M&S Gift Card

Book a 7 night cruise or more in a Balcony or above by 8pm 17th October and receive a FREE M&S Gift Card worth up to £500. Terms & conditions apply. ABTA & ATOL Protected - 100% Financially Protected - Flexible Cancellation Policies

Call us FREE  08001216198

Opening Hours - Office open, we'll close at 8:00pm

Request a call back
SEARCH CRUISES Shortlist

Winners of the 2019 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards

A round up of this year’s Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards winners, including many of our leading cruise line partners.

Silver Shadow, Silversea

Posted on

06 Dec 2019

On 4th December 2019, Cruise Critic named the best cruise ships, lines and ports in the annual UK Editors’ Picks Awards. The awards, which are now in their eleventh year, are selected by a global panel of impartial cruise experts from Cruise Critic. Adam Coulter, UK Managing Editor at Cruise Critic said, “The desire for more experiential holidays, especially amongst younger travellers is certainly helping to boost the UK cruise sector. There is more choice than ever before in ocean, river and expedition cruises as a result of an array of exciting new ships launched this year and next.

“Whether you are cruising as a multigenerational family, a couple or solo, travellers are starting to realise that there is a cruise for everyone. Our awards combine our editors’ impartial cruise expertise, based on first-hand experiences and industry knowledge, to help travellers select the best cruise choice for them from an increasing number of exciting ships and itineraries that are available – many of which now sail directly from the UK.”

At ROL Cruise, we are exceptionally proud to be the top partner for many major leading cruise lines, many of which have won highly prestigious awards at this years Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards. Here’s a round up of the winners – a HUGE congratulations to all:

Spirit of Discovery, Saga Cruises

Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards (Ocean):

Chosen by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors, these are the cruise lines and cruise ships that best represent excellence in ocean cruising.

Best new ship: Spirit of Discovery

Best for adventure: Hurtigruten

Best cabins: Celebrity Cruises

Best dining: Celebrity Cruises

Best itineraries: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Best nightlife: Norwegian Cruise Line

Best shore excursions: Hurtigruten

Best for solo travellers: Saga Cruises

Best UK departure port: Dover

S.S. Bon Voyage, Uniworld River Cruises

Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards (River):

Chosen by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors, these are the cruise lines and cruise ships that best represent excellence in river cruising.

Best river cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Best ship refurbishment: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s S.S. Bon Voyage

Best cabins: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best for enrichment: Scenic

Best for luxury: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Best shore excursions: Scenic

Best value for money: Emerald Waterways

Scenic Eclipse, Scenic

Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards (Luxury):

Chosen by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors, these are the cruise lines and cruise ships that best represent excellence in luxury cruising.

Best luxury cruise line: Silversea Cruises

Best new luxury ship: Scenic Eclipse

Best ship refurbishment: Oceania Cruises’ Insignia

Best for adventure: Silversea Cruises

Best cabins: Seabourn Cruise Line

Best dining: Oceania Cruises

Best itineraries: Azamara

Best service: Silversea Cruises

Best for solo travellers: Seabourn Cruise Line

Once again, we’d like to say congratulations to all the winners of this years 2019 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards. Here’s to a fantastic 2020!


Divider Crest Logo

Featured cruises

FULL BOARD CRUISING
Cunard

The 2021 No-Fly Atlantic Coast

  • 15 Nov 2021
  • 12 nights
  • Ship: Queen Elizabeth
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Lisbon, Portugal - Seville (from Cadiz), Spain - Valencia, Spain - Cartagena,Spain - Granada (tours from Malaga) - Gibraltar - Southampton

Includes: Top partner for Cunard*, Full board cruising*, ALL overseas transfers*, Extra benefit included*

FLASH SALE
Royal Caribbean International

The 2022 No-Fly Norwegian Fjords | Half Term Cruise

  • 15 May 2022
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: Anthem of the Seas
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Stavanger - Geiranger - Olden - Bergen - Southampton

Includes: An incredible & diverse array of full-board dining options Included*, Award-winning Broadway style musicals, London stage-shows & more*, Sumptuous accommodation to suit any...

NO-FLY LATE DEAL
View Cruise Netherlands & Belgium City Break Deal
Outside from £449pp (was £799)
SAVER FARE
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

  • 02 Nov 2021
  • 5 nights
  • Ship: Bolette
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Antwerp, Belgium - Southampton

Includes: Earn Cruise Miles® with every booking*, Pound sterling on board*, Incredible late deal*, No-fly small ship cruising*

See all featured cruises