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Entries for the 2020 Seatrade Cruise Awards are now closed.

Seatrade Cruise Awards offers recognition for both industry categories and personality awards. Join us on Tuesday 6th October for our first virtual ceremony where we will reveal our 2020 winners!


2020 Industry categories

Port of the Year

Who is this award for? A port authority, port management company or cruise terminal operator which has made significant improvements to its handling facilities/cruise-tourism infrastructure over the past 12 months*

“Winning the Port of the Year 2019 award was truly tremendous success and we are all very honoured and proud of this award given by a jury of eminent leaders of the industry. This award is recognition to our entire team … [and] also great motivation and obligation to continue with further development and growth. Since we are the first Croatian cruise port to win this award, this is also an exceptional promotion of the Zadar City, Zadar region, and Croatia”


Destination of the Year

Who is this award for? A region/tourism body/association which has made significant strides in promoting cruise-tourism over the past 12 months*


Innovative Shorex of the Year

Who is this award for? To any cruise line, company or individual who has created, sourced or introduced an innovative shore excursion over the past 12 months*

“We are the proud winners of three Seatrade Innovative Shore Excursion of the Year Awards … Our team thinks of it as the ‘Academy Awards’ of cruise, and works very hard to stay creative, relevant and on point to ensure we deliver the ‘best of the best’ in the regions of the world we service … all of us with the A&K Group of Companies [are] grateful to Seatrade for giving us a forum to celebrate our success”


Supplier of the Year

Who is this award for? To any firm or individual who has provided an exceptional quality service, product or innovation, to the cruise sector over the past 12 months*

"Receiving the inaugural ‘Marine Interior Design of the Year’ in 2019 was a huge honour and a great testament to all of the creative work that over 60 designers at SMC Design contributed towards over a period of four years…We thank Seatrade Cruise Awards for this recognition and encourage all of our design partners - whether that be fellow design studios or our supplier network - to enter such a prestigious industry awards events in the future to recognise your teams hard work!"


Sustainability Award

Who is this award for? To any company, organisation or individual who has shown that it puts sustainability, both socially and environmentally, at the forefront of its business operations over the past 12 months*

Sponsored by Cruise Baltic


Expedition Cruise Initiative of the Year Award

Who is this award for? To any company, organisation or individual who has introduced an innovative concept, product, ship, shore excursion, or service specifically tailored to/for the expedition cruise sector over the past 12 months*


Talent Development Award

Who is this award for? To any company, organisation or individual who has demonstrated a commitment to talent development and training both on and offshore for the cruise sector over the past 12 months*


2020 Personality Awards

Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year

This award is for an individual who has gone above and beyond in their particular sector or industry, representing the best in their field and embodying the values we want to celebrate. 

To be selected by Seatrade and V.Ships Leisure from nominations received.

Sponsored by V.Ships Leisure

Seatrade Outstanding Achievement Award

This award is for an individual who made an outstanding contribution to continuous growth and innovation of cruise industry.

To be selected by Seatrade from nominations received.