Porthole Magazine Readers Name Disney Cruise Line the Most Family-Oriented Cruise in 2018

After months of voting, Porthole readers have selected the winners for the 20th annual Readers’ Choice Awards!

Porthole has been doing this for 20 years, so in honor of their platinum anniversary they decided to shake things up in 2018. Porthole added some categories and streamlined others in order to get more of the information you, the readers, care most about. Readers picked the very best ships, amenities and destinations in 51 categories, singling out 36 cruise-line winners and 15 destinations that are, by common decree, simply astounding in what they do and what they offer to cruisers.

Disney Cruise Line was recently named the Most Family-Orientated Cruise line along with two other accolades by readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine. Overall, DCL earned three awards in Porthole Magazine’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. Porthole Magazine Reader’s recognized Disney Cruise Line as the Most Family-Oriented Cruise Line as well as the line with the Best Children’s Programs. Readers did not just focus solely on the Family aspect, as they also awarded Disney Cruise Line as having the Best Entertainment.

Porthole Cruise Readers Choice Awards 2018

Here are the best ships, cruise lines, experiences, destinations and more as voted by Porthole Cruise Magazine readers!

Best Ocean Ship — Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Cruise Line
Best River Ship — AmaCerto, AmaWaterways
Best Luxury Ship — Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Cruise Line
Best Value-for-the-Money Line — Carnival Cruise Line
Most Family-Oriented Line — Disney Cruise Line
Best Cruise Line for Teens — Royal Caribbean International
Best Cruise Line for Solo Travelers — Norwegian Cruise Line
Most Romantic Cruise Line — Windstar Cruises
Most Eco-Friendly Cruise Line — Holland America Line
Best Expedition Cruise Line — Silversea Cruises
Best Shore Excursions — Holland America Line
Best Private Island — Holland America Line
Best Multi-Generational Cruise Line — Princess Cruises

Best Onboard Activities — Royal Caribbean International
Best Onboard Enrichment — Cunard Line
Best Main Dining Room Cuisine — Regent Seven Seas
Best Specialty Restaurants — Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Accommodations — Crystal Cruises
Best Computer Facilities — Carnival Cruise Line
Best Casinos — Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Wellness Program — Seabourn Cruise Line
Best Spa Facilities — Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Fitness Facilities — Royal Caribbean International
Best Onboard Shopping — Princess Cruises
Best Medical Facilities — Holland America Line
Best Facilities for Guests with Disabilities — Holland America Line
Best Children’s Programs — Disney Cruise Line
Best Entertainment — Disney Cruise Line
Best Service — Cunard Line
Best Theme Cruises — MSC Cruises
Best Signature Cocktail — The Isaac, Princess Cruises
Best Cruise Director — Matt Mitcham, Carnival Cruise Line
Best Nightlife — Princess Cruises
Best Onboard Technology — Royal Caribbean International
Best Ship Application — MSC for Me, MSC Cruises

Best Caribbean Cruise Destination — St. Maarten
Best Caribbean Shopping Port — Cozumel
Best Caribbean Beach Port — St. Thomas
Best Alaska Port — Juneau
Best Canada/New England Port — Quebec City
Best Hawaiian Cruise Destination — Maui
Best Mexican Port — Cabo San Lucas
Best Central America Cruise Destination — Belize City
Best South America Cruise Destination — Cartagena
Best Northern Europe Cruise Destination — Copenhagen
Best Mediterranean Cruise Destination — Barcelona
Best Asia/Pacific Cruise Destination — Hong Kong
Best South Pacific Cruise Destination — Tahiti
Best Middle East/Africa Cruise Destination — Cape Town
Best Australia/New Zealand Cruise Destination — Sydney
Best World Cruise — Cunard Line

For a complete list of winners please visit Porthole Magazine’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards page.

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