The 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards arrive under unique circumstances, but that doesn't mean Porthole Cruise readers stopped paying attention to what's happening in the industry! From the top ships and ports to cuisine and onboard experiences, you voted for your favorites and we’re proud to announce the winners. If you’re looking for your next great vacation, check out the list below and make sure you cast your vote next year!
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The Best Ships

Cruise ships come in all shapes and sizes and serve very different purposes. Our readers voted on their favorite ships across 15 unique categories, check out the winners below! 


Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Cruise Line

Crystal Bach, Crystal River Cruises


Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Carnival Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line

Royal Caribbean International

Windstar Cruises

Silversea Expeditions

Holland America Line

Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line

Carnival Panorama

The Best ONBoard Experiences

Today’s cruise ships are floating amusement parks with the latest in technology and entertainment. Here are the winners for best onboard experience as voted by our readers! 


Royal Caribbean International

Crystal Cruises

Pinnacle Grill, Holland America Line

Royal Caribbean International

Norwegian Cruise Line

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

Princess Cruises

Disney Cruise Line


MSC Cruises

The Isaac, Princess Cruises

Matt Mitcham, Carnival Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Princess Cruises’ OceanMedallion

Carnival HUB, Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival HUB, Carnival Cruise Line

The Best Destinations

What’s more fun than a day in port? Porthole Cruise readers chose the best ports of call around the world, which is your favorite? 

Don't forget to vote in 2021!