Cruise Readers’ Choice Awards 2020

Porthole Cruise Readers Choice Awards

Porthole readers selected the winners for the 2020 Cruise Readers’ Choice Awards!

Readers picked the very best ships, amenities and destinations, singling out cruise-line winners and destinations that are, by common decree, simply astounding in what they do and what they offer to cruisers.

The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards arrive under unique circumstances, but that doesn’t mean Porthole Cruise readers stopped paying attention to what’s happening in the industry!

Disney Cruise Line was again named the Most Family-Orientated Cruise line along with two other accolades by readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine. Overall, DCL earned three awards in Porthole Magazine’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards. Porthole Magazine Reader’s recognized Disney Cruise Line as the Most Family-Oriented Cruise Line as well as the line with the Best Children’s Programs. Readers did not just focus solely on the Family aspect, as they also awarded Disney Cruise Line as having the Best Entertainment.

The "Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular" was reportedly one of the Disney World shows affected by Tuesday's layoffs. (Walt Disney World)
Porthole Cruise Readers Choice Awards 2020

Here are the best ships, cruise lines, experiences, destinations and more as voted by Porthole Cruise Magazine readers!

The Best Ships

Best Ocean Ship – Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Cruise Line
Best River Ship – Crystal Bach, Crystal River Cruises
Best River Cruise Line – AmaWaterways (Adventures By Disney partner for River Cruising)
Best Luxury Ship – Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Best Value-for-the-Money Line – Carnival Cruise Line
Best Cruise Line for Families – 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 – MSC Cruises
Best Expedition Cruise Line – Silversea Expeditions
Best Multi-Generational Cruise Line – MSC Cruises
Best Shore Excursions – Holland America Line
Best Private Island – Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line
Best World Cruise – Cunard

The Best Onboard Experiences

Best Onboard Activities – Royal Caribbean International
Best Onboard Enrichment – Crystal Cruises
Best Main Dining Room Cuisine – Oceania Cruises
Best Specialty Restaurant – Pinnacle Grill, Holland America Line
Best Accommodations – Seabourn
Best Wi-Fi At Sea – Royal Caribbean International
Best Casino Rewards Program – Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Spa Facilities – Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Best Wellness Program – Seabourn
Best Fitness Facilities – Royal Caribbean International
Best Onboard Shopping – Princess Cruises
Best Facilities for Guests with Disabilities – Holland America Line
Best Children’s Programs – Disney Cruise Line
Best Cruise Ship Entertainment – Disney Cruise Line
Best Service – Seabourn
Best Theme Cruises – MSC Cruises
Best Signature Cocktail – The Isaac, Princess Cruises
Best Cruise Director – Matt Mitcham, Carnival Cruise Line
Best Nightlife – Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Onboard Technology – Princess Cruises’ Ocean Medallion
Best Ship Application – Carnival HUB, Carnival Cruise Line
Most Groundbreaking Cruise Line – Carnival HUB, Carnival Cruise Line

The Best Destinations

Best Caribbean Cruise Destination – St. Thomas
Best Caribbean Shopping Port – St. Maarten
Best Caribbean Beach Port – Grand Turk
Best Alaska Cruise Destination – Juneau
Best Canada/New England Cruise Destination – Quebec City
Best Hawaiian Cruise Destination – Maui
Best Mexican Cruise Destination – Cozumel
Best Central America Cruise Destination – Panama
Best South America Cruise Destination – Rio de Janeiro
Best Northern Europe Cruise Destination – St. Petersburg
Best Mediterranean Cruise Destination – Turkey
Best Asia/Pacific Cruise Destination – Singapore
Best South Pacific Cruise Destination – Tahiti
Best Middle East/Africa Cruise Destination – Cape Town
Best Australia/New Zealand Cruise Destination – Wellington, New Zealand

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