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  • Porthole Cruise Magazine Names Tortuga Rum Cakes “Best Cruise Souvenir” in 2015 Editor-in-Chief Awards

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    Porthole Cruise Magazine, the world's leading consumer cruise and travel publication based in the United States has awarded Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes the 2015 Editor-In-Chief Award for Best Cruise Souvenir. Announced in the January/February issue and online at www.porthole.com, this is the 11th consecutive year that Tortuga has been honored by the magazine.

    Tortuga Rum Cakes are sold in nearly 100 on board cruise ship gift shops and stores in ports throughout the Caribbean. Made from a generations old island family recipe, Tortuga Rum Cakes are baked in Jamaica, Barbados, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. Each cake is hand glazed with a special, five-year-old blend of Tortuga Gold Rum, then vacuum sealed to lock in the delicious freshness.

    "It's hard to miss the fact that cruisers love Tortuga products," said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. "It's the company's consistent quality and flavor of its products that I believe keep visitors bringing home the rum cakes, especially, as a perfect reminder of their cruise."

    Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Editor- in-Chief Awards annually honor cruise lines, island Porthole_Magazine_Editor_and_Cheif_Awards_2015_Best_Cruise_Souvenir_Tortuga_Rum_Cakesmerchants, ports, resorts and others that the magazine consider being among the best in the business. From world-class accommodations to unique island experiences to innovative onboard features, the Editor-In-Chief Awards are presented to pay tribute to standouts in the travel industry.

    "We are honored to be named the 2015 Best Cruise Souvenir and recognized for eleven consecutive years,” says Marcus Simmonds, Chief Executive Officer for Tortuga International.

    “Our team is dedicated to providing the finest quality products. We hope to continue to earn this recognition for many years to come.”

    Porthole Cruise Magazine is published by the PPI Group in Fort Lauderdale, FL and serves as an ultimate resource guide for experienced and first time cruisers. Expert writers and columnists cover the latest trends in cruise travel throughout the world, ship reviews, cuisine, popular ports of call and travel tips.

    Founded in the Cayman Islands in 1984 as the Tortuga Rum Company, Ltd., Tortuga International is part of Jamaica Producers Group of companies and has bakeries and operations in Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas. The company’s Miami, Florida subsidiary, known as the Tortuga Rum Cake Company, handles sales, marketing and worldwide distribution. See www.tortugarumcakes.com or call toll free 1-877- 486-7884.

  • Tortuga Rum Cake Company Introduces Caribbean Coffee Rum Balls

    Tortuga Rum Cake Company has added a new candy – Tortuga Caribbean Coffee Rum Balls – to its line of chocolate confectionary products. These Mouthwatering Caribbean Coffee Rum Balls are bursting with a delightful rum and coffee flavor and will have your taste buds dancing for more. Each bite sized chocolate confection is hand-crafted using a blend of Tortuga Gold Rum, chocolate, and our world famous Blue Mountain Coffee, and then coated in chocolate sprinkles. The foil trimmed and embossed package with Tortuga’s iconic galleon pirate ship makes a beautiful presentation. The 6.17 oz box includes 20 rum balls, with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

    "Coffee enthusiast will enjoy this traditional holiday treat with a coffee twist throughout the year,” says Monique Hamaty Simmonds, Chief Marketing Officer for Tortuga. “It is a great addition to our chocolate line of chocolate rum balls and chocolate rum turtles with sea salt.”

    The Tortuga brand is well-known by the more than 20 million annual Caribbean tourists and cruise ship passengers. Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes are the #1 export of the Cayman Islands and named 2014 “Best Cruise Souvenir” by Porthole Cruise Magazine, a recognition earned for 10 consecutive years. The Tortuga product line is sold in gift and specialty food departments and gourmet stores throughout the Caribbean and North America and in onboard gift shops of nearly 100 cruise ships.

    The company is known worldwide for its authentic Caribbean rum cakes, available in three sizes – 4oz, 16oz and 32oz -- and seven tropical flavors. Other gourmet products include 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, seven Tortuga flavored coffees, award-winning Caribbean sauces, three types of rum fudge, chocolate rum turtles with sea salt, gifts and gift baskets. Tortuga International is part of the Jamaica Producers Group of companies and has bakeries and operations in Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas. Tortuga Rum Cake Company, the company’s Miami, Florida subsidiary, handles sales, marketing and worldwide distribution. See www.tortugarumcakes.com or call toll free 1-877- 486-7884.

