Awards, Achievements, Accolades
Cruise Critic 2012 Editors’ Pick Awards
Carnival Cruise Lines was a big winner in the annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick Awards, taking first-place honors in three categories – Best New Ship (Carnival Breeze), Best Bar (Alchemy Bar) and Best Cruise Line Value.
7th Annual Barcardi Cruise Competition
Adri Ford, a bartender at the new Alchemy Bar on the Carnival Liberty, was named “Bartender of the Year” at the 7th annual Bacardi Cruise Competition, which attracted nearly 1,900 food and beverage entries from culinary professionals representing 27 cruise and ferry operators from around the world. Additionally, Daniel Rodriguez, a junior sous chef on the Carnival Legend, was named a semi-finalist in the culinary main course category for his entrée, “Brillat Savarin,” tournedos of beef made with Bacardi OakHeart Spiced Rum, Noilly Prat vermouth and aged mushrooms.
Carnival’s Cloud 9 Spas Earn Top Honors By Spa Magazine
Carnival Cruise Lines’ Cloud 9 Spas were named “Best Cruise Line Spa” in Spa Magazine’s 2011 Silver Sage Reader’s Choice Awards. The annual awards are based on surveys of magazine readers who are asked to rank spa facilities in a wide variety of categories, with Carnival’s Cloud 9 Spas receiving more votes than any other cruise line.
John Heald Wins 2011 Porthole Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Cruise Line Blog
The blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald has been named Best Cruise Line Blog in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2011 Editor-in-Chief Awards. Selected by Porthole’s Editor-in-Chief Bill Panoff, the annual awards are designed to recognize excellence in the cruise and travel industries.
Carnival Cruise Lines Wins Five 2011 Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards
Carnival Cruise Lines has earned five Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards, earning top honors in the Best Value for the Money category for the 13th consecutive year.
Guy’s Burger Joint, John Heald’s Blog Earn Porthole Magazine Editor-in-Chief Awards
Carnival Cruise Lines was recently honored with two Porthole Magazine Editor-In-Chief Awards – one for a new burger venue developed in tandem with Food Network personality Guy Fieri and another for the popular blog of Senior Cruise Director John Heald.
Top Honors In Three Categories At Cruise International Awards
Carnival Cruise Lines was a big winner at the annual Cruise International Awards, taking top honors in three categories – Best Cruise Line, Best Innovation (Thrill Theater) and Best Cruise Blogger (Senior Cruise Director John Heald).
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida’s “Corporation Of The Year”
Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, a corporate partner of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida since 1995, was honored with the “Corporation of the Year” award at the nonprofit organization’s recent donor appreciation event. The company helped the foundation (www.sflawish.org) grant 537 wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions during its 2010-11 fiscal year.
Carnival Cruise Lines Wins Six 2010 Porthole Readers Choices Awards, Including Best Value, Best Entertainment
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.
Carnival’s Internet Marketing Team Recognized For Excellence In Annual ‘Shorty Awards’
With more than 840,000 Facebook fans, Carnival Cruise Lines is among the industry leaders in the social media arena. The company’s efforts have been acknowledged with “Best Facebook Brand Presence” in the 3rd annual Shorty Awards. Often called the Oscars of Social Media, the Shorty awards honor those companies that best utilize the Internet to grow their brand.
Carnival Glory’s Emerald Room Steakhouse Recognized For Excellence By The American Culinary Federation
Carnival Glory’s Emerald Room steakhouse has earned top honors from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the largest organization of professional chefs in North America.
Cruise Critic’s 2010 Editors’ Picks Awards
Carnival Cruise Lines was named “Best for Budget-Friendly Cruising,” in Cruise Critic’s 2010 Editors’ Picks Awards, which honor the world’s top cruise lines for outstanding performance in 20 major areas.
Four Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards
Carnival Cruise Lines took top honors in four categories in Cruise Critic’s annual Editors’ Pick Awards, which recognizes the world’s top cruise lines in a wide variety of product- and service-related areas. Carnival’s 2009 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards include: “Best Main Dining,” “Best Buffet,” “Best Nightlife, and “Best for First Timers.”
Carnival Takes Home “Best Value” Honors In 2008 Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick Awards
Carnival Cruise Lines was named “Best Value,” in Cruise Critic’s 2008 Editor’s Pick Awards, which honor the world’s top cruise lines for outstanding performance in 10 major areas.