Cruise International, the leading UK cruise magazine announced the winners for their 8th annual British Cruise Awards. At the September 3rd ceremony held at House of Lords, Cruise International Royal Caribbean bested Disney Cruise Line in the Best for Families category. DCL walked away with a Highly Commended in the family category. 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, and 2017.
According to Liz Jarvis, Editor of Cruise International magazine there were over 80,000 votes cast in this year’s awards.
Overall, Disney Cruise Line received nominations in six categories.
The Winners of the Cruise International Awards 2018
BOLD Categories denote categories in which Disney Cruise Line or the DCL Blog received nominations.
|Best Cruise Line||Princess Cruise (5th consecutive year)||P&O Cruises|
|Best Luxury Cruise Line||Seaborn||Silversea|
|Best Value for Money Cruise Line||Marella Cruises||P&O Cruises|
|Best Family Cruise Line||Royal Caribbean||Disney Cruise Line|
|Best New Ship||Norwegian Bliss||Seabourn Ovation|
|Best for Solo Travelers||Saga Cruises||Titan|
|Best Cruise Line for Millennials||Royal Caribbean||Celebrity|
|Best River Cruise Line||Viking||Emerald Waterways|
|Best Luxury River Cruise Line||Viking||Scenic|
|Best River Cruise Itinerary||Scenic: Treasures of the Mekong||Viking: Portugal’s River of Gold|
|Best Boutique Cruise Line||Ponant||Azamara Club Cruises|
|Best for New to Cruise||P&O Cruises||Royal Caribbean|
|Best Expedition Cruise Line||Silversea||Ponant|
|Best for LGBT Cruisers||Celebrity Cruises||P&O Cruises|
|Best for Wellbeing||Holland America Line||Viking|
|Best for Culinary Experience||Oceania||Seabourn|
|Best for Onboard Entertainment||P&O Cruises||Royal Caribbean|
|Best Tour Operator||Titan Travel||Virgin Holidays|
|Best Online Cruise Agency||Bolsover Cruise Club||Cruise.co.uk|
|Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry||Jo Rzymowska, Vice President and Managing Director, Celebrity Cruises|
|Best Cruise Travel Agency||Bolsover Cruise Club||Titan Travel|
|Best for Innovation||Norwegian Cruise Line||Royal Caribbean|
|Best UK Port||Southampton||Liverpool|
|Best Worldwide Destination||Alaska||Hong Kong|
|Best European Destination||Venice||Norway|
|Best Product or Service||Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service||Saga Cruises Travel Insurance|
|Best Blogger||English Mum||Tips for Travellers|
I would like to thank everyone that took the time to cast your vote for me as Best Cruise Blogger, your votes this year helped make the list of finalist.
— Gary Bembridge (@garybembridge) September 3, 2018
Thank you for your support and it was great to be nominated again and simply awesome to make the final list.