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Best Cruise Ships of 2012 Announced
Cruise Critic names the top cruise ships and lines in its 2012 Editors' Picks Awards
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 4, 2012 05:30 AM
PENNINGTON, N.J., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Critic® (http://www.cruisecritic.com), the world's leading resource for consumer cruise reviews and news, announces its Editors' Picks Awards, recognizing the best in the cruise industry as noted by its team of editors.
This year's Editors' Picks Awards list includes 18 categories, awarding 12 different cruise lines. Winners include:
"Each year, our Editors' Picks Awards reflect the cruise lines and ships that we feel best exemplify excellence in categories we consider the most important to people when choosing a cruise," says Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic. "In the cruise industry, many lines go above and beyond, but our awards narrow down the list to those that stand out as the best of the best."
In 2012, the cruise industry also saw continued growth in the popularity of river cruises, and Cruise Critic recognized this by awarding these standout lines:
Additional winners include:
For more information on the awards and winners, visit www.cruisecritic.com/editors-picks.
About Cruise Critic
Cruise Critic is an online cruise guide, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The site features more than 100,000 cruise reviews and hosts the world's largest online cruise community where travelers share experiences and opinions with fellow cruisers. Cruise Critic was the first consumer cruise site on the Internet, launched in October 1995 by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 74 million unique monthly visitors.* TripAdvisor, Inc.'s travel media brands include www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, July 2012
Cruise Critic and The Independent Traveler are either trademarks or registered trademarks of TripAdvisor, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. TripAdvisor is a trademark of TripAdvisor, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE Cruise Critic
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