The Most Influential Cruise Awards Programme

Seatrade Cruise Awards is the premier award programme for the cruise industry. Established in 2007, the awards invites entrants from every corner of the industry to put their success story on the map. 

Seatrade Cruise Awards is a fundamental part of the cruise industry; your community and it has become more than just an award scheme:

  • It's a benchmark that continues to push the boundaries of the cruise industry and dares it go beyond what has been achieved before. 
  • It's a facilitator for innovation and provides a platform to identify new opportunities for industry development.
  • It's a celebration of industry success at the regional events for the industry.

Where Did It All Begin?

Seatrade Cruise Awards was first introduced in 2007 during Seatrade Europe. Intended as a platform to showcase the very best of the global cruise community and provide a benchmark for innovation, Seatrade Cruise Awards fast became both the industry's most popular scheme, but also its most influential.

We celebrate each Autumn on the ocassion of our European or Mediterranean event with a live ceremony hosted by our sponsors welcoming all our shortlisted candidates and key voices from across the cruise community.

Judging Panel

To maintain a transparent and open process, each of our industry award categories are judged by an independent panel of bright minds, thought-leaders and experts from the international cruise industry.

Our panel have a wealth of experience across the industry, many of whom have been on the panel and supported the Seatrade Cruise Awards for many years! 

Our personality awards are selected by the renowned Seatrade Editorial team and our award sponsors. 

Application Process

Preparing your entry for the Seatrade Cruise Awards has never been easier! Our online entry form allows you to upload supporting documentation such as images, diagrams, presentations and testimonials.

Our handy entry guide is published each year to support your application with top tips on what our judging panel are looking for in a winning entry!

The entry deadline is usually around 6 weeks before the ceremony.

Get Involved

Celebrate with the global cruise community as we reveal the winners of this year's awards on the occasion of Seatrade Cruise Virtual. Register now and reserve your space at our very first digital Seatrade Cruise Awards ceremony.