Awards & Recognitions

Since its founding in 1972, Carnival has continually revolutionized the cruise industry and popularized the cruise vacation as an affordable and fun travel option. 

Carnival Celebration

The following is a list of some of the recent awards and recognitions presented to Carnival Cruise Line: 

  • TravelAge West WAVE Awards – Best Cruise Line for Families (2024)
  • USA Today 10Best – Best Ocean Cruise Line (2023 and 2024); Best Dining, Carnival Celebration (2024); Best Entertainment, Carnival Celebration (2024)
  • Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) – Cruise Ship Humanitarian Assistance Award (2024)
  • Forbes – Best Brands for Social Impact (2023 and 2024) 
  • World Cruise Awards – Best Cruise Ship for Gambling: Carnival Vista (2023)
  • U.S. News and World Report – Finalist, Silver Badge: Best Cruise Line for Families (2023); Best Cruise Line for the Money and Best Cruise Line for Families (2022) 
  • Cruise Critic – Best Value-for-Money, Best Ship Refurbishment (2023)   
  • Newsweek Readers’ Choice Awards – Best Cruise Ship Casino: Carnival Celebration and Mardi Gras (2023)   
  • Travel Age West Wave Awards – Best Cruise Line for Families (2023)
  • Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards – Best Domestic Cruise Line, Best Cruise Line for Families, Best Group Program and Best Short Itinerary (2023)
  • Newsweek – Best Cruise Ship Casino: Carnival Celebration and Mardi Gras (2023)   
  • Cruise Hive – Carnival Jubilee Voted Best New Cruise Ship of 2023, Carnival’s Roller Coaster Voted Best Cruise Ship Feature (2023), Best Cruise Line of 2022, Best New Cruise Ship (Carnival Celebration) (2022). Best Cruise Ship (Mardi Gras) (2022)
  • Good Housekeeping Family Travel Awards – Carnival Celebration, Cost-Effective Cruising (2022)    
  • Readers’ Digest Trusted Brand Awards – America’s Most Trusted Cruise Line (2022)   
  • The Points Guy Awards – Best Mainstream Cruise Line (2022)   
  • Popular Science Magazine – Best of What’s New: BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster  (2021)
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