Shortlist revealed for 2019 Wave Awards

The shortlist for the 2019 Wave Awards has been announced.

The awards – organised by Real Response Media – celebrate the very best in the cruise industry, and are open to cruise lines, travel agents, tourist boards and ports.

Finalists can attend a prestigious black-tie event and gala dinner at London’s De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on 7 March 2019, where the awards ceremony will be held.

Click below to book a table for The Wave Awards event below:

OCEAN CATEGORIES

Best Ocean Cruise Line
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Marella Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Saga Cruises
Best River Cruise Line
  • Amadeus River Cruises
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Saga Cruises
  • Titan Travel
Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Line 
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Seabourn
Best Luxury River Cruise Line
  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Crystal River Cruises
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Scenic
Best Premium Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
Best Expedition Cruise Line
  • Aurora Expeditions
  • G Adventures
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

 

Best for Solo Travellers (ocean or river)
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Hebridean Island Cruises
  • Saga Cruises
  • Titan Travel
  • Voyages to Antiquity
Best Specialist Cruise Line
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Hebridean Island Cruises
  • Star Clippers
  • The Majestic Line (Scotland)
  • Voyages to Antiquity
Best New Ship Launch  
  • Azamara Club Cruises– Azamara Pursuit
  • Marella Cruises – Marella Explorer
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line– Symphony of the Seas
  • Seabourn – Seabourn Ovation
Best Value-for-money Cruise Line (ocean or river)
  • Amadeus River Cruises
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Marella Cruises
  • Saga Cruises
  • Voyages to Antiquity
Best Family Cruise Line
  • MSC Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

AGENT CATEGORIES

Best Retail Agent
  • Kuoni
  • Trailfinders
Best Non-Retail Agent
  • Bolsover Cruise Club
  • Cruise Direction
  • Cruise Nation
  • CruiseKings
  • Iglu Cruise
  • Jetline Cruise
  • ROL Cruise
Best Online Agent
  • Cruise Nation
  • CruiseKings
  • Iglu Cruise
  • The Cruise Specialists
  • WTH UK
Best Agent Consortia or Homeworking Agency
  • Advantage Travel Partnership
  • Hays Travel Homeworking Team
  • The Travel Network Group

INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

Best Advertising, PR or Marketing Campaign
  • Accord Marketing – Cruiseco: Making Waves in the UK Cruise Market
  • Grenada Tourism Authority – #FreeToWonder
  • Marella Cruises – MarellaByU
  • Planet Cruise – The Planet Cruise River and Luxury Cruise Show
  • ROL Cruise – Cruise Miles Loyalty Programme
Best Escorted & Specialist Tour Operator
  • Cosmos Tours
  • G Adventures
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Saga Cruises
  • Scenic
  • Titan Travel
Best Transfer Service
  • Saga Cruises
  • Titan Travel
Best Digital or Web-based Platform or Service
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Cruise Nation
  • Jetline Cruise
Best Environmental Initiative
  • CroisiEurope
  • G Adventures
  • Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Use of Technology

  • Ethos Farm
  • Marella Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Celebrity Cruises

PASSENGER FAVOURITE CATEGORIES

Favourite Ocean Cruise Line

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Line
  • P&O Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Favourite Luxury or Premium Cruise Line

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Princess Cruises

Favourite Cruise Agent

  • Bolsover Cruise Club
  • Cruise.co.uk
  • ROL Cruise

Favourite Cruise Blogger

  • Ben & David – Cruise with Ben & David
  • Emma Le Teace – Cruising Isn’t Just for Old People
  • Gary Bembridge – Tips for Travellers

Favourite River Cruise Line

  • Emerald Waterways
  • Riviera Travel
  • Viking River Cruises

Favourite Specialist Cruise Line

  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Hurtigruten
  • Silversea

Favourite Destination

  • Barbados
  • Greece
  • Jamaica

ONBOARD CATEGORIES

Best for Accommodation

  • Holland America Line
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Saga Cruises

Best for Cuisine

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Saga Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • SeaDream Yacht Club

Best for Entertainment

  • Holland America Line
  • Marella Cruises
  • MSC Cruises

Best for Enrichment

  • Celestyal Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Scenic
  • Voyages to Antiquity

Best for Wellbeing/Spas

  • Marella Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Seabourn

PORTS & DESTINATIONS CATEGORIES

Best Destination (Port or Country)
  • Barbados – Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc
  • Croatia – Croatian National Tourist Board
  • Jamaica – The Port Authority of Jamaica
  • Greece – Greek National Tourism Organisation
  • Iceland – Cruise Iceland
  • St Petersburg – Visit St Petersburg
Best Port
  • ABP Southampton
  • Port of Dover
  • Port of Seattle
Best Excursion
  • Azamara Club Cruises – Explore Further
  • Emerald Waterways – EmeraldACTIVE and EmeraldPLUS
  • Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services – Guernsey’s Fish, Field and Flavour
  • Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services – VIP tour of Kennedy Space Center
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Wellness Shore Excursions
  • Rocky Mountaineer – Rocky Mountains Excursions