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.

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The finalists of 2023 have been announced: view the shortlist below

SHORTLISTED IN THE SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES

PETER GRANT AWARD FINALISTS

  • Dave Mills – Chief Commercial Officer of Iglu
  • Ben Bouldin – Vice President EMEA of Royal Caribbean
  • Steve Williams – Managing Director of Fred Olsen Travel
  • Giles Hawke – VP and Managing Director of Celebrity Cruises
  • James Cole – Managing Director of Panache Cruises

WOMEN IN CRUISE AWARD FINALISTS

    • Lynn Narraway – Vice President of Seabourn
    • Alison Earnshaw – Managing Director of World Travel Holdings
    • Janet Parton – VP of Business Development of Celestyal Cruises
    • Jacqueline Dobson – President of Barrhead Travel Group

SHORTLISTED IN THE CRUISE LINE CATEGORIES

  • AE Expeditions (Aurora Expeditions)
  • AmaWaterways
  • Ambassador Cruise Line
  • Antara Ganga Vilas
  • APT & Travelmarvel
  • A-Rosa
  • Cunard
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Holland America Line
  • Just You
  • Lafontaine PR
  • Latín Trails
  • Marella Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • P&O Cruises
  • Ponant
  • Quark Expeditions
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Riviera Travel
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Saga
  • Seabourn
  • Star Clippers
  • Swan Hellenic
  • The Majestic Line Ltd.
  • TUI
  • Unforgettable Croatia
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
  • Virgin Voyages
  • Windstar Cruises

SHORTLISTED IN THE AGENT CATEGORIES

  • Advantage
  • Barrhead Travel Group
  • Bolsover Cruise Club
  • Cruise118
  • GoCruise & Travel
  • Harden Holidays
  • Hays Travel
  • Magical Traveller
  • Mundy Cruising
  • Panache Cruises
  • Paramount Cruises
  • Paul Cranny Travel Ltd.
  • ROL Cruise
  • Six Star Cruises
  • The Cruise Specialists

SHORTLISTED IN THE INDUSTRY CATEGORIES

  • Accord Marketing
  • AE Expeditions (Aurora Expeditions)
  • Barrhead Travel
  • Global Cruises LLC
  • MSC Cruises
  • Portsmouth International Port
  • Riviera Travel
  • Saga
  • The PC Agency
  • Titan Travel

SHORTLISTED IN THE ONLINE & TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES

  • Cruisewatch
  • Cruise118
  • digitaltravel.io
  • My Kind of Cruise
  • Panache Cruises
  • SixStarCruises
  • Solent Stevedores Ltd
  • theICEway
  • Traveltek

SHORTLISTED IN THE ONBOARD CATEGORIES

  • Cunard
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Marella Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Saga
  • Seabourn
  • Virgin Voyages
  • Windstar Cruises

SHORTLISTED IN THE PORTS & DESTINATIONS CATEGORIES

  • ABP
  • AE Expeditions (Aurora Expeditions)
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services
  • Cruise Saudi
  • Portsmouth International Port
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Venture Ashore

PASSENGER FAVOURITE CATEGORIES: as voted for by the public

Favourite Ocean Cruise Line

• Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
• Marella Cruises
• MSC Cruises
• Oceania Cruises
• P&O Cruises
• Royal Caribbean
• Virgin Voyages

Favourite Luxury or Premium Cruise Line

• Cunard
• Holland America Line
• Oceania Cruises
• Princess Cruises
• Regent Seven Seas Cruises
• Saga Cruises
• Seabourn

Favourite Travel Agent 

• Barrhead Travel
• Bolsover Cruise Club
• Cruise 118
• Fred Olsen Travel (including Fred River Cruises)
• Hays Travel
• Iglu

Favourite Cruise Blogger

• Cruise Mummy
• Dan & Jay – Sail Away with Dan & Jay
• Emma Le Teace – Emma Cruises
• Gary Bembridge – Tips for Travellers
• Gavin & Luke – Cruise Monkeys
• Jamie Robins – Travel Blog Jamie
• Paul and Carole – Paul & Carole Love to Travel

Favourite River Cruise Line

• AmaWaterways
• A-Rosa
• Avalon Waterways
• Riviera Travel
• Saga River Cruises
• TUI River Cruises
• Viking

Favourite Specialist Cruise Line

• Aurora Expeditions
• Azamara
• Hurtigruten
• Jules Verne
• Scenic Cruises
• Swan Hellenic
• Viking

Favourite Destination

• Alaska
• Falkland Islands
• Greece
• Grenada
• Jamaica
• Qatar