Best Ocean Cruise Line 3 years running accolade given by USA Today. Couple embracing with seaside Italian Village as their backdrop.

Awards & Accolades

The experts love us

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General excellence

Best in Travel
– Money Magazine

Best Cruise Itineraries
– Recommend Magazine, 14-time winner; Cruise Critic

Best Cruise Line, 5-years running
– Cruise International (UK)

Best Ocean Cruise Line Overall
– Cruise Passenger Reader's Choice (AU)

Best Premium Cruise Line
– Travvy Awards - TravAlliancemedia; Cruise Passenger 21st Birthday Awards (AU)
– Silver Travel Advisor’s Awards (UK)

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Alaska cruising

Best Cruise Line - Alaska
– Travel Weekly, 18-time winner
– Women's Choice Awards
– TravelAge West
– TravelAwaits
– Travvy Awards

Best Alaska Cruises
– Cruise Critic and Travel Channel

Best Alaska Itineraries 
– Porthole Magazine

Best Overall Education Program - North to Alaska
– Travel Weekly

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Best Shore Excursions - Discovery at Sea
– Travel Weekly

Best Cruise Lines in the Caribbean
– US News & World Report

Best Canada & New England Itineraries
– Porthole Magazine

Best Cruise Line in Europe
– Travvy Awards; Women's Choice Awards

Best Cruises to see Hawaii
– Travel Channel

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Lifestyle cruising

Great for Groups - Enchanted Princess
– Good Housekeeping Family Travel Awards (North America)

Best Multi-Generational Cruise Line
– Porthole Magazine

Best Cruise Line for First-Timers
– Cruise International (UK); Cruise Critic

Great Ships for Sea Days
– Cruise Critic

Great Cruise Lines for Teens
– Fodor's

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Best New Cruise Ship - Majestic Princess
– Thrillist, Ctrip (CN)

Best Small Ship - Pacific Princess®
– Cruise Critic

Best Mid-size Ship - Coral Princess®
– Cruise Critic

Best Large Cruise Ship Lines
– Condé Nast Traveler

Best Mega Ship Cruise Lines
– Travel + Leisure

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Food & beverage

Wine List Award of Excellence
– Wine Spectator

Healthiest Cruise
– Shape Magazine

Best Cruises for Food Lovers
– Food & Wine Magazine

Best Burgers at Sea - The Ernesto
– Cruise Critic

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Cruising value

Cruise Line with the Highest Customer Satisfaction
– TravelAge West

Best Cruise Lines For The Money
– US News & World Report

Best Cruise Value Award (Deluxe 5 star)
– World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society

Best Cruise Ship for Value - Island Princess®
– Cruise Critic

Best Value for the Money
– Cruise International (UK)

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Onboard entertainment

Best Contemporary Ship Entertainment - Magic to Do
– Travel Weekly

Best Contemporary Ship Entertainment - Voice of the Ocean
– Travel Weekly

Best Cruise Line for Onboard Entertainment, 3-years running
– Cruise Passenger (AU)

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Best Cruise Line for Romance
– US News & World Report, Women's Choice Award, Cruise Critic, Cruise Critic (AU) and Cruise Critic (UK)

Best Cruise Line for Couples
– Cruise Critic

Best Cruise Line for Honeymooners
– Cruise Critic

Best Cruise Line for Weddings
– Cruise Critic

Dining venues

Best Onboard Dining
– TravelAge West

Top 5 Mainstream Lines for Dining

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Bars & lounges

Editor-in-Chief Award Best Bar – SeaView Bar
– Porthole

Best Cruise Ship Bars – Vines and Wheelhouse Bar
– Cruise Critic

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Spa & fitness

Healthiest Cruise
– Shape Magazine

Best Cruise Line for Wellbeing
– Cruise International (UK)

Best Cruise Line for Wellness/Spa, 4-years running
– Cruise Passenger (AU)

Best Spa Facilities
– Porthole Magazine

Readers' Choice Awards: Top 10 Cruise Ship Spas – Lotus Spa
– Spa Finder

Best Mid-size Cruise Ships for Fitness & Recreation - Coral Princess
– Cruise Critic

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Shopping & services

Best Onboard Shopping
– Porthole Magazine, 11-time winner

Best Onboard Photography
– Porthole Magazine

Best Mobile App - Princess@Sea
– Travel Weekly

Best Atrium Design - Royal Princess
– Travel Weekly

Planet Princess. Protect | Conserve | Recycle


Port of Seattle - Green Gateway Award
– Gold Level Award– Recognizes comprehensive environmental achievements

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

Port of San Francisco Cruise Ship Environmental Awards
– Gold Award, Silver Award

Port of Los Angeles – Vessel Speed Recognition Award
– Recognition for all homeported vessels for being 100% compliant with port speed limit to reduce air emissions

Venice Blue Flag 
– Awarded for efforts to safeguard the city of Venice, Italy, by burning low sulfur fuel in port to reduce air emissions