The Wave Awards 2017 Results

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Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London.
1st March 2018

The Wave Awards 2017 shortlist announced

RECOGNISING AND REWARDING EXCELLENCE IN THE CRUISE HOLIDAY SECTOR

Now in its 3rd year, the Wave Awards are unique, and recognise and celebrate excellence within the cruise holiday sector. The awards cover all aspects of the industry from both a consumer and trade perspective and set a benchmark.

The majority of the awards are based on rigorous assessment of submitted entries by a panel of cruise travel experts. There is, however, separate categories for the public to vote for their favourite cruise lines, destinations, cruise agents and airlines. View all the categories below.  To see the entry form and submit an entry register your details.

This year we are pleased to announce The 2018 Wave Awards will take place on 1st March 2018 at our new venue the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden. Entries open on 14th July 2017. In order to enter you must first register online. This will make your entry submission more straight-forward.

The Wave Awards 2017 Winners

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

Category Winner
Best UK departure port Associated British Ports Southampton
(A high commendation was awarded to Port of Tyne)
Best destination Falkland Islands
Best UK Attraction or Excursion Intercruises, Tower of London
(A high commendation was awarded to Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh)
Best International Attraction or Excursion Celebrity Cruises, Chef’s Market Discoveries
Best for Environment & Sustainability Hurtigruten
Best for Cuisine Oceania Cruises
(A high commendation was awarded to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Europa 2)
Best for Entertainment Norwegian Cruise Line
Best for well-being or spa facilities Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Best for LGBT Celebrity Cruises
Best for Enrichment Voyages to Antiquity
(A high commendation was awarded to Cunard)
Best for Accommodation Regent Seven Seas Cruises
(A high commendation was awarded to Cunard)
Passenger Favourite Cruise Agent Bolsover Cruise Club
(High commendations were awarded to Cruise Nation and Iglu Cruise)
Passenger Favourite Airline Emirates
(High commendations were awarded to British Airways and Thomson)
Passenger Favourite Destination Greece
(High commendations were awarded to Barbados and Croatia
Passenger Favourite Specialist Cruise Line Azamara Club Cruises
(High commendations were awarded to Silversea and Voyages to Antiquity
Passenger Favourite Luxury Cruise Line Crystal Cruises
(High commendations were awarded to Cunard and Oceania Cruises
Passenger Favourite River Cruise Line Viking Cruises
(High commendations were awarded to Saga River Cruises and Riviera Travel
Passenger Favourite Ocean Cruise Line P&O Cruises
(High commendations were awarded to Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International
Best Digital or Web-based Service or Platform Cruise Nation
Best Advertising, Marketing or PR Campaign Cunard, Queen Mary 2. Remastered.
(A high commendation was awarded to Thomson Cruises, #NotForMe social media campaign)
Escorted or Specialist Tour Operator Titan Travel
Best Transfer Service Avalon Waterways.
(A high commendation was awarded to Ports Direct)
Best Cruise Agent World Travel Holdings
(A high commendation was awarded to Imagine Cruising)
Best Online Travel Agent Cruise Nation
(A high commendation was awarded to Iglu Cruise)
Best Individual Cruise Consultant Stacy Day, ROL Cruise
(A high commendation was awarded to Zoltan Biczo, Ponders Cruise & Travel)
Best New Ship Launch Royal Caribbean International, Harmony of the Seas
(A high commendation was awarded to Holland America Line, ms Koningsdam)
Best Specialist Cruise Line Azamara Club Cruises
Best Value-for-money Cruise Line Saga Cruises
Best Family Cruise Line Royal Caribbean International
Best Adventure Cruise Line Silversea Expeditions
Best Premium Cruise Line Princess Cruises
(A high commendation was awarded to Oceania Cruises)
Best Luxury Cruise Line Seabourn
(A high commendation was awarded to Crystal Cruises)
Best River Cruise Line Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
(A high commendation was awarded to Avalon Waterways)
Best Ocean Cruise Line Royal Caribbean International

Award Categories

Cruise Line

  • Best Luxury Cruise Line
  • Best Luxury River Cruise Line
  • Best River Cruise Line
  • Best Ocean Cruise Line
  • Best Family Cruise Line
  • Best Premium Cruise Line
  • Best Specialist Cruise Line
  • Best Value for Money Cruise Line
  • Best Adventure/Expedition Cruise Line
  • Best New Ship Launch (Ocean or River)
  •  

Ports & Destination

  • Best UK & Ireland Departure Port
  • Best UK or International Attraction/Excursion
  • Best Destination (Port or Country)

On Board

  • Best for Cuisine
  • Best for Accommodation
  • Best for Wellbeing/Spas
  • Best for Entertainment
  • Best for LGBT
  • Best for Enrichment

Industry

  • Best Advertising, PR or Marketing Campaign
  • Best Transfer Service
  • Best Escorted & Specialist Tour Operator of the Year
  • Best Digital or Web-based Platform or Service
  • Best Use of Technology

Agent

  • Best Cruise Travel Agent
  • Best Cruise Online Travel Agent
  • Individual Award for Best Cruise Agent

Passenger Favourites

  • Favourite Ocean Cruise Line
  • Favourite River Cruise Line
  • Favourite Luxury or Premium Cruise Line
  • Favourite Specialist Cruise Line
  • Favourite Cruise Travel Agent
  • Favourite Cruise Destination
  • Favourite Cruise Travel Blogger

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