Australia’s Leading Cruise Awards Announced

January 11, 2014 on 7:25 pm | In Adventure Travel, Australia, Cruise Boats, New South Wales, Northern, Queensland, South Australia, Sydney, Tasmania, Victoria, Western | Comments Off



Cruise Passenger magazine has announced the winners of its prestigious Readers’ Choice Awards 2013.

For almost a decade, Cruise Passenger Readers’ Choice Awards have provided vital feedback to the Australian cruise industry.

With more choice than ever, the need for genuine reviews of experience, service and satisfaction has never been so important.

Cruise Passenger and cruisepassenger.com.au, Australia’s only dedicated cruise publisher with a 15-year history, receives thousands of reviews and comments from its 56,000 readers every year.

The Cruise Passenger’s Reader’s Choice Awards are the culmination of all of that feedback.

The awards are among the world’s most comprehensive, covering everything from ships to ports, from luxury to adventure.

Though many of Australia’s old favorites still rank highly, this year has seen a number of new winners – Seaborn and Cunard.

And, after a very tight race between P&O and Royal Caribbean, echoing their epic battle for dominance on the seas, P&O took out best mid-range cruise line (Royal Caribbean was number 2) while Radiance of the Seas won best mid-range cruise ship (P&O’s Pacific Dawn was second).

Other duels included Best Luxury Cruise Ship, where Seabourn and Silversea battled it out, and in adventure, where Silversea and Orion locked horns.

Australia’s Scenic Tours took out Best River Cruise Line while APT’s AmaBella won Best River Cruise Ship.

Best Luxury Cruise Line
WINNER: Seabourn Cruise Line
SECOND: Silversea Cruises
THIRD: Crystal Cruises

Best Luxury Cruise Ship
WINNER: Seabourn Pride
SECOND: Seabourn Sojourn
THIRD: Silver Shadow

Best Premium Cruise Line
WINNER: Cunard Line
SECOND: Princess Cruises
THIRD: Celebrity Cruises

Best Premium Cruise Ship
WINNER: Queen Mary 2
SECOND: Azamara Quest
THIRD: Celebrity Solsctice

Best Mid-Range Cruise Line
WINNER: P&O Cruises
SECOND: Royal Caribbean
THIRD: Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Mid-Range Cruise Ship
WINNER: Radiance of the Seas
SECOND: Pacific Dawn
THIRD: Pacific Jewel

Best Soft Adventure Cruise Line
WINNER: Captain Cook Cruises Fiji
SECOND: True North
THIRD: Windstar

Best Soft Adventure Cruise Ship
WINNER: Reef Endeavor
SECOND: True North
THIRD: Murray River Princess Queen

Best Expedition Cruise Line
WINNER: Orion
SECOND: Silversea
THIRD: Aurora

Best Expedition Cruise Ship
WINNER: Silver Explorer
SECOND: Orion
THIRD: Silver Spirit

Best River Cruise Line
WINNER: Scenic
SECOND: APT
THIRD: Avalon

Best River Cruise Ship
WINNER: MS AmaBella
SECOND: SS Antoinette
THIRD: Avalon Panorama

Best Cruise Region
WINNER: Mediterranean
SECOND: Alaska
THIRD: Baltic/Northern Europe/UK

Best Cruise Port
WINNER: Sydney
SECOND: Venice
THIRD: Hong Kong

Best Individual Travel Agency
WINNER: Bicton Travel
SECOND: World Travel Professionals
THIRD: Seniors Holiday Travel

Best Group Travel Agency
WINNER: Flight Centre
SECOND: Harvey World Travel
THIRD: Cruiseabout

Best Australasian Online Cruise Travel Agency
WINNER: ecruising
SECOND: Best Cruises
THIRD: Cruiseabout

Best Airline
WINNER: Qantas
SECOND: Emirates
THIRD: Singapore Airlines

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