Disney Cruise Line Awarded Best for Families at the 2017 Cruise International Awards Ceremony

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.

Award Winner Highly Commended
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.

2 Replies to “Disney Cruise Line Awarded Best for Families at the 2017 Cruise International Awards Ceremony”

  1. Kevin Burns

    Your graciousness is a testament to your talent and your spirit. Those of us who directly benefit from your work know that you are, indeed, the best blogger in the industry. Thank you for not only what you do; but how you do it. We are sincerely grateful.


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