(7:30 a.m. EDT) — Cruise Critic announced the winners of its 11th yearly Cruise Critic Cruises’ Decision Awards Tuesday at the once-a-year Seatrade Cruise World-wide conference in Fort Lauderdale, naming the most popular cruises dependent on client assessments and ratings shared on Cruise Critic about the past yr.
Cruise Critic is the world’s biggest on the net cruise local community, with additional than 650,000 cruise assessments that cover 700 vessels throughout the world.
“Though this is our eleventh year saying our Cruisers’ Preference Awards, this year’s awards are some of the most meaningful to-date,” shared Colleen McDaniel, Editor-in-Main of Cruise Critic.
“Our awards were being paused for the earlier two yrs, due to the pandemic and the problems it brought the industry. With the successful return of the cruise business, and a global demand from customers that proceeds to mature, this year’s awards are positioned to be much more vital and impactful than at any time right before. And as the cruise market has returned to its new normal, it proceeds to confirm its resiliency and devotion to providing company truly unforgettable holidays — as evident by this year’s checklist of winners.”
Cruisers Choice Awards Reveal Viking, Virgin Voyages Get Best Honors
Funnel on Scarlet Lady (Photograph by Adam Coulter)
Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Awards reveal two strains taking prime honors.
In the Big Ship classification. Virgin Voyages was the dominant winner, using household each individual award the Massive Ship classification from Finest Over-all to Greatest Eating, Very best Company and Most effective Worth for Cash. Its debut ship, the grown ups-only Scarlet Lady, gained Cruise Critic’s Greatest New Ship of the Yr award for 2021 as element of Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Preference Awards.
Cruise Critic customers agreed, noting:
“This was the most awesome cruise I have ever been on. It was super chill … achieved so lots of new individuals, and the team have been certainly supurb. If you are searching for a correct getaway, this is it!” — Cruise Critic Member Strubette.
“The crew was unbelievably welcoming, and it was awesome to see all of the crew users getting happy, comfortable, and authorized to be by themselves. This seriously adds to the total guest/crew working experience, for the reason that when you can notify that anyone likes exactly where they do the job, it changes all the things.” – Cruise Critic Member rsibs94.
Viking Octantis in Antarctica (Picture/Viking Expeditions)
River, ocean and expedition line Viking also swept the awards in Cruise Critic Readers’ Preference small ship types. Viking gained Most effective River Cruise Line of the Year by Cruise Critic viewers, even though the line drew accolades from travellers for its oceangoing ships and nimble fleet of new expedition ships that contain Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris.
“We may be having spoiled with Viking’s persistently fantastic ships, crews, food & lodging, but that is why we preserve going back to Viking.” – Cruise Critic Member RHunt8218.
Oceania Cruises Wins Accolades for Its Luxurious Midsize Ships
Quality line Oceania Cruises swept the Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice awards in the Midsize classification, successful each individual award inside. Cruisers particularly applauded the line’s support and eating, when others highlighted the line’s robust value for cash.
“Food stuff was uniformly awesome! We favor Waves in the AM and the Terrace Café in the PM, feeding on outdoor with the wind & check out in the AM, and the stars in the PM.” – Cruise Critic Member MEFlowa.
“We have been so amazed by the service. You can tell the staff are very effectively-experienced and just take satisfaction in their operate. On arrival, our stewardess came into our space to give us a tour of the stateroom and normally warmly greeted us in the hallway. Bartenders remembered our beloved drinks and every single crew member we handed stopped to greet us.” – Cruise Critic Member DC225
The total 2023 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards can be viewed right here.