The Walt Disney Company Adds Another Award To Its Collection

The Walt Disney Company has won numerous awards in its lifetime of being an established company. As of 2021, the Company had won a total of 135 Academy Awards; of which, 32 were won by Walt Disney himself. His first awards were won in 1932: the Cartoon Short Subject 1931-1932 for Flowers and Trees (1932); and a Special Award to Walt Disney for the creation of Mickey Mouse. Over the years, the awards won by The Walt Disney Company have included: Best Song; Original Score; Special Visual Effects; Best Actor; Best Animated Feature; and Best Sound Editing.


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Just this year, The Walt Disney Company have received a further 6 Academy Awards. On March 27, at the 94th annual ceremony, that was broadcasted from the Dolby Theatre in Ovation Hollywood, the Company was awarded:

  • Best Animated Feature Film for Encanto (2021)

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  • Best Actress in a Leading Role for Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling for The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)
  • Best Documentary (Feature) for Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Ariana DeBose in West Side Story (2021)
  • Best Costume Design for Cruella (2021)

Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, has also won many awards and recognitions since it was incorporated in 1996. It is also the Company that is the most recent to receive an award, that The Walt Disney Company can add to their collection.

The Newest Award To Be Received

Disney Cruise Line have been known to be an award-winning Cruise Line for some time. Not only has the company received many awards, they are known to have been awarded the same awards for multiple consecutive years, demonstrating that they are highly thought of, by Guests. The most recent award that Disney Cruise Line has received is the Travel + Leisure Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Line, as part of the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022. The news of being awarded this title comes just two days before the maiden voyage of the brand new Disney cruise ship, the Disney Wish.


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Disney Cruise Line faced tough competition to win this award, with Royal Caribbean International and Cunard also in the running to receive it. To receive the award, readers of Travel + Leisure take part in the annual survey, and results are then analysed to identify the award winners. Traveller’s are able to vote in the World’s Best Awards from October 25, 2021 through to February 28, 2022. Voting takes accounts of many different aspects including; cabins and facilities; food; service; itineraries and destinations; excursions and activities; and value.

Disney Cruise Line received the highest score of 89.55, compared to the other nominees. Cunard were second with a score of 88.18, and Celebrity Cruise Line followed in third place with 86.56. Holland America Line took fourth place with 85.43, and in 5th place was Royal Caribbean International with a score of 81.26.

The top five Cruise Line companies who placed for the Travel + Leisure Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Line award were all World Best Awards Hall of Fame honorees. To receive the title of a Hall of Fame honoree, a business has been voted onto the World’s Best Awards list for the last 10 consecutive years.

Other Awards Received By Disney Cruise Line

This isn’t the first time Disney Cruise Line has won this award; this year marks the fourth consecutive year that the Company has been awarded the title of Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Line. The award name appears to have changed over the years, having previously been known as the No. 1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021. It’s not the first time for the Company to receive an award on consecutive years either.

In 2021, Disney Cruise Line was awarded the Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Award for Large Cruise Line for the 10th consecutive year. Condé Nast have complemented Disney Cruise Line on the hospitality they provide, aboard elegant ships that place families at the center of all that they have to offer.


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The awards that Disney Cruise Line have received have not only related to Guest experience and the services provided aboard their Cruise Ships. In 2020, Disney Cruise Line was recognized by the Port Of Vancouver with a Blue Circle Award, for the ninth consecutive year. This award recognizes the voluntary efforts made by the Disney Wonder to conserve energy and reduce emissions whilst in the Port of Vancouver.


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When it comes to families, Disney Cruise Line is highly-accredited in the cruise line industry. As such is is recognized as the top cruise line for families. Awards to show this include:

  • US News & World Report: 2022 Best Cruises Ranking – #1 Gold Badge Winner – Best Cruise Lines for Families
  • Travel & Leisure: World’s Best Awards 2020 – #1 Best Cruise Lines for Families
  • Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards 2019 – Best for Families
  • Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2019 – Disney Magic: Best Cruises for Families
  • Fodor’s Travel Awards 2019 – The Best Family Cruise

Future Success

The addition of the newest cruise ship to the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Wish is sure to continue the company’s success. The Disney Wish demonstrates Disney Cruise Line’s commitment to developing creativity, innovation and excellence at sea. The newest Disney Cruise Ship is infused with more Disney storytelling than any other ship in the Disney fleet. As we learn more about the newest ship, we get more excited to see what they other Triton-class ships that are yet to come from Disney Cruise Line will be like.


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We’re sure that Disney Cruise Line’s success will only continue as they expand their fleet and develop the magic that they can create for Guests.

About Victoria Mills

Victoria is a Disney-loving, tea-drinking, Math teacher from Liverpool, England. Her motto is 'work hard, Disney harder'! Having taken part in the Disney College Program back in 2010, Victoria's love and appreciation for Walt Disney World only grew, and it's the place where she feels most herself - it's home!