In addition to being named Best Domestic Cruse Line, Carnival also took home top honors for Best Family Experience and Best Travel Advisor Educational Program for its “Carnival Learn & Earn” training program.
Held in New York City, the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards recognize travel industry suppliers who were “the best of the best” in product and service during 2019, as determined by tens of thousands of travel advisors.
Carnival Cruise Line enjoyed a successful and memorable 2019 highlighted by last week’s debut of Carnival Panorama — the first new cruise ship to debut and be dedicated year-round on the West Coast in nearly 25 years. Also notable this year was the launch of a new national trade campaign, “Why Use a Travel Agent” (WUATA), an initiative to communicate to consumers the value of using a travel advisor that had local events across the U.S. and in Canada.
With 27 cruise ships sailing either year-round or seasonally from 19 U.S. homeports on the East, West and Gulf coasts, Carnival Cruise Line guests can explore a number of destinations, including Alaska, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, Mexico and the Panama Canal.
As the most popular cruise line for families, Carnival will carry more than 900,000 children in 2020. Carnival’s offerings include family-friendly programs at Camp Ocean, Circle C, Club O2, and partnerships with such brands as Dr. Seuss Enterprise for the line’s Seuss at Sea program, Sky Zone and Zumbini. Popular features like WaterWorks, SportsSquare and Dive-In movies keep kids of all ages engaged, active and entertained throughout their cruise.
The “Carnival Learn and Earn” program, which is a part of the Loyalty Rocks Initiative, was also recognized as the best Travel Advisor Educational Program. The program recognizes and rewards travel advisors for investing in their professional development. The training content is video-based and puts travel advisors on an 80 percent faster path to program graduation.