The Wave Awards 2018 Winners

The Wave Awards 2018 Winners

Despite the challenging weather, last night saw the cream of cruise turn out for the industry’s most prestigious event of the year, The Wave Awards 2018.

The Wave Awards is voted for by both the trade and the public, so winners truly are the best of the best. Held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden, the night also saw a special announcement – the launch of The John Honeywell Award, in tribute to our late friend and colleague Captain Greybeard.

This inaugural award was collected by John’s wife Sheila, and their two sons, Russell and Nick.

Congratulations to all the deserving winners; see below for the full list of winners and high commendations.

Public Vote Categories

Favourite Cruise Blogger

WINNER
Emma Le Teace – Cruising isn’t just for old people

FINALISTS
  • Danielle Fear – Cruise Miss
  • Gary Bembridge – Tips for Travellers

Favourite Cruise Agent

WINNER
Bolsover Cruise Club

HIGH COMMENDATION
Cruise Nation

FINALIST
  • ROL Cruise

Favourite Destination

WINNER
Jamaica

FINALISTS
  • Greece
  • Singapore

Favourite Luxury or Premium Cruise Line

WINNER
Cunard

FINALISTS
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line

Favourite Specialist Cruise Line

WINNER
Cruise & Maritime Voyages

FINALISTS
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Silversea Cruises

Favourite River Cruise Line

WINNER
Viking River Cruises

HIGH COMMENDATION
Emerald Waterways

FINALIST
  • Riviera Travel

Favourite Ocean Cruise Line

WINNER
P&O Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Industry Categories

Best Advertising, PR or Marketing Campaign

WINNER
Barrhead Travel

HIGH COMMENDATION
Princess Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Cunard
  • Marella Cruises
  • P&O Cruises

Best Use of Technology

WINNER
Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services

FINALIST
  • Marella Cruises

Best Digital or Web-based Platform or Service

WINNER
ROL Cruise

FINALISTS
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Cruise Nation
  • P&O Cruises
  • Silver Travel Advisor

Best Transfer Service

WINNER
Titan Travel

HIGH COMMENDATION
Avalon Waterways

FINALISTS
  • Ports Direct
  • Saga Cruises

Best Escorted & Specialist Tour Operator

WINNER
Wendy Wu Tours

FINALISTS
  • Cosmos Tours & Cruises
  • Riviera Travel
  • Titan Travel

On Board Categories

Best for Entertainment

WINNER
Marella Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • P&O Cruises

Best for Cuisine

WINNER
Oceania Cruises

HIGH COMMENDATION
Crystal Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Saga Cruises
  • Seabourn
  • SeaDream Yacht Club
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best for Accommodation

WINNER
Regent Seven Seas Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Saga Cruises
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best for Wellbeing/Spas

WINNER
Viking Ocean Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best for Enrichment

WINNER
Voyages to Antiquity

FINALISTS
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Holland America Line
  • Saga Cruises
  • Scenic

Ports & Destinations Categories

Best UK & Ireland Departure Port

WINNER
ABP Southampton

FINALISTS
  • Dublin Port Company
  • Port of Tyne

Best Destination (Port or Country)

WINNER
Singapore

FINALISTS
  • ABP Southampton
  • Amsterdam
  • Argentina
  • Falkland Islands Tourist Board
  • Seattle

Best Excursion

WINNER
Tauck - Rendezvous on the Seine

FINALISTS
  • Intercruises - Taste the City with Locals (Barcelona)
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises -Seven Seas Wellness & Spa Pairings

Agent Categories

Individual Award for Best Cruise Agent

WINNER
Bolsover Cruise Club - Poppy Outram

HIGH COMMENDATION
ROL Cruise - Stacy Day

FINALISTS
  • Bolsover Cruise Club - Chloe Williams
  • Broadway Travel - Clare Illingworth
  • Hays Travel - Ellie Barton
  • Ponders Cruise and Travel - Lorraine Bainbridge
  • Ponders Cruise and TravelTravel - Millie Windeler
  • World Travel Holdings (Cruise118) - Ryan Creeney

Best Cruise Online Travel Agent

WINNER
Iglu Cruise

FINALISTS
  • Bolsover Cruise Club
  • Cruise Nation
  • Planet Cruise

Best Cruise Travel Agent

WINNER
World Travel Holdings UK

HIGH COMMENDATION
Iglu Cruise

SPECIAL MENTION
Holiday Direction

FINALISTS
  • Barrhead Travel
  • Bolsover Cruise Club
  • Cruise Nation
  • CruiseKings
  • Forever Cruises
  • Kuoni
  • Planet Cruise
  • Ponders Cruise and Travel
  • ROL Cruise
  • Trailfinders

Cruise Line Categories

Best New Ship Launch

WINNER
Seabourn - Encore

FINALISTS
  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages - Columbus
  • Silversea Cruises - Silver Muse
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection - The S.S. Joie de Vivre

Best Family Cruise Line

WINNER
MSC Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Marella Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Best Value-for-money Cruise Line

WINNER
Saga Cruises

HIGH COMMENDATION
Marella Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • P&O Cruises

Best for Solo Travellers

WINNER
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

FINALISTS
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Hebridean Island Cruises
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Voyages to Antiquity

Best Specialist Cruise Line

WINNER
Star Clippers

FINALISTS
  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Voyages to Antiquity

Best Premium Cruise Line

WINNER
Holland America Line

HIGH COMMENDATION
Princess Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Oceania Cruises

Best Adventure/Expedition Cruise Line

WINNER
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Ponant
  • Silversea Expeditions

Best Luxury River Cruise Line

WINNER
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

FINALISTS
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Crystal River Cruises
  • Hebridean Island Cruises
  • Scenic

Best Luxury Cruise Line

WINNER
Crystal Cruises

HIGH COMMENDATION
Regent Seven Seas Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Cunard
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Hebridean Island Cruises
  • Ponant
  • Scenic
  • Seabourn
  • Silversea Cruises

Best River Cruise Line

WINNER
Avalon Waterways

FINALISTS
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Riviera Travel
  • Saga Holidays
  • Scenic
  • Titan Travel
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Viking River Cruises

Best Ocean Cruise Line

WINNER
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

HIGH COMMENDATION
P&O Cruises

FINALISTS
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Marella Cruises
  • Saga Cruises

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