Holland America Line Wins Eight 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine

Holland America Line, a leader in premium cruising, has earned top honors with eight 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications. The awards include Best Alaska Itineraries, Best Shore Excursions and Best Private Island for Half Moon Cay, the line’s exclusive island in the Bahamas.

Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by thousands of the publication’s readers who vote on their favorite cruise lines in a variety of categories.

“The readers of Porthole are discerning and well-traveled,” said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of the magazine, “and they appreciate the exceptional cruise experience both on board and ashore that Holland America Line continues to deliver on a consistent basis.”

Holland America Line’s 2012 Readers Choice Awards include:
•    Best Private Island for Half Moon Cay
•    Best Alaska Itineraries
•    Best Canada/New England Itineraries
•    Best Central America Itineraries
•    Best Shore Excursions
•    Best Computer Facilities
•    Best Medical Facilities
•    Best Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers

For the past 12 years, Porthole Cruise Magazine’s readers have named Half Moon Cay the industry’s Best Private Island. In addition to winning the Best Shore Excursions award for its diverse and enriching selection of tours, Holland America Line maintained its leading position as the cruise line with the Best Alaska Itineraries. Holland America Line also received top honors from Porthole for its Canada/New England voyages, which explore the historic seaports and stunning fall foliage of the region. Rounding out the honors garnered for top itineraries are the line’s Central America voyages, a series of sailings that explore the region’s natural beauty, indigenous cultures and full transits of the Panama Canal.

“Holland America Line is honored to be recognized by the readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine for our specially crafted itineraries, shore excursions and overall cruising experience,” said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line. “We are committed to delivering the ultimate premium cruise experience and these awards validate our efforts and dedication to continued excellence.”


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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.