Carnival Corporation's Cruise Line Brands, Leadership Earn Over 600 Awards in 2018
The corporation and its brands were recognized for excellence in vacation value, cruise ships, shore excursions, onboard entertainment, dining, itineraries, company leadership and more. Since 2016,
AIDA Cruisesreceived the German Gas Industry Innovation Award and Cruise Guide 2018 Award for innovation for its newest ship, AIDAnova, the world's first ship powered by LNG at sea and in port. The brand also received the German Fairness Award from the German Institute for Service Qualityfor the fifth year in a row. Carnival Cruise Linewas named America's Most Trusted Cruise Lineby Reader's Digest for the fourth consecutive year, and received 10 USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice honors, including Best Ocean Cruise Lineand Best Cruise Ship for Families. Costa Cruiseswas recognized by Seatrade for Corporate Social Responsibility for its 4GOODFOOD program, which aims to cut food waste in half on board its ships by 2020, and was also awarded the "Top Employers Italy" certification by the Top Employers Institutefor the fifth consecutive year. Also, the brand received the WTM World Travel Leaders Award for Italyand set a Guinness World Record for the longest string of bunting ever at its Costa Zena Festival, which celebrated Costa Cruises'70th anniversary.
- Cunard was recognized with several Porthole Cruise 2018 Readers' Choice Awards, including Best Onboard Enrichment and Best Service. It also received the No. 1
Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Lineaward in Travel + Leisure's 2018 World's Best Awards readers' survey for the third consecutive year. Holland America Linereceived over 100 awards during the year, including 45-plus Cruise Critic awards and 26 Travel Weeklyawards. The brand's private island destination, Half Moon Cay, was recognized as Best Private Islandin Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards and Porthole Cruise Readers' Choice Awards.
- P&O Cruises Australia again won Most Trusted Cruise Operator in Reader's Digest Australia's annual 2018 Trusted Brands, was named
Best Contemporary Cruise Linefor a third consecutive year by Cruise Passenger magazineand was honored with Cruise Critic Australia 2018 Editors' Pick for Best Ship Refurbishment for Pacific Aria.
- P&O Cruises UK received several British Cruise Awards, including top recognition in the categories of Best for New to Cruise and Best for
On Board Entertainment, in addition to Favorite Ocean Cruise Linein the World of Cruising Wave Awards. Princess Cruisesreceived seven USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, including Best Large Ship for Regal Princess and Best Foodat Sea for Royal Princess. The brand was also named Best Alaska Cruise Linein AFAR.com's Travelers' Choice Awards and Healthiest Cruisesin SHAPE Magazine'sHealthy Travel Awards. In addition, Cruise Critic's editors awarded Princess Cruises Best Itineraries, Cabins and Shore Excursions in the U.S. in its 11th Annual Editors' Picks Awards.
- Seabourn received the top rank in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards for
Best Small Ship Cruise Linefor the eighth time in the last 10 years, and was named to the publication's Gold List for the 25th consecutive year. Seabourn was also honored by U.S. News & World Report's Best Cruise Lineawards for Best Luxury Cruise Lineand Best in the Mediterranean.
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"Each of our brands and our 120,000 passionate and dedicated employees around the world play a huge part in our goal of consistently exceeding our guests' expectations every day," said
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Overall, the global cruise market has grown to an estimated 30 million people who are expected to take an ocean cruise in 2019, an all-time record and overall increase of more than 68 percent over the past 10 years with an average increase of more than one million new cruisers each year. Of these, nearly half will sail on a
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About Carnival Corporation & plc
Together, the corporation's cruise lines operate 105 ships with 242,000 lower berths visiting over 700 ports around the world, with 20 new ships scheduled to be delivered through 2025. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the
With a long history of innovation and providing guests with extraordinary vacation experiences,
Additional information can be found on www.carnival.com, www.princess.com, www.hollandamerica.com, www.seabourn.com, www.pocruises.com.au, www.costacruise.com, www.aida.de, www.pocruises.com, and www.cunard.com.
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