Heald
  • Best Nightlife
  • Best Mexican Riviera Itineraries

Carnival’s five Porthole Awards encompass a broad range of categories, from providing a superior value with a variety of free-of-charge dining and entertainment innovations that are part of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 product enhancement program to exciting nightlife options, including sizzling dance clubs, comedy performances at the Punchliner Comedy Clubs presented by George Lopez and the high-tech Playlist Productions shows.

The line also operates nearly 1,000 three- to five-day cruises annually from homeports along the East and West Coasts and Gulf of Mexico, as well as a popular year-round Mexican Riviera program featuring some of the region’s most scenic ports of call.

Senior Cruise Director and Brand Ambassador John Heald – who also has a strong social media following with more than 100,000 Facebook fans and a popular blog that has received more than 25 million views since its launch in 2007 – was also recognized.

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