The Wave Awards 2019 Winners

The Wave Awards 2019

The winners of the 2019 Wave Awards have been revealed.

Finalists attended a prestigious black-tie event and gala dinner at London’s De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, where they were treated to first-class entertainment from Marella Cruises and comedian Hal Cruttenden.

This year saw the introduction of new categories, including Best Environmental Initiative, Best Retail Agent, Best Non-Retail Agent and Best Agent Consortia or Homeworking Agency.

Other highlights of the night included the John Honeywell Award, named after the former editor-at-large of World of Cruising and a true industry legend, and the Grand Prix winner, recognising those who have gone above and beyond to drive the sector forward.

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.

Winners as follows:

Cruise Line Categories

Best Ocean Cruise Line

WINNER

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

HIGHLY COMMENDED

MSC Cruises

Best River Cruise Line

WINNER

Avalon Waterways

Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Line

WINNER

Seabourn

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Crystal Cruises

Best Luxury River Cruise Line

WINNER

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best Premium Cruise Line

WINNER

Celebrity Cruises

Best Expedition Cruise Line

WINNER

G Adventures

Best for Solo Travellers (ocean or river)

WINNER

Saga Cruises

Best Specialist Cruise Line

WINNER

Voyages to Antiquity

Best New Ship Launch

WINNER

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Symphony of the Seas

Best Value-for-money Cruise Line

WINNER

Saga Cruises

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Best Family Cruise Line

WINNER

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Grand Prix

WINNER

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Agent Categories

Best Retail Agent

WINNER

Trailfinders

Best Non-Retail Agent

WINNER

Iglu Cruise

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Cruise Nation

Best Online Agent

WINNER

WTH UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Cruise Nation

Best Agent Consortia or Homeworking Agency

WINNER

Advantage Travel Partnership

Industry Categories

Best Advertising, PR or Marketing Campaign

WINNER

ROL Cruise - Cruise Miles Loyalty Programme

Best Escorted & Specialist Tour Operator

WINNER

Intrepid Travel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

G Adventures

Best Transfer Service

WINNER

Titan Travel

Best Digital or Web-based Platform or Service

WINNER

Azamara Club Cruises

Best Environmental Initiative

WINNER

Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Use of Technology

WINNER

Celebrity Cruises

On Board Categories

Best for Accommodation

WINNER

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best for Cuisine

WINNER

Oceania Cruises

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Crystal Cruises

Best for Entertainment

WINNER

MSC Cruises

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Marella Cruises

Best for Enrichment

WINNER

Voyages to Antiquity

Best for Wellbeing/Spas

WINNER

Marella Cruises

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Ports & Destinations Categories

Best Destination (Port or Country)

WINNER

Greece - Greek National Tourism Organisation

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Cruise Jamaica

Best Port

WINNER

Port of Seattle

HIGHLY COMMENDED

ABP Southampton

Best Excursion

WINNER

Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Wellness Shore Excursions

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services - VIP tour of Kennedy Space Center

Public Vote Categories

Favourite Travel Cruise Blogger

WINNER

Ben & David - Cruise with Ben & David

Favourite Cruise Travel Agent

WINNER

Bolsover Cruise Club

Favourite Cruise Destination

WINNER

Barbados

Favourite Luxury/Premium Cruise Line

WINNER

Cunard

Favourite Specialist Cruise Line

WINNER

Silversea Cruises

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Favourite River Cruise Line

WINNER

Viking River Cruises

Favourite Ocean Cruise Line

WINNER

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

HIGHLY COMMENDED

P&O Cruises

John Honeywell Award

John Honeywell Award

WINNER

Mike Evans, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
and
Mike Rodwell, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines