Seatrade Cruise Awards announces 2023 winners

HAMBURG, GERMANY – Seatrade Cruise Awards, the premier awards programme for the cruise industry, made its announcement of this year’s winners during the Celebrating Cruise Brilliance: The Speakers Reception & 2023 Seatrade Cruise Awards on 6 September 2023. A record-breaking 145 nominations were submitted, highlighting the industry’s continued growth and innovation.

Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year, Wybcke Meier with V. Ships’ Per Bjørnsen and Seatrade’s Mary Bond.

“The Seatrade Cruise Awards provide a global platform for showcasing leading businesses and individuals destined to shape the cruising landscape for years to come,” said Mary Bond, Group Director of Seatrade Cruise. “We extend our esteemed congratulations to the 2023 winners for their outstanding accomplishments.”

Award winners were judged by an independent panel of 16 judges that feature the leading voices from the international cruise community from key sectors that include hospitality, operations, marketing and technology that range from editors to professors, consultants to principals, managing directors to chief executive officers and are representatives from CHART Management Consultants, Cruise Baltic, Cruise Europe, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe, Cruise Planners, Jacoby Advisors,, Oracle Hospitality, Ocean Technologies Group, MedCruise, Pace University, River Cruise Europe, Seatrade Cruise Review, and V. Ships Leisure.

Seatrade Outstanding Achievement Award winner Mai Elmar with Bond.

The winners of the awards are listed below:

Award: Destination of the Year | Winner: Cruise Gate Hamburg
Award: Innovative Shorex of the Year | Winner: National Geographic Expeditions & Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services – Marine Treasures of Mallorca
Award: River Cruise Innovation of the Year | Winner: American Queen Voyages – Regionally Inspired Culinary Experience
Award: Port of the Year | Winner: Port of Haugesund (Karmsund Port Authority), Norway
Award: Expedition Cruise Initiative of the Year | Winner: Atlas Ocean Voyages – Epicurean Expeditions
Award: Product of the Year Award | Winner: Silverstream Technologies The Silverstream System – Air Lubrication Technology
Award: Sustainability Initiative of the Year | Winner: MSC Cruises – MSC Euribia, World’s First Net Zero Emissions Cruise
Award: Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year | Winner: Wybcke Meier, CEO, TUI Cruises GmbH
Award: Seatrade Outstanding Achievement Award | Winner: Mai Elmar – Executive Director, Cruise Port Rotterdam

“We have continually challenged ourselves to innovate and redefine the expedition definition to be inclusive of immersive adventures that can be focused on both epicurean and now cultural pursuits, “ shares James Rodriguez, president and CEO of Atlas Ocean Voyages. “Today’s Seatrade ‘Expedition Initiative of the Year Award’ validates this vision of year-round expeditions beyond the polar regions, and I wish to congratulate the entire Atlas Ocean Voyages team who have made this possible.”

The article Seatrade Cruise Awards announces 2023 winners first appeared in TravelDailyNews International.

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