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Awards & Accolades

Overall

 

Leisure Travel Group Reader’s Choice Award
-- Platinum Award for Favorite Cruise Line (2012)
-- Bronze Award for Best Cruise Line (2013)

Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards
-- Top 10 Cruise Lines (2012, 2011)

Cruise Passengers Reader Choice Awards (Australia) -- 2012
-- Best Premium Cruise Line

Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards

-- Top 10 Large Ship Cruise Lines (2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005)

Celebrated Living Readers’ Choice Platinum List:
-- Editor’s Mention – Large Ships (2011)
-- Top Five Cruise Lines – Large Resort Ships (2008, 2007)

Cruise Passenger Readers Choice Awards (Australia)
-- Best Premium Cruise Line (2011, 2010)

Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards:
-- Best Cruise Line for Romance (2013, 2009, 2008)
-- Best Cruise Line for Weddings (2010, 2009, 2008)
-- Best Cruise Multi-Generational Cruise Line (2008)

World Travel Awards (2009)
-- North America’s Leading Cruise Line

British Travel Awards (2009)
-- Best Luxury Cruise Line

Ships

 

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards – Best Large Cruise Ship
-- Gold Award -- Royal Princess (2013)
– Silver Award – Ruby Princess (2009)

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Poll – Best Cruise Ships in the World
-- Top 20 Large Ships: Emerald Princess, Diamond Princess, Star Princess, Sapphire Princess, Ruby Princess, Golden Princess (2013)
-- Top 20 Medium Ships: Island Princess, Coral Princess, Pacific Princess, Ocean Princess (2013)
-- Top 20 Large Ships: Diamond Princess, Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess, Emerald Princess, Star Princess, Grand Princess (2012)
-- Top 20 Medium Ships: Island Princess, Coral Princess (2012)
-- Top 10 Large Cruise Ships – Coral Princess, Golden Princess, Island Princess (2005)

Cruise Passengers Reader Choice Awards (Australia)
-- Best Premium Ship – Dawn Princess (2012, 2011)

Expedia Cruise Ship Centers Awards (2012)
-- Best Selling Ship of 2012 – Ruby Princess

Cruise Critic – Cruisers’ Choice Awards (2011)
-- Best Overall Mid-Sized Ship – Island Princess
-- Best Mid-Sized Ship for Dining – Sun Princess
-- Best Mid-Sized Ship for Fitness – Coral Princess
-- Best Mid-Sized Ship for Shore Excursions – Coral Princess

Onboard Features

 

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
-- Gold Awards – Atrium Design; Spa Design for Royal Princess (2013)
-- Silver Awards – Pool Design for Royal Princess Retreat Pool; Mobile App for Princess@Sea (2013)
– Silver Award – Cruise Elements for the Piazza (2009)

Porthole Magazine Readers’ Choice Award
-- Best Onboard Shopping (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)
-- Best Art Auction Program (2009)
-- Best Computer Facilities (2007)
-- Best Spa Facilities (2006)
-- Best Onboard Educational Programs (2006)
– Best Shore Excursions (2005, 2003)
– Best Children’s Program (2004)
– Best Learning Opportunity (2004)
– Best Cabin Service (2003, 2002, 2000)
– Best Formal Nights (2000)
– Best Passenger Lounges (1999)

Cruise International Awards – Best Entertainment (2012)

Spa Finder Wellness – Readers’ Choice Awards
– Top 10 cruise ship spas for Lotus Spa (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)

Spa Magazine Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Awards
-- Favorite Cruise Ship Spas (2011, 2010, 2009, 2007)

Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards:
-- Best Main Dining Rooms (2010)

Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards
– Food & Beverage/Hotel Operations Award -- Chef’s Table (2008)

Itineraries/Excursions

 

Recommend Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards
– Best Cruise Line – Itineraries (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)
– Best Cruise Line – Exotics (2003)

Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards
-- Best Cruise Line: Alaska (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003)
-- Best Cruise Line: Europe (2006, 2003)

Travel Age West WAVE Awards
-- Best Shore Excursions (Editor’s Pick 2013)
– Best Cruise-Tour Program (Editor’s Pick 2008, 2007),

Porthole Magazine Readers’ Choice Award
-- Best Australia/New Zealand Itineraries (2010, 2008)
– Best South Pacific Itineraries (2009, 2004, 2003, 2002)
-- Best Central American itineraries (2008, 2007)
– Best Northern European Itineraries (2013, 2011, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000)
-- Best Asia/Pacific Itineraries (2013, 2007, 2006, 2005)
-- Best Mexican Riviera Itineraries (2007)
-- Best Alaska Itineraries (2005)
– Best South American Itineraries (2001)

Zagat Cruise Line Survey (2009)
-- Top Excursions

Sales/Service/Reservation

 

Travel Age West WAVE Awards:
-- Cruise Line Providing the Best Agent Support Program (Editor’s Pick 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008)
-- Cruise Line with Highest Client Satisfaction (Editor’s Pick 2012, 2011, 2008)
-- Best Line for Cruise Value (Editor’s Pick 2012)
-- Best Cruise Line for Group Travel (Editor’s Pick 2011)

Recommend Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards
-- Best Travel Agent Incentive Program (2012)

Expedia Cruise Ship Centers Awards (2012)
-- Best Overall Partner (Contemporary/Premium Brands)

Nexion Agent Choice Awards (2009)
-- Best Consumer Loyalty Program
-- Best Agent Training

Environmental

 

Port of Seattle Green Gateway Award (2013)
-- Gold Level Award – (recognizes comprehensive environmental achievements)

Blue Circle Award – Port of Vancouver (2011)
-- Recognition for highest emissions reduction achievements

Port of San Francisco Cruise Ship Environmental Awards  
– Gold Award – Sea Princess (2010, 2009), Sapphire Princess (2009), Star Princess (2009, 2008), Golden Princess (2007), Dawn Princess (2007, 2006, 2005)
– Silver Award – Regal Princess (2006, 2005)
(recognizes the vessel for demonstrating “the strong commitment of Princess Cruises in the areas of Air Emission Reduction, Wastewater Treatment, and Recycling and Disposal Programs for Solid Waste)

Port of Los Angeles – Vessel Speed Recognition Award (2009, 2008)
-- for all homeported vessels for being 100% compliant with port speed limit to reduce air emissions
-- only shipping line to win honor

Venice Blue Flag – (2009, 2008)
-- awarded for efforts to safeguard the city of Venice, Italy, by burning low sulfur fuel in port to reduce air emissions

U.S. Coast Guard – William M. Benkert Award (1998)
for excellence in marine environmental protection (first cruise line ever to win)