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.*

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

TUI River Cruises

Experiential events

Virgin Voyages

First-to-sea Korean BBQ

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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


15 bars across two-ship fleet

Aqua Expeditions

Peruvian-Japanese Nikkei cuisine


Chef Michel Roux menu & dishes

Riverside Luxury Cruises

Everything made by hand onboard

Explora Journeys

11 culinary experiences – including sushi bar

Windstar Cruises

Official cruise line of James Beard Foundation

P&O Cruises

Vegan restaurant Green & Co


Explora Journeys

Open-air workout facilities + Pilates Reformers

Virgin Voyages

The Athletic Club boxing ring


First river cruise ship with full-sized pickleball court

Viking Cruises

Nordic Spa Snow Grotto

Swan Hellenic

Deepak Chopra wellbeing voyages

Emerald Cruises

Fitness activities: guided hikes, bike rides & canoeing


Wellness inspired by the traditions of Ancient Rome


Carnival Cruise Line

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

Royal Caribbean

AquaTheater + Ice Arena + Broadway musicals

Princess Cruises

Mind-bending magic acts

P&O Cruises

Mission Control immersive submarine simulation game

Marella Cruises

The Exchange Speakeasy Bar immersive entertainment

Norwegian Cruise Line

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



Two helicopters + submersible + Zodiacs

Royal Caribbean

Robotic bartenders + the world’s largest kinetic art sculpture

Princess Cruises

Medallion wearable device

MSC Cruises

Virtual reality experiences

Norwegian Cruise Line

Interactive video game arcade


The Majestic Line

First ships rescued & converted Irish fishing vessels

Portsmouth Port

UK’s leading sustainable & responsible port

AE Expeditions

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

MSC Cruises

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


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


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Beekeeping tour in Lithuania

HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

Camp in Antarctica


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

Uniworld River Cruises

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

Holland America Line

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

Amadeus River Cruises

New Taste & Active excursions


South Africa cruise – safari & helicopter flights

Pandaw Expeditions

Visit dolphin grounds in Cambodia on Mekong cruise

Oceania Cruises

Become a shepherd for a day in Spain

Havila Voyages

See the curve of the earth in Norway


Saga Cruises

Chauffeur service provided as standard

Celebrity Cruises

Pride celebrations last all June + Pride Party at Sea

Royal Caribbean

Autism Friendly Program

Disney Cruise Line

Communication Staterooms vibrating bed shaker


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

VIVA Cruises

Specific LGBTQ+ cruises

Virgin Voyages

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


Ambassador Cruise Line

ORCA ocean conservation charity  – tackling whaling

Carnival Cruise Line

Seuss at Sea programme – themed breakfast & parade + characters


Wasserlust Swimming School – onboard swimming lessons

MSC Cruises

Formula 1 – fan hospitality packages + race weekends


Relais & Château – chefs onboard

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team – exclusive driving experiences

P&O Cruises

Gary Barlow – exclusive live charity shows

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