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:
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
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
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!