Carnival Corporation is the largest leisure travel company in the world operating nine cruise lines and over 100 cruise ships. In 2019, Carnival took home over 600 awards from top industry publications and business organizations.
Since 2016 Carnival Corporation and its cruise line brands have received over 2,000 industry awards, and in 2019 the recognition continued for consistently exceeding guest expectations as cruising extends its popularity and reputation as the fastest growing segment of the vacation sector.
A sample of 2019 awards includes:
AIDA Cruises was named Germany’s Most Trusted Cruise Line by Reader’s Digest, and received the Blue Angel ecolabel for excellence in environmentally friendly ship design for its newest ship, AIDAnova, the world’s first cruise ship capable of being powered in port or at sea by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology.
Carnival Cruise Line was certified as a Great Place to Work™ based on employee surveys by the Great Place to Work organization. Carnival Cruise Line was also named Best Domestic Cruise Line for the fourth year in a row at the annual Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards, in addition to Best Family Experience and Best Travel Advisor Educational Program. Additionally, Carnival Cruise Line earned several USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, including Best Ocean Cruise and Best Cruise Ship for Families.
Costa Cruises‘ innovative approaches to support environmentally friendly operations were recognized at the Business Performance Awards with the Sustainable Performance Award highlighting 4GOODFOOD, the brand’s food waste reduction program. The 4GOODFOOD program was also recognized as a finalist of the 15th UNWTO Enterprise Award and earned the MedCruise Award for Cruise Line with the Greatest Charity Program.
Cunard earned the Porthole Cruise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Trans-Atlantic Experience, and was also named Favorite Luxury/Premium Cruise Line in the 2019 World of Cruising Wave Awards.
Holland America Line was named the top-rated Alaska Cruise Line for Large Ships by Cruise Critic readers, and the brand’s private island, Half Moon Cay, was named as Best Private Island Destination by Porthole Cruise Magazine readers for the 19th consecutive year. Additionally, Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford received Seattle Business Magazine’s 2019 Executive Excellence Award, honoring senior executives who have demonstrated extraordinary, consistent leadership in guiding their organizations.
P&O Cruises (Australia) was named the winner of Trusted Cruise Operator by Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Australia, and was honored with multiple Cruise Critic Australia Cruisers’ Choice Awards including Best Cruise for Families, Best Shore Excursions for Mid-Sized Ships, Best for Fitness & Recreation for Mid-Sized Ships and Best Nightlife.
P&O Cruises (UK) earned several Travel Weekly Cool Cruises Awards, including Best for Value, Best for World Cruises, Best for Mediterranean and Best for Caribbean.
Princess Cruises was named Best Cruise Line in Alaska in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards for the 13th consecutive year. Additionally, Princess Cruises received the Wine Spectator 2019 Restaurant Award of Excellence after recently introducing a newly reimagined wine menu. Princess Cruises also received its second consecutive SHAPE Magazine Healthy Travel Award, recognizing the brand’s fleetwide and state-of-the-art Lotus Spa and Fitness Centers.
Seabourn was named one of TIME magazine’s World’s Greatest Places to Stay, and as Best Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships in Luxury Travel Advisor’s Awards of Excellence. The brand also ranked at the top of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cruise Lines list for Best Cruise Line in the Mediterranean. Additionally, Seabourn was recognized as Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line in the Telegraph Travel Awards.
Additional notable honors in 2019 included Carnival Corporation’s recognition as one of 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) for the fourth consecutive year, and three separate recognitions by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers and Best Employers for New Grads.