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Our Judges

Meet the 2024 Judging Panel
Our independent panel of judges is made up of leading voices from across the international cruise community. Drawing on expertise in key sectors, they have many years of experience to call upon when short-listing entries.
Charlie Ball
Charlie Ball
Principal, C. Ball Consulting, LLC

Cruise and Tour Expert

Ted Blamey
Ted Blamey
CHART Management Consultants

Principle

Claus Bødker
Claus Bødker
Cruise Expert
Andrew Coggins
Andrew Coggins
Science Department- Lubin School of Business, Pace University, New York

Cruise Industry Analyst and Clinical Professor 

Michelle Fee
Michelle Fee
Cruise Planners an American Express Travel Representative

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Liz Gammon
Liz Gammon
LizGammon.com

Consultant

 

 

Klaus Bondam
Klaus Bondam
Cruise Baltic

Cruise Baltic Director 

What makes a winning entry?
"A winning entry should make a unique problem solving contribution to the industry ." Andrew Coggins, 2023 Judging Panelist
Roberta Jacoby
Roberta Jacoby
Executive Advisor

Global Hospitality and Travel Operations, Jacoby Advisors

Anne Kalosh
Anne Kalosh
Seatrade Cruise News & Seatrade Cruise Review

Editor & Senior Associate Editor

 

Jens Skrede
Jens Skrede
Cruise Europe

Managing Director

 

 

Ingo Soerensen
Ingo Soerensen
Oracle

Area Vice Predident, Global Cruise Sales

Joost Van Ree
Joost Van Ree
Ocean Technologies Group

Group Business Development Director

Anja Lohrum
Anja Lohrum
MedCruise

MedCruise Interim Secretary General 

Nikos Mertzanidis
Nikos Mertzanidis
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

VP Ports & Destinations and Taxation

"I look principally for: value to the industry as a whole (rather than to the candidate per se); value to the cruise consumer; true innovation; results achieved; and how closely the submission addresses the award criteria."

Ted Blamey

2024 Judging Panelist

Submission Deadline

Entries for Seatrade Cruise Awards Close 31st July