2017 Editor-in-Chief Awards

2017 Editor-in-Chief Awards

Each year, Porthole Cruise Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Bill Panoff, has a tough time picking his favorites from the cruise and travel industry. With so many amazing options that await cruisers, these awards give kudos to those who go above and beyond in terms of service, quality, and memorable moments. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

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Best Specialty Restaurant

Remy (Disney Cruise Line)


Best Bar

District Brew House (Norwegian Escape)


Best Production Show

Starwalker (MSC Cruises)


Best Cruise Director

Gary Hunter (Crystal Cruises)


Best Hotel Director

Klaus Lugmaier (Regional Vice President, Fleet Hotel Operations, Norwegian Cruise Line)


Best Culinary Initiative

Holland America Line’s Culinary Council


Best Onboard Thrill

SkyRide (Carnival Vista)


Best Art Collection

Seven Seas Explorer (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)


Best Spa Operator

The Onboard Spa by Steiner


Best WiFi

Royal Caribbean International


Best Interior Design

Tihany Design for Seabourn Encore 


Most Anticipated Cruise Line

Virgin Voyages

Best Caribbean Attraction

The Baths (Virgin Gorda)


Best Alaska Attraction

Denali National Park & Preserve


Best Europe Attraction

Grand Canal, Venice


Best Caribbean Hotel

Jade Mountain (St. Lucia)


Best Europe Hotel

The Lanesborough (London)


Best U.S. Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel Miami


Best Caribbean Resort

Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas


Best All-Inclusive Resort

Club Med, Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)


Best Ground Transportation Provider

USA Transportation


Best Cruise Souvenir

Tortuga Rum Cakes


Best Caribbean Tour Operator

Cox & Company (St. Lucia)


Best European Tour Operator

Intertrav Corporation, Be Unique (Italy)


Best Safari Tour Operator

Abercrombie & Kent


Best Caribbean Port Agent

Virgin Port Services (St. Thomas)


Best U.S. Port

Miami


Best Canada Port

Vancouver


Best Alaska Port

Ketchikan


Best Europe Port

Barcelona


Best New Cruise Port of Call

Harvest Caye, Belize

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 Line


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


Holland America Line


Best South Pacific Itineraries


Princess Cruises

Best Africa/Middle East Itineraries


MSC 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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