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The Excellence Awards 2024

The Sailawaze Excellence Awards 2024 celebrate all the amazing things that make cruise holidays awesome.

*Nominations have now closed: Winners will be announced on Thursday, May 16th.*

Register now to win a cruise worth £2500


Once you have registered, you can vote for your favourite nominees below...

Categories

  • Food and Beverage
  • Wellness
  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Sustainability
  • Excursions
  • Inclusion
  • Collaborations
Food and Beverage

Windstar Cruises

Official cruise line of James Beard Foundation

Explora Journeys

11 culinary experiences – including sushi bar

Aqua Expeditions

Peruvian-Japanese Nikkei cuisine

Cunard

Chef Michel Roux menu & dishes

Riverside Luxury Cruises

Everything made by hand onboard

Celestyal

15 bars across two-ship fleet

TUI River Cruises

Experiential events

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Epicurean Perfection programme: Tastings, classes + deck-top regional BBQs

P&O Cruises

Vegan restaurant Green & Co

Virgin Voyages

First-to-sea Korean BBQ

Wellness

Explora Journeys

Open-air workout facilities + Pilates Reformers

Swan Hellenic

Deepak Chopra wellbeing voyages

Emerald Cruises

Fitness activities: guided hikes, bike rides & canoeing

Silversea

Wellness inspired by the traditions of Ancient Rome

AmaWaterways

First river cruise ship with full-sized pickleball court

Viking Cruises

Nordic Spa Snow Grotto

Virgin Voyages

The Athletic Club boxing ring

Entertainment

Carnival Cruise Line

Currents – a technology-rich underwater-themed area spanning two decks

P&O Cruises

Mission Control immersive submarine simulation game

Royal Caribbean

AquaTheater + Ice Arena + Broadway musicals

Marella Cruises

The Exchange Speakeasy Bar immersive entertainment

Norwegian Cruise Line

World’s first freefall dry slide + three-level racetrack at sea

Princess Cruises

Mind-bending magic acts

Technology

Royal Caribbean

Robotic bartenders + the world’s largest kinetic art sculpture

Princess Cruises

Medallion wearable device

MSC Cruises

Virtual reality experiences

Scenic

Two helicopters + submersible + Zodiacs

Norwegian Cruise Line

Interactive video game arcade

Sustainability

MSC Cruises

Operated industry’s first net-zero greenhouse gas emissions voyage

The Majestic Line

First ships rescued & converted Irish fishing vessels

Portsmouth Port

UK’s leading sustainable & responsible port

Hurtigruten

Hybrid-powered ships with large battery packs + shore-power connectivity

AE Expeditions

Sustainable food sourcing, eliminating fish eggs & tuna + Dr Sylvia Earle partnership

Excursions

Havila Voyages

See the curve of the earth in Norway

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Beekeeping tour in Lithuania

Oceania Cruises

Become a shepherd for a day in Spain

Amadeus River Cruises

New Taste & Active excursions

Uniworld River Cruises

Exclusive after-hours visit to St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice

HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

Camp in Antarctica

Holland America Line

Only cruise line to visit Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

CroisiEurope

South Africa cruise – safari & helicopter flights

Azamara

15-night Japan Intensive Voyage – 6 extended days + 2 overnight stays

Pandaw Expeditions

Visit dolphin grounds in Cambodia on Mekong cruise

Inclusion

Royal Caribbean

Autism Friendly Program

A-Rosa

Dedicated kids’ club room + 12 family cabins that sleep up to five

Virgin Voyages

Pride month – themed parties, cocktails & on-deck DJs

Celebrity Cruises

Pride celebrations last all June + Pride Party at Sea

Disney Cruise Line

Communication Staterooms vibrating bed shaker

Saga Cruises

Chauffeur service provided as standard

VIVA Cruises

Specific LGBTQ+ cruises

Collaborations

MSC Cruises

Formula 1 – fan hospitality packages + race weekends

Carnival Cruise Line

Seuss at Sea programme – themed breakfast & parade + characters

A-Rosa

Wasserlust Swimming School – onboard swimming lessons

Ponant

Relais & Château – chefs onboard

P&O Cruises

Gary Barlow – exclusive live charity shows

Ambassador Cruise Line

ORCA ocean conservation charity  – tackling whaling

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team – exclusive driving experiences

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