For the fourth consecutive year Disney Cruise Line has been recognized as the number 1 Large-Cruise Line for Families in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards for 2012. Rounding out the top five were Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Princess Cruises. Disney Cruise Line extended their streak to eight years being ranked among the top five overall Large-Ship Cruise Lines with Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Azamara Club Cruises, and Ocenaia Cruises according to Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.
The annual “World’s Best” list recognizes the best in travel for hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car-rental agencies, spas, and tour operators and safari outfitters. Winners were selected by readers who participated in a survey and rated cruise lines on criteria including cabins, food, service, itineraries and destinations, activities and value.
“We are honored that the readers of Travel + Leisure have recognized Disney Cruise Line as the ‘World’s Best’ for families and as one of the top cruise lines overall,” said Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line. “Our cast and crew members are passionate about surprising our guests with a magical experience at sea and exceeding their expectations, and that is why families return to Disney Cruise Line again and again.”
Since first sailing in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has received more than 100 distinguished awards and recognitions from the travel industry. These awards have included all aspects of the operation from dining and entertainment, to youth activities and spa facilities. Previously this year, Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers placed all three (prior to the Fantasy’s Maiden Voyage) Disney ships at the top of their “Top 100 Cruise Ships in the World” survey. The Disney Magic was voted No. 1and the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder tied for No. 2.
The Disney Dream won the top spot for “Best Bahamas Cruises” and “Best Cabins” in the 2012 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards. The Disney Dream also won #2 for “Families,” #3 for “Entertainment,” #5 for “Shore Excursions” and #9 for “Public Rooms” in the large ship category and #1 for “Families” in the U.K. 2012 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards. The Disney Magic won #2 for “Service,” #3 for “Entertainment,” #3 for “Families,” #6 for “Cabins,” #6 for “Fitness” and #9 for “Best Overall Ship” in the medium ship category. The Disney Wonder won #2 for “Entertainment” in the same category.
I think I know the answer, well that is if you are still reading this article… Do you agree with Travel + Leisure Readers’ Survey?