(PRESS RELEASE)_MÁLAGA, Spain (14 September 2022) – Seatrade Cruise Awards, the premier awards programme for the cruise industry, made its announcement of this year’s winners during the Seatrade Cruise Med Welcome Reception on 14 September 2022.
“Serving as more than just an award scheme, the Seatrade Cruise Awards are a benchmark that continues to push the boundaries of the cruise industry in excellence and innovation,” says Mary Bond, Group Director of Seatrade Cruise. “We proudly honour and celebrate our 2022 winners for their incredible achievements that are leading the way for industry-wide development.”
The selection of winners was judged by an independent panel of 15 judges that features the leading voices from the international cruise community from key sectors that include hospitality, operations, marketing and technology that range from editors to professors, consultants to principals, managing directors to chief executive officers and are representatives from V. Ships Leisure, CHART Management Consultants, Pace University, Cruise Baltic, LizGammon.com, Cruise Planners, Jacoby Advisors, MedCruise, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe, Seatrade Cruise Review, Oracle Hospitality, Cruise Europe,
Ocean Technologies Group.
Thank you to our Principal Sponsors Oracle Hospitality and Ocean Technologies and Category Sponsors Cruise Baltic and V. Ships Leisure. The awards were presented by Mary Bond, Group Director of Seatrade Cruise.
The winners of the awards are listed below:
Award: Destination of the Year | Winner: Port of Taranto, ItalyAward: Expedition Cruise Initiative of the Year | Winner: Hapag Lloyd Cruises’ Finnish and Swedish Lapland Expedition
Award: Innovative Shorex of the Year | Winner: Abercrombie & Kent (Akorn) – Mombasa: Past and PresentAward: Investment in People Award | Winner: Carnival Cruise Line’s DEI, Learning and Community Initiatives
Award: Port of the Year | Winner: Galataport Istanbul
Award: Product of the Year | Winner: Climeon - HeatPower 300 Marine Technology
Award: Sustainability Initiative of the Year | Winner: Environmental Port Index
Award: MedCruise Award | Winner: The Black Sea Ports (Burgas, Bulgaria; Constantza, Romania; Odesa, Ukraine; Trabzon, Turkey and Varna, Bulgaria)
Award: Seatrade Outstanding Achievement Award | Winner: Claus Bødker Cruise Baltic & Cruise Copenhagen
Award: Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year | Winner: Chris Theophilides, CEO, Celestyal Cruises"It's a huge honor, especially at a time where the perseverance of the cruise industry has been tested," said Chris Theophilides, CEO, Celestyal Cruises. "The whole industry has a great benefit of an excellent number of executives – it is a huge honor to work amongst them the last two years, and it's very humbling to be singled out and awarded this accolade."
With sustainability high on everyone’s agenda, for the third year in a row, the Seatrade Cruise Awards are made from Beech which are PEFC certified and come from sustainable resources.
To learn more about Seatrade Cruise Events visit seatradecruiseevents.com. Follow Seatrade Cruise on social media: @SeatradeCruise on Twitter and Instagram, and @SeatradeCruiseEvents on Facebook. #WeAreCruise #STCGlobal #STCMed #STCEurope #STCAsia #STCAwards #STCME #STCTalks
Stay current with the latest news from the cruise lines.
Follow Gerry Barker
on All Things Cruise.