Thought some may be interested in this little honor that has been bestowed upon Carnival.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES' 'FUN SHIPS' NAMED 'BEST OVERALL VALUE' BY OCEAN &
MIAMI (01/05/04) - For the 10th consecutive year, the "Fun Ships" of
Carnival Cruise Lines have been named a "Best Overall Value" by the World
Ocean & Cruise Liner Society (WOCLS), a 23-year-old organization comprised
of leading travel agents and highly experienced cruisers. Carnival earned
"best value" honors in the "High-Superior Four-Star-Plus" category.
The awards, which were published in a recent issue of the organization's
monthly magazine, Ocean & Cruise News, are divided into 10 categories and
recognize those cruise lines, which provide the greatest satisfaction to
guests at the best prices.
The WOCLS lauded Carnival for its high quality food and entertainment, as
well as its diverse activities and festive on-board ambiance. "All Carnival
ships stress fun and high-spirited activity, both in the design of the
public rooms and in the overall product. The dining is on par with, and in
many cases exceeds that of others in this category. The entertainment is
some of the best afloat," said Ocean & Cruise News Editorial Advisor George
Carnival was also recognized for its innovative shipboard layout and
design, stating that the vessels are "very spacious and very 'Las Vegas' in
their style and ambiance."
Commented Carnival President & CEO Bob Dickinson, "Earning the 'best value'
award for 10 consecutive years is very gratifying and speaks volumes to the
high quality of Carnival's 'Fun Ship' cruise vacations, which are rated
higher than any other brand in the contemporary market. It is truly an
honor and reaffirms our position as the world's number one cruise vacation
Carnival is the most popular cruise line in the world, with 19 "Fun Ships"
operating three- to 16-day voyages to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican
Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, Canada, New England and Bermuda
from homeports throughout North America. The line currently has three new
ships with an estimated value of $1.8 billion scheduled for delivery between
now and 2005. The first of these, the 88,500-ton Carnival Miracle, is
slated to debut from Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 27, 2004.