Porthole Cruise Readers Honor Disney Cruise Line as the Most Family-Oriented Cruise Line, Best Spa Facilities and Best Children’s Programs in the Readers’ Choice Awards

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CELEBRATION, Florida (November 13, 2012) – Disney Cruise Line was recognized as the Most Family-Oriented Cruise Line, with the Best Spa Facilities and Best Children’s Programs, in the Porthole Cruise Readers’ Choice Awards.  As the pioneers of the family market in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line continues to develop innovative ways to provide a unique vacation experience where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all Disney has to offer.

“We love to delight and surprise families sailing aboard our ships, giving them experiences and entertainment they can’t get anywhere else,” said Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line. “This latest recognition from Porthole Cruise readers highlights how unique and magical a Disney cruise is for guests of every age. Our cast and crew members pride themselves on delivering the most memorable vacation experience at sea, attending to the interests of children, families and adults, and connecting them to the stories and characters they cherish most.”

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 Dream and Disney Fantasy will continue to sail a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian itineraries departing from Port Canaveral, Florida.

Disney Cruise Line

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.

Based in Celebration, Fla., Disney Cruise Line is focused on providing a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all Disney has to offer. 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 in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. 

The magazine also named three Disney ships 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 recognized 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 Porthole Cruise Readers’ Choice Awards are featured in the December issue and on www.porthole.com.