Editor-in-Chief Awards 2016

Editor-in-Chief Awards 2016

2016 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!

  

On Board

Best Accommodations: THE HAVEN (Norwegian Cruise Line)

Best Bar: MARTINI BAR & CRUSH (Celebrity Cruises)

Best Dessert: CHOCOLATE MELTING CAKE (Carnival Cruise Line)

Best Production Shows: MSC CRUISES

Best Dining Experience: REMY (Disney Cruise Line)

Best Cruise Director: GARY HUNTER (Crystal Cruises)

Best Cruise Line Chef: MASTER CHEF RUDI SODAMIN (Holland America Line)

Best Onboard Thrill: WALK THE PLANK (Norwegian Cruise Line)

Best Art Collection: BRITANNIA (P&O Cruises)

Best Spa Operator: THE ONBOARD SPA BY STEINER

Best WiFi: ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Best New TV Commercial: MSC CRUISES (In the Summertime)

Best New Breakout Ship: VIKING STAR (Viking Ocean Cruises)

Most Groundbreaking Cruise Company: CRYSTAL CRUISES

 

On Shore

Best Way to See Alaska: TEMSCO AIR GLACIER HELICOPTER TOUR

Best Alaska Shore Excursion: WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE RAILROAD

Best New Caribbean Attraction: THE LOST MAYAN KINGDOM WATER PARK (Costa Maya)

Best South Florida Shore Excursion: JUNGLE QUEEN RIVERBOAT (Fort Lauderdale)

Best Europe Luxury Hotel: THE LANESBOROUGH HOTEL

Best Caribbean Luxury Hotel: JADE MOUNTAIN, ST. LUCIA

Best Caribbean Family Resort: ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS

Best All-Inclusive Resorts: SANDALS RESORTS

Best New Florida Hotel: MARGARITAVILLE HOLLYWOOD BEACH RESORT

Best Cruise and Resort Stay: GRAND CELEBRATION

Best Hotel Cruise Collection: SONESTA

Best Worldwide Hotels: STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS

Best Limo Service: USA TRANSPORTATION

Best Cruise Souvenir: TORTUGA RUM CAKES

Best Caribbean Tour Operator: CHUKKA CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES

Best Safari Tour Operator: ABERCROMBIE & KENT

Best Port Agency/Tour Operator: COX & COMPANY, ST. LUCIA

Best U.S. Homeport: PORT EVERGLADES (Fort Lauderdale)

Friendliest Homeport: NEW ORLEANS

Best-Kept-Secret Port: SAN FRANCISCO

Most Exciting New Cruise Port: TORTOLA PIER PARK

Best Canada Port: HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

Best Alaska Port: SKAGWAY

Best Europe Port: MONTE CARLO

Best River Cruise Port: AMSTERDAM

Best Caribbean Island: ST. MARTIN/ST. MAARTEN

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