The Cruise International Awards 2016 Results Are In!


Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise line were amongst the winners of the Cruise International Awards 2016, with the results announced last week. Held in London’s Ham Yard Hotel, the big winners were Princess Cruises, running away with the glossy magazine’s award for Best Cruise Line for the third year in a row.

Royal Caribbean scooped a trio of gongs: Best for Onboard Entertainment, Best for Onboard Activities and Best New Ship (for Harmony of the Seas). These awards recognise the line’s dedication to providing family-friendly excitement for guests on the seas. Harmony of the Seas fought off significant competition for the award of Best New Ship, with the MS Koningsdam, Carnival Vista and Viking Sea all launched through the year.

Harmony of the Seas New2 - Royal Caribbean Press Center

Carnival Cruise Line was named Best Cruise Line for First-Timers, living up to their mantra ‘All for Fun, Fun for All’.

Liz Jarvis, Editor of Cruise International, enthused: “The past year has been extraordinary for the cruise industry, with the launch of new ships including Viking SeaMS KoningsdamHarmony of the Seas and Carnival Vista, and the world’s first social impact cruise line, Fathom.

“The cruise industry is constantly evolving with new innovations and excellence and we’re delighted to be able to celebrate its achievements in this way. The Cruise International Awards are voted for by the holidaymakers themselves, so they’re a fantastic benchmark of consumer opinion.”

Below is a comprehensive list of the winners of the Cruise International Awards 2016.

Best Cruise Blogger
Shipmonk – Winner
Tips for Travellers – Highly Commended 

Best for Wellbeing
Holland America Line – Winner
MSC Cruises – Highly Commended 

Best Value for Money
P&O Cruises – Winner
Celestyal Cruises – Highly Commended 

Best for Adventure
Silversea Cruises – Winner
Voyages of Discovery – Highly Commended

Best for Families
Disney Cruise Line – Winner
Royal Caribbean International – Highly Commended

Best for Onboard Activities
Royal Caribbean International – Winner
P&O Cruises – Highly Commended

Best for Onboard Entertainment
Royal Caribbean International – Winner
P&O Cruises – Highly Commended

Best for Food
Oceania Cruises – Winner
Princess Cruises – Highly Commended

Best for Enrichment
Saga Cruises – Winner
Cunard Line – Highly Commended

Best Destination – Europe
The Norwegian Fjords – Winner
Venice – Highly Commended 

Best Destination – Rest of World
New York – Winner
Alaska – Highly Commended

Best for First-Time Cruisers
Carnival Cruise Line – Winner
Norwegian Cruise Line – Highly Commended

Best Boutique Cruise Line
Seabourn Cruise Line – Winner
Viking Ocean Cruises – Highly Commended

Best Luxury Cruise Line
Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Winner
Holland America Line – Highly Commended

Best Luxury River Cruise Line
Viking River Cruises – Winner
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection – Highly Commended

Best New Ship
Harmony of the Seas – Winner
Viking Sea – Highly Commended

Best River Cruise Line
Viking Cruises – Winner
P&O Cruises – Highly Commended

Best Cruise Line
Princess Cruises – Winner
P&O Cruises – Highly Commended

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Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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