Cruise International, the leading UK cruise magazine announced the winners for their fourth annual Cruise International Awards today. This year, there were 20 categories and over 25,000 votes cast by readers according to the magazine’s editor, Liz Jarvis. The awards were presented during a ceremony at The Kensington Roof Gardens in London, England.
Disney Cruise Line was nominated for multiple awards including Best Cruise Line and Best for Families, which they took top billing as the best family line in 2013. Disney Cruise Line left the ceremony empty handed this year. DCL did receive a highly commended in Best for Families category which went to Royal Caribbean. I guess it should be noted that Disney Cruise Line’s presence in the European market is limited to a few months a year (well the same can be said for Royal Caribbean), but still this shows that other cruise lines are focused on taking away the coveted family cruise market.
The Winners of the Cruise International Awards 2014
BOLD – DCL nominated in this category.
|Best Cruise Blogger||@EnglishMum||@shipmonk|
|Best Cruise Agent||Cruise.co||Iglu Cruise|
|Best Product or Service||Titan Travel UK – VIP Home Departure Service||Azmara Voyages AzAamazing Evenings|
|Best for Activities||Carnival Cruise Lines||Royal Caribbean|
|Best for Adventure||Voyages to Antiquity||Hurtigruten Cruises|
|Best Boutique Cruise Line||Seaborn Cruise||Celebrity Cruises|
|Best for Food||Oceania Cruises||Princess Cruises|
|Best for Onboard Entertainment||P&O Cruises||Royal Caribbean|
|Best for Wellbeing||MSC Cruises||Celebrity Cruises|
|Best for Enrichment||Fred Olsen Cruise Lines||Princess Cruises|
|Best for Families||Royal Caribbean||Disney Cruise Line|
|Best Value for Money Cruise Line||Saga Holidays||Thomson Holidays|
|Best for First-Time Cruisers||Royal Caribbean||Carnival Cruise Lines|
|Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry||Torstein Hagen – Viking River Cruises|
|Best New Ship||Norwegian Getaway||Princess Cruises Regal Princess|
|Best Luxury Cruise Line||Cunard Line||Celebrity Cruises|
|Best Luxury River Cruise Line||Uniworld Cruises||Viking Cruises|
|Best River Cruise Line||Viking Cruises||Scenic Tours|
|Best Cruise Line||Princess Cruises||P&O Cruises|
Voting for the 2014 Cruise International Awards began in May and continued through late August.