Shortlist revealed for 2019 Wave Awards
RECOGNISING AND REWARDING EXCELLENCE IN THE CRUISE HOLIDAY SECTOR
The Wave Awards celebrate the very best of the UK’s cruise industry. The Oscars of cruising, they recognise and reward excellence and innovation in a business that is continuously evolving to deliver an exceptional experience, both on board and ashore.
The Wave Awards are owned and organised by Real Response Media, the company behind the market-leading brands World of Cruising and Cruise Trade News. Launched in 2015 and now in their fourth year, these awards are firmly established as the premier accolades in the industry.
Open to cruise lines, travel agents, tourist boards, ports and anyone involved in the UK cruise industry, whether they are based in the UK or abroad, The Wave Awards are your chance to showcase your brand, expertise and contribution to cruising.
The judging panel is made up of industry leaders, travel experts and representatives from the media, and there is also a special “Favourites” category, voted for by the public.
This year we’ve added new categories to The Wave Awards including the Best Environmental Initiative as it’s such an important topic and cruise lines, more than anyone, rely on the oceans and gorgeous destinations on their itineraries and want to protect them for future.
And our cruise agent category was so popular last year that we have expanded the category to include Best Retail Agent, Best Non-Retail Agent, Best Online Agent and Best Agent Consortia or Home-working Agency . That means there is a category that covers the traditional High Street agent, with the personal touch, and multiple platform and online agents who have kept pace with technology or use their collective power to get the best deals for customers and grow the sector.
Finalists will be invited to a prestigious black-tie event and gala dinner at London’s De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on 7th March 2019, where the awards ceremony will be held.