The Excellence Awards 2024

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Latest Nominations

  • Food & Beverage Virgin Voyages
  • Entertainment Marella Cruises
  • Excursion Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Excursion Holland America Line
  • Technology Princess Cruises
  • Excursion Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Sustainability CroisiEurope Cruises
  • Entertainment Carnival Cruise Line
  • Entertainment Royal Caribbean International
  • Food and Beverage Windstar Cruises
  • Entertainment Celebrity Cruises
  • Wellness Amadeus River Cruises
  • Food & Beverage Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Entertainment P&O Cruises
  • Entertainment Cunard
  • Excursion Celestyal
  • Food & Beverage SeaDream Yacht Club
  • Sustainability Ponant
  • Accessibility Saga Cruises
  • Wellness Sail Croatia
  • Technology Royal Caribbean International
  • Excursion Viva Cruises
  • Wellness A-ROSA River Cruises
  • Wellness Emerald Cruises
  • Excursion Aqua Expeditions
  • Food and Beverage Amadeus River Cruises
  • Wellness MSC Cruises
  • Sustainability Havila Voyages
  • Food & Beverage Azamara
  • Entertainment Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Excursion Titan Travel
  • Food & Beverage Hurtigruten
  • Sustainability Ambassador Cruise Line
  • Excursion TUI River Cruises
  • Food and Beverage Saga Cruises
  • Excursion TUI River Cruises
  • Food & Beverage Celestyal
  • Sustainability Royal Caribbean International
  • Sustainability Silversea
  • Food & Beverage Viva Cruises
  • Excursion Oceania Cruises
  • Technology Scenic
  • Food & Beverage TUI River Cruises
  • Excursion Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Sustainability Aurora
  • Entertainment Saga Cruises
  • Food & Beverage Hurtigruten
  • Sustainability Viva Cruises
  • Entertainment Ambassador Cruise Line
  • Collaborations TUI River Cruises
  • Excursions Azamara
  • Food and Beverage P&O Cruises
  • Food & Beverage Ambassador Cruise Line
  • Wellness Explora Journeys
  • Excursion Amadeus River Cruises
  • Excursion Havila Voyages
  • Excursion Amadeus River Cruises
  • Food and Beverage Silversea
  • Excursion Saga Cruises
  • Excursion Amadeus River Cruises
  • Wellness Oceania Cruises
  • Excursion Windstar Cruises
  • Accessibility Royal Caribbean International
  • Wellness Swan Hellenic
  • Food and Beverage The Majestic Line
  • Food & Beverage Explora Journeys
  • Wellness Viva Cruises
  • Food & Beverage Hurtigruten
  • Food & Beverage Explora Journeys
  • Sustainability The Majestic Line
  • Wellness Saga Cruises
  • Excursion Azamara
  • Sustainability Portsmouth International Port
  • Wellness Regent Seven Regent Seven Seas CruisesSeas Cruises
  • Collaborations Windstar Cruises
  • Food & Beverage Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Sustainability Star Clippers
  • Food & Beverage Riverside Luxury Cruises
  • Food & Beverage Azamara
  • Entertainment TUI River Cruises
  • Food & Beverage Havila Voyages
  • Excursion Quark Expeditions
  • Collaborations Ambassador Cruise Line
  • Sustainbility Hurtigruten
  • Wellness TUI River Cruises
  • Excursion Poseidon Expeditions
  • Sustainability Hurtigruten
  • Technology Scenic
  • Food & Beverage Aqua Expeditions
  • Excursion Emerald Cruises
  • Excursion Emerald Cruises
  • Sustainability MSC Cruises
  • Sustainability Titan Travel
  • Sustainability Titan Travel
  • Sustainability HX
  • Wellness AmaWaterways
  • Collaborations Carnival Cruise Line
  • Sustainability ail Croatia/Green Sail
  • Diversity & Equality Unforgettable Croatia
  • Wellness Azamara
  • Food & Beverage Princess Cruises
  • Collaborations Ponant
  • Entertainment Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Collaborations Regent Seven Seas Cruises


What's it all about?


The Sailawaze Excellence Awards are your opportunity to tell the world about what your brand has achieved in the past 18 months, whether that’s in sustainability, wellness, entertainment or beyond.

We’re ditching traditional awards such as ‘Best Large Ship’ or ‘Best Luxury Cruise Line’ and instead want to recognise those initiatives that have done something truly awesome or innovative to advance the cruise experience for our readers.

We’re well aware of how much the cruise industry has done to make cruising the ultimate holiday experience – so let’s make sure the next generation of cruise customers know what they are missing!

Have you created a novel dining concept, an incredible new shore excursion, something cool for kids or improved accessibility? We want to know about it!

Get involved. Get shouting about it. Get nominating today – and see if you might pick up an Excellence Award at our Gala Ceremony…

Key Dates

Nominations Open: February 26th
Shortlist Announced and Public Voting Commences: April 11th
Editorial coverage in Metro (print and online): April & May
Public Voting Closes: May 10th
Gala Evening and Winners Announced: May 16th

No cost.
It’s on us.

Don’t miss out on attending the inaugural Sailawaze Excellence Awards Gala Dinner. Get 2 free tickets with the option to secure another 8 to make your very own table for a team night out!

The Underglobe
Underglobe champagne
Underglobe venue

Judging Panel

rich and helen chalu - visit with us

Visit With Us

ben and david influencers

Ben and David

Cruise Mummy

Cruise Mummy

Vitamin Sea

Vitamin Sea

Sara Macefield

Sara Macefield

Dip your toes in

Dip Your Toes In

Jo Kessel

Jeannine Williamson

Katie Bowman

Brad Japhne


Yes it is completely free to nominate

Yes, you can nominate more than once in as many categories as you like

Yes, each nominee is entitled to 2 free tickets - extra tickets can be purchased for £150 each

May 16, 2024 at The Underglobe, London