Wave Awards 2022 trophy

Wave Awards 2022 winners: ‘A roaring success’


Discover what the sponsors and winners at the Wave Awards 2022 had to say about the event.

Saga Cruises account manager Natasha Jones

Saga Cruises was thrilled to once again be a sponsor of the prestigious Wave Awards and what a fantastic night it was. Congratulations to all winners, it was a brilliant evening celebrating the innovation and excellence which drives forward our industry.”

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines head of sales Geoff Ridgeon

“It was a real honour to be headline sponsors as we came together as an industry and reflect on a year that has seen us champion diversity, resilience, strength and individuality.

“I would like to thank the team at Real Response Media for putting on an incredible night for us all, but most importantly I’d like to thank you, as agents, operators and supporters, of our incredible industry.”

CLIA Andy Harmer, Wave Awards 2022
CLIA’s Andy Harmer at the Wave Awards

CLIA UK and Ireland MD Andy Harmer, winner of the Peter Grant Award

“It’s a huge honour to be recognised with such a prestigious award. It makes it even more important to know that such a talented and well-regarded industry nominated me.”

Holland America Line director sales and marketing Karen Farndell

“It was fabulous to be back at the Wave Awards and seeing so many of our agent partners for an evening of celebration of our wonderful industry.

“All of us at Holland America Line feel extremely proud to have been awarded Best Premium Cruise Line, Best for Enrichment and also highly commended for Best for Entertainment.”

Association of British Ports head of cruise Rebekah Keeler

“It’s fantastic to win the Best Port at the Wave Awards. There’s been a huge amount of work from many stakeholders and the fantastic team at Southampton. This Wave Award recognises the years of investment.”

Princess Cruises director marketing and communications Suzanne Korff

“We’re absolutely delighted with our double win, Favourite Luxury Premium Cruise Line as voted for by the public, and also Best Ocean Cruise Line.

“It is a testament to the Princess teams and how the brand has gone from strength to strength.”

Imagine Cruising group MD Steve Morrish

“We are thrilled to have received this year’s Wave Award for Best Innovation. This will mean a great deal to everyone at Imagine Cruising, serving as brilliant recognition of all the hard work our staff continue to put into curating new, unique and exciting holiday experiences. We are truly grateful for this award.”

A-Rosa River Cruises regional sales manager Joe Lavers

“This year’s Wave Awards were a roaring success and I’d like to congratulate all the winners on their incredible achievements. It was so nice to be in a room full of the best of the cruise industry and see everyone having a great time.”

Seabourn Grand Prix Award, Wave Awards 2022
The Seabourn team collecting the Grand Prix Award

Seabourn senior marketing manager UK & Europe Carly Perkins

“What an amazing venue and event, with a great atmosphere and such professional organisation. The Wave Awards has now become a major, must-attend fixture in the travel industry calendar.

“All of us at Seabourn were so proud to be recognised four times, including the gold Grand Prix Award.”

Traveltek head of account management Hayley West

‘’Traveltek was delighted to be a sponsor for the Wave Awards 2022. The awards are always a highlight in our calendar and it’s a joy to see the industry grow.

“Cruise has certainly come back bigger and better than ever with some amazing new ships launched. It’s a privilege to be part of the Wave Awards, recognising and rewarding our industry colleagues.”

Cruise118 MD Alison Earnshaw 

“We’re delighted to win Best Online Agent at the Wave Awards. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented, passionate and tenacious team, and I’m incredibly proud of what they have achieved in the last 12 months.”

Royal Caribbean sales director UK, Ireland and Spain Stuart Byron

“It was great to be back at the Wave Awards with so many incredible brands and industry experts in the room, celebrating the many achievements within the cruise industry.”

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