The winners of the Wave Awards 2022

The 8th annual Wave Awards was held on Wednesday 16th November 2022 at Pan Pacific Hotel, London hosted by Stephen Mangan.  This glamorous ceremony was the biggest and best Wave Awards yet as guests gathered in the  ballroom for a night of sumptuous food, incredible entertainment and a chance to meet and reconnect with industry colleagues and friends.


Real Response Media CEO Chris Pitchford said: “Every year The Wave Awards gets bigger and better and this was our best awards yet. It was an amazing evening and we are so proud to host the biggest awards dedicated to the cruise industry.

“The scale of public voting and the calibre of judges for the trade section make winning a Wave Award a real accolade and something to be very proud of.

“Congratulations to all those who won on the night, and indeed all who were shortlisted as competition was stiff. Also, a huge thank you to all our sponsors and partners for helping us put together the 2022 Wave Awards.”

Host Stephen Mangan said: “It was a really lovely evening and there was a very friendly feeling in the room. As an industry, tonight was the perfect mix of being respectful to one another and having lots of energy. Huge congratulations to all of the winners.”


Below is a full list of all winners on the night.


Ports & Destinations

Best Port: Port of Southampton

Best For Excursions: Venture Ashore


Best Online Agent: Cruise118

Best Agent Consortia or Homeworking Agency: Advantage Travel

Best Retail Agent: Barrhead Travel

Best Specialist Cruise Agent: Mundy Cruising

Cruise line

Best Family Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International

Best Value-for-Money Cruise Line: Saga Cruises

Best for Solo Travellers: Riviera Travel

Best Specialist Cruise Line: Seabourn

Best Premium Cruise Line: Holland America Line

Best Expedition Cruise Line: Aurora Expeditions

Best New Ship Launch: Virgin Voyages – Valiant Lady

Best Luxury River Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Line: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best River Cruise Line: Riviera Travel

Best Ocean Cruise Line: Princess Cruises


Special awards

The Peter Grant Contribution to the Cruise Industry Award: Andy Harmer, Managing Director CLIA UK

Women in Cruise Award:  Jo Rzymowska, Vice-President and Managing Director EMEA, Celebrity Cruises

Grand Prix Award: Seabourn

Passenger Favourites

Favourite Cruise Travel Blogger: Cruise Mummy

Favourite Cruise Destination: Greece

Favourite Cruise Travel Agent: Fred. Olsen Travel and Fred. River Cruises

Favourite Luxury/Premium Cruise Line: Princess Cruises

Favourite Specialist Cruise Line: Hurtigruten

Favourite River Cruise Line: Viking

Favourite Ocean Cruise LineFred. Olsen Cruise Lines


Best Advertising, PR or Marketing Campaign: Accord Marketing & Celebrity Cruises

Best Environmental Initiative: MSC Cruises

Best Transfer Service: Titan Travel

Best Escorted & Specialist Tour Operator: Just You

Best Innovation: Imagine Cruising


On board

Best for Entertainment: Norwegian Cruise Line

Best for Cuisine: Virgin Voyages

Best for Accommodation: Seabourn

Best for Wellbeing/Spas: Seabourn

Best for Enrichment: Holland America Line