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2024 categories

Seatrade Cruise Awards Categories

Submission Deadline

Entries for Seatrade Cruise Awards Close 31st July

Seatrade Cruise Awards Categories
Port of the Year

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

To put forward a nomination for this year, please note you will be judged on the following criteria:

- The quality and the context of the entry, including relevant data and evidence/examples to back up your entry.

- Outline and elaborate on activities and/or investments made to achieve improvements to operational assets and infrastructure.

- Highlight the benefits to cruise line customers, guests and the local community and how the latest developments have improved, extended or expanded services.

- Focus on activities in period (August 1, 2023 - July 31, 2024)

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*

To put forward a nomination for this year, please note you will be judged on the following criteria:

- The quality and the context of the entry, including relevant data and evidence/examples to back up your entry.

- Highlight the value to cruise lines customers, guests and the local community.

- New initiatives, services or activities that have led to the destination either increasing cruise tourism and/or improving the experience for cruise lines/cruise guests

- Focus on activities in period (August 1, 2023 - July 31, 2024).

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*

To put forward a nomination for this year, please note you will be judged on the following criteria:

- The quality and the context of the entry, including a clear description of your excursion, highlighting its uniqueness and newness.

- Showcase successes and achievements of the excursion.

- Focus on a positive impact on local communities and commitment to sustainable practices.

- Focus on activities in period (August 1, 2023 - July 31, 2024)

Expedition Cruise Initiative of the Year

sponsored by Cruise Baltic 

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*

To put forward a nomination for this year, please note you will be judged on the following criteria:

- The quality and the context of the entry, including relevant data and evidence/examples to back up your entry.

- Areas to highlight may include itinerary development, Shorex initiatives, innovative products, or experiential activities.

- Outline achievements and benefits provided to others, as well as any partnerships and/or collaborations involved.

- Showcase sustainable credentials, demonstrating environmental responsibility and contributions to sustainability.

- Focus on activities in period (August 1, 2023 - July 31, 2024)

Product of the Year

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

To put forward a nomination for this year, please note you will be judged on the following criteria:

- The quality and the context of the entry, including a clear description of your product, its functions, and purpose.

- Explain how it helps your customers and whether it fulfils its purpose.

- Provide details on its growth, and the market gap it addresses.

- Highlight the successes and advantages your product has brought, supported by specific data, with a focus on activities in period (August 1, 2023 - July 31, 2024).

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Cruise Baltic 

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*

To put forward a nomination for this year, please note you will be judged on the following criteria:

- The quality and the context of the entry, including specific examples showcasing the initiative, include data and standout features, and what sets your initiative apart.

- Describe the fundamental values and goals driving the initiative, detail its positive impact and highlight clear successes and achievements.

- Focus on activities in period (August 1, 2023 - July 31, 2024)

Investment in People

Who is this award for? To any company, organisation, or individual who made a significant contribution to the recruitment, training, advancement, diversity & inclusion, or wellbeing initiatives for the industry’s most valuable asset, its people*

To put forward a nomination for this year, please note you will be judged on the following criteria:

- The quality and the context of the entry, including relevant data and evidence/examples to back up your entry.

- Provide evidence of initiatives/schemes/programmes for shore side or onboard personnel introduced, outlining their progress, instigation, and reception.

- Highlight significant impact as a result on company, organisation or individual.

- Focus on activities in period (August 1, 2023 - July 31, 2024)

Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year

sponsored by V.Ships Leisure

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.

Seatrade Cruise Outstanding Achievement of the Year

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

To be selected by Seatrade from nominations received.

*2024 awards entries cover the 12 months from August 1, 2023 - July 31, 2024