Voyages to Notoriety
Voyages to Antiquity win national Wave Award
Voyages to Antiquity is celebrating being named as one of the UK’s leading cruise operators that continue to make cruising one of the fastest growing and most popular holiday choices. At a glittering event held at London’s Royal Garden Hotel, Voyages to Antiquity won the ‘Best for Enrichment’ category and came highly commended in the ‘Passenger Favourite Specialist Cruise Line’ category.
Michelle Daniels, head of groups & partnerships, Voyages to Antiquity, commented: “It is a massive badge of honour to pick up this award. This accolade is testament to our incredible onboard and shore-based experiences and the whole team couldn’t be happier to be recognised at such a prestigious industry event.”
The second annual Wave Awards were hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke and honoured the outstanding performances across five cruise-related categories with 34 awards. Katherine Lawrey, group editor at Real Response Media (the business and consumer publishing company behind the Wave Awards) added: “Voyages to Antiquity is to be congratulated on winning this award. Competition was fierce this year with more companies entering the competition than ever before. With demand for cruising having increased by 62% in the last decade and CLIA forecasting global ocean cruise passengers will reach a record high of 25.3 million this year, it’s more valuable than ever that the travel industry celebrates the outstanding performers helping highlight the incredible wealth of experiences and travel styles that cruising can offer holidaymakers. “Our judges were extremely impressed by the calibre of this year’s entries, which highlighted how the Wave Awards is encouraging the UK cruise industry’s players to continue driving their standards of service, innovation and overall customer experience forwards.”
The award ceremony’s 335 guests helped raise £2,500 for Mercy Ships in the evening’s raffle, helping the world’s largest charitable floating hospital continue to provide free medical care where it is needed most. Voyages to Antiquity takes home gold at the UK Cruise Critic 2017 Awards: Voyages to Antiquity has been announced as winner of the ‘Best for Shore Excursions’ category at the UK Cruise Critic 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards. The awards name the best cruise ships of the year (based entirely on UK reviews).
Zoe Bromley-Fox, land operations manager at Voyages to Antiquity commented: “A thoroughly planned and fully inclusive shore-excursion programme has always sat at the very core of our distinctive cruise product. Each season we strive to develop new experiences and add exclusive opportunities to visit places that other cruise lines simply cannot show their guests. To be voted as number one by genuine guest reviews in such a competitive category is a very proud moment for us as a company. It is a huge testimony to our local ground partners and the ship’s destination team who focus on delivering and maintaining our acclaimed excursion ethos’
Adam Coulter, UK editor Cruise Critic added: “Overall, the cruise industry excels in its offerings to travellers – from phenomenal entertainment to exceptional service – and these awards highlight the cruise lines that travellers rank as particularly outstanding, in order to assist those planning a cruise. Travellers increasingly consult consumer reviews and photos for guidance when researching, and these awards aim to streamline this process further.” www.francistravelmarketing.co.nz www.voyagestoantiquity.com