Cruise International, the leading UK cruise magazine announced the winners for their sixth annual Cruise International Awards. At the September 21st ceremony held at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, Cruise International awarded Disney Cruise Line Best for Families. Disney was also nominated for Best for Onboard Activities and Best for Onboard Entertainment. 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.
New York and The Norwegian Fjords earned top billing for best destinations in the World and Europe respectively with Alaska and Venice earning a highly commended. Except for Venice, Disney has current itineraries sailing to or from these destinations.
Liz Jarvis, Editor of Cruise International, said: “The past year has been extraordinary for the cruise industry, with the launch of new ships including Viking Sea, MS Koningsdam, Harmony of the Seas and Carnival Vista, and the world’s first social impact cruise line, Fathom.
“The cruise industry is constantly evolving with new innovations and excellence and we’re delighted to be able to celebrate its achievements in this way. The Cruise International Awards are voted for by the holidaymakers themselves, so they’re a fantastic benchmark of consumer opinion.”
The Winners of the Cruise International Awards 2016
BOLD Categories denote categories in which Disney Cruise Line received nominations.
|Best for Encrichment||Saga Cruises||Cunard Line|
|Best for Families||Disney Cruise Line||Royal Caribbean International|
|Best Cruise Blogger||Shipmonk||Tips for Travelers|
|Best Cruise Agency||Iglu Cruise||Bolsover Cruise Club|
|Best Cruise Agent||Jane Chadwick
Go Cruise with Jane
|Best for Adventure||Silversea Cruises||Voyages of Discovery|
|Best Boutique Cruise Line||Seaborn Cruise||Viking Ocean Cruises|
|Best for Food||Oceana Cruises||Princess Cruises|
|Best for Wellbeing||Holland America Line||MSC Cruises|
|Best for Value for Money||P&O Cruises||Celestial Cruises|
|Best for First-Time Cruisers||Carnival Cruise Lines||Norwegian Cruise Line|
|Best Destination (Europe)||The Norwegian Fjords||Venice|
|Best Destination (World)||New York||Alaska|
|Best for Onboard Activities||Royal Caribbean International||P&O Cruises|
|Best for Onboard Entertainment||Royal Caribbean International||P&O Cruises|
|Lifetime Achievement||Beryl Gibson
|Best Product or Service||Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service||Azamara’s AzAmazing Evenings|
|Ouststanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry||Arnold Donald
CEO Carnival Corporation & PLC
|Best River Cruise Line||Viking River Cruises||Emerald Waterways|
|Best New Ocean Ship||Harmony of the Seas||Viking Sea|
|Best Luxury Cruise Line||Regent Seven Seas Cruises||Holland America Line|
|Best Luxury River Cruise Line||Viking River Cruises||Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection|
|Best Cruise Line||Princess Cruises||P&O Cruises|