(Dec. 17, 2018) —
Carnival Cruise Line was named Best Domestic Cruise Line and Best Family Cruise
Line at the 16th annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards at a
black-tie gala in New York City. This marks the third consecutive year that
Carnival has earned the Best Domestic Cruise Line honors.
on Travel Weekly reader surveys, the awards recognize the travel
industry suppliers who were "the best of the best" in various product and
service categories during 2018.
are thrilled to receive this important recognition from the readers of Travel
Weekly as both the best domestic cruise line and the best cruise line for
families," said Christine Duffy, Carnival Cruise Line President. "We truly
appreciate the support of our valued travel partners in honoring us with these
awards. It means a lot to all of us at Carnival."
Cruise Line enjoyed a successful and memorable 2018 highlighted by the
introduction of Carnival
Horizon, which kicked off its inaugural Caribbean season from Miami in
September. Also notable this year was the introduction of a new national
advertising campaign themed "Choose Fun" and the appointment of NBA Hall of
Famer Shaquille O'Neal as the company's CFO or Chief Fun Officer. Other
highlights include the culmination of a $2 billion ship enhancement strategy
that included the announcement of the total transformation of two ships,
Carnival Triumph into Carnival
Sunrise and Carnival Victory into Carnival
Radiance. Earning its distinction as America's Cruise Line, Carnival sails
either year-round or seasonally from 18 U.S. homeports along the East and West
Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico.
most popular cruise line for families, Carnival, carried more than 800,000
children in 2018. The line was recognized for its top-rated offerings such as
the Seuss at Sea
program, operated in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, along with massive
water parks, complimentary programming for three age groups, all-ages
entertainment like family-friendly comedy shows, and more.
additional information about Carnival Cruise Line call 1-800-327-9501
(individual) or 1-800-327-5782 (groups) or visit the line's travel agent
Internet portal, GoCCL.com.
Carnival can also be found on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
also can visit Carnival's media site, Carnival-news.com or follow the line's PR department
on Twitter at twitter.com/CarnivalPR.
About Carnival Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;
NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships
operating three- to 24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera,
Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New
Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has
three new ships scheduled for delivery – the 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama™ set
to debut in 2019, the 180,000-ton Mardi Gras in 2020 and an
as-yet-unnamed 180,000-ton ship in 2022.