Costa Cruises has been named to Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards in the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line category. Known for its Italian ambiance and appeal to an international clientele, 2013 marks Costa’s debut on the annual readers choice list.
The awards are voted on by the readers of Travel + Leisure, who select their favorite hotels, spas, airlines, cruise lines, outfitters, cities and islands around the world. Among other winners in the Mega-Ship Cruise Line category were Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Line.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure as one of their top cruise line choices,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “Appearing on this list for the first time validates our hard work and dedication to providing an exceptional Italian-style cruise experience.”
The World’s Best Awards were developed in 1996 to recognize excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry, as chosen by the magazine’s readers, and the winners comprise a “who’s who” of the hospitality community.
For more than 65 years Costa Cruises’ ships have showcased Italian-made excellence throughout the world with their quality of service, variety of entertainment, range of fine food and wine, and exclusive onboard art collections.