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Carnival Cruise Lines Wins Six Porthole Readers Choices Awards, Including Best Value and Best Entertainment

Line Has Earned 115 Awards Over Past 12 Years – More Than Any Other Cruise Operator

MIAMI (November 17, 2010) – Carnival Cruise Lines took home six Porthole Magazine Annual Readers Choice Awards, earning top honors in the Best Value for the Money and Best Entertainment for the 12th consecutive year.

            Since the awards were established in 1999, Carnival Cruise Lines has earned 115 individual honors – the most of any cruise line.

            The annual awards are based on on-line and mail-in surveys of Porthole readers who are asked to rate their favorite cruise line in a variety of product- and service-related categories. 

            Carnival’s 2010 Porthole Readers Choice Awards include:

  •    Best Value for the Money
  •   Best Entertainment
  •   Best Mexican Riviera Itineraries
  •    Best Casinos
  •    Best Web Site
  •    Best Theme Cruises

             “Carnival Cruise Lines continues to innovate and evolve the ‘Fun Ship’ vacation experience and to consistently win so many awards in so many different categories year after year is a wonderful testament to these efforts,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO.  “Further, to be recognized for providing superior value and entertainment – two core elements of a Carnival cruise - for 12 consecutive years is very gratifying,” he added.

            “With six wins this year alone, Carnival Cruise Lines continues to be a reader favorite,” said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine, the leading consumer cruise magazine. “Year after year, Carnival proves that it has a product that cruisers appreciate — from value to entertainment to itineraries. I congratulate them on all of their much-deserved wins.”

           Carnival is the world’s most popular cruise line, with 22 “Fun Ships” operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Canada, New England, Bermuda, and Europe.  The line currently has two new 130,000-ton ships on order – Carnival Magic, set to debut in Europe May 1, 2011, and Carnival Breeze, scheduled to enter service in spring 2012.

            For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call

1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.

            Carnival can also be found on:

            Twitter: www.twitter.com/carnivalcruise    
            Facebook Fan Page:
www.facebook.com/carnival  
            Flickr: 
www.flickr.com/photos/carnivalcruieslines 
            Journalists also can visit Carnival’s media site,
www.carnivalpressroom.com.

  

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