• Dec 23,2020
  • Community Projects

Porthole Cruise Magazine Names Three Studio DADO Clients As Winners of the 22nd Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

We’re excited for the notoriety they received and honored they chose us to play a role. 

When we have the opportunity to sit at the table with our clients as they unveil their latest new-builds we lean in and listen to what is resonating with their guests and what they’re asking for. Our role is to translate guest necessities and wants into a seamless and delightful design experience on-board. Our team designs strive to delight through design with each of our spaces. With collaboration, trust and partnership, there comes special times like these Readers’ Choice Awards when we can celebrate awards together…

Join us as we celebrate Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines! Each cruise line and DADO client was named a winner in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 22nd Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. We couldn’t be prouder partners in design and guest experience! 

Each year, Porthole Cruise Magazine, the nation’s leading cruise travel magazine, offers its readers the opportunity to cast their votes in 37 cruise-line categories and 15 travel destination categories. Even though readers weren’t on-board for much of the year, they remained passionate with  the magazine receiving thousands of ballots.


Join us in congratulating, from the bottom of our hearts: 


Norwegian Cruise Line

“Best Ocean Ship: Norwegian Encore” & “Best Cruise Line for Solo Travelers”

As the last ship in its class, Norwegian Encore is the most fresh and innovative in the class. For long-time client, Norwegian Cruise Line the DADO team imagined lyrical design elements and a certain fluidity in the ship’s restaurants including Mixx Bar, The Social Comedy Club, Q Smokehouse, Teppanyaki, as well as designed other key spaces. The Onda by Scarpetta restaurant, which DADO reinterpreted the famed NYC eatery for the high-seas,, was designed with an ambient color palette and high-end metallic details creating an ambiance of a bustling Manhattan restaurant. Aptly said by Yohandel Ruiz, one of our founders: “When the storytelling is done right, the guests are transported and don’t feel they are on a ship anymore.”


Regent Seven Seas Cruises

“Best Luxury Ship: Seven Seas Explorer”

The Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand is synonymous with evolving layers of elegance and timeless luxury. For Seven Seas Explorer, DADO worked closely with Regent to create a finely-tailored design experience culminating in the staterooms our team was entrusted to expertly appoint. Custom-designed beveled mirrors, floor to ceiling granite walls, and custom-stitched embroidered fabric on the headboard panels are just a few of the exquisite, memorable touches guests can expect in their appointed staterooms.  


Carnival Cruise Line

“Best Cruise Line for the Money”

We couldn’t agree more with readers on the selection of our client Carnival Cruise Line for this award. In the words of our founder, Jorge Mesa, “Design does not have to be expensive to be good. It just needs to be well planned.” Last year, we had the opportunity to design and execute the suites, staterooms and spa of the new build ship, Mardi Gras. We can’t wait for the ship to set sail in 2021 and for these same readers to experience a new level of Carnival Cruise Line. 

To read more details about the awards, please visit: Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 | Porthole Cruise Magazine