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Congratulations to Linda Hance

of Kingsport, Tennessee, who was the winner of this year's RCA sweepstakes! Linda won a Southwest Airlines Vacation package for two to Las Vegas for a
three-night stay at
ARIA Resort & Casino.
--With Honors--
Announcing the 13th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

FOR OVER A DECADE, WE'VE WATCHED PORTHOLE'S READERS' CHOICE AWARDS EVOLVE AND FLOURISH.  NEW CATEGORIES ARE ADDED TO ADAPT TO THE EVER-CHANGING INDUSTRY, AS LONG-TIME FAVORITES CONTINUE TO SHINE.


HERE ARE THE LINES YOU DESIGNATED "BEST OF CRUISING."
WE CONGRATULATE THE WINNERS.

 

FLOAT YOUR BOAT

Best Small Ship 
(fewer than 500 passengers)
Best Megaship    
 (At least 2,000 passengers)
Seabourn Quest
Seabourn Cruise Line
Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International
Best Medium-Sized Ship
(Between 500 and 2,000 passengers)
Best Tall Ship 
Nieuw Amsterdam
Holland America Line
Wind Surf
Windstar Cruises
Best River Cruise Best Value-for-the-Money Line
Viking River Cruises
Carnival Cruise Lines
Best Luxury Line Most Family-Oriented Line
Seabourn Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line
Best Expedition Cruise Line Most Romantic Cruise Line
Lindblad Expeditions
Windstar Cruises
Best Eco-Friendly Cruise Line Best Short-Duration Cruise
Royal Caribbean International
Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Shore Excursions Best One-Day Cruise
Holland America Line
Discovery Cruise Line*
*Ceased operations Sept 6, 2011
Best Private Island Best Adventure Cruise Line
Half Moon Cay
Holland America Line

Royal Caribbean International

   

ALL ABOARD

Best Onboard Activities Best Onboard Educational Programs
Royal Caribbean International
Cunard Line
Best Main Dining Room Cuisine Best Alternative Restaurants
Celebrity Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Casinos Best Computer Facilities
Norwegian Cruise Line
Holland America Line
Best Spa Facilities Best Onboard Shopping
Celebrity Cruises
Princess Cruises
Best Medical Facilities Best Children’s Programs
Holland America Line
Disney Cruise Line
Best Service Best Entertainment
Silversea Cruises
Disney Cruise Line
Best Onboard International Experience Best Theme Cruises
MSC Cruises
Carnival Cruise Lines
Best Adults-Only Onboard Options Best Website
Crystal Cruises
Carnival Cruise Lines
Best Accommodations Best Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers
Seabourn Cruise Line
Holland America Line
   
HOT SPOTS AND COOL PLACES
Best Caribbean Itineraries Best Canada/New England Itineraries
Carnival Cruise Lines
Holland America Line
Best Mexican Riviera Itineraries Best Alaska Itineraries
Carnival Cruise Lines
Holland America Line
Best Central America Itineraries Best Hawaii Itineraries
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Best South America Itineraries Best Mediterranean Itineraries
Oceania Cruises
Costa Cruises
Best South Pacific Itineraries Best Northern Europe Itineraries
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Princess Cruises
Best Trans-Atlantic Itineraries Best Asia/Pacific Itineraries
Cunard Line
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Best Africa/Middle East Itineraries Best World Cruise Itineraries
Costa Cruises
Cunard Line
Best Bermuda Itineraries Best Australia/New Zealand Itineraries
Norwegian Cruise Line
P&O Cruises