Cruise International Awards 2017

Cruise International Awards 2017

It’s high tide for the cruise industry, with UK-based cruise mag Cruise International having just wrapped up its 2017 awards.

While Princess and Silversea stole the show, there were a few underdogs that managed to snag some top gongs.

Princess was awarded Best Cruise Line overall, followed by P&O. Viking Cruises took the award for Best River Cruise Line, while Riviera came runner-up.

Seabourn came out on top in the Best Luxury Cruise line category, with Regent Seven Seas Cruises coming in second.

What’s the best line to break your cruise virginity? Princess Cruises was awarded the top gong in the Best for First-Time Cruisers category, P&O came in second.

Dubrovnik picked up the Best European Destination award, a contentious choice considering Dubrovnik’s mayor Mato Franković’s comments on overtourism in August.

For the full list of winners, click here, and scan the highlights below:

Best Value for Money

Winner: Thomson Cruises 
Highly Commended: Saga Cruises

Best Boutique Cruise Line

Winner: Azamara Club Cruises
Highly Commended: Silversea

Best for Adventure

Winner: Silversea
Highly Commended: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Best New Ship

Winner: Silver Muse – Silversea
Highly Commended: Encore – Seabourn

Best Destination (World)

Winner: New Zealand 
Highly Commended: Barbados

Best for Wellbeing 

Winner: Holland America Line
Highly Commended: Oceania Cruises

Best for Food 

Winner: Oceania Cruises 
Highly Commended: Viking Cruises

Best for Onboard Entertainment

Winner: Norwegian Cruise Line
Highly Commended: Disney Cruise Line

Best for Families

Winner: Disney Cruise Line 
Highly Commended: Royal Caribbean International

View the full list here.

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