Competition within the cruise and river industry has never been stronger. With over 23 million passengers expected to board a cruise ship in 2015, nearly a 5% increase compared to 2014, there is a pressing need for companies to make sure they distinguish themselves from the competition. The Seatrade Cruise Awards ultimately give entrants the opportunity to broadcast their success in the industry and further encourage new business with an internationally recognised mark of excellence and achievement.
Seven categories have been announced for the 2015 Seatrade Cruise Awards, including Port of the Year; Destination of the Year; Supplier of the Year; Environment Initiative Award; Innovative Shorex of the Year; Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year, sponsored by V.Ships, and the Seatrade Lifetime Achievement for Services to Cruising.
The awards will be judged by an independent panel of judges, made up of leading industry experts, including: Brad Anderson, co-president, Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Bud Darr, svp, technical and regulatory affairs, CLIA; Per Bjornesen, director, V. Ships Leisure; Grenville Cartledge, managing director, Four Gold, consultancy and support services for the cruise and hospitality industry, UK; Andrew Coggins, cruise industry analyst, clinical professor, management & management science department, Lubin School of Business, Pace University, New York; Antonius Heuer, vp global cruise, Orcale; Brett Jardine, general manager, CLIA Australasia; Anne Kalosh, US editor, Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News; Tony Peisley, director, A.R.Peisley (Cruise Analysts), UK; Carla Salvado, president, MedCruise and Jens Skrede, managing director, Cruise Europe.
Entries are currently open in all categories until 31 July, 2015. Those successful in reaching the shortlist will be notified, with winners to be announced at the CLIA Germany annual dinner, on the occasion of Seatrade Europe, 2015.
To find out more please visit: www.seatrade-cruise.com/awards
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About the Seatrade Cruise Awards
Judged by an independent panel of experienced cruise industry specialists, the Seatrade Cruise Awards, formerly known as the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards are one of the highest accolades in the cruise industry. This year they will be announced at the CLIA Germany annual dinner on the occasion of Seatrade Europe 2015.
The Seatrade Cruise Awards form part of the series of global Seatrade events, websites and publications that covers every aspect of the cruise and maritime industries, bringing together key people to encourage innovation and to produce powerful learning, networking and promotional platforms. Founded in 1970, Seatrade was acquired recently in 2014 by UBM, the world's second largest media and event organiser.
For full details about this event, visit www.seatrade-cruise.com/awards
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