Disney Cruise Line Wins 2020 Awards Despite Shutdown

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Even though its ships have not carried passengers for most of the year, Disney Cruise Line is still sailing out of 2020 as an award-winning cruise line!

The cruising magazine, Porthole, has just announced that Disney Cruise Line is taking home three 2020 Reader’s Choice awards, including most family-oriented cruise line.

Bill Panoff, Porthole‘s Editor-in-Chief, explained:

The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards arrive under unique circumstances, but that doesn’t mean Porthole Cruise readers stopped paying attention to what’s happening in the industry! From the top ships and ports to cuisine and onboard experiences, you voted for your favorites and we’re proud to announce the winners. If you’re looking for your next great vacation, check out the list below and make sure you cast your vote next year!

Along with the title of “Best Cruise Line for Families,” magazine readers also named Disney Cruise Line as having “Best Children’s Programs” and “Best Cruise Ship Entertainment.

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Also bringing home an award is Adventures by Disney river cruising partner AmaWaterways, who took home the award for “Best River Cruise Line.”

Here is the official list on Porthole’s Webiste:

Best Cruise Ships of 2020

  • Best Ocean Ship – Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best River Ship – Crystal Bach, Crystal River Cruises
  • Best River Cruise Line – AmaWaterways (Adventures By Disney partner for River Cruising)
  • Best Luxury Ship – Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Best Value-for-the-Money Line – Carnival Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Line for Families – Disney Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Line for Teens – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Cruise Line for Solo Travelers – Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Most Romantic Cruise Line – Windstar Cruises
  • Most Eco-Friendly Cruise Line – MSC Cruises
  • Best Expedition Cruise Line – Silversea Expeditions
  • Best Multi-Generational Cruise Line – MSC Cruises
  • Best Shore Excursions – Holland America Line
  • Best Private Island – Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line
  • Best World Cruise – Cunard
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Best Onboard Cruise Experiences of 2020

  • Best Onboard Activities – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Onboard Enrichment – Crystal Cruises
  • Best Main Dining Room Cuisine – Oceania Cruises
  • Best Specialty Restaurant – Pinnacle Grill, Holland America Line
  • Best Accommodations – Seabourn
  • Best Wi-Fi At Sea – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Casino Rewards Program – Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best Spa Facilities – Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Best Wellness Program – Seabourn
  • Best Fitness Facilities – Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Onboard Shopping – Princess Cruises
  • Best Facilities for Guests with Disabilities – Holland America Line
  • Best Children’s Programs – Disney Cruise Line
  • Best Cruise Ship Entertainment – Disney Cruise Line
  • Best Service – Seabourn
  • Best Theme Cruises – MSC Cruises
  • Best Signature Cocktail – The Isaac, Princess Cruises
  • Best Cruise Director – Matt Mitcham, Carnival Cruise Line
  • Best Nightlife – Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best Onboard Technology – Princess Cruises’ OceanMedallion
  • Best Ship Application – Carnival HUB, Carnival Cruise Line
  • Most Groundbreaking Cruise Line – Carnival HUB, Carnival Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line suspended its sailing in March, 2020. Its entire fleet of ships–The Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy–are all docked together in Brest, France. But with the expiration of the CDC’s “No Sail” order and the release of plans which will allow ships to return to sea, we at Inside the Magic will continue to wait with bated breath for the day we can step aboard this award-winning cruise line once again.

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Are you surprised Disney Cruise Line won these awards? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!

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