Porthole Cruise Magazine Names Tortuga Rum Cakes “Best Cruise Souvenir” for 8th Consecutive Year
Posted by Tortuga International on 2/3/2012 to News
Miami, Fla. /Grand Cayman, BWI – February 3, 2012 -- Porthole Cruise Magazine, the nation's leading cruise and travel publication has recognized Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes with a 2012 Editor-In-Chief Award in its February issue, naming for the eighth consecutive year these delectable tropical treats as “Best Cruise Souvenir”.

Tortuga Rum Cakes are sold in nearly 100 onboard cruise ship gift shops throughout the Caribbean. Baked from a generations old island family recipe, every Tortuga Rum Cake is hand glazed with a special, five-year-old blend of Tortuga Gold Rum, then vacuum sealed to lock in the delicious freshness. They are the #1 export of the Cayman Islands and found in gift shops throughout the Caribbean.

"Given the consistent quality and great taste of Tortuga Rum Cakes, it was again an easy choice for best cruise souvenir," said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. "I can't remember a time when I returned from a cruise without one -- or several."

Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Editor- In Chief Awards annually honor cruise lines, island merchants, 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 proud to again be recognized as ‘best cruise souvenir’,” says Monique Hamaty- Simmonds, chief marketing officer for Tortuga, whose family started the business in 1984. “Who would have imagined that a family recipe could create a world-wide gourmet food business, and that so many people would love our rum cakes. We are dedicated to providing the finest quality products that will merit 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. See www.porthole.com.

Tortuga International has bakeries and operations in Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Barbados, as well as a franchise bakery with retail shops in the Bahamas. Tortuga Rum Cake Company, the company’s Miami, Florida subsidiary, handles sales, marketing and worldwide distribution.

Media contact: Angie Niehoff, 561-868-0297 or niehoff@bellsouth.net
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