Seatrade Cruise Awards Categories

Entries for the 2021 Seatrade Cruise Awards are now open! Deadline for entries is Friday 30 July .

After a challenging year, the cruise industry has been striving for the safe resumption of cruising. This year's edition will recognise resilience, commitment and the hardwork that the sector has put in place to plan for the future.

2021 Industry categories

Port or Destination of the Year

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


#WeAreBack Award - Onshore

Who is this award for? This award recognises any onshore service e.g. port, terminal operator, ground handler and other tourism related business that has gone above and beyond to introduce safety/operational measures for the safe resumption of cruising over the past 12 months*. 

Judges will be looking beyond the implementation of required health and safety procedures that are imperative for all stakeholders in cruising’s resumption  journey and will score additional points to those who can prove they have gone ‘above and beyond’ in the specific sector the entrant is operating in.


#WeAreBack Award - Onboard

Who is this award for? This award recognises any onboard service e.g. hotel operations, entertainment, crew training, medical. technical and technological related business that has gone above and beyond to introduce safety/operational measures for the safe resumption of cruising over the past 12 months*. 

Judges will be looking beyond the implementation of required health and safety procedures that are imperative for all stakeholders in cruising’s resumption  journey and will score additional points to those who can prove they have gone ‘above and beyond’ in the specific sector the entrant is operating in.


Expedition Cruise Ship of the Year Award

Who is this award for? To any new ship for the expedition cruise sector that has been delivered over the past 12 months* Supporting evidence should be provided to illustrate any technical/design /environmental features of the ship that bring a new dimension or takes expedition cruising to new heights.

Sponsored by Cruise Baltic


Product of the Year Award

Who is this award for? This Award will recognise the development and/or application of innovative technology for the cruise sector in this past year*.   

Judges will be looking for a description of the technology in question, how it has been used to meet goals e.g. sustainability targets, efficiency gains, financial gains, guest experience enhancement etc in addition to the customer benefit.  


Marine Interior Design of the Year

Who is this award for? To a designer and/or design company and/or cruise line for space(s) which have been completed on any passenger carrying ship – cruise, river cruise or ferry or for space(s) announced for a ship under construction, over the past 12 months* 


Diversity & Inclusion Award

Who is this award for? This Award recognises an individual or organisation that has demonstrated a particular commitment to achieving equality, diversity and inclusion in a business environment either onboard or ashore. Supporting evidence should be provided to illustrate a commitment to a diversity culture.  


2021 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.

*2021 awards entries cover the 12 months from August 1, 2020 - July 30, 2021

Enter Now!

Seatrade Cruise Awards is the premier award programme for the cruise industry. Stay ahead of your competitors and recognise resilience by showcasing new innovations, techologies and developments. 

Submitting 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.