ReadersChoiceAwards

Porthole Cruise Magazine announces the winners of our 16th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards! Whether your votes came to us online, by mail, or by fax, one thing is for sure: Our readers are passionate cruisers who feel strongly about the ships they love. We congratulate all of this year’s winners and hope you soon find yourself sailing on these standouts.

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Best Small Ship

(Fewer than 500 passengers)


Queen of the Mississippi

American Cruise Lines


Best Medium-Sized Ship

(500 – 2,000 passengers)


Azamara Quest

Azamara Club Cruises


Best Megaship

(At least 2,000 passengers)


Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Cruise Line


Best Tall Ship


Wind Surf

Windstar Cruises

Best River Ship


AmaPrima

Amawaterways


Best Value-For-The-Money Line


Carnival Cruise Lines


Best Luxury Line


Seabourn


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 Line


Holland America Line


Best Expedition Cruise Line


Un-Cruise Adventures


Best Line for Short Cruises


Carnival Cruise Lines


Best Shore Excursions


Holland America Line


Best Private Island


Half Moon Cay

Holland America Line

Best Onboard Activities


Royal Caribbean International


Best Onboard Enrichment


Celebrity Cruises


Best Main Dining Room Cuisine


Crystal Cruises


Best Specialty Restaurants


Norwegian Cruise Line


Best Accommodations


Seabourn


Best Computer Facilities


Royal Caribbean International

Best Casinos


Norwegian Cruise Line


Best Fitness Facilities


Royal Caribbean International


Best Spa Facilities


Seabourn


Best Onboard Shopping


Princess Cruises


Best Medical Facilities


Holland America Line


Best Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers


Holland America Line

Best Children’s Programs


Disney Cruise Line


Best Entertainment


Disney Cruise Line


Best Service


Silversea Cruises


Best Website


Carnival Cruise Lines


Best Social Media


Norwegian Cruise Line


Best Theme Cruises


Baseball Greats Cruises

[MSC Cruises]

Best Signature Cocktail


Chairman of the Board

[Princess Cruises]


Best Cruise Director


John Heald

[Carnival Cruise Lines]


Best Onboard Photography


Princess Cruises


Best Nightlife


Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Caribbean Itineraries


Royal Caribbean International


Best Alaska Itineraries


Holland America Line


Best Canada/New England Itineraries


Holland America Line


Best Hawaii Itineraries


Norwegian Cruise Line


Best Mexican Riviera Itineraries


Carnival Cruise Lines


Best Central America Itineraries


Princess Cruises

Best South America Itineraries


Oceania Cruises


Best Northern Europe Itineraries


Holland America Line


Best Mediterranean Itineraries


Costa Cruises


Best Asia/Pacific Itineraries


Princess Cruises


Best South Pacific Itineraries


Paul Gauguin Cruises

Best Africa/Middle East Itineraries


Silversea Cruises


Best Bermuda Itineraries


Norwegian Cruise Line


Best Trans-Atlantic Itineraries


Cunard Line


Best Australia/New Zealand Itineraries


P&O Cruises


Best World Cruise Itineraries


Cunard Line

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