Thursday February 16th 2017

Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London W8 4PT.



Welcome to The Wave Awards. They are new and unique, recognising and celebrating excellence within the cruise holiday sector. The Awards are designed to cover all aspects of the industry from both a consumer and trade perspective.

Based on rigorous assessment by an independent panel of cruise travel experts and separate public voting, this inaugural awards scheme will set benchmarks for achieving excellence in this significant growth sector of the travel market.

A fantastic evening was had by all who attended the first ever Wave Awards ceremony on February 18th, 2016, in London. You can see the results by clicking below. We will announce the date for the launch of the call for entries, 2017 soon.

See the Wave Awards 2016 Winners

The Wave Awards Winners

Our full list of Wave Awards winners and highly commended finalists:

Category Winner
Best UK departure port Southampton
Best destination country or port New York
Best Attraction or Excursion Hurtigruten’s dog-sledding excursions
Best for Accommodation Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Best for well-being or spa facilities Viking Star from Viking Cruises
Best for Enrichment Voyages to Antiquity
Best for Cuisine Crystal Cruises
(A high commendation was awarded to Uniworld Boutique River Cruises)
Best for Entertainment Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Digital or Web-based Service or Platform Royal Caribbean’s Club Royal programme
(High commendations were awarded to Cruise Nation and Voyages to Antiquity)
Best Marketing Campaign Cunard’s 175th anniversary celebrations
Escorted or Specialist Tour Operator Titan Travel
Best Cruise Agent Reader Offers
Best Online Travel Agent Cruise Nation
Best Individual Cruise Consultant Lea Ashton of Thomson Holidays
Favourite Destination Norway
Favourite Specialist Cruise Line Azamara Club Cruises
Favourite Luxury Cruise Line Crystal Cruises
Favourite River Cruise Line Viking Cruises
Favourite Ocean Cruise Line Saga Cruises
Best New Ship Launch (River) Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ S.S. Maria Theresa
Best New Ship Launch (Ocean) P&O Cruises’ Britannia
Best Specialist Small Ship Cruise Line Viking Cruises
Best Value-for-money Cruise Line Saga Cruises
Best Family Cruise Line Royal Caribbean
(A high commendation was awarded to Carnival Cruise Line)
Best Adventure Cruise Line Silversea Expeditions
Best River Cruise Line Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Best Premium Cruise Line Princess Cruises
Best Luxury Cruise Line Regent Seven Seas Cruises
(A high commendation was awarded to Crystal Cruises)
Cruise Line of the Year Royal Caribbean
(A high commendation was awarded to Princess Cruises)

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