Carnival Cruises were happy to announce that they won the coveted ‘Best Cruise Line Value’ award from the annual Readers Choice Awards at Recommend Magazine 2012.
Amazingly, this is the 13th consecutive year that Carnival Cruise Lines has won this award, showing that it has consistently provided excellent value for money on all of its cruises!
The Readers Choice Awards have been held by Recommend Magazine for 15 years. The awards have a wide range of categories, from individual hotels to tour operators, and encompassing sub-categories such as best website, best destinations, best incentive programmes and much more. The deserving winners are selected directly by the readers of Recommend magazine who completed an on-line survey. Carnival came top in the value category, which makes perfect sense as the company’s mission statement is ‘provide fun, memorable vacations at great value’.
The Fun Ship 2.0 Enhancement Strategy:
The reason why Carnival Cruises won the value award is evident if you look at great diversity of passenger experience onboard their cruises. Carnival has been enhancing passenger experience through its Fun Ship 2.0 strategy. This programme aims to give holidaymakers even more for their money and will get people dancing, laughing and having more fun than ever before!
The features of the Fun Ship 2.0 enhancement strategy include some fantastic bars and restaurants to dine and drink in. These include the great Alchemy Bar which is themed on vintage cocktail pharmacy. Here passengers will be able to try out delicious and unique cocktails, or create their own with the assistance of professional bar staff. Alternatively, passengers can sidle over to the BlueIguana Tequila Bar where they can sample Mexican food and enjoy a slushy tequila drink. Situated right next to the pool, this is a perfect spot to relax in the open. Other fantastic bars on Carnival ships include the EA Sports Bar and The Library Bar.
The restaurants onboard are just as enticing as the bars. If you like burgers then Guy’s Burger Joint is definitely worth a visit. Designed with the help and assistance of the television personality and best-selling author Guy Fieri, Guy’s Burger Joint offers a range of delicious burgers and hand-cut fries. The BlueIguana Cantina serves a range of tasty Mexican fare, including burritos, freshly made tacos and homemade tortillas. Other restaurants include The Taste Bar and Jimmy’s C-Side BBQ.
In terms of entertainment, there is no shortage of this onboard! Passengers can visit the Punchliner Comedy Club which is presented by George Lopez. Hasbro, The Game Show is a remarkable attraction which revives memories of classic Hasbro games and brings giant versions of these to the stage. Alternatively, passengers can go to Playlist Productions to see amazing theatrical performances. All of these amazing activities are free of charge, showing the great value for money to be found onboard Carnival Cruises! It’s no wonder why the cruise line has won the coveted Value Award for yet another year. It seems that the Fun Ship 2.0 program is paying off!