The Wave Awards 2021 which held on 15 October 2021

The Wave Awards 2021: Winners revealed at glitzy ceremony

The winners of the Wave Awards 2021 have been revealed.

Organised by Real Response Media (RRM), publisher of Cruise Trade News, the event saw cruise lines, travel agents, tourist boards and many more come together for an evening of pure celebration.

Guests gathered at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, on Friday 15 October, as winners were announced across a range of categories – including both judged and passenger favourites, as voted for by the public.

Cruise Trade News editor Gary Peters said: “It was wonderful to welcome so many people from the cruise industry to the Wave Awards 2021.

“We’ve been waiting for this night for some time, and it did not disappoint. The after-party, sponsored by Royal Caribbean, was one particular highlight, with a retro-games experiencing proving a big hit. Congratulations to all the winners. Stay tuned for more information about the Wave Awards 2022.”

Below is a full list of all winners on the night. For the post-event magazine, see our special Book of the Night publication.

Special awards

The Peter Grant Contribution to the Cruise Industry Award: Lynn Narraway, UK & Ireland Managing Director, Holland America Line and Seabourn

CTN Best Companies: AmaWaterways; Cosmos Tours; Mundy Cruising and The Cruise Portfolio; WTH UK

Grand Prix Award: Saga Cruises

Passenger Favourites

Favourite Cruise Travel Blogger: Cruise with Ben & David

Favourite Cruise Destination: Greece

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

Favourite Luxury/Premium Cruise Line: Cunard

Favourite Specialist Cruise Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Favourite River Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises

Favourite Ocean Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International


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

Best Use of Technology: Princess Cruises

Best Digital or Web-based Platform or Service: Azamara

Best Environmental Initiative: Solent Stevedores

Best Transfer Service: Titan Travel

Best Escorted & Specialist Tour Operator: Riviera Travel

Best Brand Partnership: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and British Legion – D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance

On board

Best for Entertainment: Marella Cruises

Best for Cuisine: Oceania Cruises

Best for Accommodation: Norwegian Cruise Line

Best for Wellbeing/Spas: Seabourn

Best for Enrichment: Holland America Line

Ports & Destinations

Best Port: Port of Southampton

Best Destination: Jamaica

Best Excursion or Excursion Programme: Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Go Local and Small Group Tours


Best Online Agent: Cruise118

Best Agent Consortia or Homeworking Agency: Hays Travel

Best Retail Agent: Barrhead Travel

Best Specialist Cruise Agent: ROL Cruise

Cruise line

Best Family Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International

Best Value-for-Money Cruise Line: Saga Cruises

Best for Solo Travellers: Saga Cruises

Best Specialist Cruise Line: Hebridean Island Cruises

Best Premium Cruise Line: Cunard

Best Expedition Cruise Line: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Best New Ship Launch: MSC Cruises – MSC Bellissima

Best Luxury River Cruise Line: Crystal River Cruises

Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Line: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best River Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways

Best Ocean Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International

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