Voting took place on CruiseFever.net throughout 2016 and over 10,000 total votes were cast in this year’s awards. Our readers voted on a variety of cruise categories including best new cruise ship, best river cruise line, best luxury line, best cruise line for families, and favorite cruise ports. When all the votes were counted, Carnival Cruise Line received the most votes for Best Mainstream Cruise Line in 2016.
The top seven cruise lines in voting were as follows:
- Carnival Cruise Line
- Royal Caribbean
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Celebrity Cruises
- Princess Cruises
- Holland America Line
- Disney Cruise Line
Multiple votes from the same IP address were discarded giving each household one equal vote.
Carnival Cruise Line debuted their largest cruise ship yet in 2016, Carnival Vista. At 133,500 gross tons, this 4,000 passenger cruise ship arrived in PortMiami last month and began sailing 6-8 night cruises to the Caribbean. Carnival currently has a fleet of 25 cruise ships with three more currently under construction or on order.
Carnival Horizon, which will be a sister ship to Carnival Vista, is scheduled to be completed in 2018. In addition to Carnival Horizon, the cruise line has ordered two 180,000 gross ton mega ships that will be powered by LNG. They are scheduled to be delivered in 2020 and 2022.
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