This year the Seatrade Cruise Awards will be presented in Hamburg at the Seatrade Europe Speakers' Dinner on Sept. 9.
Categories include Port of the Year, Destination of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Environmental Initiative, Innovative Shore Excursion of the Year, Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year and Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Cruising.
Fidelio Cruise is the principal sponsor of the Seatrade Cruise Awards, now in their ninth edition. V.Ships Leisure is sponsor of the Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year.
Entries are by completing a simple online nomination form at www.seatrade-cruise.com/awards/entry_form.php.
The 2015 Awards encompass the period from July 3, 2014, to Aug. 1, 2015.
Port of the Year is for a port authority or management company that has made significant improvements to its facilities/cruise-tourism infrastructure over the past 12 months.
Destination of the Year is for a region/tourism body/association that has made significant strides in promoting cruise tourism over the past 12 months.
Supplier of the Year is for any firm or individual providing an exceptional quality service, or product or innovation to the cruise sector over the past 12 months.
The Environment Initiative Award is for any company, organisation or individual making a notable contribution to advance any environmental aspect of cruising.
The Innovative Shore Excursion Award is for any company or individual having created, sourced or introduced an innovative shore excursion over the past 12 months.
The Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year will be selected Seatrade and V.Ships Leisure, based on nominations received, and the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Cruising will be selected by Seatrade based on nominations received.
The closing date for entries is July 31.