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Wave Awards 2023: ‘Proud to celebrate cruise excellence’

Wave Awards 2023


On 13 November, the Wave Awards 2023 will take place at The Dorchester, central London.

For 2023, there are new categories for travel agents, including Best Independent/Solo Agent, designed to reward homeworkers and mini agencies.

In addition, there is a greater focus on technology and how this is changing the cruise sector.

The full shortlist was revealed in July and now some of our sponsors provide their thoughts on the event.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines head of sales Geoff Ridgeon

“The Wave Awards are seen as one of the most respected awards in the cruise travel industry and Fred Olsen is incredibly proud to be headline sponsors once more.

“It’s fantastic to recognise the best of cruising with our agent partners and industry colleagues alike and we all look forward to celebrating the innovation and excellence which drives our industry forward.”

Riviera Travel head of partnerships Vicky Billing

“We are proud to sponsor the Wave Awards again this year as it celebrates excellence and achievements in our amazing industry and encourages further innovation and growth.”

Cunard acting senior VP Angus Struthers

“As leaders in luxury ocean travel, we at Cunard are thrilled to be sponsoring the highly esteemed Wave Awards this year.

“Recognising excellence in the cruise industry, this prestigious event dovetails perfectly with our commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences for our guests.”

Holland America Line UK sales and marketing director Karen Farndell

“HAL is delighted to be partnering for the Wave Awards again this year as we recognise and celebrate achievements across the wonderful cruise industry.

“The event is always a spectacular night to remember and we can’t wait to share it with industry colleagues and friends.”

To attend the Wave Awards 2023, visit

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