Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises has won three awards from the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine, receiving Best Northern Europe Itineraries, Best Asia/Pacific Itineraries, and Best Onboard Shopping in the magazine’s 15th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
The awards represent the 12th year that the line has been recognized in an itinerary category and the seventh year that Princess took top honors for having the best Northern Europe cruise itineraries. Princess Cruises’ onboard shopping boutiques have been honored with the award for six years in a row.
“We’re so gratified that Porthole readers continue to recognize our expertise with worldwide itineraries,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “And we’re also delighted that the award voters continue to enjoy shopping at our exceptional onboard boutiques.”
In 2014-15, Princess’ cruises to Northern Europe will feature the new award-winning Royal Princess for the first time, and will include three different Baltic itineraries, each featuring Princess’ 2-Day Experience in St. Petersburg, Russia. The program also will offer more departures on British Isles sailings than ever before, with two itinerary options. The line’s Asia itineraries have expanded to include more cruises in the Japan and China markets as well as intriguing sailings throughout the region.
Princess Cruises’ shopping boutiques offer a wide selection of gifts and cruise memories, including duty-free shopping for jewelry, accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, apparel, fine gifts, liquor, cruise souvenirs and sundries.
“Our readers are discerning travelers who have come to expect only the highest standards of quality, product, and service from cruise lines and destinations,” says Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief. “For Princess Cruises to have received the readers’ seal of approval in these categories is truly an honor.”
Over its 17-year history, Porthole Cruise Magazine has become the cruise industry’s publication of record. A list of all the Readers’ Choice Award winners will be published in the December 2013 issue, and can already be found on Porthole.com.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at princess.com.
About Princess Cruises
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.4 million passengers each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 111 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc.