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Seatrade Awards Open for 2019 Entries

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Seatrade are delighted to announce that entries are open for the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019!

This year’s awards will be presented as part of the Seatrade Europe event in Hamburg Germany on Wednesday 11th September 2019.

The awards provide businesses with the opportunity to showcase their achievements via the cruise industry’s most respected awards programme. With a varied category selection, it is the chance for all sectors within the industry to tell their story by sharing and celebrating their successes and presenting innovative projects that have contributed to improving the industry and/or customer experience.

This year’s principle sponsors are TheICEway and Oracle -

“At TheICEway we love innovation, determination and we are passionate this amazing industry. Sponsoring the cruise awards seemed like an obvious choice because we are investing in the determination and passion of others to constantly innovate. These people are the reason that cruise continues to go from strength to strength and there is no better platform than the Seatrade Cruise awards for deserved recognition.” Ian Richardson, CEO & Co-Founder, TheICEway.

“Oracle Hospitality Cruise is honored to continue to sponsor the Seatrade Cruise Awards since the program’s inception and help to recognize companies who have truly achieved excellence across the cruise industry.” Ingo Soerensen, AVP, Global Cruise Sales, Oracle Hospitality

Award Categories

Categories in this year’s awards are:

Industry categories -

  • Destination of the Year
  • Port of the Year
  • Marine Interior Design of the Year – NEW!
  • Supplier of the Year
  • Environmental Initiative Awards (sponsored by MedCruise)
  • Marketing Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Cruise Baltic)
  • Innovative Shorex of the Year

Personality categories

  • Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year 2019 (sponsored by V. Ships Leisure)
  • Seatrade Outstanding Achievement Award 2019

More detail regarding the criteria for the award categories can be found at

Why enter the Seatrade Cruise Awards?

Attracting outstanding entries from across the globe, the 2018 Seatrade Cruise Awards became one of the most competitive years on record. The awards allow entrants to showcase their brand reaching the powerful community within Seatrade and increasing the visibility of their business to key players within the industry.

‘We are enormously proud to receive this Award from the Cruise Industry. After winning the Seatrade Cruise Award for the first time in 2008, we were last year in Lisbon once again delighted to be recognized for our commitment to deliver innovative and tailor-made Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges and an array of Global Services to enhance passenger boarding operations at Cruise Terminals all around the world.’ Martin Westphal, Group Marketing Director, Adelte – Supplier of the Year Winner 2018.

How to Enter

Entries can be made online through the Seatrade Cruise Awards portal available through the events website at

Winners will be announced live at Seatrade Europe on Wednesday 11 September 2019.


Contact – Victoria Stokes, Marketing Manager – Seatrade Cruise Portfolio, EMEA

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)1206 201517

For more information please go to

Notes to the editors:

About Seatrade Cruise Awards

Seatrade Cruise Awards is the premier award programme for the cruise industry. Established in 2006, Seatrade Cruise Awards invites entrants from every corner of the industry to put their success story on the map. Part of the social programme for both Seatrade Europe and Seatrade Cruise Med, Seatrade Cruise Awards has become more than just an award scheme. It's a benchmark that continues to push the boundaries of the cruise industry and dares it go beyond what has been achieved before. It's a facilitator for innovation and provides a platform to identify new opportunities for industry development.

The Seatrade Cruise Awards will be presented at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, Germany on Wednesday 11 September 2019.

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