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Wave Awards 2022 sponsors: ‘Thrilled to be involved’

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The countdown is on for the Wave Awards 2022. We speak to a selection of sponsors for this year’s event, to discover why it is important to them.

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.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines head of sales Geoff Ridgeon

“The Wave Awards have always been a highlight in the cruise calendar and we at Fred Olsen are so proud to be headline sponsors for the event for 2022. Each year the awards get bigger and better as the industry continues to grow, evolve and innovate.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines head of sales Geoff Ridgeon
Fred Olsen’s Geoff Ridgeon says the line is “so proud” to be headline sponsor

“It is an exciting time to be in travel, as together we rebuild and sail towards brighter futures, and the event will be a real celebration of all we have achieved between us.”

Royal Caribbean International sales director UK, Ireland & Spain Stuart Byron

“We’ve partnered with Real Response Media as a sponsor for the Wave Awards for several years now as we see the importance of their audiences and the value that this platform offers.

“The innovative approach to the event is aligned with our own style and we appreciate that the awards take on board both agent and consumer feedback.

“This year’s award sponsorship enables us to bring a touch of Royal magic to the after-party celebrations and we are looking forward to seeing our friends and colleagues from across the industry.”

Riviera Travel commercial partnerships manager Vicky Billing

“We are very excited to sponsor this year’s Wave Awards. After an incredibly challenging couple of years for us all, we are confident the bounce-back is well under way.

“As we continue to overcome the challenges of those difficult years, we wanted to further support an industry we recognise as the best of the best. Good luck to all nominees – we have our fingers and toes crossed for you.”

Marella Cruises MD Chris Hackney

“We’re thrilled to be a sponsor for this year’s Wave Awards and very much looking forward to celebrating. It’s brilliant to see the awards back in full swing to allow us to recognise, celebrate and reward some incredible talent across the sector. We’d like to thank our colleagues for all their hard work and dedication.”

Accord Marketing CEO Sally Winfield

“As an agency dedicated to working with a range of ocean and river cruise lines and agents, Accord Marketing is, once again, delighted to be a sponsor for this year’s Wave Awards.

“We look forward to joining our clients and partners at the awards evening in November, where we will celebrate the crème de la crème of cruise lines, industry expertise, agency excellence, and so much more.  Good luck to everyone who has entered.”

Seabourn’s Lynn Narraway says the Wave Awards “unite” the cruise industry

Seabourn UK and Europe MD Lynn Narraway

“Following a very difficult few years, these awards unite an industry that has faced ongoing challenges but has collectively demonstrated positivity and perseverance throughout.

“What’s more, these awards present a fantastic opportunity for members of the industry to reunite at the ceremony in London in November, an occasion we are very much looking forward to being part of.”

Port Authority of Jamaica VP cruise shipping and marina operations William Tatham

“The Wave Awards are recognised as one of the most prestigious and respected awards in the cruise travel industry. We have been working hard over the last few years on upgrading our port offering with a focus on enhancing the guest experience.”

Ambassador Cruise Line chief commercial officer Phil Gardner

“Ambassador Cruise Line is delighted to be able to sponsor the prestigious Wave Awards 2022. As Britain’s first cruise line to launch in over a decade, it’s fantastic to see the industry sailing in the right direction again after a tumultuous couple of years.

“We are so pleased to be able to help support and celebrate the very best of the UK’s cruise industry and look forward to seeing our friends and colleagues at this year’s awards.”

A-Rosa River Cruises MD Lucia Rowe

“It is always an honour to sponsor the Waves Awards, which celebrate the very best of the cruise industry. As our industry continues to rebuild following the pandemic, recognising excellence from both cruise lines and agents is more important than ever. It is always such a fun night, and we can’t wait to see everyone.”

Saga senior trade sales manager Hayley Morris

“Saga Cruises is thrilled to once again be a sponsor of the prestigious Wave Awards and we very much look forward to celebrating the innovation and excellence which drives forward our industry.

“Saga Cruises is very proud that our two sister ships, Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure, continue to delight guests with a luxury boutique cruising experience.”

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