Movies have them. So do television shows, commercials and Broadway plays. What about the cruise lines? It’s time to give recognition to those cruise line players who, day in and day out, feed, house, entertain and transport thousands of passengers all over the world.
And so, I present my 2010 Gold Anchor Awards, to honor specific, significant and perhaps a bit quirky, segments of the major cruise lines of the world.
Here they are; the best of the best on the water.
Applause, applause. There you have it: Cruise Maven’s 2010 Gold Anchor Awards. Yes, I’ve experienced every single one of the mentioned award categories-except outrunning the Somali pirates. Yes, I’m sure there are other cruise lines/ships which deserve recognition. But if I couldn’t vouch for their claim to fame, they weren’t included.
Categories such as excellent service, softest beds, itinerary choices etc. are all covered by the major publications; Conde Nast, Frommers, Fodors, etc. My goal was to shed some light on the more unusual and yet equally important aspects of the cruise experience.
It’s my hope that these little-publicized facts will help you to make an informed decision when planning your next cruise vacation.
Comments and recommendations are welcome!
I’m the editor and creator of CruiseMaven.com, a solo traveler cruising the world on waves and wheels. I hope my articles and photos entertain, advise and inspire you to travel the world without flying. Take a breath… stop for a meal and a glass of wine along the way.