The Voice of the Cruise Industry

Wave Awards 2022: A night to celebrate

Wave Awards receive record submission numbers

What makes the Wave Awards special? We asked some of our 2022 judges to give their thoughts on what it means for the industry, and there’s also exciting news about our sponsors for the event.

Taking place on 16 November, the Wave Awards 2022 will celebrate the highest achievements in cruise, with awards covering every element of the sector, decided by an expert panel of industry judges.

Now is the time to book your spot at the awards ceremony, to be held at the Pan Pacific London.

This year, the event will run in partnership with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines head of sales Geoff Ridgeon said: “The Wave Awards is a real highlight in the travel calendar. It is a night of celebration and is a great way to recognise all those who have gone above and beyond to deliver the very best experiences to guests right across the industry.”

Other sponsors include Riviera Travel, Accord Marketing, Marella Cruises, The Port Authority of Jamaica, and Seabourn, as champagne reception sponsor.

As a special treat, Seabourn-sponsored wooden champagne dresses will dazzle attendees as they arrive at the venue.

On the night, get ready to be wowed and dazzled at the ultimate event after party, sponsored by Royal Caribbean International.

Public voting has also started for the passenger favourite categories. Current trends suggest this will be the biggest voting year yet.

Judges’ views

Giles Hawke, Cosmos Tours and Avalon Waterways, UK CEO

“These awards are a great way of recognising exceptional achievement within the last year by cruise companies and associated organisations. They mean a lot to employees ashore and on board and have an impact on customers selecting their future cruise brands’’.

Sam Redfearn, Paramount Cruises, head of operations & partnerships

“The Wave Awards are very important for the cruise industry. They help the UK’s cruising population see which cruise lines, destinations and agents are going above and beyond to make their booking and cruise experience the best it possibly can be.”

James Cole, Panache Cruises, founder

“Just entering an award makes you realise what you have achieved in your business and gives you a sense of pride. Winning an award may not directly pay the bills but it does give everyone in the organisation a boost and is something to rave about across social media and with customers.”

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