Royal Caribbean Named Best Overall Cruise Line by Travel Agents in Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards

Latest Award Caps Cruise Line’s List of Honors for 2004

MIAMI, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Travel Weekly has named Royal Caribbean International Best Overall Cruise Line for the second year in a row in the publication’s Second Annual Readers Choice Awards. More than 2,000 travel professionals were surveyed for the competition, which also gave the line top honors for Best Cruise Line: America and Best Cruise Line: Caribbean.

“Travel Weekly’s readers represent many of the most informed and experienced members of the travel industry, so it is a particular honor to be named two years running as the best cruise line,” said Adam Goldstein, executive vice president for Royal Caribbean International.

The Travel Weekly awards cap off an impressive year of international honors for Royal Caribbean. Recognized by consumers, travel agents, industry professionals and journalists, Royal Caribbean has been singled out for excellence for overall cruise experience, culinary offerings, marketing, ship design, environmental consciousness and technology. The following are the line’s most notable awards in 2004.

* Celebrated Living Magazine – Readers Choice Platinum List
Top Cruise Line

* Real Simple Magazine
Top Cruise Line for Families with Teens
Top Cruise Line for Workout Fanatics and Adventurers

* Parents Magazine
Voyager of the Seas, Best Ship for First-Time Cruisers

* Executive Travel Magazine
Best Cruise Line

* Porthole Cruise Magazine – Readers Choice Awards
Best Caribbean Itineraries
Best Eco-Friendly Cruise Line
Best Computer Facilities

* Florida Monthly Magazine
Best Cruise Line

* American Culinary Federation
Achievement of Culinary Excellence

* American Advertising Federation – ADDY(R) awards
Silver – Sales Promotion
Silver – Direct Mail

* Meeting Planners Magazine
Best Cruise Line

* Canadian Travel Press/Travel Counselor – Agents’ Choice Awards
Favorite Cruise Line

* Australian National Travel Industry
Best Cruise Operator

* Grand Travel Award Norway
Best Cruise Line

* Swedish Maritime Administration
Jewel of the Seas, Environmental Life-Buoy Certificate

* Grand Travel Award Sweden
Best Cruise Line

* Danish Travel Award
Best Cruise Line

* TTG UK
Best Fly Cruise

* UK Guardian/Observer Newspaper
Best Cruise Line

* Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism
Best Cruise Line

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 19 ships in service and two under construction. The company also offers unique cruisetour vacations in Alaska, Canada and Europe. For additional information about the cruise line, please visit the company’s Web site at http://www.royalcaribbean.com/ or call 800-327-6700.

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