Carnival Cruise Line has earned six Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards, including Best Value for the Money Line for the 18th consecutive year.

Since the awards were established in 1999, Carnival Cruise Line has earned an unprecedented 146 individual honors – the most of any cruise operator.

The annual awards are based on online and mail-in surveys of Porthole Cruise Magazine readers who are asked to rate their favorite cruise line in a variety of product- and service-related categories.

Carnival’s 2016 Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards include:

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

Carnival’s six Porthole Awards encompass a wide variety of categories, everything from providing a superior value with an array of free-of-charge dining and entertainment options to top-rated programs for teens, including the popular Club O2 with designated facilities and enthusiastic counselors who lead activities aimed at 15-17 year olds.

Carnival is also the West Coast cruise leader, with three year-round ships operating 250 three- to 15-day cruises annually from Long Beach, Calif., visiting spectacular ports in Mexico and Hawaii.  The line’s theme cruises – encompassing full-ship charters catering to various affinity groups and the highly successful Carnival LIVE concert series showcasing the best in live music and comedy, were honored, as well.

Carnival’s web site (, which serves as an immersive experience that makes planning for a cruise vacation both fun and easy, and Senior Cruise Director and Brand Ambassador John Heald who has a strong social media following with nearly 150,000 Facebook fans were also acknowledged.

“Earning recognition in such abroad spectrum array of categories is a testament to the amazing efforts our team members, both on board and ashore, who are dedicated to creating a lifetime of vacation memories for our guests,”  said Christine Duffy, Carnival president.