  • Tortuga Rum Cake Company Introduces Chocolate Rum Balls

    Celebrating the brand’s 30th anniversary, the Tortuga Rum Cake Company has added a new candy – Tortuga Chocolate Rum Balls – to its line of gourmet Caribbean products.

    With a moist and fudgy chocolate center bursting with rum flavor and coated in dark chocolate sprinkles, Tortuga Chocolate Rum Balls are a sweet and creamy tropical treat created to capture a taste of the Caribbean in every bite.

    The foil trimmed and embossed package with Tortuga’s iconic galleon pirate ship makes a beautiful presentation. The 6.17 oz box includes 20 rum balls, with a suggested retail price of $15.99.

    "Now this traditional holiday treat can be enjoyed throughout the year,” says Monique Hamaty Simmonds, Chief Marketing Officer for Tortuga. “It is a great addition to our chocolate line of rum fudge and chocolate rum turtles with sea salt.”

    The Tortuga brand is well-known by the more than 20 million annual Caribbean tourists and cruise ship passengers. Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes are the #1 export of the Cayman Islands and named 2014 “Best Cruise Souvenir” by Porthole Cruise Magazine, a recognition earned for 10 consecutive years. The Tortuga product line is sold in gift and specialty food departments and gourmet stores throughout the Caribbean and North America and in onboard gift shops of nearly 100 cruise ships.

  • Porthole Cruise Magazine Names Tortuga Rum Cakes “Best Cruise Souvenir” in 2014 Editor-in-Chief Awards

    Miami FL/ Grand Cayman BWI/Montego Bay, Jamaica– January 27, 2014 -- Porthole Cruise Magazine, the world's leading consumer cruise and travel publication based in the United States has awarded Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes the 2014 Editor-In-Chief Award for Best Cruise Souvenir. Announced in the January/February issue and online at www.porthole.com, this is the 10th consecutive year that Tortuga has been honored by the magazine.

    Tortuga Rum Cakes are sold in nearly 100 onboard cruise ship gift shops and stores in ports throughout the Caribbean. Made from a generations old island family recipe, Tortuga Rum Cakes are baked in Jamaica, Barbados, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. Each cake is hand glazed with a special, five-year-old blend of Tortuga Gold Rum, then vacuum sealed to lock in the delicious freshness.

    "These awards are presented to companies in the cruise and travel industry that have gone above and beyond in terms of service, quality and excellence," said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. "I can't remember a time when I returned from the Caribbean without a Tortuga Rum Cake-- or several."

  • Tortuga Rum Cakes Score Knockout at Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night

    Miami FL/ Grand Cayman BWI/Montego Bay, Jamaica -- April 8, 2013 – Stars and athletes at the Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night are enjoying an authentic “taste of the Islands”, each receiving a Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cake and $100 gift certificate in their VIP gift bags. Held in Phoenix, Arizona this annual charity gala brings together many of today’s hottest celebrities and athletes to raise money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    Stars at this year’s event receiving the exclusive gift bag created by Jewels and Pinstripes and valued at over $1,400 included Jennifer Lopez, Billy Crystal,  Steve Martin, Reba McEntire, Andrea Bocelli, Joe Manganiello, Evander Holyfield and of course, Muhammad Ali among others.

    “Celebrity Fight Night is such a special event which touches the lives of so many people,” said Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, chief marketing officer for Tortuga. “We are honored to work with the folks at Jewels and Pinstripes to support such an important cause.”

    The popular Entertainment Tonight television show offered one of these goodie-packed bags online at ETOnline.com and a contest to win another autographed gift bag runs until the end of April at www.thecelebritycafe.com

    Tortuga Rum Cakes are sold in gift and specialty stores throughout the Caribbean and North America and in onboard gift shops of nearly 100 cruise ships. They have been recognized by Porthole Cruise Magazine for 10 consecutive years as “Best Cruise Souvenir”. The complete line of Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes and gourmet products is available at www.tortugarumcakes.com

    Founded in the Cayman Islands in 1984 as the Tortuga Rum Company, Ltd., Tortuga International is part of Jamaica Producers Group of companies and has bakeries and operations in Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas. The company’s Miami, Florida subsidiary, known as the Tortuga Rum Cake Company, handles sales, marketing and worldwide distribution.

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