The winners of the Wave Awards 2023

The 9th annual Wave Awards was held on Monday, 13th November 2023 at The Dorchester, London hosted by Joel Dommett.  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.


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


Winner Interviews

Hear what some of our lucky winners had to say.

Ports & Destinations

Best Port: Portsmouth International Port

Best For Excursions: Regent Seven Seas Cruises



Best Online Agent: Panache Cruises

Best Agent Consortia or Homeworking Agency: Advantage Travel Partnership

Best Retail Agent: Barrhead Travel

Best Specialist Cruise Agent: Six Star Cruises

Best Independent/ Solo Agent: Magical Traveller


Cruise line

Best Family Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International

Best Value-for-Money Cruise Line: P&O Cruises

Best for Solo Travellers: Riviera Travel

Best Specialist Cruise Line: Unforgettable Croatia

Best Premium Cruise Line: Ponant

Best Expedition Cruise Line: AE Expeditions (part of Aurora Expeditions)

Best New Ship Launch: P&O Cruises for Arvia

Best Luxury River Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Line: Seabourn

Best River Cruise Line: TUI UK & Ireland

Best Ocean Cruise Line: Virgin Voyages

Special awards

The Peter Grant Contribution to the Cruise Industry Award: James Cole, Managing Director, Panache Cruises

Women in Cruise Award:  Lynn Narraway, Vice-President, Seabourn

Grand Prix Award: Riviera Travel


Passenger Favourites

Favourite Cruise Travel Blogger: Cruise Mummy

Favourite Cruise Destination: Greece

Favourite Cruise Travel Agent: Bolsover Cruise Club

Favourite Luxury/Premium Cruise Line: Cunard

Favourite Specialist Cruise Line: Viking Cruises

Favourite River Cruise Line: Riviera Travel

Favourite Ocean Cruise LineP&O Cruises



Best Advertising, PR or Marketing Campaign: Barrhead Travel

Best Environmental Innovation: Portsmouth International Port

Best Transfer Service: Titan Travel

Best Escorted & Specialist Tour Operator: Riviera Travel


On board

Best for Entertainment: Royal Caribbean International

Best for Cuisine: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best for Accommodation: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best for Wellbeing & Enrichment: Cunard