CELEBRATION, Florida (October 17, 2012) – Disney Cruise Line was recognized as the No. 1 Cruise Line in the Large-Ship category in the Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. Disney Cruise Line pioneered the family market in the cruise industry, providing a unique vacation experience where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all Disney has to offer.
“The Disney tradition of family-friendly entertainment continues aboard Disney Cruise Line with a wealth of activities to keep the entire family entertained, while making magical memories and spending quality time together,” said Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line. “It is immensely gratifying to know that our cast and crew members’ efforts continue to surprise and delight our guests with unforgettable experiences at sea.”
New Regional Homeports and Ports-of-Call
Now with four ships in the fleet, families can sail to more destinations with Disney than ever before, from a port close to their own backyard. The Disney Magic is currently sailing from Galveston, Texas for the first time. Starting in 2013, guests will be able to choose from four-night Caribbean getaway cruises, six-night Western Caribbean sailings and eight-night itineraries that travel to Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. In December, the Disney Wonder will begin sailing from Miami, Florida to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean.
In 2013, the Disney Magic returns to Europe with four-, seven- and 12-night sailings from Barcelona with first-ever stops in Venice, Italy, Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, Ephesus, Turkey and the Greek Isles. The Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream will continue to sail a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries departing from Port Canaveral, Florida.
Disney Cruise Line has received more than 100 distinguished awards and recognitions from the travel industry since first setting sail in 1998. These awards have included all aspects of the operation from dining and entertainment, to youth activities and spa facilities. For more information on Disney Cruise Line Awards & Accolades, please visit our web site.
Disney Cruise Line
Based in Celebration, Fla., Disney Cruise Line is focused on providing a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and kids can immerse themselves in worlds of fantasy only Disney can create. The company was most recently recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine as the No. 1 Cruise Line in the Large-Ship category. Three Disney ships were named to the “Top 100 Cruise Ships of the World,” with the Disney Magic being voted No. 1 and the Disney Dream and Disney Wonder tying for No. 2. Travel + Leisure also named Disney Cruise Line the No. 1 Cruise Line for Families for the fourth consecutive year.
To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can contact their travel agent, visit disneycruise.com or call Disney Cruise Line at 888-DCL-2500. Travel agents can call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or visit disneytravelagents.com.
The 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are featured in the November issue and on www.condenasttraveler.com.