Porthole Magazine Readers Name Disney Cruise Line the Most Family-Oriented Cruise in 2020

Porthole readers selected the winners for the 2020 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.

The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards arrive under unique circumstances, but that doesn’t mean Porthole Cruise readers stopped paying attention to what’s happening in the industry! From the top ships and ports to cuisine and onboard experiences, you voted for your favorites and we’re proud to announce the winners. If you’re looking for your next great vacation, check out the list below and make sure you cast your vote next year!

Bill Panoff – Porthole Cruise Editor-In-Chief

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 2020 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 2020

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 Encore, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best River Ship – Crystal Bach, Crystal River Cruises
  • Best River Cruise Line – AmaWaterways (Adventures By Disney partner for River Cruising)
  • Best Luxury Ship – Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Best Value-for-the-Money Line – Carnival Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Line for Families – 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 Expeditions
  • Best Multi-Generational Cruise Line – MSC Cruises
  • Best Shore Excursions – Holland America Line
  • Best Private Island – Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line
  • Best World Cruise – Cunard

The Best Onboard Experiences

  • Best Onboard Activities – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Onboard Enrichment – Crystal Cruises
  • Best Main Dining Room Cuisine – Oceania Cruises
  • Best Specialty Restaurant – Pinnacle Grill, Holland America Line
  • Best Accommodations – Seabourn
  • Best Wi-Fi At Sea – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Casino Rewards Program – Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best Spa Facilities – Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Best Wellness Program – Seabourn
  • Best Fitness Facilities – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Onboard Shopping – Princess Cruises
  • Best Facilities for Guests with Disabilities – Holland America Line
  • Best Children’s Programs – Disney Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Ship Entertainment – Disney Cruise Line
  • Best Service – Seabourn
  • Best Theme Cruises – MSC Cruises
  • Best Signature Cocktail – The Isaac, Princess Cruises
  • Best Cruise Director – Matt Mitcham, Carnival Cruise Line
  • Best Nightlife – Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best Onboard Technology – Princess Cruises’ OceanMedallion
  • Best Ship Application – Carnival HUB, Carnival Cruise Line
  • Most Groundbreaking Cruise Line – 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 – Panama
  • Best South America Cruise Destination – Rio de Janeiro
  • Best Northern Europe Cruise Destination – St. Petersburg
  • Best Mediterranean Cruise Destination – Turkey
  • Best Asia/Pacific Cruise Destination – Singapore
  • Best South Pacific Cruise Destination – Tahiti
  • Best Middle East/Africa Cruise Destination – Cape Town
  • Best Australia/New Zealand Cruise Destination – Wellington, New Zealand

For a complete list of winners please visit Porthole Magazine’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards page.

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