The Wave Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the cruise industry, recognising cruise lines, travel agents, tourist boards and ports. We are delighted to reveal this year’s finalists. View the shortlist.

Join the industry at our glamourous black-tie event, on Monday 26 April 2021, at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London.

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The finalists of 2020 have been announced: view the shortlist below

CRUISE LINE CATEGORIES

Best Ocean Cruise Line
  • Cunard
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Holland America Line
  • Marella Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • P&O Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Saga Cruises
Best River Cruise Line
  • A-Rosa
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Riviera Travel
  • Saga Cruises
  • Titan Travel
Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Line 
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • SeaDream Yacht Company
  • Star Clippers
Best Luxury River Cruise Line
  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Crystal River Cruises
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Best Premium Cruise Line
  • Cunard
  • Holland America Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
Best Expedition Cruise Line
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • G Adventures
Best for Solo Travellers (ocean or river)
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • G Adventures
  • Hebridean Island Cruises
  • Riviera Travel
  • Saga Cruises
  • Star Clippers
Best Specialist Cruise Line
  • Azamara
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Hebridean Island Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • Star Clippers
Best New Ship Launch  
  • Holland America Line – Nieuw Statendam
  • MSC Cruises – MSC Bellissima
  • Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Encore
  • Saga Cruises – Spirit of Discovery
Best Value-for-money Cruise Line (ocean or river)
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Marella Cruises
  • Saga Cruises
Best Family Cruise Line
  • MSC Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean

AGENT CATEGORIES

Best Retail Agent
  • Barrhead Travel
  • Hays Travel
  • Kuoni Travel
Best Specialist Cruise Agent
  • Cruise1st
  • Cruise2.com
  • Cruise Holidays UK
  • CruiseKings
  • Iglu.com
  • Mundy Cruising
  • Passion For Cruises
  • ROL Cruise
  • Six Star Cruises
Best Online Agent
  • Cruise118
  • CruiseKings
  • Iglu.com
Best Agent Consortia or Homeworking Agency
  • Advantage Travel Partnership
  • Hays Travel

INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

Best Advertising, PR or Marketing Campaign
  • Accord Marketing on behalf of Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Marella Cruises
  • Titan Travel
Best Escorted & Specialist Tour Operator
  • Azamara
  • Riviera Travel
  • Saga Holidays
  • Shearings
  • Titan Travel
  • Travelsphere
Best Transfer Service
  • Saga Holidays
  • Titan Travel
  • Travelsphere
Best Digital or Web-based Platform or Service
  • Azamara
  • CruiseKings
  • Iglu.com
Best Environmental Initiative
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Solent Stevedores

Best Use of Technology

  • Marella Cruises
  • Princess Cruises

Best Brand Partnership

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and British Legion – D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance
  • Marella Cruises and Champneys Spa
  • MSC Cruises and Chelsea FC

PASSENGER FAVOURITE CATEGORIES: as voted for by customers

Favourite Ocean Cruise Line

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Cunard
  • P&O Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean

Favourite Luxury or Premium Cruise Line

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Holland America Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Silversea

Favourite Travel Agent 

  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Bolsover Cruise Club
  • Fred. Olsen Travel (incl Fred River Cruises)
  • Hays Travel
  • ROL Cruise

Favourite Cruise Blogger

  • Anna Twitchin – The Cruise Blogger
  • Ben & David – Cruise with Ben and David
  • Dave Monk – Shipmonk
  • Emma Le Teace – Cruising Isn’t Just for Old People
  • Gary Bembridge – Tips for Travellers

Favourite River Cruise Line

  • AmaWaterways
  • Crystal River Cruises
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Riviera Travel
  • Viking River Cruises

Favourite Specialist Cruise Line

  • Aurora Expeditions
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Saga Cruises

Favourite Destination

  • Barbados
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Jamaica
  • Singapore

ONBOARD CATEGORIES

Best for Accommodation

  • Avalon Waterways
  • Holland America Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Seabourn

Best for Cuisine

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

Best for Entertainment

  • Marella Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line

Best for Enrichment

  • Celestyal Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Saga Cruises

Best for Wellbeing/Spas

  • AmaWaterways
  • Seabourn

PORTS & DESTINATIONS CATEGORIES

Best Destination (Port or Country)
  • Greece – Greek National Tourism Organisation
  • Jamaica – Port Authority of Jamaica
  • Seattle – Port of Seattle
Best Port
  • ABP Port of Southampton
  • Port of Dover
  • Port of Seattle
Best Excursion or Excursion Programme
  • Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services – Behind-the-Scenes at the Marine Mammal Center
  • Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services – Argo Village – Sri Lanka
  • Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services – Chasing Waterfalls from the Skies in Litchfield, Australia
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Go Local and Small Group Tours