Porthole Magazine Readers Name Disney Cruise Line the Most Family-Oriented Cruise in 2019

Porthole readers have selected the winners for the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards! Readers picked the very best ships, amenities and destinations, singling out cruise-line winners and destinations that are, by common decree, simply astounding in what they do and what they offer to cruisers.

Disney Cruise Line was again 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 2019 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!

The Best Ships
Best Ocean Ship – Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Cruise Line
Best River Ship – AmaLea, AmaWaterways
Best Luxury Ship – Seabourn Ovation, Seabourn
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 – MSC Cruises
Best Expedition Cruise Line – Silversea Cruises
Best Multi-Generational Cruise Line – Celebrity Cruises
Best Shore Excursions – Holland America Line
Best Private Island – Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line

The Best Onboard Experiences
Best Onboard Activities – Royal Caribbean International
Best Onboard Enrichment – Crystal Cruises
Best Main Dining Room Cuisine – Oceania Cruises
Best Specialty Restaurants – Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Accommodations – Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Best Computer Facilities – Carnival Cruise Line
Best Casinos – Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Spa Facilities – Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Wellness Facilities – Seabourn
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 – Crystal Cruises
Best Theme Cruises – MSC Cruises
Best Signature Cocktail – The Isaac, Princess Cruises
Best Cruise Director – Matt Mitcham, Carnival Cruise Line
Best Nightlife – Royal Caribbean International
Best Onboard Technology – MSC Cruises
Best Ship Application – Carnival HUB, Carnival Cruise Line

The Best Destinations
Best Caribbean Cruise Destination – St. Thomas
Best Caribbean Shopping Port – St. Maarten
Best Caribbean Beach Port – Grand Turk
Best Alaska Cruise Destination – Juneau
Best Canada/New England Cruise Destination – Quebec City
Best Hawaiian Cruise Destination – Maui
Best Mexican Cruise Destination – Cozumel
Best Central America Cruise Destination – Costa Rica
Best South America Cruise Destination – Brazil
Best Northern Europe Cruise Destination – Norway
Best Mediterranean Cruise Destination – Turkey
Best Asia/Pacific Cruise Destination – Singapore
Best South Pacific Cruise Destination – Tahiti
Best Middle East/Africa Cruise Destination – South Africa
Best Australia/New Zealand Cruise Destination – Auckland, New Zealand
Best World Cruise – Cunard Line

For a complete list of winners please visit Porthole Magazine’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards page.

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