The Wave Awards 2018 – the 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 and with entertainment by Taskmaster and 8 Out of 10 Cats star, Alex Horne and his band, 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. Over the following years, it will be awarded to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the cruise industry.

Congratulations to all the deserving winners; for full coverage and pictures of the event, don’t miss the April issue of Cruise Trade News.

 

PUBLIC VOTE

Favourite Cruise Blogger: Emma Le Teace, Cruising Isn’t Just for Old People

Favourite Cruise Agent: Bolsover Cruise Club

Favourite Destination: Jamaica

Favourite Luxury or Premium Cruise Line: Cunard

Favourite Specialist Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Favourite River Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises

Favourite Ocean Cruise Line: P&O Cruises

 

INDUSTRY

Best Advertising, PR or Marketing Campaign: Barrhead Travel

Best Transfer Service: Titan Travel

Best Use of Technology: Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services

Best Digital or Web-Based Platform or Service: ROL Cruises

Best Escorted & Specialist Tour Operator: Wendy Wu Tours

 

ON BOARD

Best for Entertainment: Marella Cruises

Best for Cuisine: Oceania Cruises

Best for Accommodation: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best for Wellbeing/Spas: Viking Ocean Cruises

Best for Enrichment: Voyages to Antiquity

 

PORTS & DESTINATIONS

Best UK & Ireland Departure Port: ABP Southampton

Best Excursion: Tauck – Rendezvous on the Seine

Best Destination (Port or Country): Singapore

 

AGENT

Individual Award for Best Cruise Agent: Poppy Outram – Bolsover Cruise Club

Best Online Cruise Travel Agent: Iglu Cruise

Best Cruise Travel Agent: World Travel Holdings

 

CRUISE LINE

Best New Ship Launch: Seabourn Encore

Best Family Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Best Value-for-Money Cruise Line: Saga Cruises

Best for Solo Travellers: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Best Specialist Cruise Line: Star Clippers

Best Premium Cruise Line: Holland America Line

Best Adventure/Expedition Cruise Line: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Best Luxury River Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises

Best River Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways

Best Ocean Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

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