The winners of the 2021 Wave Awards announced.

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The Wave Awards 2021


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 fifth year, these awards are firmly established as the premier accolades in the industry.

To celebrate our fifth birthday, the Wave Awards are moving to a new venue. The winners will be announced on Friday 15 October 2021 at the majestic 8 Northumberland Avenue.

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 Best Specialist Travel Agent, the Best Brand Partnership and the CTN Best Companies Programme. View the full list of categories and entry criteria.

Entries are now closed for 2021. Due to the postponement of the 2020 event, entries have been carried over for 2021.

CTN Best Companies


The Wave Awards 2021 will incorporate the CTN Best Companies programme, where all the winning companies in this first-of-a-kind employee engagement scheme will be honoured on stage.

Rooster PR

Our appointed PR agency is Rooster

Rooster is one of the UK’s leading independent PR agencies servicing clients across b2b and b2c sectors. Founded in 1999 by Henry Hemming, Rooster is focused on results-driven communications that deliver against clients’ business objectives. Managing Director James Brooke heads up the team of over 20 genuine, straight-talking and creative communications experts.

Rooster clients span the travel, lifestyle and business sectors including Flight Centre, Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, St. Kitts Tourism Authority and Navigate Travel. Rooster’s newly-launched sustainability PR service provides expert guidance and strategy for businesses wishing to better communicate how they are positively impacting our increasingly fragile world.

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