The Disney Cruise Line was recognized for their excellence in the cruise ship industry recently, when readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine voted the cruise line the Number 1 cruise experience. Awarded the top honor in the “Mega-Ship” category, the family cruise line’s award is part of the magazine’s annual readers’ survey, which honors and recognizes the top resorts, destinations, airlines, cruise lines and car rental agencies.
Travel Channel star and travel guru Samantha Brown presented the award to Disney Cruise Line president Karl Holz at the Annual Readers’ Choice Awards for Condé Nast Traveler magazine in New York City. About the honor, Holz said:
“We are delighted to be recognized by such an esteemed travel community. This award is a testament to our continued dedication toward creating an unparalleled family cruise vacation. We appreciate the support of our guests who have sailed with us time and again and who helped make it possible for us to receive this highly regarded award.”
Additionally, Disney Cruise Line was also awarded for their excellence by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, who voted the cruise line as the Top Family-Friendly Large-Ship Cruise Line as part of their 2010 World’s Best Awards poll.
These awards come at a prosperous time for the Disney Cruise Line, as the cruise line is quickly expanding and enhancing their already superb cruising experience. Work is well underway on the cruise line’s third ship, the Disney Dream, and the ship will begin sailing in early 2011. The Dream, along with the current ships, the Magic and the Wonder, will be joined by a fourth ship, the Disney Fantasy, in 2012. Additionally, the cruise line has been adding new excursions and itineraries to their cruises, and the Disney Cruise Line’s private island, Castaway Cay, has recently debuted some exciting new enhancements. With these new destinations, additions, and enhancements, the Disney Cruise Line is sure to live up to their reputation for excellence that these awards have recognized, and bring the family cruising experience to a whole new level.