Cruise International, the leading UK cruise magazine announced the winners for their seventh annual Cruise International Awards. At the September 12th ceremony held at The Ritz London, Cruise International awarded Disney Cruise Line Best for Families just ahead of Royal Caribbean. Previously, Disney Cruise Line took home top billing as Best for Families in 2013, earned a highly commended in 2014, and earned back the crown in 2015 and 2016.
Overall, Disney Cruise Line received nominations in seven categories. They were named Highly Commended in Best for Onboard Entertainment.
The Winners of the Cruise International Awards 2017
BOLD Categories denote categories in which Disney Cruise Line received nominations.
|Best Cruise Line||Princess Cruise (4th consecutive year)||P&O Cruises|
|Best Luxury Cruise Line||Seaborn||Regent Seven Seas Cruises|
|Best River Cruise Line||Viking River Cruises||Riviera Travel|
|Best Luxury River Cruise Line||Viking River Cruises||Uniworld Cruises|
|Best Value for Money Cruise Line||Thomson Holidays||Saga Holidays|
|Best Boutique Cruise Line||Azamara Voyages||Silversea|
|Best for Families||Disney Cruise Line||Royal Caribbean International|
|Best for First-Time Cruisers||Princess Cruises||P&O Cruises|
|Best New Ship||Silversea Silver Muse||Seabourn Encore|
|Best for Adventure||Silversea||Hapag-Lloyd Cruises|
|Best for Onboard Entertainment||Norwegian Cruise Line||Disney Cruise Line|
|Best for Wellbeing||Holland America Line||Oceania Cruises|
|Best for Food||Oceania Cruises||Viking Cruises|
|Best for Onboard Activities||Royal Caribbean International||Norwegian Cruise Line|
|Best for Enrichment||Saga Holidays||Holland America Line|
|Best Cruise Agency||Bolsover Cruise Club||Iglu Cruise|
|Best Online Cruise Agency||Iglu Cruise||Bolsover Cruise Club|
|Best Cruise Agent||Louise Thompson of Cruise.co.uk||Jane Chadwick, Go Cruise with Jane|
|Cruise Agent Lifetime Achievement||Giles Hawke, CEO Cosmos Tours & Cruises and Avalon Waterways||Michael Wilson, Managing Director of Bolsover Cruise Club|
|Best Escorted & Specialist Tour Operator||Titan Travel UK||Riviera Travel UK|
|Best Cruise Blogger||@garybembridge||@CruiseMiss|
|Best Product or Service||Princess Cruises Ultimate Balcony Dining||Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service|
|Best Destination (Europe)||Dubrovnik||Norway|
|Best Destination (Rest of the World)||New Zealand||Barbados|
|Best UK Departure Port||Southampton||Liverpool|
|Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry||Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio Chairman of Silversea|
I would like to thank everyone that took the time to cast your vote for me as Best Cruise Blogger, however that was rough water to navigate with the other talented nominees. Not sure if I was disqualified or not because I along with another nominee were left off the list for 4th & 5th. Thank you for your support and it was awesome to be nominated in the first place.