Awards

Disney Cruise Line Earns Multiple First Place 2014 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

The 2014 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards have been released with Disney Cruise Line earning 13 first-place awards including a Best Ship for the Disney Fantasy for the second consecutive year. The Disney Fantasy earned an impressive 9 first-place awards for Disney Cruise Line. The Disney Wonder followed up with 3 first-place awards including Best Overall in the Mid-size ship category. The Disney Dream earned one first-place award with the Best Cruises to the Bahamas. The Disney Magic was the only ship in the fleet to not earn a first place award this year, but in retrospect she did not… Continue reading

Disney Cruise Line Earns High Marks from U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Cruise Line Rankings

U.S. News & World Report released their Best Cruises rankings for 2014 today, and Disney Cruise Line earned top ranks in the Best for Families and Best in the Caribbean categories.  Disney Cruise Line scored an overall rating of 4.3 on the 5 point scale. U.S. News ranked 15 major cruise lines based on how their cruises were regarded by travel experts, how they were rated by cruise travelers via a collaboration with Cruiseline.com, and how they fared in health and safety evaluations by the CDC. The U.S. News team compiled this data for every ship within the 15 cruise lines and determined the best cruise lines in various categories. Continue reading

Karl Holz Honored by the American Association of Port Authorities with the 2013 Cruise Award

Yesterday, Disney Cruise Line president, Karl Holz was presented with the biennial Cruise Award from the American Association of Port Authorities. AAPA’S Cruise Award is presented to a individuals whose outstanding work or service has had a positive impact on the relationship between the cruise port and the cruise industry in the Western Hemisphere.

Holz was selected for this award for his distinguished leadership at Disney which includes his handling of the 2004 storm crisis in Florida that closed Port Canaveral for two weeks along with his efforts in expanding the Disney Cruise Line’s brand by more than doubling… Continue reading

Disney Cruise Line Named Top Large-Ship Line in Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards The “Best Of The Best” Of Travel

Condé Nast Traveler published the results of their 26th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards which ranks an array of all things travel from the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts in the world. Disney Cruise Line was ranked by the magazine’s readers as the top large-ship cruise line with an overall rating of 90.3, edging out Celebrity Cruises (86.6), Royal Caribbean International (81.6) and Princess Cruises (81.1).  Disney was one of 11 cruise lines to score above 90!

Disney Cruise Line was ranked higher in almost every category except one, food.  Celebrity Cruises edged ahead… Continue reading

Disney Cruise Line Honored as Best Cruise Line for Families and Entertainment at the 2013 Cruise International Awards Ceremony

Cruise International, the leading UK cruise magazine announced the winners for their third annual Cruise International Awards today.  Disney Cruise Line which was nominated in four categories, took home the awards for Best For Families and Best for Entertainment.   Disney Cruise Line was also nominated for Best Cruise Line and Best for Activities which both went to Royal Caribbean.  The awards were presented during a ceremony hosted by Jennie Falconer at the British Film Institute in London, England. Continue reading

Condé Nast Traveler Names Disney Cruise Line a Finalist in the 2013 World Savers Awards

For the second time, Condé Nast Traveler has named Disney Cruise Line as a finalist in the magazine’s prestigious World Savers Awards. The World Savers Awards honor travel companies for going above and beyond with regards to achievements in environmental and social responsibility in education, environmental and cultural preservation, health, poverty relief and wildlife conservation.

Disney Cruise Line was previously nominated in 2008. Disney was named the runner up in the wildlife conservation category, and honorable mentions in cultural and environment preservation, and education.

According to Disney Line Cruise president, Karl Holz, Disney is honored to be recognized for their… Continue reading

Disney Cruise Line Ranked #1 For Families for the Fifth Consecutive Year by Travel+Leisure and #2 Overall in the Mega-Ship Category

The results of the 2013 Travel+Leisure Worlds Best Awards have been released and Disney Cruise Line, for the fifth consecutive year earned top billing as the Best Mega-Ship cruise line for families.  Overall, Disney placed a close second in the Mega-Cruise Ship category trailing only Celebrity Cruises by 0.2 points.

“We are honored that the readers of Travel + Leisure have recognized Disney Cruise Line as the ‘World’s Best’ for families,” said Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line. “We are fortunate to be in the business of delivering memories that endure for a lifetime for… Continue reading

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