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Porthole Cruise Magazine Announces the Winning Cruise Lines of the 17th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

2015 RCAPorthole Cruise Magazine, the nation’s leading cruise travel magazine, has announced the winners of its 17th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Winners were determined by thousands of ballots completed by the magazine’s readers and online fans who voted on 54 cruise-related categories from best ships to best itineraries.

“I look forward to these awards every year because they really offer insight into what’s hot in cruising,” said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief. “It really shows just how passionate and loyal cruisers are about the ships they love. I congratulate all of this year’s winners for making such a positive and profound impact on travelers worldwide.”

The list of Readers’ Choice Awards winners is published in the November/December 2015 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine, which has been mailed to subscribers, hits newsstands November 10, and is also featured online at Porthole.com.

The 2015 RCA Winners

Best Small Ship (Fewer than 500 passengers)
Seabourn Quest (Seabourn)

Best Medium-Sized Ship (Between 500 and 2,000 passengers)
Viking Star (Viking Ocean Cruises)

Best Mega Ship (At least 2,000 passengers)
Oasis of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

Best Tall Ship
Royal Clipper (Star Clippers)

Best River Ship
AmaCerto (AmaWaterways)

Best Luxury Ship
Seabourn Sojourn (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
Holland America Line

Best Expedition Cruise Line
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Best Line for Short Cruises
Carnival Cruise Line

Best Shore Excursions
Holland America Line

Best Private Island
Half Moon Cay (Holland America Line)

Best Onboard Activities
Royal Caribbean International

Best Onboard Enrichment
Crystal Cruises

Best Main Dining Room Cuisine
Holland America Line

Best Specialty Restaurants
Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Accommodations
Crystal Cruises

Best Computer Facilities
Royal Caribbean International

Best Casinos
Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Spa Facilities
Princess Cruises

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 Program
Disney Cruise Line

Best Entertainment
Disney Cruise Line

Best Service
Silversea Cruises

Best Website
Royal Caribbean International

Best Social Media
Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Theme Cruise
MSC Cruises

Best Signature Cocktail
Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Cruise Director
John Heald (Carnival Cruise Line)

Best Onboard Photography
Holland America Line

Best Nightlife
Carnival Cruise Line

Best Caribbean Itineraries
Royal Caribbean International

Best Alaska Itineraries
Holland America Line

Best Canada/New England Itineraries
Princess Cruises

Best Hawaii Itineraries
Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Mexican Riviera Itineraries
Carnival Cruise Line

Best Central America Itineraries
Holland America Line

Best South America Itineraries
Oceania Cruises

Best Northern Europe Itineraries
Holland America Line

Best Mediterranean Itineraries
Costa Cruises

Best Asia/Pacific Itineraries
Azamara Club Cruises

Best South Pacific Itineraries
Paul Gauguin Cruises

Best Africa/Middle East Itineraries
Oceania 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

You can view the complete list of 2015 Winners by visiting, Porthole Cruise Magazine – Click Here.

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