Southern Living Magazine 

For the past two years, the “Fun Ships” of Carnival Cruise Lines have been voted the number one cruise choice in Southern Living Magazine’s annual readers’ poll.

America Online (AOL) “Cruise Critic” 

Carnival was rated number one in seven categories by AOL’s “Cruise Critic” in the “Best in Cruising 1999” awards, including Best Value: Budget Category; Best Budget Ship: Imagination, Inspiration, Elation, Sensation and Fascination; Best Cabins: Budget Category; Best Cuisine: Budget Category; Best Service: Budget Category; Best Bar: Carnival’s piano bars; and Best Cruise Director: John Heald. 

American Express Travel Service 

Carnival received the “Gold Award of Excellence” based on the responses of more than 2,000 American Express Travel Network company owners and representatives who were asked to rank various components of service, including sales assistance, reservations, product and an overall evaluation of the company. 

National Association of Cruise-Oriented Agencies (NACOA)

For the third year in a row, Carnival received Cruise Line of the Year, Best Group Department and Best District Sales Managers awards based on a survey of more than 700 NACOA members who were asked to rate cruise operators in a variety of service- and marketing-related categories.

Porthole Cruise Magazine 

Carnival Cruise Lines received nine platinum awards -- Best Family Oriented Line, Best Bang for the Buck, Best Singles Line, Best Entertainment, Best Children’s Program, Best Onboard Activities, Best Disco, Best Casino and Best Tropical Drink -- in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s “1999 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards,” topping more categories than any other cruise line.

World Cruise & Ocean Liner Society 

For the past six years, Carnival Cruise Lines has earned “best value” honors from the World Cruise & Ocean Liner Society, comprised of thousands of knowledgeable and experienced cruise enthusiasts. 


For the past four years, Carnival’s group reservations and sales service departments were named the “best of the best” by CruiseOne, a national travel consortium comprised of some of the top travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

Cruise Reports

This consumer publication gave the smoke-free Paradise the first-ever 10-plus rating - a 10.9 - in the value category.