And the Cruise Awards Go to... Magazine Picks the Best in the Business
Disney Cruise Line won Best Mainstream Line, and other honors. (Courtesy: Disney Cruise Line)
Bon Voyage, a digital cruise magazine, celebrated its first anniversary this week by announcing its first Editor’s Choice Awards, with Disney winning top honors among mainstream lines.
“There are some exciting things going on in cruising right now, so we wanted to reward the lines that are really upping their game,” Bon Voyage Editor-in-Chief Sherri Eisenberg told Yahoo Travel. “The awards are an opportunity to explain our recommendations to readers in a very definitive way.”
An expert panel weighed in on 35 award categories bearing gold, silver, and bronze status. In the General Excellence category, the gold award for Best Mainstream Line went to Disney Cruise Line.
Disney wasn’t done winning golds with Mainstream Line. It also won Best for Multigenerational Families, Best Mainstream Cabin, Best Onboard Evening Entertainment, Best Services for Children Under 3, and Best Services for Children Age 3–12.
“We’re always excited by some of the innovations Disney does,” says Eisenberg. “For example, after her first day onboard, a little girl’s preference of chocolate milk was always waiting for her at the dining table. The line takes care of children in a way most luxury lines take care of adults.”
Celebrity Cruises took silver for Best Mainstream Line. (Courtesy: Celebrity Cruises)
Grabbing gold in the Best Premium Line category was Oceania Cruises, which also won Best Premium Cabin and earned a bronze for Best Food. It was several of these features that prompted Miriam Cywan and her family to book a Mediterranean cruise on the line.
“Being onboard for 14 days, we never got bored with the food due to the huge variety of restaurants and culinary offerings,” she told Yahoo Travel. “Being able to order room service also allowed us to enjoy the views from our spacious balcony cabin.”